GHR 2016 Q4: Stability/Serenity

This quarter’s focus might be a challenge for many of us…Serenity. Hopefully, we can accept the challenge and find serenity among the chaos so that we can provide Stability to those around us. I am deeply appreciative of Jo Ann Mast’s BEAUTIFUL prayer/meditation. (I am thinking of copying it, laminating it, and using it hourly).

Thank you to all who work to offer a place for others to find Peace, Healing and Serenity!

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Global Healing Response Quarterly

2016 Theme: Stability
“The world is beautiful outside where there is stability inside.”
—Unknown

October-November-December

Focus: Serenity

Quote: “Today I want to feel the release of fully letting go of those things I cannot change. May today feel lighter and more joyful as a result.” —Shawn Fink

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

Color: Blue

Prayer/Meditation:
SERENITY
Fully letting go of those things we cannot change.
Releasing things of the world—the wild, dangerous, fearful, tiresome, and challenging outside world.
As you take the first step into the labyrinth, close your eyes, take a few breaths, then a full breath.
Imagine diving deep into the calm waters of the lake washing away tension, fear, hurt and worries of the outside world and your world. Trusting the labyrinth and yourself, putting one foot in front of the other, letting go stress, tension, fear and doubt.
Mindfully reaching the labyrinth center—Your own center. Continue releasing, letting go, especially those things you cannot change. Breath-in and breath- out feeling lighter and lighter…
Now leaving the center with, lighter steps, quieter mind, body refreshed, and spirit renewed, light-hearted and joyful.
Path of Serenity

In Light and Joy,
Jo Ann Mast, Veriditas Master Teacher

Ideas for benefiting organization: Organizations that work to improve the quality of our oceans and lakes, or provide clean water and drinking water. In the Midwest, the Great Lakes Alliance is doing wonderful work cleaning up the beaches and water quality.

Ideas for ambiance: Water filled mason jars, floating candles, buckets of sand with candles

Music: Try using calming nature sounds, waves, and wind. These tracks are available on YouTube and even Pandora.

For a PDF version of these materials click here.

 

One thought on “GHR 2016 Q4: Stability/Serenity

  1. monthly labyrinth walk December 12, 2016
    Duncan Conference Center Delray Beach, Florida
    4Q Stability/Serenity: “The world is beautiful outside where there is stability inside.”—Unknown

    GIFTS
    Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. Buddha

    He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much. Lao-Tzu

    There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more, and there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want. The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered. Proverbs 11:24-25

    Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

    Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,
    as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10

    Prayer of Blessing
    May the love of life
    fill our hearts.
    May the love of earth
    bring joy to heaven.
    May the love of self
    deepen our souls.
    May the love of neighbor
    heal our world.
    As nations, as peoples, as families this day
    may the love of life heal our world.

    May the deep blessings of earth be with us.
    May the fathomless soundings of seas surge in our soul.
    May boundless stretches of the universe echo in our depths
    to open us to wonder
    to strengthen us for love
    to humble us with gratitude
    that we may find ourselves in one another
    that we may lose ourselves in gladness
    that we give ourselves to peace.
    ~ John Philip Newell

    Blessed are the peacemakers for they are born of God. Matthew 5:9

    Rev. Linda Hurley

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