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Ordinary Sacred: Writing into Being

Please join us for a one-and-a-half-day poetry retreat as we notice and honor the “ordinary sacred” as a doorway into quieting the busyness of our lives and being with it all, just as it is.

These are challenging times.  It is equally true that when we pick our heads up and look around, we are often surprised to find that we are entwined with the sacred in the ordinary. There is so much to notice, be with and celebrate!

In this one-and-a-half-day retreat, we will nurture a trustworthy space to invite in an exploration of our bodies, our lives, our homes, our communities as precious, as sanctuary. What happens when we deeply draw our attention to our surroundings?  How does it shift things for us?  Through the Courage & Renewal approach and through poetry writing and exploration, this offering invites you to connect with yourself and others—to slow down, reflect and notice, while experiencing poetry through the gateways of listening, reading, creative writing, imagination, and shared exploration. With the discoveries we make, we can then enjoy—and capture in writing—reminders of the fullness of our lives as holy ground.

Ordinary Sacred: Writing into Being will be grounded in the Courage & Renewal® approach  which you can learn more about in Parker J. Palmer’s book, A Hidden Wholeness. All are welcome.

Marcia Eames-Sheavly and poet-teacher-storyteller Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer will co-facilitate this unique mini-retreat experience.

There is a second retreat in this series entitled The Quickening: Writing into Doing.  You may enroll in either/both. The cost for both is $300 ($150 each).


Dec 05 - 06 2024


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Phoenix
  • Date: Dec 05 - 06 2024
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm






Marcia Eames-Sheavley