How the Labyrinth Workshop Helped Participants

Pilgrims share their experiences at Regis Middle School Labyrinth

“The bells of Mount Mercy University that rang while we were at Regis resonated with me.”

“I learned about the range and many examples of labyrinths in this town.  Learned my won responses to the various designs.”

“I am comfortable going on my own.”  The statement:”When

Alone at Prairiewoods

ordinary becomes extraordinary, it becomes a sacred space.  Friendships are like labyrinths – we need space and silence to complete them.  Here I am.  Let it be.  Let go of control.  Release your ‘expectations.'”

“Yes, this more than met my expectations!  Having been to one labyrinth tour and a moonlight walk, I didn’t know how much more I could ‘learn’ – but this was a very rich experience.  (I learned that)…Labyrinths are ancient and cross world cultures; that they can be formal or more natural – whatever you want.”

Unity Center labyrinth is large enough for pilgrims to take a matter into consideration.

“The big ones (labyrinths) give more time to think.  A labyrinth can be laid out almost anywhere.”

“So glad I came to learn new way(s) to reflect, heal, forgive.  Really liked the peace prayers and poems.  (Liked) Letting go of struggles in life’s journey, accepting forgiveness.  Take time for reflections and meditation.”

“I came without expecting much – I found the ‘space’ (mind and soul space” very warm, welcoming, non-judgmental.  Take time to walk and reflect. Finding other spiritual events and spaces locally. All the wonderful connections.”



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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