the sacred now
Find Sacred in Your Ordinary
In his poem The Guest House, Sufi mystic and poet, Rumi, compares this business of living, of being human, to a guest house: every morning (if not moment), a new emotional experience arises. And like unexpected guests, some feel joyful and easy, while others feel heavy and burdensome.
During this global era of Covid-19, our inner landscape can feel so raw as we're pushed to our limits time after time. Like a guest house innkeeper, we may feel stuck with our these myriad guests: this full range of emotions that bombard us, sometimes by the day or the hour. Rumi invites us to consider the possibility that each of these guests, whether welcome or unwelcome, is a guide that has been sent from God.
Catherine is an educator, interfaith spiritual director, and retreat facilitator who delights in the ordinariness of her life in Ottawa, Canada. In her work, she draws on the riches of the mystical traditions, especially those of her ancestors, the Christian Celts. Catherine thinks the greatest prayer she can offer to God and the world is to look and listen for the Divine Spark in each and all, and in every moment.
About the sacred now
In writing the sacred now, my hope is that together, we'll enter together into the sacredness of our everyday lives - wherever and whatever they may be.