A cairn is a human-made pile (or stack) of stones. Cairns have been and are used for a broad variety of purposes, from prehistoric times to the present. Cairns are and have been used as landmarks, monuments, for ceremonial purposes, to mark the location of cached items, or to mark trails or pathways.
Cairns vary in size and complexity and may be painted or decorated for increased visibility or for religious reasons. The photo pictured here is a cairn I constructed from stones gathered from our corn field. I placed it on the small deck outside of my office and prayer space as a reminder for reflection and prayer.
My cairn calls me to ask who are my “cairns”? Who shows me my path toward the Divine and toward becoming more authentic and real? What are the cairns or signs I have missed on my path? What cairns did I notice and traveled in a different direction because I saw them?
Take a few minutes in quiet and ponder these questions. Journal your answers. Express gratitude to those who have been cairns for you. If you would like to talk further about your spiritual journey – please call.