Participants’ Reflections of October Labyrinth Workshop

Pilgrims approach the Prairie Labyrinth at Indian Creek Nature Center

Karie:  “Although I was only able to attend day one…the workshop was all that I hoped for and has set me on a new path of discovery…yes, I will definitely be incorporating this “stroll to the soul” into my life. Thank you, Marion Patterson for the invite!”

Marcy a friend replying to the posts and pictures:  “What an inspiring gathering! Thank you for *ringing the bell* to introduce us to area labyrinths.”

MAP:  “Thank you for arranging a wonderful day of labyrinth-ing.  Just what
the doctor ordered!  Let me know if you have time for a group to visit Solstead…before
the snow flies!

“After the experience of walking the Unity labyrinth, I’d like to
repeat the wonderful, long, reflective response I had there…and I
will return!  However, I believe our group really enhanced the
experience.  I’m imagining a large labyrinth somewhere at Solstead.  I was
impressed with the Pathways sanctuary in the Black Hills.
I have shared their website with Tim McCoy.

“Another memory of yesterday has stuck with me:  The bells playing
while we walked the Regis Labyrinth.  I found I was humming the
musical phrase as I walked today.  A very nice mantra! (MJP comment: Yes, the bells!  I forgot to add that to the magic that was Regis.)

“Thanks again, for a memorable day.”

P.S.: “Thanks for the addresses of local labyrinths.  My goal is to walk all them, even

We encountered many reflections and silhouettes during our two days at the October Labyrinth Workshop.

a few times, before the snow flies….  I found the Saturday session at Indian Valley (sic) quite provocative….  I am currently in the midst of some very tricky life shifting…and I feel those shifts and vibrations to my very core….So, I need to “re-purpose myself, as Leslee so very aptly put it. Looking for accurate discernment and guidance, I am hoping that walking, with my meditation and centering prayer, will get me to the next chapter in my life.”

KS: A friend replying to posts and pictures: “Walking the labyrinth will be a pleasure – too much stress at our house lately! ….  Need to look at your photos of the workshop weekend.  Was it wonderful?  I wish I could have been there!”

Prairiewoods Spiritual Center Labyrinth. Center stone and bell.

IMS:  Who calls herself a “newbie” in response to receiving a list of area labyrinths.   “How ironic, I was out at Target and went to the Prairiewoods Labyrinth this afternoon – all by myself out with the rustle of the leaves in the wind, and crunching of them as I walked it. Lovely.  Sort of had a hard time finding it as I went straight on the gravel road (right into the trailer park). No sign pointing to the right.  Thanks Manny for organizing….”  (MJP note:  But, she found the labyrinth because she was open and looking!  Way to go “newbie”!)



About marionpatterson

From the Heartland: Marion is a master educator, writer, Veriditas Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, a member of the Veriditas Council, 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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