WE ARE A BURDEN AND GIFT TO EACH OTHER

WE ARE A BURDEN AND GIFT TO EACH OTHER

During a walk

across Hamline University campus

in 1960

with my mentor

Dr. Sam Shoemaker

he said to me,

“Young man,

don’t ever forget this:

As long as you and I live

we will to some degree

be a problem to ourselves

and those who love us.

All the saints

have clay feet.”

Every person

In our sphere of influence

at home

and at work

Will most likely be

Enhanced by us

and burdened…

by and with us.

Most especially,

Those with whom

we brush our teeth or

sit nearby

in an adjoining cubicle

day after day.

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A SOULCATCHING PLACE

A Soulcatching Place

Soulcatcher, a secluded place dedicated to individuals who choose to venture inward.

 

There’s something

Life-giving

About

Being in a quiet place

Dedicated to

Individuals who choose

To rest an overloaded

mind and body

And care for the soul.

 

Journaling and Dream work           are restorative tools                     available to everyone.

 

If you are searching

For a soul space

Where you have

Your time alone,

Where your soul-work

Is valued,

Where your dreams are

Taken seriously,

Where sleep can heal and sort,

Where, in confidence and

Safety, your inner voice

Is attended—

You may want to consider

Soulcatcher.

Read, rest and overlook the waterfall

 

The

Watery hum of

The waterfall

Chants its repetitive lullaby

Dispensing a gentle spell,

like a consoling balm,

through the open window.

Soulcatcher’s waterfall

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