Double Entendre Patterns

pilgrim

One of several people in the labyrinth area, taking in the evening and quiet.

Prairiewoods Labyrinth was active.  A pilgrim walked, sweat lodge companions dragged in firewood and built a fire. The north breeze carried the smoke away to the south.  The west sun slanted through the mighty oaks.  I framed the HI of HIawatha on the distance water tower through the branches as the sun passed behind.

A light breeze kept gnats away as I walked barefoot.  Patterns

walking along the path

Shoe prints and foot prints

of rain drops from yesterday’s storm edged the pathway that already had seen several people walking it.  Shoe prints left waffled patterns.  The sand alternated between warm and cool, dry and moist.  The fading light cast intriguing patterns across the bricks and sand.

Calls of wrens and robins punctuated the air.  The strident scolding of the wren countered by the cheery, melodic tune of the robin.

Shadow

Shadow

Sometimes, as I walked the labyrinth, I felt and was close to the center.  Other times, far away.    I just know.  And, it is OK.  I stay alert for intuitive thoughts and messages,  expect synchronicity, speak my truth with as much kindness and love as I can, welcome the positive karma that results, connect at the very highest level of filial and agape love, move into alignment when I am bumped.       All this may sound lovely…but….                            My mind wandered and I mostly just enjoyed being there. Especially when I realized as I walked that in truth “Center” is always at our side – literally and figuratively.

Stepping out just before I rang the bell, “I heard the owl call my name.”  I Am.  Just me.

compass plant at Prairiewoods

Standing tall

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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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