Labyrinths in the Area!

A sweet seven circuit tucked into the NW corner of Johnson's playgound under a tree. Wow!  Who “wudda thunk” that Cedar Rapids, Iowa, would be a hub of labyrinth activity in the Midwest?!? Way cool to discover two more labyrinths new since spring.  One at Johnson School of the Arts on the Southeast side and the other, just completed, at Bottleworks, downtown.

I walked the Johnson Labyrinth on a hot day and found the shade of the trees refreshing, sheltering, and comforting.  Imagine children skipping and even quietly walking this during their open times. The Johnson Labyrinth will invite reflection on many levels.

Marion walks the Bottleworks Labyrinth.  Shaded, brick, precise.  The Bottleworks Labyrinth I’m on the hunt for, and will post a picture and information as soon as I walk it.

“That Was Easy” as the Target ad says.  Rich found it “Hidden in Plain Sight”!  Just East of Bottleworks across from Top Drawer and a lot down from NewBo Books and Brewed Café.  Mary Ann Peters was the “hot spark” for this creation and collaborated with several people and businesses to make it happen.  The walk reminded me of walking the September 2011 labyrinth in the Battery on Manhattan Island.  Although surrounded by cars, buildings and city “noise” one can distance self and concentrate on the experience.  The view across the open space lifts your eyes up to the building, the clouds, around to the trees, then back to the grounding Bottleworks Labyrinth.  Thank you, Mary Ann Peters for this gift to downtown Cedar Rapids.

Now we have ten within easy range.  And, I found out about the Peters’ labyrinth in Iowa County.  Is there also one in Fairfax?  Sounds like a road trip to me!

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About marionpatterson

From the Heartland: Marion is a master educator, writer, Veriditas Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, creator and workshop promoter, and environmental educator. A Holy Fire II Usui and Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministries Certified Practitioner (HTSM-CP), Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner she seeks to connect with others in their knowledge and spiritual quests. She leads Healing Talking Circles using the principles embraced by indigenous populations and in Restorative Justice Circles. She and her husband, Rich, co-own Winding Pathways LLC and live in Eastern Iowa. "Encouraging people to create wondrous yards." Go outside and Play!
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