Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Building a Labyrinth

Okay you've got to admit it--most people don't have one of these in their front yard. It's about 45-50 feet across and is called a "Modifed Chartres" labyrinth. In other words, it's in the style of the one in Chartres Cathedral in France, which was built around 1200 or so.
Why a labyrinth? The idea is this: many of us struggle to sit down and pray or meditate--involving the body can help us center. As you walk toward the center you empty yourself of some concerns. In the center you pause to pnder before making your way out.
This is not a maze! You don't have to make any decisions except the one to enter and walk it.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Love of Dog!

In the last couple weeks I've had the chance to talk about my book, Dogspell: The Gospel According to Dog. Here I'm reading at Drury Lane Books in Grand Marais; I also did a talk related to the book and our god images at the Sacred Ground Center in St. Paul.

As I read from the book, and see
people's reactions,
I remember how hard it is for us to
remember that we are beloved.

Or as one person said at this salon
at Drury Lane Books, "How different would the world be, if we believed, really
believed, we were loved?!"