Peace for your Path...

"peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." (unknown) http://www.labyrinthwellness.com

Saturday, January 30, 2010

the labyrinth society's online virtual labyrinth

Walk a VIRTUAL LABYRINTH on THE LABYRINTH SOCIETY website!

This is so incredibly cool....definitely check this classical seven-circuit labyrinth out. You can "walk it" with your computer mouse.

Here is the link again for you if you want to copy and paste it into your browser.....
http://labyrinthsociety.org/virtual-labyrinth-walk

If you have any trouble with this link, then just visit TLS's website and connect to the online labyrinth via their "Resources Tab."

Thanks, TLS, for sharing this wonderful tool with everyone.

Peace, Robin

the world-wide labyrinth locator

I am finding many other labyrinth walkers on Twitter and Facebook, now! I am truly enjoying sharing connections and stories from the Path with new friends around the world.

On one occasion this week, someone shared the name of a lovely labyrinth with me which was not yet listed on the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator. Hopefully, soon it will be!

The World-Wide Labyrinth Locator is a fabulous on-line resource where you can enter your city or zip code and search for all surrounding labyrinths. Please visit and enjoy it today. If your favorite labyrinth is not listed, make sure to add it, OK? That way, all walkers can enjoy it with you....

Peace and light for your weekend Path!
Robin

Friday, January 29, 2010

my unknown journey

"There is a meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This quote gives me hope on the Path today...Peace to you, Robin

Thursday, January 28, 2010

care2

I just joined this on-line community today. I am looking forward to learning more about what I can personally do to show support to the causes that matter the most to me.

What do you care about? Please share....

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

a good reminder (and a reason to walk a labyrinth, too!)

"Usually when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. This is the definition of insanity." - Sarah Ban Breathnach, from my daily devotional calendar of hers called Hold That Thought: A Year's Worth of Simple Abundance
OK, so I am going to stop writing NOW and find my shoes and get my dog, Lily, and GO OUTSIDE FOR A WALK!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

reflections....

My heart is still so full as I try to drop back into my body, and into the present moment again after such a powerful time of being with God yesterday. It was difficult sleeping last night as I found myself waking up again and again trying to process all the deep experiences of my time at The Duncan Center's Labyrinth Retreat.

Our unique group of workshop participants from all over the world had such a special unity to it - a true "Holy Energy" - that I deeply miss them this morning. We walked two beautiful labyrinths and bonded in a way that only can happen on the Path. It was not necessary to know one another's full life story, or even one another's name, to feel a connection to each other as we passed. Each labyrinth walk was unique - some inside, one outside - and each labyrinth walk was sacred beyond words....

Some of the group members will stay on in Del Ray Beach with Dr. Lauren Artress and Master Teacher Kay Mutert today to begin their incredible journey as newly trained Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitators. My prayers will be with all of them, and with my friend, Advanced Veriditas Facilitator Kathryn McLean, as she assists in the group's weekend.

I look forward to our next labyrinth walk together! Peace for all your Paths.....Love, Robin

Saturday, January 23, 2010

wonderful workshop weekend

I enjoyed an amazing lecture by Dr. Lauren Artress last night on "The Healing Power of the Labyrinth" at the Duncan Center. We all participated in a lovely group labyrinth walk in the chapel afterward. I am heading back down to Del Ray Beach this morning for an all day workshop. Lots of Veriditas facilitators were there last night, and I am looking forward to seeing more today! Enjoy your Saturday.....Love, Robin

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dr. Lauren Artress to host a Labyrinth Retreat in South Florida this weekend

The Duncan Center in Del Ray Beach, Florida will host Dr. Lauren Artress, the founder of Veriditas and author of several books including Walking a Sacred Path. Visit www.duncancenter.org for more information and to register. A few seats are still available!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

third thursdays on the labyrinth is tomorrow!

Join us at The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd www.goodsheponline.org anytime between 10am and 12pm for an open labyrinth walk. Visit the church website for directions and more information about this ongoing event. All are invited!

This month's prayer focus will be for Haiti as part of the Global Healing Response initiative sponsored by Veriditas. Visit www.veriditas.org for more information.

Please enjoy this beautiful prayer written by Warren Lynn of Veriditas entitled "Labyrinth Prayer for Global Relief to Earthquake Victims" available for download in PDF: http://www.labyrinths.org/resources/ghr/GHRHaitiPrayer.pdf

Monday, January 18, 2010

a peaceful path to....

....calm seas



I hope your holiday path was bathed in sunshine and peace today. Love, Robin

watch a special segment on tv today!

MomsMsg.com

Cooper Munroe and Emily McKhann, the founders of www.theMotherhood.com, will be in Oprah's audience today supporting this important cause they have both worked so hard to promote.

Sign the pledge to become a safer driver today!

gratitude

I first learned about keeping a "Gratitude Journal" from Sarah Ban Breathnach's book, SIMPLE ABUNDANCE. It seems fitting that today's calendar entry written by her would give me just the gentle reminder I needed to continue this practice:

"Gratitude is the first step on the Simple Abundance path or it just won't work. Simplicity, order, harmony, beauty and joy - all the other principles that can transform you life will not blossom and flourish without gratitude."
Try this practice. Everyday list three things that you are grateful for in your life. Just three things. Some days your list might be hard to write, but other days you will have to hold back from filling the page! Try this practice everyday for a week....If you start slowly, and give yourself Grace, you just may make it a daily practice.

Peace for your Path!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

wavy path

green path....

rocky path

playful path

sunset path


Hope you found peace on your Sunday path today....Love, Robin

prayers for Haiti from the staff of DEVOZINE

Nicole Corlew, Associate Editor of devozine magazine posted this wonderful prayer on Thursday on the devozine Facebook page. Subscribe to this fantastic magazine at www.devozine.org . Thanks, Nicole, for sharing these words......


Haiti: Ways to Pray
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(Today, devozine gathered with the rest of the staff at The Upper Room (our parent company) to pray for the people of Haiti. We invite you to join us in prayer. If you are like us, you may find it difficult to put your prayers into words. Hopefully, the guides to prayer below will be of help to you as they were to us.)

The Upper Room Living Prayer Center urges people everywhere to be in prayer for the people of Haiti, in light of the devastating earthquake that struck the nation on January 12.

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As the eyes of the world turn to Haiti, Let us join our hearts in prayer:

God of compassion,
please watch over the people of Haiti,
and weave them out of these terrible happenings.
Surround those who have been affected by tragedy
with a sense of your present love,
and hold them in faith.
Though they are lost in grief,
may they find you and be comforted;
guide us as a church
to find ways of providing assistance
that heals wounds and provides hope.
Help us to remember that when one of your children suffer we all suffer.
Knowing that you have conquered death and devastation
we lift our prayers in complete confidence,
that in the healing and consoling presence of your Holy Spirit
you will provide help to your beloved children of Haiti.
In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. AMEN



Here are some specific points to guide your prayers:

1. Pray that rescue workers will be able to reach any trapped victims who are still alive.

2. Pray for those who have been left homeless by this disaster, that they will find provision and safety.

3. Pray that emergency aid, such as food and water, will arrive swiftly and move smoothly to affected areas. Pray as well that any disruption to transportation, such as fuel shortages, will be minimized.

4. Pray that communication will be restored and cell phone service will become dependable so families and emergency workers can make the contacts they need.

5. Pray for God's protection and strength for emergency workers. Ask God to give responders wisdom as to how they can most effectively confront this disaster.

6. Pray that the people of Haiti be protected from the spread of disease in coming days and weeks, and that clean water and food will remain available.

7. Pray for missionaries and missions personnel in Haiti. Ask God to protect them as well as provide wisdom and strength in coming days and weeks, as they engage in relief efforts.

8. Pray for provision among the people of Haiti in coming weeks and months, as a large part of the population will be unemployed.

9. Pray that security and order will be maintained in affected areas.

10. Pray for the churches in Haiti, as well as the believers in those congregations. Ask God's protection upon them and provision for them, as well as His guidance in leading them in ministry to the needy and hurting in coming days and months.

11. Pray that people around the world will be moved to action, both through heartfelt prayer and tangible giving, in response to this crisis.


Here are a couple ways you may contribute to the relief efforts in Haiti:

1. You may make an online donation through The United Methodist Committee on Relief, and 100% of your gift will go to support relief and development efforts in Haiti.
http://bit.ly/8vSGr6
http://secure.gbgm-umc.org/donations/umcor/donate.cfm?code=418325&id=3018760
2. Bahamas Habitat has been asked to help deliver supplies and provide evacuation support for Haiti. You may help by donating money or supplies (blankets, tarps, first aid supplies, food, other essentials)—or by volunteering to fly a mission in your aircraft!
Please let us know of other ways we might be in prayer and offer assistance.

Friday, January 15, 2010

two sleeping iguanas

Here in South Florida it is finally warming again....but yesterday on
our walk, Lily and I found FIVE of these comatose vegetarians snoozing
dangerously on the pavement. They fall out of their banyan trees when
they get too cold!

Here are two of the sleeping beauties that we carefully relocated to a
safe and sunny spot. Peace for all God's creatures we meet along the Path!

morning's rainbow

I hope you found one, too!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

thanks, Jen......

....you have reminded me of the promise of my soul's true Center. Thanks for sharing this song and your new blog Jennifer's Journey. I love you!

Enjoy listening to "Fail Us Not" by 1000 Generations by clicking the link below.

Friday, January 1, 2010

one of my favorite devotionals

The following is the January 1st entry from Sarah Ban Breathnach's companion calendar "Hold That Thought: A Year's Worth of Simple Abundance." Her 1995 Bestseller, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, is one of my favorites.....

"New Year's Day. New questions to be asked and embraced. Answers to be discovered, then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

Peace for your Path this brand-new year, and always!
Love, Robin