The Wood Between The Worlds

The past two weeks have been a blur. I left Lee Abbey on the on the 1st of April which feels like a million years ago already. It was the right time for me to leave.

The following couple of weeks have have been the dreamiest mix of resting and catching up with my immediate family. Every year our growing number (13 this year) get together for Easter somewhere along the Cornish south west coast. I find that it is like returning to ‘The Wood Between The Worlds’ as Digory and Pole do in the Magicians Nephew by C. S. Lewis. There are many pools in this wood leading to other worlds. The wood itself is the inbetween space where you do nothing but belong and rest.

“As Digory rose to is feet he noticed that he was neither dripping nor panting for breath as anyone would expect after being under water. His clothes were perfectly dry … The trees grew closer together and were so leafy that he could get no glimpse of the sky. All the light was green light that came through the leaves: but there must have been a very strong sun overhead for this daylight was bright and warm. … The pool he had just got out of was not the only pool. There was dozens of others – a pool every few yards as far as his eyes could see. When he tried to describe it afterwards Digory always said, ” It was a rich place: as rich as a plum cake.”

On Wednesday I leave my leafy wood, take a plunge and move to All Nations Christian College. I shall be studying cross cultural mission for 10 weeks and getting my tool kit ready to go to Kenya in September to live with the Maasai…

Thank you for catching up with my story, thank you for your prayers, encouragements and support.

Abi Joy

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