The books I’m reading have changed somewhat in the past couple of months, and I thought I might share what those are in case any of you are looking for a new read. A word of caution, though, is due because my reading these days isn’t particularly light and may result in spiritual growth. Brace yourself.
I finished Parker Palmer’s Let Your Life Speak.
I’m dreadfully behind in Joyce Rockwood Hudson’s Natural Spirituality for the book study I’m in, but I just read a most fascinating description of myself. I’m compelled to finish reading it, even at my own pace. This book, I may have already mentioned, is largely about Jungian psychology entwined with Christianity. It encourages our listening to our dreams, being aware of synchronicities, and being conscious of how the unconscious is being revealed to us.
My friend and I are using Julia Cameron’s Finding Water as we continue our journey together of self-discovery. This is the third and last of the Artist’s Way series (the first two being The Artist’s Way and The Vein of Gold). I highly recommend these books for artists and non-artists alike to help in finding what your inner critic looks and sounds like to help you overcome those inner blocks.
I’ve just recently picked up (having been recommended highly by someone I trust) L. William Countryman’s Living on the Border of the Holy and am already compelled by what he shares. He’s basically voicing that we all have a fundamental priesthood, a responsibility to help reveal to others the secrets of the Holy to which we individually experience and know, and I’m just in the first chapter.
In my knitting bag is Beverly Galeskas Felted Knits. It was time to start another knit project because it’s good for me to keep my hands busy. (I don’t yet have the yarn needed for my husband’s Dr. Who scarf!) One of these days I may be able to knit and pray, but following a pattern means I’m having to focus on counting. Mindfulness is a good thing, too.
It’s shaping out to be a perfectly rainy weekend, so hopefully I’ll have time to delve deeply into a book or two and/or knit a while. May your weekend be so blessed.