Thoughts from the Labyrinth

Personal Reflection, Journal and Blog

Laughter

Yesterday was drippy.  I like the fog and the drip, but for whatever reason, the blog post that I started and restarted and edited and re-edited just never made the cut.  It was too ponderous, too hippy-dippy, filled with lots of gratitude, but saying pretty much...

Bowing to the trees

I return from a two-day, out-of-town event, looking at the labyrinth with fresh eyes.  As I walk the first time, entering the Mother spiral, I literally have to bow to the tree branches that are laden with rain drops.  I suppose I could have chosen to brush them...

Light and shadow

I am drawn to the times of day when sunlight casts long shadows, like in this photo, taken this morning walking out of the labyrinth for the third time.  Now it is still and quiet.  I am still feeling rattled, but calmer. The morning started in a startling manner.  I...

Songbird twitterings

Last Sunday I started walking the labyrinth three times in a row each day.    I had thought that it would be hard.  I've tried committing to a daily practice around the labyrinth before and hit significant resistance.  This time around, things are different.  Maybe...

Birth of this labyrinth

I had been actively looking for my soul's purpose for quite sometime. I was "trying really hard" to figure it out. Thinking and thinking, but not breathing and just letting ideas come in. I kept repeating in my head that I would never figure out what my soul's purpose...

Beautification!

On September 1st I had my first labyrinth client. It was an incredible experience both for her and for me. Watching someone walk the labyrinth, and then speaking to them of their experience afterwards was amazing. I saw things in how she moved around the spirals that...

Triple fountain

I wanted a water feature by the labyrinth, so Mark built me a fountain. I told him I would like three, round containers for water and to have the water spilling from one to the next. He loved having a direction to head in and then the freedom to design within my broad...

Broom making

My experiences with and through the labyrinth continue to delight and amaze me. I decided to make a broom to sweep the labyrinth. I "knew" that the sweeping portion of the broom would use rosemary, lavender and coyote brush. I also "knew" that the broom handle would...

Here fishy, fishy. . .

  We've been transferring our Shubunkin (a Japanese/American Carp) from our old pond to the new one that Mark has been working on all summer. The water in the old pond had gotten quite mucky, so mucky in fact that that was what prompted my begging Mark to create...

Writing retreat in Hawaii

I've been on the Big Island of Hawaii for the past three weeks. Integrating, journaling, playing games, reading books, falling in love with the two dogs who live here, getting to know my father and his wife more deeply and just Being. It's been an interesting...

Children in the labyrinth!

One of the things that I most love to do is share the labyrinth with kindred spirits, and children seem to be the most able to feel the spirit of the labyrinth. Then again, children are most able to feel the spirit in just about anything, especially if it's out in...

Walking with unicorns

Today I walked the labyrinth with a unicorn. Okay, she's not really a unicorn in that she's not a white horse with a golden horn, but she's a unicorn in that she's a rare creature of great beauty and wisdom. I walk the labyrinth with a dear friend who is unicorn-like....

Not-quite-ripe peach

I am talking with my husband, prioritizing the "to do" list with him when I notice that my chest feels tight, as if a band of metal were surrounding me and slowly tightening. My throat feels thick and sluggish. My lower back feels spiky. I put voice to some of these...

New connections

I've been taking a break from blogging, but not from my beloved labyrinth. I continue to walk daily, alone, with friends, one time through, three times through, once a day, or multiple times a day. When she calls, I come. A few days ago I had the wonderful opportunity...

Attachment and non-attachment

I've already walked the labyrinth this morning, three trips around, it was lovely. Now I'm walking again, this time with the express intention of finishing homework set for the Mastership circle focusing on Surrender. I've been struggling with this homework. The...

Present tense

I've been on a boat for the past week and I really wanted to write about that, or at least I thought I did. I wrote several different starts to posts yesterday after walking the labyrinth, felt like wave after wave of different things flowing through, but nothing felt...

Sea legs

I've been on a cruise for a week. It took a while to get used to the motion of the boat, and now that I'm off the boat it seems to be taking awhile to get used to the motion of the earth. Walking the labyrinth this morning felt so familiar and unfamiliar. There are...

Walking silently

When I walk by myself, technically it is a silent walk, because I'm generally not speaking or singing out loud. I'm audiating. I hear my voices and my songs in my head, but they're not audible to anyone else (as far as I know). Yesterday I walked the labyrinth with my...