joy of returning

Lights in the Darkness

Lights in the Darkness

At-One-Ment, awareness, inner peace, Intention, joy of returning, Labyrinth, Prayer Practice, spiritual practice
The Labyrinth of Light is a winter solstice celebration in Vancouver, British Columbia. Even though we're approaching the summer solstice, not the winter one, I found this picture haunting. Apparently the labyrinth was created with over 700 candles made of pure beeswax. One of my favorite spiritual practices is walking a labyrinth. I haven't been able to do it in several years, but I remember the feeling of following a path that looks like it's going nowhere, but knowing there was a destination. My feet and my heart drew me ever closer to the center. Unlike a maze where you lose your way, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool that can help you find your way. It's a walking meditation and a path of prayer.  It's a time to contemplate, to focus deeply, to reflect on who you are and on God.
Gratitude for Home – Prayerful Tuesday

Gratitude for Home – Prayerful Tuesday

Abundance, awareness, Blessings, Gratitude, Holy Mystery, Home, inner peace, journey, Joy, joy of returning, Love, prayer, Quote, ritual of return, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Thanks, Uncategorized
“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang I returned home yesterday from a week of traveling.  John and I joked that we could now give recommendations for 4 hotels and 4 different beds if anyone wanted such a thing.  It is not that we didn’t have fun,  the Turner Lecture’s in Yakima was very informative, with lots of insight and just plain good conversation, we loved visiting the Maryhill Museum and had a delightful time at the Maryhill winery (if you like winery’s this one not to miss).  And, I couldn’t ask for a better end to the trip than the wedding of my beloved cousin Sally to the love of her life, Maggie.  However, I agree with Lin Yutang, home is best for a good rest. When we returned home we