It’s So Obvious

Sometimes I feel really dense.  The main reason I never had the “WOW!  This was a great workshop experience!” from the Equinox Labyrinth Workshop September 21st, 2013, is that the experience(s) belonged to others. The participants.

For a long time I wondered why I didn’t have  a rush, a shazam.  After all, I conceived the idea, drew in the right grouping of facilitators (clue), managed the details but welcomed alternative ideas (clue) and ways to best manifest the flow (clue), and then, allowed the workshop to be (clue).

While planning these next workshops or walks for December’s Solstice and January 2014 Book Talk and Walk at New Bo Books and CSPS, the words from Pema Chodron to sometimes just sit and observe, not try to capture words, and the comment from The Reverend Lauren Artress suddenly occurred to me – The experience belongs to the participants.  I did my job.  I was there to manage details and thus, allow, the experiences to flow for the highest good.  In essence, Holding the Space.  Allowing the Space.  So, I looked back and that is what I did.

Therein was the deep, unnamed, and quietly acknowledged satisfaction that the participants had received at least something of what THEY had come for.  They have told me this as a fact.  And, the main reason I have not been able to put into words how deeply I was moved by the September Equinox Workshop.

I sit in humble gratefulness to the process, the facilitators and the participants.

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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