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Art as a Spiritual Practice:  Simple Collage by Wendi Bernau

Art as a Spiritual Practice is a contemplative prayer practice that utilizes creative play with art materials to listen for God. In the beginning God created. As humans made in the image of God, our intuitive creations connect us to divine inspiration. These silent meditation sessions include a few guided questions designed to stimulate thought about one’s own art piece and allow time for the spirit to emerge and reveal what the mind is usually too cluttered or too busy to think. No previous art skills or experience necessary, just a willingness to try a different kind of prayer. This course is appropriate for all adults and mature children (sessions require one hour of silence while doing the art and reflection).

Cost: varies depending on number of sessions; these meditation workshops can be done as retreat, by appointment; contact Wendi for more information

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Meditative doodling by Wendi Bernau

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Finding God in Culture library contains multiple series of courses in which we dialogue about the artist as prophet through visual arts, music, poetry, etc. Each series utilizes only one genre or interdisciplinary conversation, depending on the particular course selected. How do these artists’ works engage our thinking about who God is, who we are, and what it means to live as a person of faith? Attention is given to historical placement, global awareness, and theological diversity of thought. These courses can be taught in retreats, by appointment; or through online facilitated discussions and online self-paced meditation courses. Self-paced courses are specifically designed for meditation with guided questions to stimulate deeper engagement with each piece.

Cost: varies. Online course descriptions and registration available at Missional Wisdom Foundation’s Journey course catalog.

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Drum Circle is a meditative practice of entrainment – finding a rhythm and simply being present as we participate in community with each other through non-verbal sound.

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Pilgrimage opportunities and prayer walks also available. For more information,  Contact Wendi or go to the Missional Wisdom Foundation website.