Follow-Up to WATERmeditation with Rosemary B. Ganley on
Monday, April 3, 2023, 7:30 PM EDT
The video of this session can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DwyyyimQkc
WATER thanks Rosemary Ganley for leading this meditation on “Everyday Prophets” which took us all new places. She invited us to look at people around us—some of whom we know and love, others we read and appreciate—in an effort to see prophetic people of all stripes.
Rosemary mentioned her son Jim in his role as teacher and father. She lifted up a favorite poet, Mary Oliver, who wrote “Pay attention, Be astonished, Write about it.” She paid respects to the local mail carrier who trudges through cold and snow. All of these sparked our imaginations as we entered into contemplation together.
One person cited her activist daughter as a prophet. Another mentioned an interfaith monastery as a place where such persons dwell. Still another talked about hospice workers. Many of us harbored our own names in our hearts—parents, mentors, even some present who are prophets to us.
Rosemary concluded that she was feeling spiritually encouraged from this session before heading off to Ottawa for a political gathering. There goes an everyday prophet off to work.
WATER extends sympathy to Janet Bohren and her family on the loss of their husband/father Jim. People who attended the Meditation will recall that Janet mentioned that he was on hospice and we offered our prayers and energies for his peaceful passing. He died the next day. Our hearts are with Janet.
The next WATERmeditation will be Mon. May 8, 2023 at 7:30 PM with Adrienne Conti, “Hildegard of Bingen – Veriditas: Engaging in the Living Force of Creation.”