Had a particularly low day last Thursday which carried on into Friday. I spent time resting, with myself, meditating and I wrote this poem which helped shift through it... A 'free' day. Of late, so rare
Anticipated with longing
And yet, now here, I find
The ache of longing still present With time, I've fallen into a hole
Missing, void, partial, unwhole
Sadness, grief and despair, hard to bear Stopping to re-collect my week's feelings
I find connection, jo
This altar has been a long time in the creation! Normally I create a new altar for each Wheel of the Year festival... its part of my preparation for the ceremonies we host each 6 weeks. The last festival's altar is dismantled and the new one comes forth.
But I was away at the Solstice, then caught up in Christmas, socialising between Christmas and New Year and away again at New Year.... So this is my Winter Solstice altar... two full weeks late... just about catching the ne
Sometimes I can't work out where I am at to know what I want to say... I know sometimes poetry helps in those cases but it feels an age since I've written any... sometimes spiritual counselling helps order my thoughts, find words, put some form to what I'm feeling... other times its just easier not to say anything. I guess I've felt a bit like that of late... 'saying nothing is easier' is definitely a theme... And so I say nothing... literally nothing... its easier not to hav
A day in the life of an interfaith minister...
Interfaith ministry isn't just about about being a celebrant. These posts aim to paint a picture of how my ministry permeates all of my life...
Sunday is often a busy day for me... how do you think I spend it? Maybe you're envisaging trips to church or online services... I am a 'minister' after all! But for me spirituality isn't connected to religion. I may talk about God (if people are comfortable with the word), but that mea
I've got into a practice of lighting candles. Its not something I've ever done before, but whilst doing my ministry training it became a practice. Its a moment to pause, to consciously invite in the light, to remember the light in each of us and our connection through the light. Often I light a candle before a group meditation, before spiritual counselling, calling in all that supports us into the space. I loved observing the candle lighting of Hannukah at dusk each evening