I have returned! It has been a good week of some rest, some travelling, some needed time with my hubby. We visted family, travelled to Saratoga and Montreal and did some shopping.
I did miss the blogworld but I also needed to step back and do other things.
I rediscovered labyrinths this week. An article I read in a new little magazine for our area, "Sunshine" sparked a renewal of interest in labyrinths. The author, Lara Stewart-Panko states that the labyrinth is a tool for "discovery and transformation", that there is no one way to walk a labyrinth.
She also provided a finger labyrinth, which I had never heard of.
This morning I decided to find out more. I discovered some interesting sites:
http://www.srlabyrinthfoundation.com/mkingsds.html how to create a labyrinth
http://www.lessons4living.com/finger_labyrinth.htm There is a finger labyrinth here to follow. At this site as well there is a lot of information on labyrinths, so be sure to explore it.
http://www.pathsofpeace.com/dancingw.html The dancing woman labyrinth – for grief/ enduring love. I loved this one. It is appropriate for this week as my Mom's 80th birthday would have been on Aug.11th.
http://www.labyrinthonline.com/sug.html There are suggestions for walking a virtual labyrinth (about 15 min).
I have yet to walk a labyrinth, but using the finger model has been a meditation for me this week. I hope to seek out local ones soon. (check here for one near you! http://labyrinthlocator.com/
The labyrinth fits so well with Leah's Creative Every Day theme for August of movement. Here, the movement is both physical and spiritual.