thanks for visiting. my name is patty forsberg.
my hope is you will find here some inspiration and tools for you journey
i am a spiritual director in lincoln, nebraska. i teach centering prayer, welcoming prayer, enneagram, compassion, bio-spiritual focusing. i lead workshops and retreats.
listening to God, one another and ourselves.
You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. ~Rumi~
This year I published my (first) volume of poetry. They are vulnerable, messy and each poem speaks to a step on the journey.
letting go of the edge
poems by patty forsberg. 80 pages – cost of book includes shipping within the continental US.
I feel confident you’ll find yourself in many of these honest, hope-filled poems, many of which include a touch of humor to accompany the personal growth being described. ~ Joyce Rupp
prayer is relationship.
where it all begins. with words, without words. it all counts. God is present.
is the process of being shaped in according to the image of Christ by the gracious working of the Holy Spirit, for the sake of the world.
(definition developed for Companions in Christ, 2004)
every one of us – we are created with a Divine Image and as we consent to it – we can be transformed. we allow the transformation of own self, and the world is transformed.
connected with the only center in the midwest at the St Benedict Retreat Center in Nebraska; healing our emotions, a powerful method for listening to the wisdom stored in our bodies
i use enneagram within spiritual direction as well as offer workshops; enneagram learning has a long learning curve, yet the benefits are deep & enduring as a spiritual tool
certified presenter with Joyce Rupp and the Servants of Mary; powerful – compassion as way of life, compassion for others and for the world, and for all of creation. it all starts with self-compassion.
local contemplative community – small, integral, beautiful.
embodied mystical awakening practices with the Integral Christian Network; my wespace group includes people from 3 continents and some of my closest friends
Contemplative Outreach certified presenter; my foundational practice is centering prayer. i lead workshops on Centering Prayer and Welcoming Prayer.
a creation story – illustrated as a visual meditation