building a prayer

It has been a rough couple of months in the Davenport household. In January, news from Dave’s work of impending “changes” resulted in insecurity. In February, I made the heartbreaking decision to resign from the school that has formed me for the last five years. So many questions plagued us: will we have jobs? will we take pay cuts? will we have to sell a car? will we have to move? will our lifestyle have to change? These weights, compiled with other disappointments, had me in daily meltdowns for nearly a month.

But, alas, things have worked out for us. As they always do.

As they always do.

And I find myself now overwhelmed–not by stress–but by gratitude. At another time, I will share the decision I made to change my perspective…and how that created light where there was none. But for now, I want to share how we honored the many blessings in our lives as of late.

In the shadow of an ancient volcano eruption–looming walls bloodied by fire–we constructed a cairn. In the cool shade of a giant ponderous–branches tangled and blossoming–we partook in a sacred ceremony of craft. Stone by stone, we declared our blessings. We built a prayer.

 

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tothosewhohaveears
    Mar 29, 2016 @ 14:04:36

    This is beautiful! There are many moment’s in my life where I have reflected like you have. So many changes leave us with doubt, fear, and a sense of anxiety. The thing to do in that moment is to choose joy. Choosing joy and focusing on what we do have, rather then what we do not have, is the answer. Admitting that you are blessed, regardless of your circumstances, is the key. 🙂

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  2. Fromteachertohealer
    Mar 29, 2016 @ 15:41:52

    This resonates with me. I too handed in my resignation as a teacher recently when we relocated to live near the sea and for change of life-style. The uncertainty is scary and exhilarating at the same time, especially when you believe there is a reason for the change of direction, yet are still at the ‘certainty if things unseen’ stage. It really tests your commitment to the inner experience as being what’s ‘real’. I will enjoy following your journey. 🙂❤️

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  3. fromsinnertosaintblog
    Mar 29, 2016 @ 16:53:39

    Amen. I too have been in your same position. Allowing faith to over power those emotions, mentally placing myself where I knew God wanted me to be, is how I got out of that one.When God Opens the Blinds. Praying your Journey Continues to bring great light to you and your family be blessed

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  4. Caroline L. Fish Widowwonderings.com
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 05:07:23

    Beautiful

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  5. alluringworldblog
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 08:25:03

    you write irresistibly!

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  6. littlegreenraven
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 09:40:32

    So amazing 😀

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  7. mishraakanksha
    Mar 30, 2016 @ 14:41:47

    Its beautiful.. It resembles hope.. Everything will be eventually fine.

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  8. P. kaveripoonacha
    Apr 07, 2016 @ 22:50:11

    Brilliant words

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