Friday, October 20, 2017

Gift of Flow

We call it play or practice or movement.
We call it my time, our time.
But what we call it is not as important
as the fact that we gather to do it.

To be present to each other,
even though we may be a world apart.
To connect our individual worlds and lives
together through this mystery we call flow.

Come play with me and in our fun,
May we find the connection we crave.

Come practice with me,
For together in our practice we can get better
at our connection to love, peace and each other.

Come move with me,
Move away:
       from isolation
       from fear
       from anxiety
       from stress
And move with me into a place where we can all belong.

Come discover with me the gifts
that flowing together can provide.

The invitation is open.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Greens and Blues

I invite you to pause for a moment and take some time for some contemplative play.

Start by letting this image fill your mind as you focus on your breath and letting yourself slow down into this time and this space.  Letting your breath and this picture be all that you attend to right now.




Consider these questions:

What do you see?
What colors stand out to you? Why?
What does your imagination do with this picture?
What words come to mind?
What favorite quotes from your favorite spiritual literature come to mind?

I invite you to join in conversation with me in the comments below what has come of your contemplative play time today.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Coming Back to Myself


I lost myself to the busy,
I caved under the press of to do's and should do's.


I found myself listening to the din of the noise of life.
I forgot to find space.
I forgot that silence was the music of my soul.

Until the Spirit moved and gifted me with space,
And in this space I felt the wind reminding me
That the Holy Spirit is my breath of life.

I felt the light of sun and moon reminding me
It is Christ's light that shines on my belovedness.

I heard in the silence God's voice saying,
Welcome back to yourself.
Welcome back to connectedness.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Whispers of Holy Breath

I invite you to pause for a moment and take some time for some contemplative play with todays image, as an extra bonus this one comes with sound too.

Start by finding a quiet spot and letting the sound that accompanies this image be all that you hear. Then take some time and let the image fill your mind as you focus on your breath and letting yourself slow down into this time and this space.  Letting your breath and this video be all that you attend to right now.

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Consider these questions:

What do you see?
What do you hear?
What does your imagination do with this picture?
What words come to mind?
What favorite quotes from your favorite spiritual literature come to mind?

I invite you to join in conversation with me in the comments below what has come of your contemplative play time today.

Monday, October 9, 2017

15 Minutes Late

It was supposed to be a quick check in visit, 
But I found myself sitting to stay a while.
I was 15 minutes late to the meeting,
But was right on time for the work of the Spirit.

I was just going to stop and say hi,
But I found myself walking alongside as they went to that test.
I was 15 minutes late to the meeting,
But right on time for the Holy journey.

I said absolutely nothing,
But the conversation went on for an hour.
I was 15 minutes late to the meeting,
But right on time to give all the time that really mattered. 

We chatted about nothing related to the hospitalization,
But discussed everything that really mattered.
I was 15 minutes late to the meeting,
But right on time to hear Holy words.

I was 15 minutes late to the meeting
And that was all it took for them to see Christ in me.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Flow

Gossamer strands weaving in, out and around.
Full of mystery but yet so simple.
Not static, but moving, flowing,
Connecting one to another.

It's there waiting patiently for you.
Waiting to offer up it's gifts.
Gifts of:
                       Peace
                       Possibility
                       Creativity
                       Healing
                       Connection

Dive into the flow.
Experience it's gifts.
It's waiting  - no judgement
Just come, find the flow's gift for you.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Overgrown?

I invite you to pause for a moment and take some time for some contemplative play with this image that is one I see daily when I walk my labyrinth.  I used to see this as an ugly space until I considered it more with my imagination.  I invite you to do the same.

Start by letting the image fill your mind as you focus on your breath and letting yourself slow down into this time and this space.  Letting your breath and this picture be all that you attend to right now.




Consider these questions:

What do you see?
What colors stand out to you?
What does your imagination do with this picture?
What words come to mind?
What favorite quotes from your favorite spiritual literature come to mind?

I invite you to join in conversation with me in the comments below what has come of your contemplative play time today.