It happens frequently at the Grunewald Guild that we have folks stop by who once were part of the Guild in some way. Often they have friends or family along who look at the place with puzzled curiosity. I’ve been wondering… what is it that calls people back? It seems bigger than nostalgia.
That’s what I was pondering and journaling when I realized that the page was an unusually close reflection of the breakfast table at which I was sitting, a lovely table set for Jim and me by a dear friend.
pondering the mystery that somehow today, this day in between death and life, life is still…
last in the series for “the [un]welcome truth”
Luke 1:34 – Mary said to the angel, “How can this be?”
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. … You must ask for what you really want. ~Rumi
For a long time now, I’ve been pondering the hem, that thing or energy that connects, that thin space, that Christ substance. Curiosity, courage and often compassion urge me to be there, to be ready to touch and be touched by it.
Have you ever felt you were living God’s dream?
This arrival of Love… ponder what it means and pass it on.
This journal page gives a pretty good description of my journal sharing process. And, I must say, enough with the blue and gray for now! The past seven blog posts were from last year’s Journaling through Advent experience, images created and never shared. I’m in the process of gathering another group this year. Might you be interested in joining me? Check it out here: http://www.grunewaldguild.com/upcoming/journaling-through-advent.
In a recent conversation, a friend shared a safety practice of 20-20-20: Every 20 minutes look 20 feet around for 20 seconds to spot any safety risks. It made me wonder what it would be like to do a 20-20-20 grace check: Every 20 minutes look 20 feet around for 20 seconds to give thanks for the gifts and graces present.
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.
What kindles your heart? your imagination?
Pause, ponder and listen for these moments of attraction.