Always personal, with its own timing...not always convenient. This course is here when you're seeking, searching, asking. It's:
- empowering, uplifting, confirming.
- encouraging of your discovering, exploring, health, happiness, body-mind-soul life.
- uplifting, gentle, inspired.
- respectful. No person, institution, religion, lifestyle, is less than another.
A course to uplift, empower, encourage your gifts, engage and affirm your soul and inner knowing, your authenticity, and quests...all of it. You get to be you... growing ...
Who I am and Why I'm leading a Spiritual Path-Finding Course?
- I hold a degree in religious studies, education, and a youth ministry certification. Later, a masters certification in human resource management and life coaching were added; and then an entrepreneurial endeavor, WonderSpirit LLC. In the midst of careers, WonderSpirit was and is that part of me that got stronger as I got older and didn't go away. Had to do something creative and constructive with it. WonderSpirit Soul Sistering lives at WonderSpirit.com and more writings play at AnneWondra.com.
- I took such a path-finding adventure ahead of you--about twenty-five years ago, now. This course holds what I found valuable, helpful, and worth saying, sharing. Mostly, it's a process, step-by-step big questions that came up, to look at closer, investigate, and find solid ground and peace in. I want that for you, too--step-by-step, to look closer, investigate, and find answers that bring solid ground and peace for you. (Your answers absolutely can differ from mine.)
Self-Study, with a friend, or soul sistering with me
Enroll and take this course alone or with a friend; do it together. I encourage it.
Most of us talk things out, process our thoughts, and find clarity in conversations with one another.
There's pragmatic stuff in here. It's designed for conversations; full of resources, and material to find your own answers--ones you own and resonate in.
There's a spiritual element in partnership, friendship, connecting.
Most have seen, heard, a Namaste greeting, with a slight bow and hands folded in prayer fashion. It honors the sacred in each another. Sunday school or church services offered a similar acknowledgement, Where two or three are gathered, I am In your midst.
You are encouraged, inspired, safe, here. Welcome.
Imagine sitting with an old soul, someone you can talk to about anything--including deeper thoughts-about-life stuff; to be heard and encouraged, to be you, without anyone trying to change or judge you. That's what you have in this course, and who I am.
To find Solid footing.
These lessons will lighten your way. ... promise.
I know because I've lived it...and others have, too.
It was a college paper that took me to places outside my religion's comfort zone. An assignment changed my life, my spiritual openness, and led me to create this Seeker's Toolkit. It was powerful and freeing--and worked!
Still does ...
(College research paper found in here, too.)
A woman's soul is different than man's.
I was born a girl... and
lived with half-a-dozen brothers for a good long time.
Also a farm girl; first-born; Catholic parochial-school taught; and drawn to spiritual that applied to all.
ROOTS run deep. Religions we grow up in influence how we see our world; it's a starting place.
Then, we start to question things we've been taught, because our brain and eyes see differently; life experiences, curiosities, quests for something more...
at the edges ...
caterpillars to butterflies... transforming spirited beings...
For me, Growing up Catholic came with an independent streak--or maybe that was my inherited German spunk and Bohemian spirit. Either way, thinking for ourselves; making personal, spiritual, life decisions--especially in matters of our bodies, especially women's; and not always agreeing with Church fathers in such matters. seeking the right thing to do and honoring our conscience are instinctive.
Growing up Catholic also came with a colorful Imagination around spiritual realms: Heaven, hell, purgatory, limbo; angels and saints, archangels, principalities and powers, Mother Mary, the Magdalene, and mystics; the Mass and sacraments, and the smell of incense.
We memorized and absorbed a culture that influenced us. It's a reference point, regardless of where we are or who we are now. Your religion of origin is a cultural influence, also.
As the service began, I became acutely aware that every hymn and biblical passage used only masculine pronouns, as if that was all there was. Until then I had accepted that when it said men and brotherhood, that somehow meant me, too. But now, in a place much deeper than my head, I didn't feel included at all.
Sue Monk Kidd
It's not a big deal... Until it IS...
First we try to ignore it; I did.
Then we try to work around it--defecting in place is how one author said it.
We can't unknow what we know, though. We try rationalizing it, working around it, and then a last straw tips the scales.
Mine was 1996, a final last-straw moment of knowing... I had to go to grow;
Something roared to life, barely able to keep silent... frustrated, appalled, saddened, hurt, betrayed;
and it no longer aligned with my soul's need of inclusion, equality, and social justice.
(Your last-straw thing may be different. Whatever it is, it will be a line-in-the-sand for you, and lead you to seeking something more spiritually nourishing.)
When you find your passion, the last thing you need is permission. And if there's not an organization doing what you feel led to do, you create your own.
--Pam Grout, Living Big
This course will be a lifeline. So am I.
Anne Wondra, WonderSpirit Soul Sistering
It's different... in a good way.
This course is what's worth passing on. ...
One has to follow where Spirit leads.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have access to the course?
Forever! Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!
What if I'm unhappy with my purchase?
Well, I would be sad. But if you're really unhappy with the course, just email me within 10 days to get a full refund.
What if I didn't grow up Catholic?
Not a problem. These are personal spiritual-quest lessons, common across people and time. What's here, for me, had to apply to all and uplift the human spirit.
Is this course only for women?
It's for those who are drawn to it. My work was creating it. I'm very comfortable being a sister to brothers.
I still have a question, how can I contact you?
I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have. Send me an email at email@example.com.