SPIRITUAL FORMATION LEVEL ONE 2021
WILD AWAKENING is designed to make each participant aware of his or her giftedness, areas for improvement, tendencies, and potentials through retracing genealogies, understanding one’s personality, knowing one’s true self and false self, and healing childhood wounds that affect one’s quality of life. Further, the program explores and challenges one’s worldview and image of God as he or she faces the realities of life towards genuine spiritual transformation.
Wild Awakening 2021 Schedule
Prayer Workshop: The Art of Being
Jan 24, Sunday
Awareness, Spiritual Formation, and Spiritual Direction
February 7, Sunday
We look into the meaning of formation and its origins and at the benefits of spiritual direction on someone who is serious in his/her journey with God. We teach people to become open to see, hear, feel, and know how God is moving in their lives by becoming more aware of their surroundings, feeling their feelings, appreciating nature, and generally slowing down to be able to see God in all things.
Genealogy: Who am I?
March 6-7, Saturday-Sunday
Knowing one’s genealogy is the basis of knowing and understanding oneself. 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 so they may be able to respond to God’s calling.
True Self and False Self
April 10, Saturday
God calls every person to become his/her true self, that which He says a person should be. However, the interplay of both nature and nurture results in a false self that is not consistent with what God has intended. This module explores how every participant can receive God’s grace to become his/her true self.
Discovering The Inner Child Retreat (2-Day Retreat)
May 29-30, 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
Images of God
June 27, Sunday
The objective of the teaching is to see how our circumstances have influenced our perspective of God. Through the teaching, we would become aware of how we relate with Him. We will accompany the participants to learn and unlearn how we look at God and have a healthier way of relating with Him.
Spirituality and Reality
July 25, Sunday
Many of us get caught up in spiritual jargons, spiritualizing everything and hiding behind our churches in order to avoid reality. Truth be told, God is in our reality. He is in our pain and in our struggles. He is everywhere. We help the participants find out what their reality is because that is where their true spirituality will be exercised.
Transformation and Conversion
August 29, Sunday
We examine how we all uniquely experience God and how we become transformed by our experiences of Him. Transformation is not about managing our tempers, angers, or fears. It is about receiving the grace that transforms us. Transformations are the stepping stones to conversion which leads from transformation to conversion.
3-Day Ignatian Silent Retreat
September 18-20, Saturday-Monday
This 3-day Ignatian Silent Retreat is an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. This is an invitation to reflect on the ways in which God is moving at the center and horizon of one’s life and to discern the ongoing unfolding of one’s calling.
Wild Awakening Testimonials
My Spiritual Formation Year at a Glance
The question that had the most impact for me was, “Do you feel the encouragement to let go of some preconceived ideas in order to embrace a new truth?”
To let go of the belief I had for 30 years—that LOVE is not freely given so I need to pursue it.
This probably has been the greatest surprise I’ve received from Spiritual Formation and I consider it as a gift. The blind spots have now become a vision of a whole. For all my life, there have been circumstances that I simply know about but I wasn’t aware that these have been affecting my choices, both the wise and the I-shouldn’t-have-done-that decisions.
My Grand Examen
I am grateful for how God has led me into SF Discover. I see how precious this journey is for me. It has not been easy amid this pandemic with all the demands at work and other responsibilities. I am grateful for the abounding graces of God that have been helping me to push through and grow in this journey.
One of my significant God experiences was during one of my reflection times in the Discovering Inner Child retreat. As I imagined myself in a peaceful place, praying and contemplating in silence, I felt the love of Jesus. His mere presence gave me such joy, comfort, and safety. God met me where I was and knew my desires too well…
My God Experiences
I felt so alone at the start of my journey with OTTD. Choosing not to let my siblings know about my darkest secret made me feel isolated. I did not want to burden them with my problems.
The Discovering the Inner Child retreat made me miss my dearest parents so much. If they were alive, would I not tell them too? Oh, how the question left me feeling like an orphan! I started to cry and sob like an abandoned child. I was seated at the edge of my bed that time. I could not see anything. Tears were blinding my eyes. All of a sudden, I felt someone in front of me. Through my tears, I saw a mini version of myself standing. Behind her stood my daddy and mama…