There are trade-offs and measurable impacts from ever-increasing information consumption and “always-on” connections. A Digital Sabbatical can help if you are experiencing technology overwhelm.
Digitally disconnect and nurture your soul.
The Digital Sabbatical: Disconnecting for Divine Discovery is a three-part, online self-study and reflection course. Through a combination of readings, external resource links, and reflective exercises you will explore your current relationship with the digital tools in your life and redirect your technology usage to support your sacred practices. You will also create a personalized plan to digitally disconnect and explore the potential of spaciousness and numinous opportunity.
This course is for you if you feel:
- overloaded with information and unable to focus
- distracted by the constant interruptions in your day
- disconnected from your intuition because it's crowded out by external noise and inputs
- a longing to experience a period of silence and freedom from technology
- a desire to "cut the cord" or "go off the grid" for a period of reflection and renewal
- All course materials provided as downloadable PDF's
- Worksheets to explore your current relationship with technology and the time you are spending "virtually"
- Directions for device settings the can enhance your "disconnected" and sacred study time.
- Journal prompts
- Resource and reading lists
- Reflect & Discern- consider your current technology usage and digital connection patterns. Conceptualize your ideal balance of technology usage and disconnected time.
- Redirect & Align - Explore ways to use your technology differently to enhance and support your sacred practices and disconnected time.
- Disconnect & Deepen - Develop and action plan to disconnect from technology and spend time in reflection afterward.
- Integration - Tools and ideas to continue your journey toward digital and technology balance in your life.
Sister Frances Banks – Pennsylvania
I am a woman in transition. I spent nearly 25 years doing marketing for software and early stage organizations. I had a great “cerebral” career. I learned from challenging opportunities; I was successful and lucky enough to work with some great companies and with some amazing people. However, during a professional sabbatical, I began to discern that I needed to spend the rest of my "working life" in a role that integrates - in a "heart-centered" way - my essential need to nurture with my spiritual, creative, and intellectual gifts.
Becoming a Sister of Belle Coeur has grounded this heart-centered way of living and helped me to establish my own rituals and sacred practices that enrich all areas of my life. I am a hospice patient volunteer, Healing Touch student, and I provide spiritual companionship to the residents of a nearby nursing facility. I am also the mother of four beautiful kids, two of whom are active teenagers and still live at home and need me to drive them everywhere. I am married to the love-of-my-life who also happens to be my greatest blessing. Without him, I wouldn’t have been able to take the time these past few years to shift gears and prepare for a new calling. In my spare time, I like to read, cook, cheer for Kentucky Basketball, crochet, and spoil my two Labrador retrievers. I am also the "web guru" for the Sisters of Belle Coeur.