Befriending Mystery 

Oct 09, 2022 7:00PM—9:00PM


ONLINE: Eastern Time (US, Canada)

Cost Sliding Scale: $25.00 - $75.00

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Sunday, October 9, 2022
7:00 – 9:00pm Eastern Time

Mary Oliver, who knew a great deal about awe and mystery and wonder, instructs: 
“keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”

And yet … how often in the hurly burly of our daily lives, do we turn to wonder and experience what it holds for us: unification (one- der), generosity, generativity. 

To experience wonder and awe, we must make ourselves more available to both of these things, we must set the table for the light to come in.

Rumi reminds us that we often: “seek outside the wonders we carry inside us.” Let us spend some time exploring the possibility and necessity of mystery in our lives, using our own and other’s life experiences, and 
… to be willing
To be dazzled
To cast aside the weight of facts
And maybe even
To float a little
Above this difficult world.

(Except from The Ponds, by Mary Oliver)

The cost for each workshop is at a sliding scale of  $25.00 – $75.00

Noela Maletz grew up and was educated in Queensland.  
Between 1969 and 1982 she had five children and in 1978 she and her husband moved to Adelaide to help found the Mount Barker Waldorf School. In 1983 she co-founded Ngeringa, a social therapy centre for young adults with special needs, situated on a biodynamic farm, where she lived and worked until 1990.  
In 2000-2001 Noela completed a Master of Social Science and now works mainly as a counsellor and supervisor in private practice.
She has had a lifetime interest in Anthroposophically inspired biography work as a path of self knowledge, and has conducted Biography and Creative Writing Workshops in Australia and America.