"What do you want me to talk about?" I asked. "Come tell us what is saving your life now," he answered. My life depends on ignoring all touted distinctions between secular and sacred, the physical and the spiritual, the body and the soul. What is saving my life now is becoming more fully human, trusting that there is no way to God apart from real life in the real world." Barbara Brown Taylor
Altar Making Camp at The Nest Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2 10am - 2pm
Altars are special places set apart, where offerings are made—an intention, the calling forth of a new direction, the letting go of an old wound, a memory, a dream, a gratitude. Altars are holy space that has nothing to do with church. Unfolding an altar over several days, created from an old wooden box and found objects, and guided by meditation, ritual, and reflection, is art, prayer, remembrance and celebration. We work closely together during this week, in quiet, individual creating, but also in sharing our stories as they emerge from the gift of gentle space. Lunch will be included each day.
Preregistration is required. Limited to 5 participants. Sliding scale: $140 - $240 for the week, includes supplies and lunch. Some barter possible.
Why altar making? Intentionally creating an altar: -invites slowing down into deep inner listening
-explores "sacred" space and how the creation of it as powerful spiritual practice that can be utilized in many different settings
-challenges you (in a good way!) to work with a variety of art techniques and materials that you may not have worked with before.
-nurtures community. You will work individually on your altar as well as share with others as your process unfolds. Last summer's altar camp participants became so close that they are still gathering together months later to share their lives with one another.