GHR 2009 Q4: A Time of Transition/Gratitude

2009 Global Healing
Theme: A Time of Transition
“There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about”

October-November-December
Focus:   Gratitude

Photo by The Rev. Warren Lynn

Quote: “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” —Melodie Beattie

Picture/symbol: DoveThe dove is a symbol of peace and traditional feminine mother symbol. The song of the Dove reminds us to awaken to the promise of the future to help us see what to give birth to in our lives.  

Color: Green—Not only is green symbolic of the heart chakra it also creates harmony and balance in the universe..

Prayer
Divine One, Gentle Creator,
“Behold, Enjoy, Appreciate.–Welcome all who come into your life. Look with awe and smile with elation. Forgive those who stand at a distance. Be tender with the rough edges of yourself. Thank those who have settled in your heart and welcome all those who are yet to come. Peace”.

Ideas for benefiting organization: Besides the usual holiday organizations that need our generosity, perhaps there is an organization that has been particularly helpful and supportive of you and your labyrinth work…a community that gives you space to host your walks, creates events to include the labyrinth, and even Veriditas!

Ideas for ambiance: Nature’s abundant harvest and gifts to us: gourds, pumpkins, colorful leaves, pinecones, greens, wreaths, grapevines.

Music: Watching this video might inspire your own ideas for music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us-TVg40ExM

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GHR 2009 Q3: A Time of Transition/Creativity

2009 Global Healing
Theme: A Time of Transition
“There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about”

July-August-September
Focus:   Creativity

Photo by The Rev. Warren Lynn

Quote: “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” — Erich Fromm

Picture/symbol: Robin—With the robin we can expect new growth to occur in all areas of our life—to open our hearts and spread our wings.      

Color:  Orange

Prayer
Divine Light, Creator of the universe, Your Love and Light is within and around all of us. It is in the galaxies and the smallest grains of sand. May our creativity and daring growth be inspired by the images of this vast universe. Give us the courage to bring to consciousness the sacredness of the universe and the interrelationship with our earth community. May our walk within the ancient paths of this archetypical labyrinth imprint a new birth that shares in the awe and wonder of those first beginnings.  —Bonnie Odiorne

Ideas for benefiting organization: Honor an innovative program that is trying to reach people in a new way.  Perhaps an organization that provides micro loans to people wanting to create new businesses in impoverished countries?

Ideas for ambiance: Supply journaling paper, sketching paper, colored pencils, pens, stamps for participants to express their creative ideas after their walk.

Music:
“Canyon Trilogy” (http://www.amazon.com/Canyon-Trilogy-Native-American-Flute/dp/B00000136Z/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1245126135&sr=1-1)
“Mythic Dreamer” by Carlos Nakai (http://www.amazon.com/Mythic-Dreamer-Music-Native-American/dp/B00000136V/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1245126076&sr=1-1)

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GHR 2009 Q2: A Time of Transition/Courage

2009 Global Healing
Theme: A Time of Transition
“There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about”

April-May-June
Focus:   Courage

Photo by The Rev. Warren Lynn

Quote: It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power. “  —Alan Cohen

Picture/symbol:  CardinalThe Cardinal reminds us that regardless of the situation, we have the opportunity to renew our own vitality.

Color:  Red

Prayer
Holy ones of all ages and every wisdom path,
Bless us as we ask for courage while walking ways that seem to change beneath our feet.
Empower us to remember that courage is not only bravery; courage can be
Just keeping on when we feel fear, uncertainty, or just that we can’t handle what we’re faced with.
Help us to know that courage comes from the heart; it comes with age, wisdom,
Knowing that if we’ve faced hard times before we can again, and prevail.
Through you, Holy ones, courage finds strength within and sends it out to our planet, to all humankind:
That every being can face adversity with grace, dignity, integrity.
Holy ones of all ages and every wisdom path,
Empower us to think without fear, and do what is necessary for the wellbeing of all the earth.

—Bonnie Odiorne

Ideas for benefiting organization: Perhaps a local food pantry could benefit from cash donations or nonperishable food and paper goods..

Ideas for ambiance: Flowers!

Music: “Feather on the Breath of God”  http://www.amazon.com/Feather-Breath-God-Hildegard-Bingen/dp/B000002ZGD/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1238162122&sr=8-1

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