I have to say that I am rebooting my relationship with The Divine One on this trip. It is easy to get complacent about faith in my line of work. Too often I find myself stuck in the rut of page turning; willing the prayer to be over so that we might move on to the next. It comes with the job. How does the facilitator of prayer find meaning in the prayer for herself? The answer is neither simplistic nor is it single-layered. But, I do know that part of the solution for me is to see natural beauty in ways that it has heretofore been hidden. Today was one of those days.
Following a quiet and serene six hour drive from Santa Fe, we coasted into Sedona Arizona. (Not before we realized, of course, that we are now on Pacific time and lost another hour. It certainly helped to explain the discrepancies with Hannah our surly GPS! Never argue with a machine. It is a losing battle.) The Husband has been so excited about this leg of the trip because he booked us into the most magnificent resort imaginable. This is the view from our private cottage balcony.
Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha-olam. She-kacha lo b'olamo.
Blessed are you Adonai our God Ruler of the universe, who has given us this in the world.