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WALKING THE LABYRINTH

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Recently I  set the  intention that I wanted to walk a labyrinth. I knew there were a couple around where I lived, and that it would only be a matter of time before it happened. Yesterday I had an opportunity to experience this at one of the local hospitals when I had to go there for an appointment.  Afterwards, I found the labyrinth but  the gardeners had the sprinklers on. At first I felt disappointed, and then I had this thought, “well, turn the water off, and turn it back on when you’re done. ” Now this may not seem like such a big deal to some, but for me who was raised to be a good girl and not make trouble, this was a totally bold move which made the experience all the more powerful. I am powerful.

I found walking the paths and winding around to be a soothing and embracing experience. I loved the sensation of turning a corner. Many of the big stones seemed to be calling out to me and I thanked them for being there. As I got closer to the center of the labyrinth, my steps went faster; and once I reached the middle, I grounded and prayed and thanked the Universe for leading me to this experience. As I traced the pattern back to the beginning of the maze, I noticed a small white stone, flat on one side like a cabachon, that reminded me of a snowy owl. It’s now on my computer monitor, to remind me of this day, a symbol of the journey of my life.

Owl medicine is all about the mystery of magic, silent wisdom and vision in the night, according to Ted Andrews in his book Animal Speak. This is what he says about the snowy owl:

When the snowy moves into a new area, it does not proclaim its presence. It enters quietly and goes about its own business. This is part of what makes it successful. It can teach us the same ability. When it walks, its talons are withdrawn into its well padded feet. Again this reflects its ability to be non-threatening, in spite of its power and ability. It accomplishes its tasks with timing and skill, not through intimidation. True strength is gentle and this is what the snowy teaches us. (p. 181 Animal Speak)

The message I want to share is to have courage. Find those answers that seem to keep us baffled. We don’t need to be victims to our own fear.

Many thanks. Many blessings.

~sueokieffe

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