"The labyrinth is a walking meditation, a path of prayer and an archetypal blueprint where psyche meets Spirit. It has only one path that leads from the outer edge in a circuitous way to the center. The labyrinth is an ancient pattern found in many cultures around the world. Labyrinth designs were found on pottery, tablets and tiles that date as far back as 5000 years. Many patterns are based on spirals and circles mirrored in nature."
Quoted from Veriditas website.
I encountered and walked my first labyrinth in 2011 during my "Brave New World" pilgrimage in US. I met this ancient feminine symbol and practice through synchronicity while I was in Santa Fe. From that point onward, wherever I went, to whichever direction I turned my head, a labyrinth found me and invited me in. I was guided to interview Lauren Artress who is one of the pioneers of labyrinth movement in North America. One thing led to another and I ended up getting trained in labyrinth facilitation by Veriditas which is dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal through the labyrinth experience.
Labyrinth is an archetypal pattern that holds many mysteries and while I can't explain you how and why, I can assure you of its contemplative and ceremonial power based on my embodied experiences. Whenever I entered a labyrinth with an intent or question and walked to the center and back, I experienced higher awareness, a sense of peace and wholeness, a connection with heartfelt prayers and soul, calmness and inspiration.
Let yourself step into the mystery of the labyrinth,
let the circuitous path carry you to the center,
let the wisdom of your (w)holy Self guide you to the unique gifts that your life holds.
I offer labyrinth facilitation as well as designing and co-creating the classical labyrinth with you. Labyrinths can be created permanently at places or temporarily for events.
I would like to honor the wise woman who introduced me to the labyrinth and opened this pathway for me: Rebecca Rodriguez.
She hosted me and supported me on my pilgrimage with her kindness and generosity. You can view an interview I had with Rebecca here.
I also thank Lauren Artress whose passion of labyrinths allowed many people to connect with this powerful pattern & practice.
May we always find our way to the center of our lives...