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Spiritual Exile and Seeds of Promise with John Philip Newell


Spiritual Exile and Seeds of Promise – Episode 5

  • Online – Hosted by the Cenacle Sisters of North America and the Montreat Conference Center (NC)(map)

10:00 AM PST | 11:00 AM CST | 12:00 PM MST | 1:00 PM EST

In his widely acclaimed series Spiritual Exile & Seeds of Promise, John Philip Newell explores the yearnings that have led countless numbers of people into an experience of exile from the religious traditions of their inheritance, whether in literally leaving church or in looking well beyond its bounds for vision and nourishment.

“Listening to the Inner Child,” the fifth episode in the series, will explore our longing for interconnectedness. This is a yearning that honors the way of the child again, whose instinct from birth is for relationship. The diaspora of today is disillusioned with religion’s path of separateness, prompting as it has done the divisions that lead also to hatred and violence. A vital characteristic of today’s vast spiritual quest is the search for interrelationship in all realms of life as the way of wellbeing.

The presentation by John Philip will be followed by a shared online meditation as well as the opportunity to submit questions and comments to the moderator of our livestream gathering, some of which John Philip will be able to respond to during the one-hour session.

Participants will be sent the Zoom link prior to the program. Unable to attend at that time? Those who register will also have access to a recording.

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“If we are to see a true reawakening to the sacredness of the earth and harness the deepest energies of our being to serve this awareness, we need a strong inner authority in our own souls to challenge the religious, political, and social systems that have recklessly ignored or denied this sacredness and are imperilling the very future of the world. Our capacity to know the flow of the divine in all things, pure gift of God, is deep within us from biThrth; we only need to access it together for the great challenges of this moment in time.”

(an excerpt from John Philip Newell’s Sacred Earth Sacred Soul)

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Note: “Listening to the Inner Child” can be attended as a stand-alone teaching.

 However, if you have interest in viewing and listening to an excerpt from Episode 1 in which John Philip lays the groundwork for the series, you can access it free of charge on Earth & Soul website.


This event is hosted by the Cenacle Sisters of the North American Province and the Montreat Conference Center (NC).

November 20, 2021
Facilitated by: John Philip Newell
11:00am Central

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