Anam Cara – ‘Soul Friend’
Cathy Hardy and Lorie Martin have created a Circle of Resonance for women wanting to grow and flourish on their spiritual path. Anam Cara will hold intentional Soul Care connections and events for a 12 month period. Maximum registration is 12 women.
YEAR ONE: August 2016 to July 2017 – FULL
YEAR ONE August 2017 to July 2018 – INFO below. Registration Now Available
Please contact one of us to inquire should your heart be drawn to this.
“In the Celtic tradition, there is a beautiful understanding of love and friendship. One of the fascinating ideas here is the idea of soul-love; the old Gaelic term for this is anam cara. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and cara is the word for friend. With the anam cara you could share your innermost self, your mind and your heart. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging.” – John O’Donohue
– Are you longing to deepen your relationship with Divine Love?
– Is it time for a fresh awakening of faith, wisdom, and community?
– Do you want opportunities to discover and connect with your radiant Essence?
“It is our intention to walk with women on their authentic journey with deep meaningful soul care and invest in a loving relationship that leads to lasting transformation and inner freedom.” – Cathy & Lorie
Anam Cara YEAR ONE
Intentional Soul Care – Living an Authentic Life and Faith
Maximum 12 women One Year Commitment Locations: Lower Mainland B.C.
Monthly Theme/Spiritual Practice/Wisdom Figure/Keys for growth and inner freedom
12 Monthly One-on- one Spiritual Direction/Companionship
2 Full Day Retreats
10 Group Monthly Gatherings
1 hr./month Telephone/Email Connecting
Weekly Email Inspirational Reflections
$250/month includes all of the above plus venues, meals, and supplies for Soul Care events.
Optional: 6 Invitedin2soulcare contemplative evenings with no additional cost ($180 value)
YEAR ONE – Monthly Themes/Spiritual Practices/Wisdom Figures/Topic:
Anam Cara II – 2nd Year
Circle Gatherings – 2 Mini-Retreats + New Years Eve Afternoon @ The Abbey
- Sat Oct 14 @ 1 – 5 pm (4 hours) Lorie’s Cottage
- Dec 31/Abby – New Years Listening Time together
- Sat April 28 @ 1 – 5 pm (4 hours) Cathy’s home
- $75 each mini-retreat = $150
Spiritual Direction – One-on-One Sessions Monthly or as wanted – $75 per session
Additional Spiritual Companionship – One Hour telephone/Email per Month – $60
Contact Lorie or Cathy if you are drawn to Anam Cara II events.
Sat. Oct. 14 1 – 5 pm @ Lorie’s Cottage $75
The Dreams of our Hearts – Sacred Marriage
At this gathering we will look at the fulfilling of our dreams and vocations and how this unfolds. Part of this exploration includes a deeper look at our Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine and a Sacred Marriage.
What exactly is a Sacred Marriage? And why should you care?
As author Matthew Fox explains.
“When we speak of Sacred Marriages, we are talking in metaphorical terms about what takes place in the soul of each one of us. Ultimately, if your inner Divine Feminine archetype is healthy, then you are ready to incorporate the Sacred Masculine, and vice versa. “Once this occurs,” says Matthew, “you are ready to embody a spiritually fertile Sacred Marriage and can incorporate all spiritual, social and personal attributes in healthy balance.” The healthy masculine qualities of inner strength, discipline, focus, clarity are essential for anyone striving to be a sacred change agent in the world… or as Matthew calls those souls willing to do the great work of restoring the world…
Sat. April 28th 1 – 5 pm @ Cathy’s Home $75
The Dreams of our Nights – Listening & Understanding
At this gathering we will look at our night dreams and explore how valuable dreams are…..
As we have learned in many ways through our circle this past year, our soul
speaks to us in image, in story, in metaphor and in our dreams. Lorie and
I have both been learning about how to be present to our dreams and to engage with them so that we can listen to what our soul is communicating to us. Lorie and I are aware that we are still beginners in understanding this dream language. However, what we have learned has been powerful in our daily lives. We would love to share with you some of the tools that we work with that have become very helpful. The tools we offer with night dream work can be used towards any story, myth or symbol that is currently coming alive to you. So, even if you are not aware of night dreams, we will have lots to explore together. We hope you would each bring a dream or symbol/story that is currently alive to you. We will work through our individual dreams and then we will guide a group process that is also very engaging with dream work.