Continuing on with the Ignatian Spirituality examen questions…
What do you hope for, in your wildest dreams?
Have any of these day-dreams become “God-Dreams” — visions capable of releasing new energy in you, potentially changing the direction of your life? ~Margaret Silf, Ignatian Spirituality for Everyday Life
Still working my way through sharing the pages created during Advent, although my heart this morning is holding vigil for the Holy Innocents.
The second photo is our labyrinth before re-blazing it last night. There is no filter on the photo, just nature’s twilight.
another image for “the [un]welcome truth” Advent series at Woodland Park Presbyterian in Seattle
The pastor asked that the images brightened as the Advent journey continued.
Joel 2:28: I will pour out my spirit on all flesh, your sons and daughters shall prophesy,
your old shall dream dreams, and your young shall see visions.
Have you ever felt you were living God’s dream?
Here’s page 2 of the notes from Pastor Aida Muniz’s sermon at All Peoples Church, Milwaukee, WI, Sept. 18, 2016.
Unveil our eyes and help us see dreams and visions.
Richard Rohr writes, Franciscan philosopher John Duns Scotus (1265/66-1308) says Christ was the very “first idea” in the mind of God, and God has never stopped thinking, dreaming, and creating the Christ.
More here: https://cac.org/reflecting-god-2016-01-14/
Sharing today a page that I journaled ‘live’ at the Create in Me retreat at Lutheridge a few weeks ago. Bishop Mike Rinehart kindly set up the technology to project the action, led an awesome Bible study on Jacob’s ladder dream from Genesis 28:10-22, and then created beautiful, reflective piano music.
It was a great morning!
Have you ever sensed it’s all God’s dream you’re walking in?
There’s a special place called the Grünewald Guild tucked in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state that my husband and I will soon be calling home. Yesterday the announcement was made that Jim and I will become the Guild’s new executive directors. Honestly, this feels like a dream.
You may have noticed that my blog post did not have its usual arrival time this morning. I wanted to do some reflection and journaling with this new day and share with you what is freshly in my heart (and journal)… and this image is it.
If you’d like to learn more about the Grünewald Guild, here’s a good place to start: http://www.grunewaldguild.com/content/about-us
We would love, love, love to welcome you there.
A new friend sent me a message yesterday referring to this time as a ‘glorious and wild transition!’ … Indeed, what a beautiful way to describe this time!
Curiously enough, our word clue comes from the old word clew, the name given to the gold thread that Ariadne gave to Theseus so he might find his way through–and back–from the heart of the labyrinth. That thin string we follow into the darkness–our intuition, our hunches, our dreams–is our clew.
~Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage
From now until the beginning of Lent, I’ll be sharing pages created while reading Phil Cousineau’s “The Art of Pilgrimage.” This journaling is in preparation for LEAD’s Peru Pilgrimage in June 2016. More details here if you’re curious about joining this soulful journey: http://waytolead.org/portfolio-item/2016-peru-pilgrimage/.