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Midday Manna: The Garden Rubbish Dump

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

The Garden Rubbish Dump

Dear Corinne,

I agree! The lichens reminded me of seaweed too! This week we are in the Garden, or to be precise the Orchard at St Cuthman’s, where there is a large rubbish dump comprised of grass, leaves, branches, thistles and wood.

Spend a few moments letting go of the morning’s busyness, take a few deep breaths and gradually enter into stillness.

Look carefully at the photo of the rubbish dump below ………………………….
Notice as many details as you can………………………………………
The size, shape, colour, of the varieties of the rubbish……………
Observe the surroundings, the weather……………

As you look, ask God what he is wanting to highlight to you through this picture……………………………………………….
take your time…………………………………….

In nature, Autumn is a season of letting go. The leaves change from the green of summer to the rich variety of yellow,gold, orange and red and then begin their descent to the ground. Pruning takes place and the trees and shrubs prepare for the winter that is to come.

As you think about this, is there anything that you have, that you need to let go of, in order to embrace the season more fully and freely?…………………
Possessions, attitudes, fears, anxieties………………………..
If so imagine placing them on the rubbish dump………………

“God come with your transforming breath. Free me from the things that keep me tied down. Reveal to me the things that hinder me on the path of life and help me to let go of them. Empty me that there may be a beautiful new space in me for renewal.” Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr

May the rest of your week go well.

with love,

 

 

 

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This letter is from the series: 'Midday Manna'

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