GHR Nepal & World Labyrinth Day

nepalWe would like to initiate the Global Healing Response for the victims, survivors and land of Nepal after the devastating earthquake on April 28, 2015.
My thought is that many of us will be walking on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. for World Labyrinth Day. If possible, perhaps we could integrate the GHR materials into our walks.
The Rev. Warren Lynn has written a wonderful prayer that can be used to unify our energies. Also, we can use the materials for the GHR 2015 Q2. If you remember the theme is Restoration and the focus for this quarter is Renewal. Click below for a link to a printable copy of the prayer along with the Q2 materials for your convenience.
Please respond to me if you plan to have a GHR Nepal walk. I will collect the details and post it on this website to keep you updated. Or, post your walk as a comment at the end of this post.
I realize there is so much going on in the world right now (I am in the US and the violence in Baltimore is what first comes to my mind). Broadening the Healing circle beyond Nepal is perfectly acceptable and encouraged!!!
Thank you for all you do to make this world a better place. I am honored to be in this community of healers. If anyone can pass this information on to The Labyrinth Society, or any other organization that might be interested, please feel free to do so. As always, don’t hesitate to contact me with questions, comments or ideas.
Click here for a PDF version of the prayer
Click here for a PDF version of the GHR Q2 materials
Labyrinth Prayer for Global Relief
to Nepal Earthquake Victims
April, 2015 by Warren Lynn
Amidst pain and suffering and loss and injustice beyond our words and feelings,
we bring ourselves into the intimate presence of holiness —
to ask and ar
gue and doubt and cry.
And when all is said, and all is thought,
and exhaustion replaces the raw energy of our grief…
…finally we let our quiet breathing replace what keeps us from
letting Śānti, Shalom, Salaam, Peace have its way with us.
Indeed, now, breathing in Spirit feeds our spirit;
breathing out Spirit cleanses our souls.
Breathing in feeds — breathing out cleanses.
Br
eathing in — breathing out.
True inspiration!
In this space, we find strength in our breathing to abide in each new step;
one after the other.
In this space, in our breathing and in our walking,
we experience the intimate presence of holy sustenance along the way
towar
d a more-focused compassion.
Slowly, we begin to seek less after answers about why disasters happen.
More and more, we begin to ask, “how can we help?”
“What creative solution can come from our gifts?”
“Who ar
e we, who am I, to be used for healing,
reconciliation, new wholeness, generous comfort…
…for those in places like Nepal wherein lives have been
undone by mysteries of the ear
th’s ways.
So, let us listen for inspiration in the deepest places of our living.
Let us acquaint ourselves with sacred possibilities within our own lives.
Let us affirm and confirm our ability to bring a new light of relief and recovery
into the presently darkened holes of grief and pain across our world,
and even next door;
…into the life of each of our neighbors,
even those amongst the communities of Nepal.
Amen.

GHR 2015 Q2 Restoration/ Renewal

SunriseAs always, it is hard to believe we are already in the second quarter of the year. While we spent the first quarter reflecting, this quarter we will move on to thinking about how we can renew the world with our thoughts, our actions and our hopes. And…to remember that renewal is possible in every present moment.

World Labyrinth Day is May 2nd. I hope that you will consider using these materials for your walk that day!

2015 Theme: Restoration

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

April-May-June

 Focus: Renewal

 Quote:  As wave is driven by wave
And each, pursued, pursues the wave ahead,
So time flies on and follows, flies, and follows,
Always, for ever and new. What was before
Is left behind; what never was is now;
And every passing moment is renewed.  ― OvidMetamorphoses

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

Color:  Green

Prayer:

As the earth breaks forth into new birth and life,
As the dawn brings burst of new light
again and yet again,
So may the energy of possibility burst forth in renewal,
Healing the hurt and pain of past.
May our voice, step, act join with others to sing again
The morning song, to embody the dance of renewal,
to reclaim the vision.
May the promise of restoration be real. —The Rev. Kay Mutert

 Ideas for benefiting organization: Prisoner community re-entry programs, organizations assisting those beginning life again

Ideas for ambiance:  Flowers, grass, eggs, nests

Music: “Call of the Mystics,” Karunesh

Click here for a PDF version of this material