(3 photos) This week’s photo challenge asks: show us what path means to you. Consider the journey you’ve taken this year (or where you hope to go in 2017) and share a snapshot of this personal path, whether figurative or literal. This “King’s Men Stone Circle” was made about 4500 years ago by the Neolithic people of Britain.
I had a profound sense of connection and sacredness when I walked this path in England. For me a path is not a journey between a starting and ending place, but a discovery of meaning. It’s the perfect symbol of this holiday season.
This particular stone had a real presence for me. As I walked around it, I saw the form of a griffin. “Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin was also thought of as king of all creatures. Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions. … In antiquity it was a symbol of divine power and a guardian of the divine.“