Creating a personal spirituality...
A spirituality course that's
- independent... I am very specifically, uniquely qualified to create and lead a course in spirituality studies and religion. (It was once my job to do so.)
- not church-led; instead centers in Life Living ...happiness, health, body-mind-soul aware, free-spirited, holy Spirited.
- uplifting, empowering; and is not one that puts another down, or makes them lesser or bad.
You have a unique path to travel, to Live and experience, to Grow through, in this Life. All. Everyone. No exceptions.
It will uplift your spirit, encourage your gifts, and affirm your Soul and spiritual authenticity...all of it.
Gold in this Course:
A personal spirituality--for Life; one you choose and own for yourself; Clarity and certainty; Lifetime spirit-freeing Spirituality that feeds and fuels every part of you--brain, body, Soul; and supports your Life-growing.
With or Without Religion.
Your soul will know what it needs.
Some need a spiritual community, a parish, a church to belong to. Others, feel more connected spiritually when they're untethered religiously, and independent.
I have no vested interest, either way, about what's best for you. (Very freeing and open.)
This course holds lessons that are solid footings; and pieces of life wisdom that will lighten your way. ... promise.
A college research paper once 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 and is powerful and freeing. These Tools stayed with me; I still use them for anything that takes me outside my comfort zone--to feel safe, find solid ground, gain clarity, and find my way.
You will, too.
Freedom is in my Soul; yours, too. It's important to me that you feel freedom here, too.
You are encouraged, inspired, safe, here.
Imagine sitting with someone you can talk to about anything--including deeper, sorting-out-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.
Take me up on a Personal one-to-one Session. It comes with this course.
- It's part of my soul service and sacred contract in this life;
- it could be fun, make things easier; and
- in conversations is where the unexpected and magical shows up.
Part of our (my) Growing-up-Catholic includes old, childhood memory tapes, where we heard our parents complain when all they talked about in church was money. ...
Our attitudes toward prosperity--including for ours--were shaped in church... and dare I say, not in a health-or-wealth-attractive way. That, too, has been something to unpack and re-wrap in a more soul-aligning way.
Learning a healthier attitude about prosperity was and is a spiritual lesson... A resource example--because this course wants you to think for yourself and expand spiritual Living:
There are spiritual laws of prosperity...and we are direct channels of where prosperity flows and who it supports... Soul-path advancing and spiritually powerful.
Investing in this course is supporting both yours and my well-being. Thank you.
In addition, it becomes part of my spiritual privilege to share in gratitude (pass on, pay it forward, tithe) to people and places and causes--to wherever my soul has been fed--also. And I do...including these two places.
These two placed feed my soul, so I share to benefit them and others.
- Jenn's Critter-Care Fund at Warm Hearts Small Animal Sanctuary. I know this woman from way back. This is her 'following a dream,' and it's a vehicle, a passion, that's keeping her alive. Soul-feeding and heart-warming on so many levels.
- Elmbrook Humane Society. A no-kill animal shelter I volunteer at. So much good about this place and people and animals
I love that we live in a time where technology allows us to contribute support to individual teachers, writers, artists, practitioners, places, and peoples whose work and presence makes a difference, fuels our spirit. Little things that are big things.
WHEN YOU ENROLL IN THIS COURSE
A complimentary appointment with me is included. Schedule it when you're ready.
We are your bothers ... and we give you our wholehearted blessings. But we no longer know the way. Our ways do not work anymore. You women must find a new way.
(Patricia Hopkins and Sherry Ruth Anderson, The Feminine Face of God)
About that Catholic and girl and being spiritual path.
Whatever religion we grow up in, it influences how we see the world, and it's a starting place.
Somewhere, we start to question things we've been taught.
being at the edges ...
caterpillars to butterflies...
In a book called The Catholic Myth, author Andrew Greeley notes how commonly Catholics disagree with and disregard Church teachings, and still consider it their cultural heritage--that no one, not even a pope, gets to take away ...
Like family ... We may not agree, or get along, with a sibling; and still, we will likely defend them against any outsider trying to disparage them.
Growing up Catholic comes with an independent streak, thinking for ourselvles, owning our right to make personal spiritual, life decisions--especially in areas that affect our bodies, especially as women; and in matters of moral justice and fairness--the right thing to do and freedom--are instinctive.
That book also speaks of our incredible, colorful Catholic Imagination: 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 Catholic culture that influenced us--for better or not. It's a reference point we share in the world, regardless of where we are or who we are now.
Interwoven, nuanced, parts of us: our independent, intelligent minds and opinions, and a spiritual imagination and experiences to go with it.
When you can’t go forward and you can’t go backward, and you can’t stay where you are without killing off something vital inside, you’re on the edge of creation.
Sue Monk Kidd
It's not a big deal... Until it IS... What girls hear and see.
We go to Mass, sing songs, stand and kneel with everyone else, respond automatically, not paying much attention...and then something gets our attention, things that don't feel right to us, to say or do or believe.
First we ignore it; then try to make it work; defecting in place is how one author termed it. We can't unknow what we know, though. You tried rationalizing it, working around it, and then a last straw tips the scales.
It was 1996, an epiphany on Epiphany (feast of the Holy Family), a final last-straw moment of knowing... I had to go;
My Spirit roared underneath, barely able to keep silent... frustrated, appalled, saddened, hurt, betrayed;
Feminine-spiritual Soul food; inclusive, open and affirming language; a place where ministers included women.
(Your last-straw thing may be different. Whatever it is, it will be a line-in-the-sand issue for you, though.)
It was not for me to change an institution...
I, though, had already grown spiritual needs beyond what they could see, hear, perceive, or satisfy. (Greeley and his sister saw this one coming in 1984 already; it was ignored as insignificant.)
Change is a natural process.
A seed grows and breaks ground; an egg hatches and shells break open; Life intends our expanding, growing, and wings ...
We come equipped to do this.
I awakened to a need of feminine voices, women leaders; women-spiritual experiences, words, rituals, wisdom ceremonies, and songs, of girls' and women's soul and spirit, sacred life experiences, transitions... and found them.
Soul sistering ...
When you need to find spirituality on your own terms, this course is a lifeline. So am I.
Anne Wondra, WonderSpirit Soul Sistering
When you enroll in this course,
A complimentary appointment with me is included. Schedule it when you're ready to begin.
If you prefer to talk before you enroll, a Starter Session is perfect for that.
(Also, I'm about support. So relax, breathe, and follow your heart. I'm here to help.)
A Process guide:
Keep it Simple and Sensible (K.I.S.S.)
- You can complicate it if you want; research whatever you're drawn to. I did.
Make it E.A.S.Y. (Energizes And Satisfies You)
- I like easy; for me, a personal spirituality has to energize, make sense, and feed my Soul...that's how I approach this subject and course. Is life always easy? No. We all get our share of growing pains and experiences to learn from.
Set yourself up for Success (Happiness, Joy, Love, Freedom).
- These lessons are tools. How you use them and what you create is in your hands. I've provided those that have mattered for me and still use.
It's different... in a good way.
a Life-seasoned woman.
I've been around awhile. These are my wise woman years... This course is what's worthy of passing on. ... coming out of
- grew up a Catholic girl, on a farm, with lots of brothers, and a spiritual calling.
- In early days, was a parish volunteer; later entered ministry professionally--same coursework as studying for priesthood--a religious studies, secondary education, youth ministry graduate;
- In wise woman years, so there's perspective and depth--seasoning. The 60s and Vatican II, and ten years in a law office; justice, equality, and fairness thread; and making things understandable (attorney I worked for insisted on using language this way).
- Gifted teachers--in college, career, and life; some were Lutheran friends who asked a lot of questions that I needed good answers to--for myself as much as them.
One has to follow where Spirit leads.
As for women's spirituality, our brain and operating systems, and our spiritual starting place is very different from our brothers'. (I knew this long before science confirmed it...)
I met Anne at a time in my life when I was experiencing what I've learned to call a 'spiritual awakening.' This may sound like a whole lot of fun, but to me, it was downright scary!
Anne was able to continually calm my fears, and guide me on my personal journey in a personalized, loving dedicated way that I would not have thought possible. She didn't guide me based upon some regurgitated spiritual coaching process or workbook. She guided me through true Spirit with incredible compassion, intuition, and a pure and gentle knowing that to this day makes me feel safe and protected enough to continue my spiritual exploration and expansion. To me, Anne is simply -- "The Wondra."— Heather Blessington, Anne Wondra Feminine Spiritual Coaching Student 2016
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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.