A week of joy, peace and grace! A life of joy peace and grace!

The journey home

Oh to leave this place, this thin space, the sacredness of Naramata

My heart churns with bitter sweet departure and overflows with gratitude

Settling in at home, the rhythm of Naramata fades....

was it but a memory ....

of spirit alive ...

one now dancing behind a veil of work, routine, commerciality and partially asleep community ...

Moments of the Naramata joy peace and grace flicker in my heart and burst into prayers of deep gratitude...

Deep in my soul, even In Those mundane daily times or moments not easy or pleasant, that same sense of spiritual rightness of joy, peace and grace as experienced at Naramata embraces sustains and supports my soul

My heart overflows in gratitude - in deep deep gratitude for Naramata thin space that is so timeless....

that gratitude becomes prayerful action when I am able to return to Naramata for hearts and hands... to take care of the Center that has so cared for me ...

Days spent in a community of fellow caregivers cleaning, raking, pruning, thinning and preparing the space for those new and return summer visitors ... holding the prayer that they will be so graced at this thin space that they too will live in the Naramata joy peace and grace !

So be it

Lois Beischer