Life Is A Sacred Journey

by johnandterri

Life is a sacred journey

“Your life is a sacred journey. It is about change, growth, discovery, movement and transformation. . . . It is continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, teaching you to see clearly and deeply, helping you to listen to your intuition.”  Mother Janet Erskine Stuart

I read this quote today and just thought it was one of the best quotes for life I have read in some time. The kind one should print out and put on the bathroom mirror to read each morning. It contains some great wisdom for us all.

I like the part about life being a journey. That certainly goes with this blog, I started writing over 3 years ago now!!! Our long Camino pilgrim walk parallels so much of life. It has a beginning and a “Telos” (Greek for end or the ultimate objective) and the walk  from the beginning to the end of our life is our “sacred journey”. Our journey in life is all about change, growth, discovery, movement and transformation. We certainly experienced that on our long walk as it did indeed cause us to grow and change and had a lot of movement and transformation!

In fact, I am going through a period of change and growth and discovery in my life. I began when I committed more time (twice daily) of being quiet and listening in my prayer life and it has propelled me forward to new areas of growth on “my sacred journey”. I had been feeling for some time that I wanted to doing more with my technical skills and passion for adult faith formation at more parish Church. I had lots of ideas and directions but then it all just came together at the just the right time. I am so energized and ready for the growth and change and discovery it is bringing to me and our parish Church.

I encourage you also to take time to quiet your mind and listen. It is part of our sacred journey to listen and respond when you feel called to new directions of growth and discovery.

Blessings and all good,

John

Photograph of the Week

Soaring for Growth and Change

Ok, I must declare right up front that this image is a double exposure! On a recent fall trip to the Skagit to see the snow geese that have just arrived for the winter, I saw this wonderful sky. I captured it knowing that it might make a wonderful background to put with the snow geese once captured images of them flying. It turned out way better than I thought it would!

I decided to title this image to align with this blog as it fits so perfectly.

P.S. The photograph at the top of this blog is also a double exposure I took on the same trip to the Skagit and works well with the blog as well.