My first Moonlight Labyrinth Walk was a very meaningful experience for me. This labyrinth is outdoors next to a wooded area. The path had been lit by candles. The moon was rising behind the trees and the clouds. The intention I chose for my meditation was to bring more Peace and Joy into my life. Our leader invited us to pick an object like a rock or a twig to represent something we wanted to leave behind. As I asked myself what gets in the way of my Peace and Joy, I realized it was usually fear. I took a soft twig and tied it into a knot to represent the tangled feelings that I create with fear. We were reminded to be open to our spiritual guides.
As I started walking in the labyrinth I realized it was darker than I expected. I walked slowly and mindfully, feeling for the grass of the path. I felt the comforting presence of my Dad’s spirit accompanying me. When I reached the center, I laid down my twig knot of fear and opened my heart to the beautiful energy of the moon. I felt peaceful and joyful.
Then I started walking outward. It was the same path I had walked in on, just now I was going in the opposite direction. Strangely I had some difficulty following the path out. I felt a little frustration arise, yet I quickly reconnected with my intention of Peace and Joy. A fellow walker pointed out the way, but I could not see where he was pointing. I knew I would eventually make my way out even if it took me a little longer, so I was not concerned. It seemed that this was distracting my fellow walker. Connecting to a flow of Ease, I allowed him to lead me back out of the labyrinth. While I waited for the others to finish their walks, I found a spot at the edge of the labyrinth with a clear view of the moon. It was so delicious to stand and absorb its beauty! Haaahhhhh! So much celestial energy calls for some Earth grounding to counter balance. I focused on connecting with the Earth. Oooomph!
When all had completed the walk, we gathered in a circle. Some of us shared about our experience. As I talked about mine, I was asked a question. Could it be that this disorientation was related to the letting go of my fears? I believe it is. Now as I write, more questions pop up. Was I needing an adjustment period for a new paradigm to integrate? What is my new paradigm? Is the new paradigm to follow a mentor more closely? Or to nurture my Self-Trust? Definitely Self-Trust is at the core of my new paradigm. Following a mentor will bring more ease to my journey. I feel the message is complete for now and it is time to start my “Continual Inspired Actions”.
PS. I am grateful to P. O'Connor for allowing me to share her picture.