How Do You Spell Labyrinth?

B…R…A…C…I…N…G!  The past two days I have walked both the 1080 Laughing Labyrinth

Winter pilgrimage

Another pilgrim stood on Center Stone.

and the Prairie Labyrinth at the Indian Creek Nature Center. A world of difference!  Grey to sunny. North wind to southwest breeze.  Tentative footsteps to confident strides. Too bright – even in the grey light – to just right in the sunlight!

The Prairie Labyrinth in winter is wind swept, sunny, and contributes to a pilgrim’s alertness. Deer on the south hillside. Eagle overhead.  Geese on the wing.

Leaf and eagle

A mature bald eagle soars over the nature center.

Both walks equally valuable.  Today’s at the Center was pure delight with winter weeds contrasting against the snow and a mature bald eagle soaring close overhead.

To my delight, other pilgrims have walked both, too.  So, winter is a perfect time to walk a labyrinth.  Just dress warmly!

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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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