Autumnal Equinox Labyrinth Healing Energy Workshop – Listening to the Susurrus of Our Souls’ Intent

Prairie Labyrinth participants

Healers working with participants after their experience in the Prairie Labyrinth.

The beginning of rough notes on the weekend.

Ineffable – From Websters-Merriman Dictionary
“too great, powerful, beautiful,…to be described or expressed.”

The weekend of the Autumnal Equinox Labyrinth-Healing Energy Workshop was spectacular and synchronistic and remains Ineffable.

A quintessential High Pressure system settled in over the Upper Midwest and blessed us with clear skies and a light breeze with “just right” temperatures.

Some snippets from participants and facilitators: “Be still and know that I am Love.  Be still and know that I am.  Be still and know.  Be still.  Be.” (Sandi Ohlen’s opening words.)

“Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light.” Albert Schweitzer

“Thank you for the picture and thank you for orchestrating the “rekindling” of my inner light. We do need
to take care of ourselves in order to care for others.  Peace my friend, 

Calm at the Center to help participants connect

Yoga and Energy workers holding space at the Center.


“Great weekend….great time to connect with others and I left really relaxed!  I appreciated that many people shared their interests and talents for a well rounded program.”

I ordered special cards for each facilitator, helper and healer from paintings by Tara Moorman.  One is of Honfleur, France and was for the helpers who take regular trips to France.  Here is the reply:  “I was intrigued by the fact that you knew the artist.  I wonder if she was part of an exposition that I saw outside of Paris last year.  It was in the suburb of Paris called Reuil Malmaison and it featured artists that painted in the area around Honfleur.  I was visiting someone that we had met Mark’s first year of teaching….who was friends with is first French assistant.  (C. was a nanny at her house) and she had invited Mark’s first French assistant who grew up near Honfleur.  Lots of great stories were shared.  I thought it a funny coincidence that you knew someone that painted there!”

My reply to the above in part was:  “It’s called Synchronicity! Tara and Bob are wonderful people.  Tara painted the lovely rooster picture in our dining room.  It is a French Rooster looking out for his hens – that is why the picture faces out the window. (Besides the fact that that wall space is the best on for the painting!)”

From Rich Patterson, guest presenter, after September 29 message at church.     “I delivered the sermon yesterday at my church and after the service was cornered by a woman I don’t know well.     She is often there and I’ve seen her many times but she’s a quiet type easy to overlook.   She told me that several years ago she suffered a personal crisis that took a number of years to resolve.   It was an extremely difficult time in her life and she told me this:  “I often went to the Nature Center, usually at times when not many people were around.    Sometimes I’d walk.  Sometimes I’d just sit.   It was always quiet and beautiful and  being at the Nature Center gave me comfort and hope”.

You can’t quantify experiences like this, but we know we (Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapids) provide wonderful service to people by welcoming them to enjoy the gentle embrace of nature.”

Quiet reflection

Alone and together.

Sunday evening Rich and I walked at the Nature Center and past the Prairie Labyrinth gathering prairie seed to scatter in our back yard and in the Laughing Labyrinth.  On our way back we noticed a man quietly walking the Prairie Labyrinth.  How rewarding this is!

10-8-2013  And, still, with some sadness, the experience of hosting the second labyrinth workshop remain ineffable.  A sweet memory of how all of us drew together for a common purpose – to facilitate pilgrims’ progress in soul searching.  A soft murmuring indeed.

Noelle draws energy together

One of the several modes of centering.

As I am able other thoughts will come together.

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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