CONSCIOUS ELDERING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
An online mini-retreat with Saki Lee
Friday July 30 – Sunday August 1, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CET
“Blessed is the one who sees the star of one’s soul as the light that is seen in the port from the sea.” - Hazrat Inayat Khan
The honoring of elderhood is an important life stage for ourselves as well as for our families and communities. It is a beautiful time to identify what has truly given heart and meaning to our lives, to share our gifts, and to pass on our legacies to others. Conscious eldering is a time of deepening spiritual practice as well as of exploring everyday spirituality and the sacredness of embodied life in relationship with impermanence and the infinite.
You are invited to a short three morning mini online retreat to highlight and harvest the joy, creativity and wisdom of your elderhood. During these three mornings, we shall attune to:
- Healing practices that support and strengthen the body-mind
- Contemplating and releasing self-limiting beliefs and stereotypes about ageing
- Practicing self-compassion to cope more effectively with change, loss, worry and stress commonly associated with aging and to better care for our bodies and emotions
- Contemplating how we are called to serve others through giving, mentoring and sacred activism.
Participants will be encouraged to spend the afternoons in nature and places of beauty and silence where they can journal on some of the themes that will be given for reflection.
This morning retreat is guided by Saki Lee, who retired from active private practice in East Asian medicine (acupuncture, somatic therapy and herbal medicine) when the pandemic began in March 2020. Since then, she has focused on wellness consultancy to empower individuals to take charge of their own wellbeing. Saki is a long-time retreat and spiritual guide in the Inayatiyya International, and is a Conscious Aging facilitator for the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She lives in the Netherlands and leads regular Sufi and healing groups. In her spare time, she coordinates a refugee project and organizes benefit world music concerts aimed at creating kinship and awareness of inter-connectedness through the creative arts. She also loves gardening, playing with ducks and cats, and singing.