I went along to the Buddha Bag Meeting last night, partly because there has always been something about Labyrinths that I’ve found intriguing, but mostly (I thought) because I wanted to catch up with friends I hadn’t seen since Christmas (and the passing on of my sister, Gina). As I settled in to the workshop, I found myself become more and more drawn in to the magical myths surrounding the power of ancient labyrinths to heal the land and clear the mind; but it wasn’t until we got to walk the labyrinth (shown above) that I felt the effects for myself.
Guided by our facilitator, Tony Christie, I set an intention to receive guidance and wisdom along my journey through the labyrinth; and as soon as I set foot onto the canvas, I felt a very definite shift in my energy. I became more peaceful and present, and as I tuned in to the energy I had become immersed in, I found myself at times moving more slowly or quickly or even stopping in my tracks. I was sharing the labyrinth with a dozen other participants and as I journeyed, I received insights relating to my own journey in life.
Here is what I learned:
- Stay focused on your own path. If you try to focus on another’s path, you will overbalance.
- There may be times when it seems like you are going backwards, but you are actually still going forward.
- It may seem to be taking a lot longer to arrive at your destination, but you are on the right path. You cannot but be on the right path and you will eventually get there.
- At times, you may need to steady yourself before you can move in a different direction. Take that time.
- At other times, you may be propelled in a new direction with ease and effortless grace.
- You can enjoy encounters with other people as they pass through your experience, and for a time, you may seem to be walking a parallel path with someone, but your path is your own, at the end of the day; and everyone will get there in their own time.
- You may need to adjust yourself to get past certain obstacles (or people) on your journey.
- You’ll get there.