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Way of All Ways

READINGS

 

Searching for Oneself 

From out of the ordinary: prayers, poems, and reflections for every season (c) 2000 Joyce Rupp. Published by Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Good Shepherd, who finds the lost one,
The “me” I have known has disappeared.

Will I ever recover the person I have been?
Will I ever find and feel good about myself again?
Will I discover who I am and who I am becoming?

Protect me in this great vulnerability.
Assure me that I will come home to myself,
Even though ‘my self” may be different.

Silence my impatience. Calm my worry,
Restore my joy. Solace my distress.
Help me to befriend my new self
With tender hope and welcoming love.

Letting Go 
From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©1990, Hazelden Foundation

 


Stop trying so hard to control things. It is not our job to control people, outcomes, circumstances, and life. Maybe in the past we couldn't trust and let things happen. But we can now. The way life is unfolding is good. Let it unfold.

Stop trying so hard to do better, be better, and be more. Who we are and the way we do things is good enough for today.

Who we were and the way we did things yesterday was good enough for that day.

Ease up on ourselves. Let go. Stop trying so hard.

Today, I will let go. I will stop trying to control everything. I will stop trying to make myself be and do better, and I will let myself be.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©1990, Hazelden Foundation.

Healing

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©1990, Hazelden Foundation.

Let healing energy flow through your body.

The healing energy of God, the Universe, life, and recovery surrounds us. It is available, waiting for us to draw on it, waiting for us to draw it in. It's waiting at our meetings or groups, on the words of a whispered prayer, in a gentle touch, a positive word, a positive thought. Healing energy is in the sun, the wind, and the rain, in all that is good.

Let healing energy come. Attract it. Accept it. Let it soak in. Breathe in the golden light. Exhale. Let go of fear, anger, hurt, and doubt. Let healing energy flow to you, through you.

It is yours for the asking, for the believing.

Today, I will ask for, and accept, the healing energy from God and the Universe. I will let it flow to me, through me, and back out to others. I am part of, and at one with, the continuous cycle of healing.


 

"Healing is a creative act, calling for all the hard work and dedication needed for other forms of creativity."-Bernie Siegel

 

"Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn't you-all of the expectations, all of the beliefs-and becoming who you are."  -Rachel Naomi Remen.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Copies of printable labyrinths can be found here for Labyrinth #1 and Labyrinth #2

A journal for personal reflection is strongly encouraged. Optional materials are: Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice and The Sacred Path Companion by Lauren Artress.

ABOUT THE LABYRINTH LEADER

This series is led by Dr. Robert L. Bozeman. In addition to being Minister of Music at Anchorage Presbyterian Church, he is a Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. He is a seasoned retreat leader and has led a variety of groups in exploring spiritually through the labyrinth. He is a Certified Spiritual Director and has a private practice in coaching performers of all kinds in awakening and deepening their creativity.