GHR 2015 Q4 Restoration/Rejoice

Dear Friends and Facilitators,

After the beautiful lunar eclipse on September 27th… and a new shift in energy that is emerging…I think the perfect response is to REJOICE! (what else is there to do??) We have reflected, renewed, released and now it’s time. The world needs joy. That is very clear to me. Let each of us keep searching for, and finding, JOY!!

Global Healing Response Quarterly

2015 Theme: Restoration

“All the beauty that’s been lost before wants to find us again” ― U2

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Focus:  Rejoice

Quote: “Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.”―Henry van Dyke

Picture/Symbol: Stars (Photo by The Rev. Warren Lynn)

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Prayer/Meditation:

As light joins us late and leaves early,
May we make our way deep inside our hearts,
As our animal kin turn to hibernation and renewal,
May we take it slowly and rest abundantly, remembering the season of waiting
and longing with hope and with joy.

May each day remind us to curl up with our memories,
May each night bring us to holy dreams and simple receiving.
And as the light begins its slow ascent,
May winter’s deep embrace strengthen our souls in love.
— Judith Tripp

Ideas for benefiting organization: Homeless shelters, and programs which provide sleeping bags and warm clothes

Ideas for ambiance: Candles, glow stars, shawls

Music: United Guitar Players, “International Spanish Acoustic Guitar Tribute to the Legend Bob Marley

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    Monthly Labyrinth Walk November 16, 2015 Duncan Conference Center

    Rejoice
    “Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work
    and to play and to look up at the stars.” Henry van Dyke (1852-1933)

    THE WAY IT IS by William Stafford (1914-1993)

    There is a thread you follow. It goes among
    things that change. But it doesn’t change.
    People wonder about what you are pursuing.
    You have to explain about the thread.
    But it is hard for others to see.
    While you hold it you can’t get lost.
    Tragedies happen; people get hurt
    or die; and you suffer and get old.
    Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
    You don’t ever let go of the thread.

    Note: How do we do such a thing? How do we follow some invisible, intangible thread that runs through our life? Following the thread, listening for the next right thing—are no small things. They dramatically shift the way we see, the way we choose, and the way we live. It is useful to clearly define the difference between how we make choices and why we make them. Wayne Muller (1939-) A Life of Being, Having, and Doing Enough

    BEANNACHT ‘Blessing’ by John O’Donohue (1956-2008) written for his mother Josie

    On the day when
    the weight deadens
    on your shoulders
    and you stumble,
    may the clay dance
    to balance you.

    And when your eyes
    freeze behind
    the gray window
    and the ghost of loss
    gets into you,

    may a flock of colours,
    indigo, red, green
    and azure blue
    come to awaken in you
    a meadow of delight.

    11162015 Rev. Linda Hurley

  3. Monthly Labyrinth Walk December 14, 2015 Duncan Conference Center
    Global Healing Resource 2015Theme: Restoration 4Q focus: Rejoice

    “Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.” Henry van Dyke (1852-1933)

    On this day in 1972 – Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission.

    The festival of Chanukah (Dedication of the Temple 139 BCE) concludes at nightfall this evening, known as Zot Chanukah (lit., “this is Chanukah”), after a key phrase in the special Chanukah Torah reading for this day (Numbers 7:54-8:4). We note this reading from Psalms Chapters 10-17:

    Make known to me THE PATH OF LIFE, that I may be satiated with the joy of Your presence, with the bliss of Your right hand forever. Psalm 16: 11.

    SUPPORT MY STEPS IN YOUR PATH, so that my feet shall not falter.
    Psalm 17:5.

    Guard me like the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings.
    Psalm 17:8.

    Note: On the 25th of Kislev in the year 3622 from creation, the Maccabees liberated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, after defeating the vastly more numerous and powerful armies of the Syrian-Greek king Antiochus IV, who had tried to forcefully uproot the beliefs and practices of Judaism from the people of Israel. The victorious Jews repaired, cleansed and rededicated the Temple to the service of G-d. But all the Temple’s oil had been defiled by the pagan invaders; when the Jews sought to light the Temple’s menorah (candelabra), they found only one small cruse of ritually pure olive oil. Miraculously, the one-day supply burned for eight days, until new, pure oil could be obtained. In commemoration, the Sages instituted the 8-day festival of Chanukah, on which lights are kindled nightly to recall and publicize the miracle.

    “Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.” Henry van Dyke (1852-1933)

    L’chaim!

    Rev. Linda Hurley

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