Combining the Guild practice of circle sharing with the technology of Zoom, and the narratives of Boccaccio with the model of lectio divina, we are offering a program in which we will use storytelling, others’ and our own, as a way to process the experience of living during a time of pandemic. With the image of Boccaccio’s young storytellers wandering the countryside in mind, The Guild’s Sacred Travel Committee invites you to participate in an event inspired by the Decameron. While Boccaccio’s characters told stories as a way to avoid and escape the plague, we imagine an opportunity for Guild members to enter into the challenges of living in the time of Covid-19 through storytelling.
The Program will run on Wednesday evenings in October from 7:00-9:30 PM
For more information contact Christina Carlson at email@example.com
A highway will be there, called the holy way … it is for those with a journey to make, and on it the redeemed will walk.
– Isaiah 35:8,9
Do you find it difficult to sit still in silence or in prayer without your mind wandering all over the place? Are you attracted to embodied spiritual disciplines where you pray using your body? Are you drawn to the spiritual practice of pilgrimage? Do you find yourself yearning for a way to be more centered during this time of uncertainty and unrest?
Come explore the ancient spiritual practice of walking the labyrinth. Labyrinths have been used for thousands of years by people around the world and in most religious traditions as aids in meditation and prayer. Walking the winding path of the labyrinth is a metaphor for our spiritual journey. This meditative walk can be a way to listen to your soul, to connect to the Divine within. The sacred space of the labyrinth invites us to a place of healing, self-knowledge, discernment, and co-creation.
In our time together, we will look at the history of labyrinths found around the world and explore how walking the labyrinth can be a spiritual practice. We’ll look at various ways to walk a labyrinth. And, of course, we’ll walk the Wisdom House labyrinth. There will be time for personal reflection and for the sharing of our experiences.
“Solvitur ambulando … It is solved by walking …”St. Augustine
This program is presented in association with Wisdom House
September 22, 2020 from 9:30 – 11:30