“It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” (Ursula K. Le Guin) It’s the journey that matters, and that can be anything from a walk in the park to a tough ascent when all you can do is put one foot in front of the other. It can often involve more seeking than finding, more being faithful to the questions than having all the answers. But there are things that help: rest, stillness, a space to reflect, creativity, companionship, finding moments of peace.
The retreats, courses and events offered by Heart in Pilgrimage aim to support people on their spiritual journey, from providing a shelter to rest along the way to some pointers for helping to read the signposts. I offer structured online retreats for seasons of the Christian year such as Lent and Advent, and other themed retreats and courses throughout the year. There are two short retreats to do at home which have been created to help process the experience of lockdown and recovery here.
This work evolved from offering quiet days and retreats at venues in Edinburgh and I hope to able to offer “in person” events again soon in addition to the online ones. If you’d like to get information about new events as soon as they are announced, use the panel on the right to sign up to the Heart in Pilgrimage mailing list. If you’d like to explore the possibility of spiritual direction, and the benefits of sharing your journey with a spiritual companion, you can find more about that here. If you have questions, or need more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
People who took part in the 2021 Lent Retreat, A Paradox of Blessings: A Journey through Lent with the Beatitudes, said:
“A very holy and connecting experience.”
“Wonderful and deeply impacting.”
“A rich feast during the Lenten fast.”
“I am pondering more deeply what it means to bless and be blessed.”
“You offered a still ocean, allowing the Word to drop like precious pebbles, creating ripples that continue to expand into all parts of our lives.”