Seeking is in vogue these days. Many of us are continually striving and seeking — for one thing or another. As our commercial culture pumps into us a potent message of scarcity and deprivation, our seeking possesses the potential to become obsessive and addictive as we require more and more. Will we ever be satisfied? Will we always want something more, better, or different?

Discovering our sufficiency and our abundance is the antidote to this chronic seeking. When we start finding rather than seeking, we recognize in humility and wonder that the universe contains possibilities beyond our power to imagine. This is our doorway to gratitude and contentment.

In this e-course we will explore both joy and suffering as we experience the practice of finding. We will uncover the particular gifts of savoring, vulnerability, resilience, encouragement, belovedness, owning ourselves, glimpsing the holy, and waking up to what we already have and are.

Our facilitator for this program is Rev. Holly Whitcomb, a United Church of Christ minister. She is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and the Director of Kettlewood Retreats. A widely traveled retreat leader and spiritual director, she is the author of five books including the very popular Seven Spiritual Gifts of Waiting. Her most recent book, The Practice of Finding: How Gratitude Leads the Way to Enough, was chosen in its year of publication as a “Best Spiritual Book” by Spirituality & Practice.

Through 12 emails, Holly will encourage you to engage in spiritual reflections and practices for:

· making space for wonder
· noticing beauty
· utilizing the gifts of sorrow
· deepening your relationship with God
· blessing limitations
· remembering courage
· cherishing friendship
· exorcising comparisons, and
· pondering happiness money can’t buy.

This e-course was originally designed to be received on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. As it is "On-Demand," you choose your own start date and frequency for delivery of the emails to your inbox. Please allow at least 24 hours when setting the start date. Sessions cannot be scheduled to begin the same day. Each session will have a component on the art of listening, spiritual practices to experience, and questions and quotes for reflection. You will also have access to the recording of the Q&A Zoom Session with Holly Whitcomb that was held on May 5, 2023, when this e-course was first offered live.

The practice of finding often takes our breath away and brings tears to our eyes. Through these precious and unforeseen “aha” moments, we discover that the gifts we have received are more cherished than the ones we’ve been seeking. Through this course you will marvel at what you have already found and what you readily possess. Join us!

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