Blessings of Grace
With International Spiritual Teacher and Author ~
• November 14 ~ 17, 2019 •
Begins at 1 pm Thursday - Ends 3 pm Sunday
A four day Intensive Retreat in
Black Mountain, North Carolina at
Christmount Retreat Center (20 Min East of Asheville)
Sponsored by Women and Wisdom Foundation &
Alchemy of Awakening
Join us for an immersive residential weekend retreat of profound spiritual teaching, supported self-inquiry, meditation, chanting & prayer. The Blessings of Grace help you accept that you are inherently loved and valued, not because of what you have achieved but just because you exist.
October 28, 2019
We currently have almost 30 people signed up for the November retreat at Black Mountain! There is still space however, so if you haven't yet signed up go ahead and click at bottom of the page at the Register Online button to get started. Over the coming days, we will be posting important information to help you prepare for your spiritual journey. For those who have made your $50 deposit, please click the link below to make an additional payment on your account. You may of course send a check for your additional payment.
We are so looking forward to sharing this amazing spiritual experience with all of you. Many blessings, Gabrielle & Cass
UP TO DATE INFO for PARTICIPANTS:
While the ground of Grace feels like a mountainous universal presence rising up to support you being present and undefended, the blessings of Grace feel very intimate, as though you are being personally touched by what Rumi calls “an unseen presence we honor, that gives the gifts.” It can feel like being in a cosmic shower of divine love, light, and refined nectars that truly quench your thirst.
This dimension of Grace is exquisitely attuned, meeting you in the place of your deepest need, expressed in the biblical saying, “Indeed, the very hairs on your head are numbered.” In Vedic cosmology, the deity Vishnu personifies this dimension of the Divine, providing infinite sustenance to the sincere aspirant. Even traditions such as Tibetan Buddhism that do not emphasize the concept of a Supreme Being offer countless practices to receive the blessings of bodhisattvas (beneficent beings who exist in subtle realms to assist in your awakening).
Receiving the blessings of Grace fills you from within and reminds you that every second of life is a gift. Blessings often arrive as synchronicity, where you seem to be in precisely the right place at the right time to meet your life partner, discover an unexpected opportunity in your career, or happen upon a teacher or spiritual guide who seems tailor-made to unlock your inner doors. It is Grace that gifts you with your children and even with the challenges that arrive on your doorstep; both are sent to grow you. Grace is also ordinary and everyday — uplifting you through great art, wrapping you in the warmth of laughter with a good friend, or piercing you open with the exquisite beauty of morning birdsong. All arrive as gifts from beyond your ego’s effort.
More than anything, the blessings of Grace help you accept the fact that you are inherently loved and valued, not because of what you have achieved but just because you exist. In the handful of times that I have sat with someone in their dying process, close to entering the death state, they have uttered, “There is so much love.” Divine love is very real, as long as we do not make demands of how it “should” manifest."
During this weekend retreat Miranda will expertly lead you to enter into the receptive state of Grace — through trust, humility, patience, and joy. "Not only do these virtues make ego relaxation easier, they powerfully refine and elevate your consciousness, ushering you into subtle states of Grace. This ends the spiritual poverty of lack, resolves struggle, and helps you relax and enjoy the gift of life."
Miranda Macpherson is a contemporary spiritual teacher, counselor, and author of The Way of Grace: The Transforming Power of Ego Relaxation and Boundless Love,Meditations on Boundless Love( (an audiobook). She has been teaching internationally since 1995 and is known for her depth of presence and refined capacity to guide people into direct experience of the sacred. Miranda’s work is a synthesis of self-inquiry, spiritual psychology, devotion, and meditation practice offered with feminine grace that embraces the totality of our human experience as a gateway into the depths of our true nature.
"Miranda goes right to the Source of our Being while allowing for Love, Compassion, Support, Kindness and Tenderness to also be part of that experience. I am so grateful for this beautiful, healing, more inclusive, feminine approach to our relationship with the Divine. It's value is beyond measure!"
Testimonials from N.C. Retreat in 2017
Rhonda, Roanoke, Va.
Anne, Columbia SC.
"I feel like I was seen and for that I am very grateful. It was magical…”
"I found the chanting and music powerful! Well worth the investment with time away and time to meditate.”
Linda, Greensboro NC
Total Costs: TOTALS for ROOMS,MEALS,& $250 TUITION
**Generous payment plans available and some modest Scholarships.
$510 - Double occupancy
$670 - Private room
Commuter - $359* (Could be less depending on # of meals)
RV Camping -$440* (Could be less depending on # of meals)
All guest rooms have two Queen size beds, private bath with shower, micro wave, and mini-refrigerator. Fees above include Tuition, Room and Meals for 3 nights and 4 days.
We have kept the fees as low as possible so that it will be accessible to everyone. Ask about our Payment Plans.
We will be glad to advise anyone traveling from out of state about routes and connections if you wish to contact us.
Travel by Air: Flights to Asheville (AVL) would normally be more expensive than to Charlotte (CHT) Airport. However, it is an hour and a half drive to Black Mountain from Charlotte. We could recommend rides with participants from Charlotte to Black Mountain.
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Please call 336-808-5811 for more information or to reserve your place by phone.
Women and Wisdom Foundation• 610 Magnolia St, Greensboro, NC• 336-808-5811