Stroll (or Roll) for Your Soul offers 21 days of accompaniment through a brief email delivered early each morning to your inbox. It takes 21 days to create a habit. Use these daily emails as motivation to get outside and enjoy the spring (or fall for some Prayer Bench friends!)
Deepen your awareness of seeing the Divine in the ordinary and practice being in the present moment with these daily emails. They offer a reflection and practice giving direction and encouragement to your time spent strolling or walking or jogging or biking or even skateboarding!
In the Company Of …. is our 2018 Stroll for Your Soul theme.
WHEN: Begins with a welcome email Wednesday, May 2. You receive daily emails from May 7-28.
COST: $15.00 (Individual)
Want to make it a congregational/group project? For $50 you can sign up a group of any size. Unlimited numbers. Invite all your friends to the Prayer Bench!
In congregations/parishes, If you have a group of 10, that’s only $5 each. Some congregations have included friends in Care Homes, or Mom’s Groups as an outreach ministry. Please register here.
WHAT YOU RECEIVE:
- A welcome email on May 2.
- 21 daily emails with a practice, a poem, a reflection, or photograph offering encouragement for mindful attention and accompaniment.
Contact Janice for more information.
A Sample Email: Day 3 I am. May You Be
Re-collecting is more than remembering. It is bringing yourself into a full sense of who you are, just as you are. Take a moment to look in a mirror before you leave. Look with gentleness. Receive the image of your-self with humour, grace and acceptance.
Beatrice Bruteau died in 1984, but her scholarly work is being re-discovered because of her insights into science, math and spirituality. She is a modern mystic and interspritual pioneer.
Her words: “I am. May you be” say something about her inclusive vision and the value of each person (including self)
As you stroll today, recall her mantra. “I am. May you be.” Allow a sense of self-love and mutual respect rise in you, and in all you meet. Bring to mind someone who is a struggle for you to accept or be with. Simply offer the prayer: I am. May you be.
Continue the “I am. May you be” mantra during the day. Is there a cue you can set to remind yourself? It acknowledges the gift of you in the world and it is a prayer of respect for others.
Book: God’s Ecstasy: The Creation of a Self-Creating World by Beatrice Bruteau.
PHOTO: With thanks to Gordon Williams