September 8, 2011
One fall in mid 1990's with snow heading in before Christmas... I decided to make mini-labyrinths as gifts for family & friends. On pavement or paper, made out of pavers or paper mache' the vortex energy of labyrinth designs is always accessible... I have shared labyrinths with elders in assisted living & hospice care, with children at school fairs, with friends and neighbors in many groups and locations. We've built labyrinths with string and sticks on grass, with rocks or rope on sand or gravel, with ground corn in a horse paddock, in the mountains, the desert and at the beach. Doesn't matter if they are 6", 6', or 60' in diameter, the work is always intimate, personal and fullfilling. We are always inspired!
Two here on the ground, several more locally, maybe even some I don't know about yet.... together we may explore, experience, expand and embrace the energy of these ancient sacred places! We will find as many as we need... if we run out... we may decide to draw them, paint them, mold or sculpt them. We might choose to use a drummel or a router or a diamond bit. You may use pebbles, bricks, marbles, crystals, stones, rocks, sticks, or just mow a path in the grass... Cool thing? the choice is always ours...
When two or more are gathered... then there's at least three... one of my favorite numbers... let's see how it feels... at least once a month if there's enough interest... more perhaps in nicer weather... maybe we'll create a walk indoors somewhere as a gift of service where many might walk... say in mid-winter? What would you like to do? One thing for sure... this meet-up probably won't be just your plain old labyrinth walk in the park!
Walked first Labyrinth in 1994. I feel myself evolving in appreciation, joy & compassion as my connection to the Earth & Nature expands. Our mission is in sharing more of who we are becoming, creating community and opportunities for growth & learning
People cycle in and out of our lives, sometimes we are in sync with others, sometimes not so much. We come together for a bit and then may go in separate directions. Our children grow & move away, our parents, also. Sometimes we lose sight of them and then, suddenly, they are right there with us once again. Walking with others in a labyrinth, observing each other on the winding paths to center, some going one way, others passing in an opposite direction, can help us see the nature of these cycles. Skip & I walk together often. It reminds us that even tho' we may be on opposite sides or going in different directions, we are always on the same path. Just as often, we find ourselves side by side on two different paths. We may start together and finish at very different times. And sometimes we walk alone. We seek, we intend, we move forward. We cherish the sacred moments and then we move on. How can a labyrinth be a metaphore in your life?