Something happened inside of me on my very first visit to Sinsinawa that I’ve never been able to explain. Simply said: I felt as if I had finally come home. That didn’t make much sense, because in no way does Sinsinawa, Wisconsin look or feel like Mobile, Alabama or New Orleans, Louisiana – two places that are my home of origin. But, my heart feels awake and simultaneously at peace whenever I am at the Mound. Being there captivates me and the experience of it all lures me back. So, I go as often as I can and stay as long as I can.
We often refer to the Mound as sacred grounds. I believe that is true. It is also a place of great beauty where many of our sisters live and many more return for various gatherings, as they can. There is an energy and quiet peace that I think resonates within our prayer, worship, conversations, love for one another, laughter, ministry, study, life-challenges, walks in nature, time with family and other guests… etc. So, sometimes I have to go to simply be there with my sisters and to get renewed. Today, my heart is filled with an abundance of good things. Actually, I am feeling downright happy!
How are you doing with self-care these days?
Sr. Tanya Williams, OP