The Spirit That Heals
March 7, 2015
An Island Event to Nourish Healing in Spirit, Mind, Body, and Relationships
Saturday, March 7, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 4364 Hardy St., Lihue.
The Rev. Dr. Kaleo Patterson, Episcopal priest and President of Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center, will offer the keynote address, “Aloha Is Peace!” The keynote in summary: “There are at least 19 Indigenous Peoples of Asia and the Pacific who are considered ‘peaceful and nonviolent.’ What are the elements of peacemaking that have led them to be this way? How have these traditions developed? In the Hawaiian culture there are traditions such as Ho`oponopono, and in the forgiveness and nonviolence of Jesus we see powerful concepts.”
Patterson developed Indigenous Peace-making & Ho`oponopono graduate courses at the University of Hawai`i-Mānoa, Matsunaga Institute for Peace, and Myron L. Thompson School of Social Work. He is a Hawaiian cultural practitioner who served as founding president of Na Kahu Hikina`akala, a State Curatorship of the Wailua Systems of Heiau on Kaua`i.
A variety of experiential workshops grounded in the Christian tradition will be offered both morning and afternoon: 1) Healing Art with artist Liedeke Bulder; 2) Centering Prayer with Contemplative Outreach of Hawai`i facilitator Karen Johnson; 3) Labyrinths with designer & installer Bob Vlach of Oregon; 4) Essential Oils with Do-Terra consultants Bricille Dawkins and Lani Sibayan; 5) Psycho-Spiritual Healing with clinical psychologist Dr. Susan Davis; and 6) Healing Touch with practitioners Savitri Kumaran, Tolly Boyd, Sandy Gerrard, and DeAnna Starinieri.
The event will conclude with a healing service of worship.
The ReSource for Christian Spirituality is an ecumenical ministry of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church. It responds to the heart’s deep desire to live a more God-conscious life. The ministry longs to nourish spiritual healing, growth, and discernment in the beauty of God’s creation.