Aging as Spiritual Practice: The Hidden Promise of Shifting from Role to Soul

Date/Time
07/08/2022
7:00 pm CDT - 9:00 pm CDT

Location
Zoom Meeting

Price $20
members: $15
students: $10


With extended longevity comes the opportu­nity for extended personal growth and spiri­tual development. You now have the chance to become an elder. Leave behind past roles, shift from work in the outer world to inner work with the soul, and become authenti­cally who you are in this stage of life. Every spiritual tradition teaches that mid-to-late life is the time for contemplative practices.

A shift from role to soul is the spiritual purpose of age.

When significant life changes such as retirement, illness, or loss occur, long-held beliefs can lead to an identity crisis or inner reflection. Spiritual practices help you break through denial to awareness. Move from self-rejection to self-acceptance, repair the past to be fully present, and reclaim your cre­ativity. Discover key thresholds of later life, attune to your soul’s longing, and shift your identity from role to soul, or from ego to Self — from what we do to who we truly are.

The program is based on Connie’s latest book: The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul. You can purchase the book on Amazon from the link. Don’t forget to login via smile.amazon.com and support the Kansas City Friends of Jung!

Please register for the event here. The Zoom link will be sent to all paid registrants on Friday, July 7.

NOTE: This program will be recorded and all paid registrants will be able to watch the recording from our Zoom account. The recording will not be downloadable and we ask you not to share the link with others.


Connie Zweig, PhD, is a retired therapist and coauthor of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow and author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality and a novel, A Moth to the Flame: The Life of Sufi Poet Rumi. Her new bestselling book, The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soul, extends her work on the Shadow into midlife and beyond and explores aging as a spiritual practice. It won the 2022 Gold Nautilus award, the 2021 American Book Fest Award, and the 2021 Best Indie Book Award for best inspirational non-fiction. Connie has been doing contemplative practices for more than 50 years. She is a wife, stepmother, and grandmother. After all these roles, she’s practicing the shift from role to soul.

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