The labyrinth has now moved to its “summer home” in Pennsylvania (I will be venturing back to the UK next week). Its first mission was taking part in a very special workshop in Lancaster, PA, co-hosted by labyrinth ambassador Carmel Stabley, and SoulCollage (R) facilitator Teresa Knipper.
As I have been for the past few weeks, Carmel is now guardian for the labyrinth for the next few months, and will be offering it at various planned, and possibly a few unplanned, events.
Today’s (Saturday’s) workshop was my first exposure to Soul Collage, other than for skim reading on the principle, and proved to be one that spoke powerfully to me. Combining exercises with work in the labyrinth (including a group walk in which I was happy to be a participant), seemed to enhance the rich experience.
Carmel had prepared the space beautifully, honouring the sacred space that the labyrinth provides. The cards that were created by each person attending were carried into the labyrinth, and later laid out at its centre. We each offered a blessing for every card, and gave thanks for the messages and guidance that each offered for its creator.
The theme of the workshop, gateways and thresholds, is well represented by the labyrinth, with its invitation to step over its own threshold and into liminal space. Soul Collage inspires important leadings that seem to emerge from the unknown. How appropriate then that the two should work perfectly together.