Friday, 15 May 2009

Spiritual Retreat...

Last Friday I was lucky enough to be invited to another spiritual retreat with Helen House.

The gardens at the house provide a wonderful space for reflection and memories.

Again, we were blessed with the weather and wandering around the garden was such a delight.

The generosity of the owners was, once again, amazing.

After lunch, we did a little workshop on memory stones. I was not really familiar with the idea of them, but I now have my own set.

The smooth stone represents everyday things - day-to-day life, routines, muddling along...

The jagged stone represents more difficult times. Times when things didn't run quite so smoothly, perhaps...

The little stone has some tiny sparkly bits in it. It represents special times. Times that stand out...

They feel good to hold. Strangely, the special one fits snugly onto the jagged one in one place. It's good to have a 'real' thing to hold for a specific purpose.


  1. I like the idea of the memory stones. How do you use them?

  2. I saw a documentary about Helen House not long ago. It is a truly inspirational place.

  3. sounds like a wonderful day xx

  4. I have a collections of little stones that I have found in lots of places. Mostly they just look interesting to me, you have shown me that perhaps they have a deeper meaning.


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