Unpacking the Pandemic
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
On the surface this looks like a lot. But beneath all of that our very being – our souls – have been disrupted and disturbed. Collectively, societally and perhaps even globally we are suffering what might be called a dark night crisis. Approaching our experiences of the last year through the lens of the dark night provides us with a meta-structure to digest and discern what is really happening.
In this two-hour experiential discussion, we will unpack the lessons of the dark night of the soul and see how we have been moved or even matured through this one- year ordeal. It will be a time for us to reflect and recalibrate our experience and to answer the question of “Where is God or where is the spirit within all of this?” What can we learn from the sages: Rumi, John of the Cross, and Merton to name a few, that will support us in seeing the growth such that we aren’t simply hoping to “return to normal” but rather to step into the new now on the other side?
NOTE: This session is the first of three sessions on how we can realize the lessons of the dark night of the soul in our spiritual development. The second, set for May 25, uses the theme of Pentecost as the theme of how these spiritual “surprises” both rock our logic and open us to new understanding. The programs, while part of a sequence, can be taken separately and are net seen as requisites for further sessions. The third in the sequence will be offered in late July and will focus on discernment of the experience of growth and development.
There is no charge for this event, but a free-will offering will be graciously accepted to support the ongoing ministry of Rolling Ridge.
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