Friday, April 19, 2013

A Healing Space Friday Five


Over at RGBP, Deb posted: Today is a good day to focus on where, as RevGalBlogPals, we find healing, peace and strengthening. As a chaplain, there are days where I never seem to catch my breath, and invariably, those are the days that I need it the most! [RevDragon input: And this has definitely been one of those weeks where I need to catch my breath, so perfect timing, Deb!] So with all this in mind, share with us these healing things:

1. A piece of music: Jonathan Goldman has an album called Chakra Chants--this is my go-to background music when I most need healing. I find it quieting and peaceful and simply present with me.

2. A place: My chair space. Even though my chair isn't there any more (long story), when I get to sit in this place beside the window, it is healing. 

3. A favorite food (they call it "comfort food" for a reason): Soups are my comfort food. This week a) a neighbor home-made some veggie chili, b) my spouse made cauliflower cheesy soup, and c) last night was a different chili. I have needed some "healing space" this week, and I believe the soup itself has helped keep me going!

4. A recreational pastime (that you watch or participate in): Reading is healing. It's quiet. And solo (introvert!). I can enter a different world. 

5. A poem, Scripture passage or other literature that speaks to comfort you: There are many. Sometimes it's Julian of Norwich's "All shall be well..." Other times it's Emily Dickinson's "Hope is a thing with feathers... Yet never in extremity / it asked a crumb of me." And always it is "Be still and know that I am God." 

BONUS: People, animals, friends, family - share a picture of one or many of these who warm your heart.

the Prayer Shawl (and "my chair") attracts all kinds of love
waiting for second breakfast

4 comments:

Rev. Pat Raube said...

It was the perfect Friday Five, wasn't it?

I so appreciate your answers. I quickly went and looked up Chakra Chants on iTunes, and I will be ordering it. And I connect with other answers here too.

I love your chair, and all the love/ peace it attracts! Peace to you. Peace to us all.

Deb said...

We are cat loving folk, aren't we? Praying that you find strength and peace for all God asks of you today.

Teri said...

love those kitties!

And oh yes yes to the Emily Dickinson poem...so right.

Wendy said...

Reading and Emily Dickinson. Yes, please.