The fourth shrine is the heart, centre of generosity and compassion. I took some of the inspiration for this piece from traditional images of Christ’s sacred heart.
I like the ambiguity of the golden rods: are they light shining out of the heart or spears piercing it?
Here are a couple of images of the shrine followed by a meditation:
Source of Love, you enable me to love
And that compassion shines as an undimmed light of liberation.
As I sense your rhythm within me, may that first impulse of love guide me in all things.
And so may my sacred heart be an echo of yours.