This past weekend, Cat Caracelo presented a Mythos Journey workshop in my Studio. It was a magical time of myth and personal story, of journeying and connecting, of creating and circling, made even more magical by holding our sharing circle outside in the center of the labyrinth - our smaller circle being held within the larger archetypal circle of the labyrinth
Sitting in the labyrinth, rather than walking the labyrinth was a very different feeling, although I experienced the same feeling of sacred connection that I feel when I walk my labyrinth. I encouraged everyone to take off their shoes so they could feel the earth beneath their feet. For me, being connected to the earth, surrounded by trees with a slight breeze touching my skin, made me feel part of a larger story.
I have a quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on the bench next to my labyrinth which says: "Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet." I like to walk the labyrinth with this in mind, and sitting with my feet touching the ground during our circle time, felt very much like being blessed by the Earth.