I’ve been participating in an online course on Ignatian Spirituality over the past three weeks. Here are a few of the images that have come from the experience:
Finisterre… a place of wild imagination!
Artists: Paint bridges, not walls. Practice radical inclusivity.
~Jim Drees, Co-Director of the Grünewald Guild
One of our final exercises from the Theological Conference was to create a mantra.
This was the one I shared:
Be loved. Trust your wonder.
We’ve never sung this song before.
Can you believe a HUGE mushroom inspired this image?
I ran one afternoon during free time at the Theological Conference. At the end of the Chippewa Trail at the Green Lake Retreat Center, were tucked the hugest mushrooms I’ve ever seen, bigger than bowling balls. I shared the delight of their discovery during the centering reflection time with the pastors. That night a dream revealed what Pastor Sarah described as a “vulnerability hangover.” I might have just let it be, however, the first image I saw the next morning in my Instagram feed was a sketch of a mushroom. So, out of respect for the mushroom, I journaled an image and shared its story again.
“It’s beyond what I could have imagined,” said a recent guest at the Grunewald Guild as she looked at her painted silk Alleluia banner.
Art and faith, a mysterious communion where the invisible is made visible through creativity.
What kindles your heart? your imagination?
Pause, ponder and listen for these moments of attraction.
Good stories enchant us.
I like to remember in the daylight hours that the stars are still shining above me.
~Sarah Seabury Reynolds
Someone recently asked me if I ever went back and looked at my journal pages. I often go through looking at the pages of incidental ink, those poised for additional creative conversation. I don’t, however, look too long at the pages that have been completed.* So for the next couple weeks, I’m going to do just that and share some never-blogged-before images from my 2013 and 2014 journals.
*I sign in the corner when a page has been blogged.