I learned that sometime a life journey can take you to a place that is not on any map.
From the movie, Cold Fever
Nature heals; nature renews
Our Life Journey Program invites you to partner with nature for healing insights and creative restoration. Life Journey sites and suggested reflections are found throughout Charlson Meadows’ 142 acres. For example, are you interested in setting some part of your life free? You may want to visit the Osprey Labyrinth site and reflect on what in you wants to soar. Do you want to enhance your inner peace? Consider walking our Serenity Path. These and other sites awaken self care and healing connections with the natural world.
Everyone’s journey is different. Scattered boulders, logs, and benches support sitting still and doing nothing. You are free to discover what calls you, or simply wander the land as you wish. It is your Life Journey.
View Three Life Journey Sites
Nature's Chapel in the Woods
Nature’s Chapel in the Woods is dedicated to the peace and unity found in all spiritual traditions. Silence helps us reconnect to these qualities. Please observe silence as you arrive, visit, and depart.
The suggested reflections are from a variety of traditions:
In the beginning God created heaven and earth…And God said “Let there be light” and there was light.
— Judaism, The Torah
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They toil not, neither do they spin…Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you.
— Christianity, The Bible
The signs of His power and wisdom are spread out in the heavens and on earth.
— Islam, The Qu’ran
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.
— The Buddha
The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. Whatsoever befalls the earth befalls the sons of earth.
— Suquamish, Chief Seattle
Purify Us Wholly. Impart to us those vitalizing forces. that come, O Earth, from deep within your body.
— Rig Veda, Hindu
Nature can teach us everything.
— Mokichi Okada, Shumei
Walk to the center for insights and renewal.
Sit in a circle, alone or with others. Recall a favorite place in nature.
Re-connecting with nature and the Earth helps us reconnect to ourselves and to others. Council Point’s campfire circle and quiet setting invites us to reconnect. Storytelling is an ancient way that others shared knowledge and information. Here you can recall silently and/or share nature stories with others.