Contemplative Spirituality and Spiritual Formation

Contemplative Spirituality and Spiritual Formation

“Spirituality is the deep human longing to experience the transcendent in our ordinary life—it’s the expectation to experience the extraordinary in the ordinary, the miraculous in the mundane, and the sacred camouflaged in the profane.” – Pittman McGehee (Brene Brown, Dare to Lead).

If you are spiritually searching, longing to experience the presence of God and the transformation that comes from that encounter, you have found a companion for your journey. Enriched Self is a safe, welcoming and helpful place for all who are spiritually thirsty, no matter what path you have chosen at this point in your journey. We want to companion with you by offering contemplative experiences that help you slow down and pay attention to the movement of God in your life.

You’ll discover contemplative practices that help you engage with God, experiencing the Holy in the every day, as well as practices that aim to delve deeper into who you are.

Groups, Workshops and Retreats

  • Practices for an Abundant Life: An Introduction to Inner, Outward and Corporate Spiritual Practices.
  • The Posture of Worship: Engaging with God through Awareness, Wonder, Presence and Surrender.
  • Experiencing God in the Every Day: Recognizing the Holy in the Mundane.
  • How Goes Your Walk?: An Honest Look at Where you are on your walk with God.
  • Journey to the Cross – An Interactive Stations of the Cross.
  • Journey to the Manger – An Interactive Station of Advent.
  • And It Was Good – A Guided Stations of Creation.
  • Who am I and Why? – An Introduction to the Enneagram.

Suggested Reading List

  • Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life; Tish Harrison Warren; 2016; IVP; Downers Grove, IL
  • Spiritual Practices in Community: Drawing Groups Into the Heart of God; Diana Schiflett; 2018; IVP; Downers Grove, IL
  • Celebration of Discipline by Richard J. Foster, HarperOne, 2018.
  • The Wisdom of Wilderness: Experiencing the Healing Power of Nature by Gerald G. May, Harper San Francisco, 2006.
  • Praying Our Goodbyes; Joyce Rupp; 1988; Ave Marie Press; Notre Dame, IN
  • The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice; Kay Lindahl; 2008; SkyLight Paths Publishing; Woodstock, VT
  • New Seeds of Contemplation, by Thomas Merton, Shambhala Boston and London, 2003.
  • The Transforming Power of Lectio Divina: How to pray with Scripture, by Maria Tasto, Twenty-Third Publications New London CT, 2013.
  • Journaling as a Spiritual Practice: Encountering God Through Attentive Writing, by Helen Cepero, InterVarsity Press, 2008.
  • Living in the Presence: Disciplines for the Spiritual Heart, by Tilden Edwards, Harper & Row Publishers, 1987.
  • Invitation to Love: The Way of Christian Contemplation, by Thomas Keating, Bloomsbury, 2014.
  • The Sacred Year: Mapping the Soulscape of Spiritual Practice by Michael Yankoski, Thomas Nelson, 2014.