A new course - writing your spiritual autobiography - is starting on Friday October 4 at The Dancing Soul, Monksland.
As with journalling, writing autobiographically can give us a sense of theme and pattern in our lives. It’s the same with our spiritual side. Writing your spiritual autobiography can give you a good sense of the themes, people, events, which have shaped you from a spiritual perspective. It can also give you an idea as to which questions have pursued you.
If you were to say to yourself - this is what comes to mind when I reflect upon my life:
Significant decisions you have made
Significant events in your life
Experience of finding God in your life
Significant persons in your life
Significant turning points in your life
Life struggles and conflicts
Successes and failures
Talents and accomplishments
People whom you have learned from, taught you, helped you grow
Experience of prayer
Experiences of school, work, volunteering
Family frailties and weaknesses
The course is run for two and a half hours a week for a 10-week period and during this time you will be guided to write through exercises and experiments. Your spiritual autobiography can cover your entire life, or you can select several significant experiences and write about them in detail.
Facilitator Martina Breen has an MA in applied Christian spirituality and has a private psychotherapy practice.
For more information call The Dancing Soul, Athlone on (090 ) 6490607.