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!

Trimming Fall Seeds and Attitudes

The 1080 Laughing Labyrinth felt overwhelming this summer as the aggressive prairie grasses dominated over the more sublime domestic and native forbs.  Little mums hardly poked through the tangle. Daisies cowered under the intrusive tall grass. The sublime Bleeding Hearts … Continue reading

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Indiana Labyrinths

Two University towns in northern Indiana host five lovely labyrinths.  In South Bend, home of Notre Dame University and Valparaiso home to Valparaiso University both just off busy I-80 pilgrims will easily find these exquisite, cared for labyrinths. Ironwood Road in … Continue reading

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Abundance

Summer life in Iowa is abundant!  We can literally see and sometimes think we hear crops growing.  The landscape is a carpet of varied  greens – soybeans, corn, hay, oats. Moisture evaporates to form clouds, windmills pump water for livestock. … Continue reading

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Pink and White Petals

Though sparse, the magnolia blooms in the front yard are still spectacular. An old tree that has seen its share of storms, wind, wildlife making their homes in the trunks and on the leaves and boughs, and using it to polish … Continue reading

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2015 Labyrinths

I walked many labyrinths this past year. More than I had realized. Lessons ranged from the mundane to the profound. Continue reading

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Teri’s Art – Fireflies in the Labyrinth

From the Song of Hiawatha that Teri read on the June 2015 Firefly labyrinth walk. Recently she shared two pieces of art work she created as follow-up and in response to a show she heard on synchronized fire flies.  This … Continue reading

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Unity Church Prayer-A-Thon 2015

A connected Labyrinth Walk at Unity Center’s Prayer-a-Thon “Paths to Prayer.” Continue reading

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Gratefulness in Knoxville

Four Labyrinths in three days. Each exceptional.  The Episcopal Church of the Ascension’s labyrinth sits on the side hill next to a cemetery.  Up a set of stairs, past the fire pit the entry greets pilgrims.  Quiet yet alive. Removed … Continue reading

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Walking Labyrinths in 2014 – by Teri Petrzalek

“First time in the labyrinth: Maundy Thursday April 17, 2014 “(Christ) Episcopal Church – Replica of the Chartres Labyrinth. Eight people there. I felt like people were walking fast. Faster than I wanted to. I tried to do the walking … Continue reading

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Alone and Together

Together we are alone. Alone we are together. While fussing about how to capture the feel of our recent Southwest Antiquities Tour, I took time to respond to an energy keepers’ prayer request.  After, way led on to way and I … Continue reading

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