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Poetry to Lift Your Spirits

 
Poetry — read aloud, written, or contemplated — celebrates an upwelling of life and spirit. It is wholehearted, full-bodied, all-encompassing. You can pick up a volume of poems, open it to any page, and suddenly find yourself blown into a world full of awe, wonder, marvel — even if the setting happens to be great difficulty.

We invite you enjoy a month’s worth of daily poems to lift your spirits. Roger Housden, bestselling author of the Ten Poems to Change Your Life series, will be our guide through this collection of spiritually inspiring poetry. In each email you will receive:

* a poem chosen by Roger for its ability to awaken you to fresh ways of seeing both yourself and the world;
* a short commentary on the poem by Roger;
* guidance on how to consciously reflect on the poem;
* a simple practice based on the poem’s theme for you to bring into your day;
* an audio recording of the poem read by Roger

Roger Housden is one of the Living Spiritual Teachers profiled on Spirituality & Practice. He has received S&P Best Spiritual Book Awards for six books, including For Lovers of God Everywhere: Poems of the Christian Mystics, Keeping the Faith Without a Religion, How Rembrandt Reveals Your Beautiful Imperfect Self, and Chasing Rumi: A Fable About Finding the Heart’s True Desire. We at S&P are also big fans of his collections of “ten poems” to open your heart, to set you free, to last a lifetime, to change your life again and again, and to say goodbye. He is renowned for his inspired recitations of sacred poetry.

For this e-course, Roger has chosen a superb collection of poems from Rainer Maria Rilke, Denise Levertov, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, John O’Donahue, David Whyte, Mary Oliver, Jelaluddin Rumi, Wendell Berry, and many others. This is a completely new set of poems from what Roger has previously offered in S&P e-courses.

A good poem has both weight and wings. Often its meaning comes upon us unexpectedly and stays with us far longer than most other mediums. It wakes us up to our possibilities. We hope you enjoy this encounter with inspiring poetry.

(4 CEHs for chaplains available.)

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Start:
January 1, 2017
End:
January 31, 2017
Location:
Online eCourse
Register:
$59.95
Contact:
Mary Ann Brussat
Organization:
Spirituality & Practice
Email:
brussat@spiritualityandpractice.com