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

Sunday, February 28, 2010

flying out tonight to Signature HealthCARE Learning Congress 2010 in Atlanta, GA

I am so thrilled to have been invited to attend this wonderful annual event again this year.

I will be facilitating an open labyrinth walk tomorrow evening for all the attendees. Early each morning I'll have the pleasure of leading interested participants in wellness walks through the hotel's beautiful Japanese garden.

During the afternoons, Labyrinth Wellness, LLC will have a meditation room available for any Signature HealthCARE stakeholder to drop in and relax between sessions. Finger labyrinths and other meditative tools will be set up in an quiet oasis of sacred space....

Check my blog all this week for updates and pictures of this exciting event! Please keep all of us in your thoughts and prayers for a wonderful week of learning and personal growth.

Peace for your Path

Saturday, February 20, 2010

thinking of my special friend this morning....

"Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our Hearts, and we are never ever the same." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Blog on, my sister!

Love you,
Robin

Friday, February 19, 2010

iPause

iPause

The new iPhone app called iPause is Fabulous!!!!! You can choose to walk six different beautiful labyrinths to the music of your choice. 

I love the Eleven Circuit Medieval or Chartres-style labyrinth. I really think this iPhone application is so great, and I commend the creators of it. It is yet another wonderful way for all of us to share the labyrinth with others.

Let me know your thoughts if you try it out. It is just 99 cents so that is super, too!

Available from the iTunes store. Here is the link again to the creator's website. Way to go Notebook Press. You guys are brilliant!
http://www.notebookpress.com/info_ipause.html

Thursday, February 18, 2010

welcome to the labyrinth



I am packing up my labyrinth gear today in early preparation for heading to Signature HealthCARE's Learning Congress 2010 on March 1-4th in Atlanta! Labyrinth Wellness, LLC is looking forward to another exciting week facilitating labyrinth walks, meditative reflection exercises and wellness activities utilizing Pilates principles at this year's annual meeting.

The Signature HealthCARE March 2009 Learning Congress was great but this year's event is sure to be an even bigger and better. Enjoy reading about last year's conference in THE SPIRIT OF VERIDITAS, VOICES FROM THE LABYRINTH Fall 2009 issue "Incorporating Labyrinths: Facilitators Help Businesses Embrace the Path" pages 3-4.

in the silence we can hear the song.....listen.

I am hoping for more quiet time as this new Lenten season begins. Perhaps I should rephrase that.....I am hoping that I can try to become quiet and remain still each and every day for longer and longer amounts of time.

I have watched enough of the Star Wars movies to know the wise words of Yoda, "Do or do not. There is no try." So maybe "hope" is a bit of a cop-out word. Perhaps I need to get more "all in."

The Thursday after Ash Wednesday always feels like a fresh start to me. Yet, although I often set out on my Lenten journey with the very best intentions, in a few weeks, I usually disappoint myself. My past failures on this path have enabled me to choose to remain a bit tentative.

This is why my "Word of the Day" in The Motherhood circle is "Discipline". For me, it is not as much about giving something up for Lent (although our young son has challenged me to let go of my anxiety - but that is another blog for another day!) as it is about being faithful to add in the time required to be still and to be led by God EVERY SINGLE DAY without excuse.

I feel sure it is less about my journey and really all about following God's Path set for me. So, then, why is this so hard???

Our minister last night said that we each have the incredible opportunity to come back to the altar on Easter Sunday, much closer to God than we are right now. He said we each have been given the gift of six full weeks to make deepening our relationship with God our heart's most authentic desire. To pursue this desire as a goal may potentially change us forever.

Will we do that? Will I?

Here is today's quote from my favorite daily calendar. It reminds me that being silent and being attentive truly is the first step that I personally need to take this Lenten season. I hope you will discover your own "first step" and join me.

"Only when the clamor of the outside world is silenced will you be able to hear the Deeper Vibration. Listen carefully. Spirit's playing your song." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

May we all soon meet on the Path....Peace to you.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

lovely....

love

happy valentine's day

"We are what we love. If we love God, in whose image we were created, we discover ourselves in him and we cannot help being happy: we have already achieved something of the fullness of being for which we were destined in our creation. If we love everything else but God, we contradict the image born in our very essence, and we cannot help being unhappy, because we are living a caricature of what we are meant to be." - Thomas Merton

Friday, February 12, 2010

enjoy Tidings every month

A special thank you to The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd for allowing me to write a monthly labyrinth reflection for their Journal.

Please enjoy my devotional on page 2 of the February 2010 issue of TIDINGS which is, of course, about Love.

http://goodsheponline.com/Tidings22010.pdf

Peace for your loving Path,
Robin

a wonderful video of the building of the labyrinth at Historic Farmington in Louisville, KY

I want to thank Dr. Renee Rust-Yarmuth who is the Chaplain and Wellness Director of Sullivan University for sharing this exciting link with me last night. THANKS!!!

Michael Reyes created this lovely introduction to a short documentary that he is producing for Sullivan University. Thank you, Michael for your artistry and for reminding me of the spectacular fall beauty of our construction days together.

Some of you who follow my blog regularly will remember that in October I was blessed to travel to my hometown of Louisville, KY to attend the SEEKING THE SYMMETRY OF THE SOUL: BIENNIAL LABYRINTH CONFERENCE that was hosted by the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. It was an amazing week. Please check my October 2009 blog archives for lots and lots of pictures.....

The footage for Michael's documentary was shot on the last two days of our conference. The gift of the labyrinth to the city of Louisville was a joint effort of Sullivan University, Historic Farmington and the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. It was built by a group of about 15 volunteers under the leadership of Mr. Robert Ferre, a very well-known and highly respected labyrinth builder. Robert's company is Labyrinth Enterprises, LLC.

So, click on this link. You won't be sorry.....Enjoy and Peace for your Path!

http://vimeo.com/8860081

Be sure to check back soon for the rest of Sullivan University's documentary.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

a meditation by Madeleine L'Engle

This author has been the source of much Light on the path for me ever since I first read A WRINKLE IN TIME as a young girl. I have read it countless times since then along with Madeleine L'Engle's many other beautiful spiritual memoirs.

Here is the August 9th devotional from GLIMPSES OF GRACE: DAILY THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS edited by Mrs. L'Engle's dear friend, Carol F. Chase. I know it is not August, but I needed to remind myself of this Truth right now.....

FORGIVENESS IS A GIFT

And ultimately forgiveness is a gift of grace rather than an act of will. I have to be willing to forgive, but I cannot will myself to forgive. I can forgive with my mind, but forgiveness is finally a matter of the heart. And the forgiveness of the heart comes from God, not from me. My part in it is to be willing to accept it. One test which indicates whether or not forgiveness has really taken place is to look at whatever it is that needs to be forgiven and see if it still hurts. If it does, forgiveness has not yet happened. But I have also learned, and I have learned it through pain, that I must be patient with myself. Just as my body is going to need more time to complete its healing from the physical trauma of the accident, so my heart, my spirit, also need time, and I, ever impatient, must be patient with myself. - Madeleine L'Engle

Peace for your Path.

Love,
Robin

Monday, February 8, 2010

listen

I know God is speaking to me when I stop listening to sounds from the world that feed my sense of pride and ambition. Instead, I fall quiet, tune in to God’s great world around me, and actively listen. Sometimes nature speaks, telling me of God’s majesty and glory. And sometimes the Spirit speaks, awakening my conscience, reminding me of failures, stirring my compassion and sense of justice, aligning me with God’s will. I cannot control the voice of God or how it comes. I can only control my “ears” – my readiness to listen and quickness to respond.

-Philip Yancey

Thursday, February 4, 2010

the "blog with integrity pledge"

BLOG with INTEGRITY

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I treat others respectfully, attacking ideas and not people. I also welcome respectful disagreement with my own ideas.

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I always present my honest opinions to the best of my ability.

I own my words. Even if I occasionally have to eat them.


Click on the badge in my sidebar and sign the pledge today. Bloggers unite! Let's keep our Paths pure.....Love, Robin

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

blogging into the unknown

I was just blogging away at one of my favorite sites, The Motherhood, sharing with friends there how I am struggling to accept this new path I am feeling called to tread this year....A path where TRUST is the "Word of the Day" every single day....A path were I can't see the final destination no matter how hard I strain my eyes.

Trust God - Trust myself - Trust others (really hard sometimes!)

Anyway, one friend there quoted one of my all-time favorite quotes back to me. She had just seen it on a greeting card.

It is by Patrick Overton, and I share it below with all of you. It is always in the sacred corner I have set up in my kitchen, but TODAY it is right here at my computer as I work.

Thanks for the reminder, friend....Thanks for Loving me, God, through those you place in my Path always at Your appropriate time.

Peace, Love and Light (within and beyond even the darkest spaces of the Unknown),
Robin

again, today, with "the unknown".....

When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take that step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen: there will be something solid for us to stand on, or we will learn to fly. - Patrick Overton