Spiritual Formation Level One

Wild Awakening

WILD AWAKENING is designed to empower the participants to become aware of their giftedness and potentials and to look at areas for improvement and disordered tendencies. By tracing their genealogies, understanding their personality, knowing their true self and false self, and healing their childhood wounds, they become empowered to become fully alive.

Further, the program explores and challenges the participants’ worldview and image of God as they face the realities of life towards genuine spiritual freedom and transformation.

We do formation because God wants us to let go of our enslavement so that we can worship him: “Let my people go so that they may worship me.” – Exodus 4:23

Wild Awakening 2023 Schedule


Presence is Where We Begin: Awareness, Spiritual Formation, and Spiritual Direction

February 25-26, Saturday & Sunday
We look into the design of the spiritual formation program, its origins and purposes. We embody the ancient tradition of accompaniment through the practice of spiritual direction. We empower the participants to engage their senses — the doorways through which God connects with us, so they may know their uniqueness.

Who Do You Say I am?: Genealogy and Who am I?

March 25-26, Saturday-Sunday

Exploring one’s genealogy is the basis of knowing and understanding one’s uniqueness. Participants are made more aware of their familial history and genetics to discover some patterns and tendencies. Specifically, they do some research within their own families to see various vocations or careers, talents, and abilities, as well as dysfunctions, unhealthy attachments, and the like.

The participants take all these as they begin the journey of knowing themselves better:

A. Early childhood development which influences present behavior as adults;

B. Multiple Intelligences (MI) and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) with the focus on how God’s gifts and their uniqueness can empower them in responding to their calling;

C. Spiritual Intelligence (SI) as a way of evaluating and cultivating their spiritual practices in order to reach a deeper level of faith;

D. Discovering the God-given personality through the Enneagram, an age-old system that describes nine distinct personality types—patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting—by which people see life. Our basic type reveals the psychological mechanism we unknowingly use to forget our true nature—our Divine Essence.


Discovering The Inner Child Retreat (2-Day Retreat)

May 27-28, Saturday-Sunday

“Each of us carries our inner child of the past into the daily activities of adulthood. The effects and events of our early years often influence how we live our lives, relationships, and adulthood responsibilities. Through prayer, active imagination, experience, teachings and small group discussions, this workshop will offer ways to begin to change attitudes and dispositions that have been shaped by childhood experiences. Opportunities will be given to discover one’s inner child of the past, learn how this child influences adult life and at times take over.” – Fr. William Jarema, Healing the Childhood Wounds. This retreat engages the imagination and uses creative expression as a form of healing and liberating the unique self.


Exploring Our Images of God. Recognizing the influences of our distorted images

June 25, Sunday

This module explores how external circumstances influence one’s unique perspective of God. Through the teachings, the participants will be accompanied and empowered to learn and unlearn some distorted images of God and find a healthier way of relating with Him resulting in greater interior freedom.


Grounded Spirituality: A Workshop

July 30, Sunday

This workshop asks the participants to bring their current experiences on which they can practice their capacity to discern. They are accompanied to examine the teachings they received from their faith traditions and their influences on how they view and experience their reality. Through the acceptance of their unique qualities they become empowered to identify their tendency to dichotomize and are reminded that God is present in our ordinary, everyday realities.


Follow Me. Transformation and Conversion

August 27, Sunday

The participants examine how they experience God in a unique way and as a result they are empowered and transformed by it. They are accompanied to explore the two paths of transformation: Great Love and Great Suffering. This module re-examines the participants’ spiritual growth as they experience conversion. First, by following Jesus’ footsteps [First Conversion] and eventually, stepping into their calling [Second Conversion].


3-Day Ignatian Silent Retreat

September 15-29, Saturday-Monday
About the book, Let Your Life Speak: “With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, Parker J. Palmer invites us to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of meaning and purpose. Telling stories from his own life and the lives of others who have made a difference, he shares insights gained from darkness and depression as well as fulfillment and joy, illuminating a pathway toward vocation for all who seek the true calling of their lives.” Through at least 3 days of silence and solitude, this book serves as a tool to assist the participants who have come to seek their true and unique calling.