GHR 2013 Q1: Truth/Faith

Global Healing Response Quarterly
2013 Theme: Truth
“Let us not love with words or speech
but with actions and in truth.”  I John 3:18

January-February-March
Focus:   Faith

Photo by Jo Ann Mast

Quote: “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”—J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Picture/symbol: Snow, the next best thing to pixie dust!

Color:  White

Prayer

FAITH

“I want to write about faith, about the way the moon rises over cold snow, night after night, faithful even as it fades from fullness, slowly becoming that last curving and impossible sliver of light before the final darkness.
But I have no faith myself
I refuse it even the smallest entry.
Let this then, my small poem, like a new moon, slender and barely open, be the first prayer that opens me to faith.”
—David Whyte

Somewhere between the belief in the magical powers of fairy dust imbued in Tinker Bell and David Whyte’s poem on faith, exists our faith and trust in certain truths.
In these chaotic and uncertain times, we greet & welcome the winter season opening wide the door of wisdom, wakening to the abundance, and warmth of our core being.
In less technological times, before the days of central heating, earth’s children gathered around a blazing fire to find warmth. They found another gift, the great blessings of family and friends, and the warmth of the circle of companionship that frightens away the worst beasts that haunt our human heart.
May our community of family and friends gather around the light and warmth of the labyrinth as we support each other in this time of renewal, when freedom of spirit, and clarity can be experienced.
Let’s not forget to honor the gods of thermostats and tinderboxes invite them to be our Faithful friend and Fire-maker until the light of Spring. —Jo Ann Mast

Ideas for benefiting organization:  Make a Wish Foundation, www.wish.org.

Ideas for ambiance around the labyrinth: White candles, white twinkle lights, outdoors in the snow, if possible!

Music: “Why Angels Sing” with 4 songs running 59 minutes.  Click here to purchase.

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  1. Just reconnecting to this wonderful resource. I became a facilitator in 2013 and we have just returned from a pilgrimage to Chartres with Veriditas. Wow, what a great organization. I may have an opportunity to present labyrinth walks at our new church beginning for Advent. Most of my work has been more general or around Lent. Thank you for this website. I love, love, love the idea of white twinkle lights.

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