“In silence all our usual patterns assault us. That’s why most of us give up rather quickly. When Jesus was led into the wilderness the first things to show up were the wild beasts.”
THE GROUNDED LIFE RETREAT
OCTOBER 20-22, 2017 – THE INN AT EVINS MILL IN SMITHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Greetings from The SoulCare Project, an organization dedicated to providing space to set aside the busy and productive life in order to listen and hear God’s voice through stillness. You are cordially invited to The Grounded Life Retreat which will be held October 20-22, 2017. We have the privilege of having, Phileena Heuertz, Executive Director and Founder of The Gravity Center, facilitate our time together.
She is passionate about spirituality and making the world a better place. With a rare gift for communicating the dynamics of the spiritual journey, Phileena gracefully guides others toward personal growth, bringing harmony to the active and contemplative dimensions of life.
“As we rest more deeply in God, God can rest more deeply in us. And as our consciousness stabilizes in this union, we can cooperate with God in the healing of our world.” —Phileena
How do I register? Scroll down below to register. You can pay online or mail us a check.
What is the theme about?
Grounding retreats are for people who are new to contemplative spirituality.
Drawing from the Christian contemplative tradition, retreatants explore history, methodology and practice, have opportunity to debrief experience of contemplative prayer, and discover implications for daily life and faith.
Grounding retreats give participants the opportunity to detach and rest from hectic and fragmented lives to engage in small doses of solitude, silence and stillness, within a supportive community.
Retreatants leave Grounding retreats more centered and grounded in their identity, with a deeper understanding for how to integrate their inner life of contemplation with their outer life of activity.
Retreatants taste the possibility of living from a place of more wholeness, peace and compassion.
Phileena has spent her life in social justice work among the world’s poor. A member of the New Friar movement, for nearly 20 years she and her husband Chris served with Word Made Flesh in more than 70 countries building community among victims of human trafficking, survivors of HIV and AIDS, abandoned children and child soldiers and war brides.
Phileena and Chris founded Gravity in 2012 to support the development of Christian consciousness by making contemplative practice accessible to individuals, communities and organizations who engage the challenging social justice perils of our time. Phileena’s work includes public speaking, teaching and writing on contemplative spirituality, facilitation of contemplative retreats, and spiritual direction. She holds a Masters of Christian Spirituality from Creighton University’s department of theology and is a certified spiritual director in the Ignatian contemplative evocative method.
Named “Outstanding Alumni” by Asbury University and one of Outreach magazine’s “30 Emerging Influencers Reshaping Leadership,” Phileena believes that contemplative spirituality is crucial to authentic, creative, liberating social change. Phileena is a member of the Red Letter Christians, is featured on Q Ideas, The Work of the People and Darkwood Brew and known for her provocative theological narrative, Pilgrimage of a Soul.