In my last blog I talked about Nature as being a place where we can renew our connection to the One and remember who we are. I wrote that blog in Leadville, but fortunately for us, we don’t necessarily have to drive a couple hours to be in Nature where we live…and BONUS TIME…there is a hidden gem right outside of Sedalia called A Sanctuary Place where they have several meditative media to help facilitate inner peace. I had visited this place during my early Science of Mind studies with Rev. Carla and Mike Ryan, but had not been there for quite a while, so last week a group of CSL Parker parents and teens took a fieldtrip following our Sunday service.

The facility is located at the southeast corner of the intersection of Wolfensberger Road and Hwy. 105. It has roughly a half mile of easily walkable trail that moves from meditation spot to meditation spot. We began at the main building which houses a small library, welcome center and a large open room perfect for sacred drumming or mantra work due to its reverberating properties. Back outside, we meandered through scrub oak, cottonwood and pine trees and meadow grasses to each spot which included meditative benches, meditative objects such as a black Madonna or a Native American Medicine wheel, several different prayer trees, and a large walking labyrinth made of rocks gathered from the property.

Our group spent roughly an hour pursuing these tasks as it was kind of a chilly day.  However, even in that short amount of time, each person was able to experience a deepened sense of Self and feel more at Peace. In my book, that is Mission Accomplished! If you have the chance and can check this place out before the snow flies, do it! You won’t regret it!

Rev. Phil Tapp
Youth Minister – CSL Parker