Contemplative practices like Contemplative Creativity balance our active and communal prayer or worship, allowing space to connect individually and intuitively to God. Whether the method is ancient or new, experiencing the Indwelling Presence deepens our relationship with the Spirit that nurtures, heals, and empowers.
We invite you to join us in group practice and to access our individual practice resources at your convenience.
Contemplative Creativity is a new group prayer practice at Christ Church – a spiritual, not religious weekly offering, open to all faith traditions. We meet Thursdays at 5pm via Zoom. Our purpose is to provide a peaceful setting for art and companionship – to explore spirituality through mindful creativity, focusing on process or experience as opposed to product or permanence.
Once a month we will offer an art lesson, followed by 30-40 minutes of contemplative practice – unstructured, non-directed response to the current lesson or a previous one, with quiet instrumental music in the background. Our sessions will conclude with a sacred space for sharing your experience. Four art-making topics will be covered, each over three-month segments: mandala, beading, collage, and intuitive painting. Our non-lesson meetings follow the same pattern.
The Zoom meeting room will remain open after each session, offered for casual gathering – it’s your space, so enjoy whatever you pour: wine, tea, etc. Attendance is drop-in, no registration required.
Our guide: Fabricia Lima – contemplative artist, spiritual practitioner, mystic and mother. She has a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from UFG (Federal University of Goiás) from Brazil. She is a certified spiritual director by the Haden Institute, certified (in all levels) children’s spiritual formation teacher by the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd National Association, certified SoulCollage® facilitator, Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator, and creator of Art as a Spiritual Connection™ programs.
Fab brings the gifts of creativity, contemplation, and hospitality in all that she does – serving as a sacred container by holding space for others as they seek spiritual awareness. She believes that art as soul expression is for everyone and the creative process can be a pathway to self-reflection and restorative healing. Her preferred art mediums are: acrylic paint, colored pencils, watercolor, polymer clay and collage. Connect with Fabricia at http://www.spiritedhandstudio.com.
Introduction to Creative Meditation
Monthly lesson description and video.