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When your Spirit feels too big for your work it's time to reinvent what you do to make a living into work that's life-giving; it's time to transform your work into lifework; Register by October 16 it's time to connect your being with who you're becoming. 416 686 2297 or 647 872 3109
November 16-18, 2012 Gaia Farmhouse Retreat Algonquin Highlands
This program is for you • if you hate doing what you used to love • if the job costs more than the health of your body, spirit, family or planet can afford • if you’ve put your life or values on hold and are waiting and longing to do something more • if you're about refirement vs retirement On this unique journey you will
• • • • discover an Earth-based, freeing spirituality of work create a new and empowering personal mythology identify practical steps toward meaningful lifework share in a co-creative community
explore work according to mystics, futurists, social scientists, and other reinventors
honour “the natural 14 billion year tradition.. the impulse of evolution (ever)pressing toward radical newness” Barbara Marx Hubbard, 52 Codes For Self Evolution
This is an in-depth process over three weekends
November 16-18, 2012, Reworking Your Spirituality a) Work like your spirit matters b) Work like letting go's the way ahead c) Work like an artist at play d) Work like Earth depends on it e) Work like you’re a celebration Dates TBD, Retelling Your Story, 2013 a) Work like your story matters b)Work like your story’s unfolding c)Work like there’s a new storyteller d)Work like you’re part of the story e) Work to retell your story Dates TBD Reinventing Your Work, 2013 a)Work like you need to do nothing b)Work without a why c)Work like chaos is a friend d)Work like you’re enchanted Leader: Carol Kilby M.Div., D.Min
e)Work like it’s sacred
Carol knows about the reinvention of lifework. Her vocational path has included therapeutic recreation, counselling, ministry, founding Gaia Centre for Eco-Spirituality, and the Gaia Farmhouse Retreat B&B. She's a writer, speaker, workshop leader, producer of major conferences, and ritualist. She knows the relationship between one's work and well-being is key to a healthy integrity and a resilient planet. As a facilitator she brings passion, hope, humour, evolutionary eyes and a commitment to your future.
with Jeannette McCullough
Shamanic Practitioner, R.N.
Location and Registration
This residential program includes shared accommodation in charming bedrooms, Gaiaglorious meals, meditation paths, a woodland labyrinth, hiking, swimming, biking, walking. Weekend begins Friday, 6:00 with supper; ends Sunday after lunch.
Sustainer Rate: help subsidize others $300 Standard Rate: cover our costs $275 Solidarity Rate: overcome low income $225 Registration: Deposit (non-refundable but transferrable) $75 Make cheque to: Carol Kilby Mail to: Gaia’s Farmhouse Retreat, 1032 Cameron Lane, Algonquin Highlands, ON K0M 1J1
Dancing With The Cosmic Christ
Explore the Christian story with cosmic eyes. Discover the Christ dimension in the fourteen billion year Universe story.
This retreat is for those questioning dogma and looking for more from their faith. When traditional theology, church ritual, or religious policy no longer resonate with lived experience, modern science, and the global spiritual awakening don't throw out the baby with the bathwater. Discover the delight full dance between Christ, the Cosmos, and Consciousness. Be inspired by the work of scholar, author, Father Matthew Fox who was described as being "so far ahead of the church that the church confused him with the enemy." Be challenged by the ideas of Futurist, Barbara Marx Hubbard: 'Jesus was a prototype for what humanity, in this evolutionary moment, is finally able to become... It's time to bring the gods home. " Journey in time through the woodland Cosmic Labyrinth. Recover Christian symbols in the context of an Evolutionary Spirituality Meet the dancing, Cosmic Christ in body prayer and chant. Leader: Carol Kilby, M.Div., D. Min. Owner-Director Gaia Farmhouse Retreat. Carol's 's a retired United Church of Canada minister. She did her Doctor of Ministry program at University of Creation Spirituality founded by Matthew Fox. She has hosted and studied with Professor Fox and Barbara Marx Hubbard at Gaia Centre. She says, "it's an axial time. We're longing and ready to recover, embrace, and incarnate the radical insights of ancient Christian mystics like never before. There is a new Consciousness that is doggedly inclusive of diversity in the human and nonhuman context. For those in, out, and on the fringe of religion, the Cosmic Christ wisdom dances us to the edge of love, non-duality, and higher consciousness." Duration: 3 days, 5 sessions, midweek or weekend. Arrange solo or group retreat. To arrange: Call 647 872 3109 or 705 754 2427 Email: email@example.com
I'm not aging, I'm evolving
Celebrating a significant birthday, retiring, caring for an elder, becoming an elder, feeling challenged by time, it's time for a new philosophy, cosmology, and spirituality of aging.
Come to see time, and your place in it, as a macrocosm. Uncover the limiting stories and break free of the fears of aging. Embrace the story of time and your place in it. Try on the Elder's Hat. Discover the gifts and creative powers of the Universe that are yours. Consider the alternative we're not aging, we're evolving, becoming more of our essential selves. Leader, Carol Kilby, is a grandmother, retired United Church of Canada clergy, founder of Gaia Centre for Eco-Spirituality and Sustainable Work, and Gaia Farmhouse Retreat. She believes in the untapped potential of growing in age and wisdom and the capacity to live in love with all that is. To the inevitable experience of aging, this program brings a unique focus, a new cosmology, earth-based wisdom, Integral theory, evolutionary consciousness, and the medicine of the mystics. Together they shine a new light on the aging nature of reality and its evolutionary possibilities. We’re not getting older, we’re becoming newer every day! Barbara Marx Hubbard Duration: 3 days, 5 sessions, midweek or weekend. Arrange a Solo or Group retreat. Leader: Carol Kilby, M.Div., D. Min. Director Gaia Farmhouse Retreat To arrange: Call 647 872 3109 or 705 754 2427 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gateways to Consciousness
If you wake up feeling on the cusp of something new, if you live with a profound sense that there’s something more ... you're at a Gateway to Conscious Evolution.
Explore the freeing and expansive ideas of great teachers like mystic, Fr. Pierre Theilhard De Chardin, Futurist and mother of Conscious Evolutionary theory, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and more. Experience a transformative tapestry of teachings,ritual, art, and co-creative conversations with retreat director, other retreatants, Mother Earth and your inner evolutionary Wisdom. Leader, Carol Kilby, a retired minister, believes in this evolutionary moment Consciousness is, once again, growing. We can learn to listen, recognize our resistance, and to say yes to our potential. We can come to know ourselves as Cocreators with Consciousness. To cooperate with Consciousness you'll have time to nurture your intuition, your emerging Universe-self and Gaia-mind on the Gaia Farmhouse meditation walks: – Windows On Gaia, – The Cosmic Labyrinth – Finding our Place in Universe's Story, – The Ecozoic Pathway through the Four-fold Wisdom Garden, and – Cosmic Treasure Hunt – Finding the Powers of Universe In Me. Take away new tools and gifts - new language and images, broader horizons, a cocreative community, and the assurance there is a hopeful direction in the Universe and a time and purpose for you. Duration: 3 days, 5 sessions, midweek or weekend. Arrange a Solo or Group retreat. Leader: Carol Kilby, M.Div., D. Min.Director Gaia Farmhouse Retreat To arrange: Call 647 872 3109 or 705 754 2427 Email: email@example.com
Four Paths Home The Ways of Creation Spirituality
If you're feeling drawn *to live in Earthcommunity, *to live a sustainable lifestyle, *to contribute to a resilient future This retreat is for folks
searching for an inclusive spiritual framework to support the vision of personal, spiritual, and social evolution. Learn to walk the four paths of Creation Spirituality on your journey of becoming less ego, more essence, less alone, more co-creator. Deeply explore the four paths of Creation Spirituality, a tradition recovered by theologian, priest, educator, and author, Matthew Fox, The Way of awe, wonder, gratitude, delight; The Way of suffering, death, emptying and being emptied; The Way of creativity and birthing; and The Way of transformation compassion, and justice. Creation Spirituality is based on Wisdom shared by mystics, indigenous, and classical religions. It's twelve principles don't exclude but honour all religions and traditions as wells drawing on one river. Leader, Carol Kilby, a retired United Church of Canada minister, did doctoral work at the University of Creation Spirituality. She lives, learns, and works in grateful response to the Gaia Farmhouse lands. "The four paths are everywhere in the wild world. We can discover and will co-create little alters everywhere." Your retreat will provide readings, conversations, reflection time with human and non-human creation, stillness and movement. If you feel drawn to, most at peace in , or most inspired by the Holy Sanctuary that is Nature, you will find a spiritual framework and practice suited to your own journey of becoming. Duration: 3 days, 5 sessions, midweek or weekend. Arrange a Solo or Group retreat. Leader: Carol Kilby, M.Div., D. Min. Director Gaia Farmhouse Retreat To arrange: Call 647 872 3109 or 705 754 2427 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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