Returning to the World with Paula D’Arcy
August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
You can re-emerge at your own pace, wiser and stronger than before.
After so many months with limited in person interactions and different perspectives on how and when to re-engage with others, how do we gracefully manage our re-emergence with the world?
Join us for a conversation with best-selling author and internationally recognized spiritual leader Paula D’Arcy as she helps us helps us think about this new territory.
There is no going back.
“Don’t get ahead of your soul. The goal isn’t to get somewhere. The goal isn’t about forcing something to happen. The goal is to be in harmony with the gifts that are already given. The goal is to fall into your life. “
-Paula D’Arcy, Stars at Night
Paula invites us forward with our heart as our guide – taking the gifts of wisdom we’ve gained these past 18 months and leaving behind what no longer serves us.
“How do you rejoin the life you were formerly living when new awareness has profoundly changed you—when you now long for things that others who are close to you do not?”
-Paula D’Arcy, Stars at Night
Leave inspired to re-emerge at your own pace, wiser and stronger than before.
Thursday Evening, August 12th
7:00pm – 8:30pm CDT
$40 per person
Live via Zoom, (Details emailed prior to event)
Rev. Dr. Mona West
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Paula D'Arcy is an author, retreat leader, speaker, playwright, and former psychotherapist who ministered to those facing issues of grief and loss. Paula worked with the Peale Foundation, founded by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, from 1980 until his death in 1993. In 2001 she established Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need throughout the world. The foundation has twice sponsored WOMENSPEAK, an international conference that honors the woman's voice as a force of peace and healing for the world.
D'Arcy survived the loss of her husband and young daughter in an accident in 1975. She was three months pregnant at the time. Among her bestselling books are Gift of the Red Bird, Waking Up to This Day, and the award-winning Stars at Night. D'Arcy serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas.
Among her best-selling books are Gift of the Red Bird, Waking Up to This Day, Sacred Threshold: Crossing the Inner Barrier to a Deeper Love, and The Divine Spark.
ABOUT OUR HOST
REV. DR. MONA WEST
Director of Adult Christian Formation at St. David’s Episcopal Church and a past part of the clergy in Metropolitan Community Churches, Rev. Dr. Mona West holds a Ph.D. in the Hebrew Bible and serves on the Eremos Board of Directors. We have been fortunate to have her host conversations with poet Naomi Shihab Nye and author Jan Richardson in 2020. We look forward to her engaging conversation with Paula D’Arcy.
About the “Being with the Divine” Series:
Our world will never go back to the way it was in early 2020. Many are exhausted and grieving losses, wondering where God or the Divine is as we continue to grapple with tremendous change. As a contemplative community open to people of all faith traditions and walks of life, we’re reaching out to spiritual leaders of a variety of faith traditions to invite them to share with us their sense of the Divine in this turmoil and a contemplative practice that helps them be with God, especially in these stressful times. Scholarships are available for this event.