Author Archives: marionpatterson

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!

Labyrinths of the East

The Labyrinth Locator, of The Labyrinth Society, is such a great resource to help locate labyrinths.  Two major lessons I learned early on, and that I work to remember, are to contact people ahead and “assume nothing.” Some labyrinths are … Continue reading

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Summer Labyrinth Visitors

Summer is grand for walking the Phoenix Harmony Labyrinth. Kids and adults alike seem to enjoy the leisurely pace they assume while looking at different plants, watching insects move about or gather nectar, and searching for Monarch caterpillars. Memorial Day … Continue reading

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Firefly Walk

Lights twinkled in the yard and labyrinth. The faint perfume of milkweed wafted up on the still, hot, early summer air. Calling. Calling. We had arrived home at dusk after a long journey home from the East. Still in “travel … Continue reading

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Sunnylands Labyrinth

A guest blog by Teri Petrzalek Background Information:  Sunnylands is the 200-acre estate outside Palm Springs of Walter and Lenore Annenberg. In 2001 they created a trust fund to “address serious issues facing the nation and the world community.”  A … Continue reading

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Walking the Sacred Path Daily

What does walking the Phoenix Harmony Labyrinth daily do?  For one, it gets me outside. Rain, snow, or shine. Chill, frigid, or warm. Windy, breezy, or calm. Noisy with traffic or quiet. Postholing through deep snow, skittering along the ice-covered path, treading … Continue reading

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Blizzard in the Labyrinth

Snow pellets stung like needles as the wind hurled the early spring blizzard at us.  Thirty-five mile an hour winds and temperatures hovering in the low 30s – not cold yet dangerous because of the ice it forms on roads, … Continue reading

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Lake Labyrinth Metaphor

Winter 2017-2018 has been strange and stressful.  Extended elder family matters, aggression in politics, yet again a mass murder and the predictable outrage, blame and just plain horror have been among the stressors. A constant grounding has been walking the … Continue reading

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