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Thank you Cheryl, for offering these guided meditations to help us focus and set our intention. For the past 20 weeks Cheryl has provided these sessions, focusing on a variety of meditation practices. We are grateful for her care and attention to all of us. While the weekly recorded meditations will end this week, know that you can come by anytime to sit with Cheryl and rest, reset and be at peace.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

During this final week of guided meditations, Cheryl introduces us to the ancient practice of centering prayer.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

This week Cheryl presents a beautiful poem by Danna Faulds.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

Cheryl starts our meditation with this poem by Denise Levertov.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Did the rose
Ever open its heart
And give to this world
All it’s

It felt the encouragement of light 
Against its

We all remain

     ~ Hafiz

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Cheryl starts with this poem by Steve Garnaas-Holmes

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

This week's guided meditation: Coming to presence through the body.

“Do you make regular visits to yourself?” ~ Rumi

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

This week is guided visio divina or sacred seeing. Seeing with the eyes of the heart or beholding an image.

"Practising visio divina helps us cultivate our ability to behold the sacred in the world around us."
~ Christine Valters Paintner

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
~ Marcel Proust

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Breathing and Smiling
Inspired by Thich Nhat Hann

"Breathing in, I calm my body.
Breathing out, I smile.
Dwelling in the present moment,
I know this is a wonderful moment!"

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

When We Breathe Together

This is the blessing
we cannot speak
by ourselves. 

This is the blessing
we cannot summon
by our own devices,
cannot shape
to our own purposes,
cannot bend to our own will. 

This blessing
that comes
when we leave behind
our aloneness,
when we gather
when we turn
toward one another. 

This is the blessing
that blazes among us
When we speak the words
strange to our ears,

when we finally listen
into the chaos,

when we breathe together
at last. 

     ~Jan Richardson from “Circle of Grace: A Book of Blessings for the Seasons”

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
Cheryl Macpherson leads this week's meditation, based on the poem "We Look With Uncertainty" by Anne Hillman. 

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
This guided meditation is "Breathing for all Beings", lead by Cheryl  Macpherson.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
Today Cheryl uses Lectio Divina during this guided meditation.
*Today's reading: Pandemic ~ written by Lynn Unger 

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020