Seven Sacred Practices for a Recollected Life $85.00 The pull of everyday life often overwhelms body, mind, and spirit. Daily demands create distraction and distance from the heart’s desires and a spiritual imbalance in contemporary life. Add to cart SKU: OC-7SP Category: Online Education Description We are often thirsty for spaciousness to reconnect with God’s indwelling presence. We long to pursue our personal hopes and dreams. Restore your focus and vitality. Deepen your connection with Divine Presence. Seven Sacred Practices for a Recollected Life is a seven-part, online, independent study course created to help you to remember and reconnect with your spiritual and creative center. Each of the seven life-giving Illuminations (lessons) is a two-part invitation to more deeply explore a Sacred Practice in order to inspire, nourish, and recollect your fragmented body, mind, and spirit. This course is for you if you feel: pulled away from your center by daily demands distracted and unable to tend your heart’s longings and desires thirsty for spiritual and creative sustenance overwhelmed by your “to do” list unable to find time for yourself disconnected from God depleted and burned-out The Belle Coeur Sacred Practice Toolkit is a perfect addition to your self-study course. Most of us move from one task to the next with little time for reflection, contemplation, and stillness. Two feminine archetypes, Mary, the contemplative and Martha, the achiever, clamor within us for equal time and attention. Meanwhile, the rapid pace of interaction with the virtual world and the pull of real-time responsibilities creates feelings of fragmentation, depletion, and futility. In this frenzied state, we forget who we are, where we came from, and why we are here. In other words, we lose connection with the Source, the Beloved at the center of all life, and the relationship to our Highest Selves. In the midst of our human longing to reconnect with God’s infinite love and guidance and the authentic Self, there is an invitation. Awaiting our attention is the numinous call to begin a personal journey of remembrance through the exploration of spiritual, creative, and intellectual practices. The intention is to recollect – or "re-collect" – and recall the essential fragments of Self and a desired quality of life. When the various facets of life are recollected, the result is a return of balance between “doing and being.” Recollection, therefore, creates a healthy relationship between your inner Mary and Martha, restores your focus and vitality, and deepens your connection with the Divine Presence. MATERIALS PROVIDED: A video introduction to the course material presented by Sibyl Dana Reynolds Seven Illuminations offered as PDF downloadable tutorials. Each tutorial provides a description and study of two specific Sacred Practices. Each Illumination includes invitations and specific suggestions for a ritual and spiritual, creative, or intellectual practices. Relevant journal prompts for your reflection are also included with each Illumination. Some Illuminations will include an audio podcast to enrich your experience, such as guided meditations, etc. CONTENT OUTLINE: Course Introduction Illumination I: Silence & Contemplation Illumination II: Prayer & Devotion Illumination III: Study & Reflection Illumination IV: Sustenance & Repose Illumination V: Beauty & Creation Illumination VI: Hearth & Home Illumination VII: Sharing & Blessin REGISTER NOW Seven Sacred Practices Self-Study Course $85.00Add to cart Course Facilitator How the Course Works Course Policies & Procedures Course Facilitator Sister Sibyl Dana Reynolds – California In my heart of hearts, I’m a monastic and contemplative. The home I share with my husband is my sanctuary. Flickering candles, the smoky scent of incense, and the sound of Gregorian chant quicken my senses. Nostalgia and melancholia feed my writer’s spirit. I put pen to paper and await the story. Prayer is a river running through each day. I dwell in the Mystery while I ache to inhabit and know the ancient time and place that lives within a memory, hidden deep inside my bones. As the founder of the Sisters of Belle Coeur, I am inspired by the sacred wisdom within women’s stories and the blessings of sisterhood. Christ, the Beloved, is at the center of my life, my compass, and True North. Sacrament and Scripture feed my soul. I draw sustenance from the writings of the early feminine saints and mystics such as; St. Hildegard of Bingen, St. Teresa of Avila, and the Beguine, Mechtild of Magdeburg. My family is my wellspring of joy. My beloved, my children and granddaughter are life’s greatest teachers. I believe the times we are living in are calling forth the return of the Divine Feminine. The Spirit invites us to create a living legacy of women’s stories expressed through the sacred life-arts. My intention through my work is to serve as a midwife for our planet’s rebirthing. I can imagine no greater privilege. How the Course Works Course Logistics: After you finalize your course registration (via the shopping cart & checkout process), you will receive a confirmation email from Belle Coeur with login instructions that will enable you to access the private course materials. We suggest you keep this confirmation email for future reference as your access to the course materials does not expire, and there is no time limit for completion. Course procedures and policies: As all Belle Coeur digital courses are non-refundable after purchase, please read and fully understand our COURSE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES which are included below. Technology Requirements: It’s helpful if you have a familiarity with computers and you’re comfortable navigating a website. Your computer should have the capability to download PDF files, video and listen to MP3 recordings. Time and Energy Commitment: This course requires time and energy. Because it is an independent study format, self-motivation and curiosity will be helpful for your process. You may want to invite a nearby friend or two to also register for the course to share this creative experience. Course Policies & Procedures Please carefully read through the following information before registering for an online class: Questions? Get in touch. All online courses are non-refundable. Due to the digital nature, immediate delivery, and online transactions associated with our course offerings, we cannot offer refunds. Please carefully discern your choice before registering. Contact the Belle Cœur team if you have any questions prior to registration. You may wish to visit our blog and review other Course Offerings and information on this website to become familiar with our philosophy and work while you discern if a class is right for you. Because the courses are on-demand at a time of your choosing there is no option to transfer to another course. However, we do offer a 7-day "Resonance Policy." If you download the first module of a course, begin to work with the material, and then discern that the course offering is not right for you, please contact us within seven days from your purchase date. We will discontinue your access to the remaining course materials and offer you a credit towards another course equal to 75% of the cost of the course fee (rounded to the nearest whole dollar). So, for example, if you downloaded a $85.00 course, and wanted to take advantage of this "Resonance Policy" - you would receive a credit of $64 applicable toward another online course offering on Belle Coeur.com. You cannot transfer this credit to another person and any credits will expire 12-months from the date they are created. Belle Coeur reserves the right to refuse your request for a credit under this policy if you have made multiple requests in the previous 12 months. Please respect our hard work and intellectual capital - do not share these materials with others. Thank you. Materials are created for personal use by one person only. Please do not share passwords or e-mail links, pertaining to the class with others. All materials pertaining to each class are copyrighted. Please contact me if you have questions pertaining to sharing of class materials. The Blessing of Discernment Again, please spend quiet time contemplating where you are on your life’s journey and if this work is in alignment with your needs at this time.