I was thrilled to come to Bakersfield, CA yesterday, where I had an opportunity to join a blessed meditation-yoga class in the morning, then lay out the labyrinth in the delightful Jastro Park in the afternoon.

It was a joy and a privilege to meet writer, publisher, creative coach and advocate Julie JordanScott, who at the last minute graciously made time to greet me, in the midst of her busy schedule working with incarcerated asylum seekers and others. Julie is very inspiring, and made time in her diary not just once, but twice during the day to meet with me.

The labyrinth seemed to settle very well in the park, amid the trees, and shimmering in the dappled sunlight. More positive energy spread, and another giant footstep as it continues its journey north.

In fact, here was the first time that I felt a sense of the “big container” (the circuit around the country that the labyrinth is forming) beginning to be closed, perhaps as the sweep north must take us close to the 75% point in the journey. This gave me quite an awesome perspective on the container that is being formed, and the powerful safe haven within that I believe the labyrinth is creating in its wake.

Julie has a great video blog at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTdYFuvu2nznpM3JjtFrMog, giving wonderful tips on creative writing, and inspirational reflections that are very meaningful and thoughtful (they have certainly helped me – one very pertinently only a couple of days ago).


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