Images of God: How they hurt – how they heal

(from Karl Frielingsdorf)

A person can imagine God as loving, merciful and comforting, and simultaneously suffer from limiting images of God. These often originate from childhood experiences or injuries from authority figures, which are then projected onto God.

Ambivalent feelings about God, like longing for and fear of intimacy, can be explained in this way.

The seminar approaches these phenomena both in theory and in practice. The participants are led in prayer using creative methods and meditations to approach their often subconscious or unconscious images of God.

Corrective, healing images of God can slip down from the head to the heart.