Upcoming Retreats and Events

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.
~ Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)
Signs: To Do Doing Done


Co-Working With Spirit (by Zoom)

June 10, 2021 11:30am-1:30pm ET

and/or

July 8, 2021 10:00am-noon ET

and/or

August 10, 2021 10:00am-noon ET

Do you have important (or necessary) projects that you never seem to get to, or are dreading having to work on?

Do you find that self-care or creative expression never make it off your to do list and into real life?

Do you feel isolated working from home, or even in the office?

Co-working could give you the support and accountability you need.

What is Co-Working?

It’s an opportunity to gather with others in a Zoom space at a specified time to accomplish – or at least get a good start on – a specified task of your choice.  I use the word “task” loosely – you might be working on your taxes or accounts or a blog post or book chapter or an upcoming sermon or presentation.  Or you might be decluttering a closet, doing yoga, or engaging in a creative activity. 

Each person works independently, but alongside the others in the Zoom room.  In my experience, having the time blocked on your calendar with a strong intention to do something specific is powerful in itself.  The support and accountability provided by the group amplifies focus and adds to momentum.

What could you accomplish in 2 hours of focused effort?  What deposit could you make to your self or your soul?  What monkey could you get off your back? 

What is Co-Working With Spirit?

Co-working With Spirit is co-working with an intention to be attentive to and inspired (in-spirited) by the Source of Life.  It is focusing on what is important, not just what is urgent.  It is a time to notice our connection to all of life and to All-That-Is as we go about even the most mundane or challenging of the “tasks” of our lives. 

How Does It Work?

We’ll meet on Zoom.  I’ll start us off with a centering and grounding practice and maybe an idea or poem for inspiration.  Then we’ll each work on our own individual projects (while staying on Zoom, on or off camera). 

Midway through, we’ll take a short break to check in, celebrate progress, regroup, and re-prioritize if need be.  Then we’ll settle in for another individual work period and close with another short gathering to celebrate progress and declare next steps, if any. 

How Much Does It Cost?

While donations are always welcome, this is my gift to you – and honestly, to myself.  E-mail or message me to register by no later than the day before so that I can send you the Zoom link to participate. 

Come, re-connect with yourself, community and the Spirit that surrounds and supports us all.

Come and change "To-Do" to "Ta-Done."

Opening:
Conversations from the Heart

Every other Wednesday
July 21- September 1, 2021
(4 sessions)
Noon-1:30pm OR 6:30-8:00pm

In Person: Binghamton, NY

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Description:  Contemplative/discussion series sponsored by The Sophia Center for Spirituality, co-led by Sister Lois Barton and Cheryl Lyon.  At each session, we will offer a short reading, video, image, or question or topic for reflection, and conversation will proceed from there based on the responses of the group.   (We will send you the reading or other material in advance of each session.) Rather than debating, we will focus on sharing our own reflections and experiences, honoring and taking in the reflections and experience of others.

You must be fully vaccinated to attend.  Masks will not be required when we are distanced in the meeting room, but are required when moving around within the church.

Place:  First Congregational Church, 30 Main St., Binghamton, NY. 

Suggested donation:  $40 for the series, or what you can afford*

Register by July 18th:  Call or text Cheryl at (607) 316-8382 or e-mail cheryl[at]wingedlifecoaching.com

*Donations may be made by cash or check.  If you prefer to donate by credit card or PayPal: see http://www.thesophiacenterforspirituality.org/donate.html

 

 

Engage Cheryl for your Group

1/2 hour to whole day talks, workshops, worship services and retreats can be tailored to your group.  Events may be in person or by Zoom.  These may include presentations for business and womens groups; Quiet Day Retreats for churches, spiritual organizations or individuals; and Clergy or Lay Retreats.  I especially love to lead contemplative and quiet day retreats for groups of 5-25. 

Popular topics include Discernment, Mindfulness, Spiritual Practices/Ways of Praying,  God’s Timing/Perfect Timing and Tending the Garden of the Soul.  See the listing of past events for additional sample topics. 

I am located in Central New York near Binghamton, but happy to travel for your group. 

Contact Me to discuss your needs.  References are available on request.