Last week I dreamed of the shape of a church or a chapel against a dark sky with a light glowing foreground. The chapel shape literally seemed to glow and shimmer against the sky.
I like to think of this shape as a Sanctuary. Which according to Dictionary.com is among many definitions; a sacred or holy place, a place of refuge, asylum.
I'm reading Sue Monk Kidd's new book, Traveling with Pomegranates. Sue Monk Kidd is one of my favorite writers and I'm so happy to be immersed in her new book which is co-written with her daughter Ann Kidd Taylor. What I like about her writing/thinking is through her various quests to gain understanding about areas like the Feminine Divine or The Black Madonna is the honor she gives symbols in her life. Whether they be from dreams or 'chance' encounters.
I've been thinking about the chapel image from my dream. The word Sanctuary is meaningful. What shall I place in this holy, sacred Sanctuary? Why have a Sanctuary?
To have a place of refuge, not a place to hide, but a place of serenity. A place to lay out ideas, joys, sorrows, dreams, laughter, troubles.
Happy New Year!