Returning to the World

The Being with the Divine Series with Paula D’Arcy

“How do you rejoin the life you were formerly living when new awareness has profoundly changed you—when you now long for things that others who are close to you do not?” -Paula D’Arcy, Stars at Night

After so many months with limited in person interactions and different perspectives on how and when to re-engage with others, how do we gracefully manage our re-emergence with the world?

Join us for a conversation with author and internationally recognized spiritual leader Paula D’Arcy as she helps us helps us think about this new territory. There is no going back. Paula invites us forward with our heart as our guide – taking the gifts of wisdom we’ve gained these past 18 months and leaving behind what no longer serves us. Leave inspired to re-emerge at your own pace, wiser and stronger than before.

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About the Being with The Divine Series. 

Our world will never go back to the way it was in early 2020. Many are exhausted and grieving losses, wondering where God or the Divine is as we continue to grapple with tremendous change. As a contemplative community open to people of all faith traditions and walks of life, we’re reaching out to spiritual leaders of a variety of faith traditions to invite them to share with us their sense of the Divine in this turmoil and a contemplative practice that helps them be with God, especially in these stressful times.


Thursday Evening, August 12th


7:00pm – 8:30pm CDT


$40 per person


Virtual via Zoom, (Details emailed prior to event)


Paula D’Arcy
About our Facilitator

Paula D’Arcy

Writer, retreat leader, and conference and seminar speaker, Paula D’Arcy is also President of Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need as well as those invested in the opening of the heart and the healing of this world. A former psychotherapist who ministered to those facing issues of grief and loss, Paula worked with the Peale Foundation, founded by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, from 1980 until his death in 1993, and has written 13 books.
About Our Host:

Rev. Dr. Mona West

Director of Adult Christian Formation at St. David’s Episcopal Church and a past part of the clergy in Metropolitan Community Churches, Rev. Dr. Mona West holds a Ph.D. in the Hebrew Bible and serves on the Eremos Board of Directors. We have been fortunate to have her host conversations with poet Naomi Shihab Nye and author Jan Richardson in 2020. We look forward to her engaging conversation with Paula D’Arcy.