A Ramily Labyrinth

Walking a labyrinth is meditation, a prayer, a way to destress, or a pilgrimage of the soul. Thich Nhat Hanh says we should walk as if our feet are kissing the earth. I invited high school students to do that last week when walking the labyrinth. I had the honor of holding space for severalContinue reading “A Ramily Labyrinth”

Liminality

Liminality by Carrie Newcomer So much of what we knowLives just below the surface.Half of a treeSpreads out beneath our feet.Living simultaneously in two worlds,Each half informing and nurturingThe whole.A tree is either and neitherBut mostly both. I am drawn to liminal spaces,The half-tamed and unruly patch Where the forest gives wayAnd my little gardenContinue reading “Liminality”

Shake the Dust

For the past several weeks, I’ve been reflecting on passage from the Christian scriptures that came up as I walked the labyrinth in my backyard. The words tumbled and skittered around in my mind for a while and I’ve contemplated them for quite some time, reflecting on their meaning for me at this juncture. PerhapsContinue reading “Shake the Dust”

Project Labyrinth

Solvitur Ambulando “It is solved by walking”. This quote is attributed to St. Augustine. Walking prayer. Walking meditation. Peace in every step. I’ve experienced the peace of walking a labyrinth and after attending a Verditas https://www.veriditas.org/ facilitator training workshop in January, 2020, I knew I had to build one in our backyard. If you’ve attendedContinue reading “Project Labyrinth”

Transition and Liminal Space

It seems Nature is oblivious to the chaos and fear surrounding COVID19 and the violence of the past weeks. I’m envious. I envy Nature’s ability to be above it all and to carry on with the business of being what they are. Songbirds sing without a care. Squirrels scamper and chase one another around theContinue reading “Transition and Liminal Space”

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