“Getting into a Coracle“
This week has become one of my favorite weeks of the year as I am attending the 5-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation for the tenth year in a row. The rhythm of the Academy is one that I now crave throughout the year as we spend time learning, worshipping God, celebrating the Eucharist daily, enjoying times of silence for rest and reflection and enjoying God’s beautiful creation at the Trinity Center which is located between the sound and the sea at Salter Path. This week we are immersing ourselves in Celtic Spirituality with our presenters Dr. Loyd Allen and Mary Earle
The Celts have given us much to think about in regards to how we might approach our relationship with God. We are reminded that when we travel with others on a pilgrimage, on one level we are sharing the same experience, but along the way each of us has our own unique experience.
One Celtic tradition included folks getting into a coracle (a boat without a rudder) and launching forth without a direction. They were practicing a willingness to allow the Spirit to lead them and understanding that all of creation participates in God’s plan.
So often we feel that we must have every detail mapped out before we set out on a journey. Maybe God is calling us to roll with the tide and allow the Holy Spirit to lead us. We could learn a thing or two from the Celtic traditions about how to trust God to lead and direct us.
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