Coming to Clarity Through Confusion and Doubt
Ellicott City, MD — June 30 – July 1, 2018
This workshop combines perspectives from both Chinese medicine and Sufism, and will use language and practices from both traditions. No previous experience necessary!
In the best of times, clarity is a guiding light that allows us to live in a way that reflects our alignment with the Tao/Allah. In difficult times, if we still have clarity, we are able to walk through danger, pain and darkness sustained by inner strength and purpose.
Clarity is one of our greatest treasures, and yet when we need it most, it may be scarce. Under pressure, clarity can be hard to find. Even after we have found it, confusion and doubt can undermine certainty — are we really sure? Really? How can we be sure that what we think is true is really true? What if we are wrong?
Clarity is only healthy if it can abide in the presence of the ambiguity and subtlety that we all face every day. Sometimes doubt turns out to be truth; sometimes confusion is a necessary doorway through which we must walk to find a deeper clarity. If we are afraid of confusion and doubt, and do not know how to walk through them, we may not find the clarity that will sustain us through the long difficult walks in life.
Join us for a workshop designed to walk each of us through our own process of coming to clarity. We will use real life examples, great and small, as opportunities to learn how to navigate through confusion and doubt to clarity that we can trust.
This class will be taught primarily by Maryam Thea Elijah, drawing upon both Sufi skills and practices as well as understandings from Chinese medicine. There will be lots of exercises and practical embodied experiences, so that participants will leave feeling nourished and supported.
We will also be supported by guest teacher Nur Preston, a Sufi teacher with very strong practical healing skills. His talents as a healer as well as his enormous capacity for prayer transmission is a huge asset to any teaching situation in which unlearning old patterns is just as crucial as stepping into new ways of being.
Saturday and Sunday
June 30 – July 1, 2018
9am – 5:30pm
Tuition for this workshop is $350.
Ellicott City Wellness Center
3691 Park Ave
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Students of this workshop qualify for 7 NCCAOM-approved Core CEUs.
(7 Professional Enhancement CEUs pending)
In the (very rare) event of a workshop cancellation, all tuition will be refunded.
Otherwise, any refund is at the sole discretion of Perennial Medicine.
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