Located in a dark gym, last week's solstice labyrinth was erected using seven hundred small paper bags, each containing a candle, placed about a foot apart on the floor. I entered the complex, winding route with one simple intention: to be open to receive. Proceeding with clear mind, soft gaze and measured steps, the poignant insights and appreciated reminders arrived.
✪ There are many lights in my life including my husband, daughters, son-in-laws, granddaughter, brother, good friends, and extended family.
✪ Michael's light and mine both shine brightly enough to touch each other, and in this way, we are never apart.
✪ Passing by the people walking towards me along this path full of twists and turns, I was reminded that we are all proceeding towards enlightenment at our own pace, in our own way.
✪ One light is of great value and able to make a huge difference, however, many lights functioning together have the potential to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
Halfway through this walking meditation I intuitively brought my hands together in prayer, and held them thus 'til the end, symbolizing connection to all, visible and invisible - to the others in the room, to those who had gone before me, to those yet to come. Our lights were all shining together, producing one bigger and brighter light. Upon leaving, I felt gratitude for the numerous volunteers who had conceived, produced, and administered this labyrinth. The vibrational rates of the hundreds and hundreds of people wandering this path were raised, helping to elevate humanity as a whole. Returning outdoors, I felt connected to all that is, and today, I hold this experience in my soul as I prepare to step into the new year.