Meeting the Darkness: Reflective Day, Led by Nicola Mason and Jane Booth
10:30 - 4pm Saturday 5th November, 2016
At this season of dwindling daylight, we will take time to reflect on the experience of darkness in our lives: does it hold gifts as well as challenges, and is there is a way in which we can meet and embrace it, rather than simply endure it? We will consider what light some of the saints, writers and poets who journeyed through their own darkness can offer to guide us on our way.
There will be some input and opportunities for sharing within the group, balanced by time for individual reflection and exploration, and an invitation to participate in two simple group meditations.
Suggestions for individual reflection will be offered and creative materials will be provided for those who would like to use them, but we invite you to use the day in the way that would suit you best.
'I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches hidden in secret places' (Isaiah 45:3)
'In a dark time, the eye begings to see.' - Theodore Roethke
Jane and Nicola are spirtual directors, quiet day and retreat leaders, working in the dioceses of Oxford and London.