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:
Perhaps last night’s journaling sensed what would come to life at 2am as I watched the night sky from the River House deck.
A shooting, falling star is like “a bright, fragile ‘I am'” … “As our metal eyes wake / to absolute night, / where whispers fly / from the beginning of time, / we cup our ears to the heavens.” ~ We Are Listening by Diane Ackerman
#poetry #listen #journalingforthesoul #vondadreesart
A friend recently described one of the images above as a “visual mantra” … a partnering of words that was very pleasing to my soul.
Inspired by prayers written by Rev. Melissa Johnson Bills for the Tenth Triennial Gathering of the Women of the ELCA, it’s my hope that working on the images is preparing me for the “All Anew” theme of the Gathering.
Artists: Paint bridges, not walls. Practice radical inclusivity.
~Jim Drees, Co-Director of the Grünewald Guild
“By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.” ~Hebrews 11:3 (MSG)
Notes from Pastor Barbara Rossing’s message today at Faith Lutheran in Leavenworth —
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.
your old shall dream dreams, and your young shall see visions.
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.
Unveil our eyes and help us see dreams and visions.
Welcome to my first post created while at the Grunewald Guild! I gave myself a little time with pre-scheduled posts and older journaling images during June and part of July. Now I’m back in the saddle and blogging journal images from Weeks 3 and 4 of the Guild’s summer program.
People of the Crayon: Color life!
Beautifiers of the Earth: Birth vision!