May 17-19 (Wednesday-Friday)
With Roseanne Annoni and Mike Ward
Tuition: sliding scale $150-$200, plus meals and lodging.
The great masters of Eastern and Western religions agree on one truth: we are already True Nature/God Nature, but the difference between realized beings and ordinary beings is that realized beings do not forget this truth.
Spiritual practices are designed to help us land in Presence, in the purity of Now, so that we, too, can remember who and what we are.
Writing is a powerful support for self-remembering. We start where we are, expressing what feels real and true. Then we follow the wisdom of Alice Munroe, becoming more of an archaeologist, digging deeper, and revealing the truths beneath the truths.
When we stay true to where we are, each step of the way, we can’t help but rediscover our ultimate essential nature.
To help facilitate our archeological dig, we will use
- various forms of writing,
- inquiry exercises to work with the barriers we confront when exploring creativity,
- and spiritual practices to help us land in the present moment.
This workshop is not about the craft of writing but rather about accessing the natural creativity and depth that shows up when we turn inward, get present, and put pen to paper.
You might be amazed at what your soul wants to say when immersed in an atmosphere free of judgment!
Please bring a notebook and pen or pencil. In addition, iPads and computers are welcomed for some writing exercises.
About Roseanne and Mike
Roseanne Annoni and Michael Ward have been friends and colleagues since 1976. They met in New York City at a Transactional Analysis and Gestalt Training Institute, and worked together as therapists on Cape Cod and in San Francisco after Michael moved to Boston and Roseanne moved to San Francisco.
Roseanne was a psychotherapist in private practice for thirty-five years before retiring in 1999 to become a full-time spiritual teacher of the Diamond Approach. She currently supervises fellow teachers and is co-director of DHR5, a retreat group that meets twice a year in Connecticut.
Mike was a psychotherapist in private practice for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2014. After his retirement, Mike wrote a memoir, The Sea is Quiet Tonight, which was published in November 2016. The book was well received and was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ “Best Books of 2016.” Visit Mike’s website.
Roseanne and Mike now live, with their respective spouses and pets, on Cape Cod, four doors away from each other. They write together, do spiritual inquiry together, and feel gratitude for their deepening friendship over the years.