Jesus and the Chakras: Exploring Ancient Wisdom, Living Incarnationally

August 2 @ 4:00 pm - August 5 @ 11:00 am


Jesus and the Chakras


Start: August 2 @ 4:00 pm

End: August 5 @ 11:00 am

Cost: $340

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Presenter: Gordon Creamer

“Enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
~ Matt 7:13-14, NRSVUE Translation
“Many spiritual disciplines, especially those oriented toward ascendance, advise us to give up the self, to surrender all to a master, guru, or a particular concept of God. While it is important to give up attachments to the lower egos, what is really called for is to become one with the Divine. There is no we without an I. To become one with the Divine is not to abandon the Self (as archetype of wholeness) but to realize that Divine consciousness of who that Self really is.”
~ Anodea Judith, Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self


Have you been curious about or desiring to live Jesus’ teachings in a more embodied, incarnational way? Are you interested in exploring the deeper spiritual connections between Christianity and other faith traditions? If the answer within you is ‘yes,’ you are invited and encouraged to join us for a weekend retreat in which we will consider with deep intention the person and Gospel message of Jesus in light of what has been understood through time and human experience as ancient wisdom. Through prayer/meditation, writing prompts, group dialogue, and other contemplative exercises, participants will spend time discerning how the words and example of Jesus converge with contemporary engagement with the lower and heart chakras.

Additionally, this retreat will explore the transformative teachings of Jesus as participants are guided to ground them in the reality of striving to live in a more incarnational way. There will be ample time for personal and collective reflection in between presentations on Jesus’ wisdom, the Chakra system, and Eastern spiritual practices.

A yoga session attuned to the lower & heart chakras will be offered as an optional weekend opportunity. A fire circle with music is scheduled for Saturday evening, and participants are welcome to bring their own drums and instruments to play. Please bring along an open mind and heart for this journey! A journal, yoga mat, and comfortable shoes will make great companions for this weekend. Guided by Gordon Creamer.

Check-in begins at 4pm. A brief Welcome Session will be held at 5:30pm, and dinner will begin at 6pm. The retreat will follow dinner. Mass will be available on Sunday at 11:45am (time is subject to change) and Monday at 11am. Please note that lunch is not included before departure on Monday.

Gordon CreamerGordon Creamer, creator of the Mission Bridge, currently serves as Program Director at Well For The Journey, a spiritual wellness center in Lutherville, MD. He has held leadership roles in healthcare programming and operations since 2001 at various Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Hospice communities. He earned master’s degree in Spiritual & Pastoral Care from Loyola University and a master’s in Theology from the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary & University. He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry Program at the Ecumenical Institute.

Gordon has facilitated numerous retreats and workshops that focus on creating opportunities for participants to explore and enhance their spirituality and well-being through various media. Uplifting the journey of adults, individuals with memory impairment, and members of the LGBTQ+ community is a passion for him, and in the last several years, he has fostered support groups and programs for caregivers and those who are grieving losses. Trained as spiritual director, end-of-life doula, and reiki practitioner, Gordon welcomes all in discovering the spiritual life as a means of healing, growing and thriving. www.themissionbridge.com

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