Finding Strength, Forging Hope, Reclaiming Breath and Life in Troubled Times
2:00PM - 4:00PM (Eastern Time) Virtual Workshop
Are you struggling amidst the tumult of the world to find strength, and reclaim a sense of hopefulness? Please join us for an afternoon of deeply embodied, spirit-led, and heartfelt connection and hope, as Quaker healer Hunter Flournoy leads us through a somatic, experiential, breathing meditation upon the well-known words of Mary and Isaac and Penington:
Sweet is this state, though low: for in it I receive my daily bread, which is given of the Lord; for I cannot live to him, but as he breathe the breath of life upon me every moment. ~ Mary Penington
Give over thine own willing, give over thy own running, give over thine own desiring to know or be anything and sink down to the seed which God sows in the heart, and let that grow in thee and be in thee and breathe in thee and act in thee; and thou shalt find by sweet experience that the Lord knows that and loves and owns that, and will lead it to the inheritance of Life, which is its portion. ~ Isaac Penington
These words are more than spiritual poetry; they are practical touchlines and guidelines for spiritual healing that speak to the most practical needs of our bodies, hearts, minds and souls, and the true sources of strength and real, durable hope within us and among us. Drawing on seven years of focused exploration of these words, Hunter will invite Friends to enter deeply into the practices they invite, and discover the wellsprings of replenishment, peace, compassionate presence, and sturdy hope in their own embodied experience.
Hunter Flournoy is a Quaker, healer, LGBTQ activist, breathworker, and trauma and addiction therapist with 30 years of experience learning with indigenous healers and elders across the world, and working with people from all walks of life in the places of their deepest pain and most profound growth. He offers individual sessions, retreats, and sacred journeys around the world (in gentler times). He lives in Asheville North Carolina with his husband Bradley and two adorable Boston Terriers, Bacchi and Abbi, and attends Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting. You can find out more about him at www.hunterflournoy.com and www.spiritjourneys.com .
February 6th, 2021 2:00 PM through 4:00 PM
Donations - This is a Pay-As-Led event
New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).