Brittany Deininger

Brittany Deininger

Brittany Deininger received her MA in Theology & Culture in 2017 from The Seattle School where she explored themes of memory, imagination, poetics, and the creative act as tools for transformation and healing. She received her BA in Poetry from The College of Idaho and currently serves as summer faculty at The Grunewald Guild teaching writing as a spiritual practice. Her work has been featured in anthologies and the On Being blog. When she is not writing, you’ll find her at the local independent cinema or taking in the beauty of the Northwest.

Spiritual Practice

The Art of Blessing

Brittany Deininger on November 15, 2017

If I had to select one book of poetry that is the most dog-eared in my library, the most quoted in classes at The Seattle School, and the most used by friends in times of celebration and need, it would be, To Bless the Space Between Us by John O’Donohue. A master poet, O’Donohue has taught us that some of the most powerful and intimate words are the invocation, “May you…” Those two little words awaken our longing and desire. They strengthen our presence and belonging. They make a place for the Holy Spirit to dance. They evoke light and life and yes.