Deep Speaks To Deep: Exploring the Practice of Clearness Committees
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
Join this interactive workshop on the Quaker spiritual practice of the Clearness Committee presented at the Spiritual Directors International Seeking Connection Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 20–23 April 2017.
What You Will Learn…
- Explore the 16th century Quaker Clearness Committee practice, and its modern iterations
- Deepen understanding of spiritual discernment to build trustworthy relationships and experience the power of ‘the inner teacher’ through the collective consciousness within community
- Engage in the creation of a soulful group container through practice of the Clearness Committee, enhance listening and expectant waiting abilities, and practice the Quaker method of silence to support a unique and prayerful communal process of the Clearness Committees
About the Theme of this Conference…
Fragmentation characterizes much of our global experience. Political and religious ideologies divide. Separation from nature threatens human survival on our planet. Lack of a spiritual center leaves many living a divided existence.
During the 2017 Seeking Connection educational events, we will acknowledge the powerful healing potential of recognizing and celebrating our interdependence with community, creation, and the Divine. Together, we will explore ways in which spiritual direction supports the formation of these healing and transforming connections.