A Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Qualifying Workshop
“Maps invite us to locate ourselves in relation to whatever they show, to enter the labyrinth that is each map and to find our way out by grasping what is mapped.” ~ Rebecca Solnit
Our shared journey through this global pandemic in many ways follows the contours of a labyrinthine journey. Disorientation at the outset, mindful steps negotiating a shared winding path, holding space for others, sheltering in the center, and wondering how and when to find our way back out again. In this livestream video workshop we’ll use the labyrinth as a map to explore the emotional trek we’ve been on in recent months and consciously envision our personal and common future.
Through a guided finger labyrinth walk we’ll locate ourselves in this chaotic time and utilize archetypal labyrinth designs as a framework to outline the emotional spaces we’ve circumnavigated. There will be time for introspection and small group listening to share stories of hope and sadness, isolation and connection, grief and solace. Out of these conversations we’ll create personal labyrinthine maps with words and colors that reflect our emotive journey.
Your guides are advanced labyrinth facilitators Maggie Perrone (Genuine Journeys), an emergency room nurse, and Lars Howlett (Discover Labyrinths), a professional labyrinth designer and builder. Maggie has been working on the front lines of the pandemic drawing from thirty years of experience teaching and healing those in difficult emotional, spiritual and physical situations. Lars creates, uses, and teaches labyrinth design for healing and transformation, helping to host and facilitate the weekly Veriditas finger labyrinth walks during the pandemic.
Join us for a day of listening to our inner compass, using the labyrinth as a map to navigate uncharted waters, and attend to where you are at the present moment. Set your sights on the horizon and envision how you will choose to move forward through this time of change and eventually emerge through a personal transformation.
Tentative Schedule (Pacific Time):
10a-12p: Introductions, Circle/Spiral/Labyrinth Archetypes, Finger Walk Meditation, Framework for Mapping Emotive States
12-12:30p: Half Hour Break
12:30p-1:30p: Creative Personal Project (on your own or connected by Zoom)
1:30p-3:00p: Reconvene, Sharing in Small Groups, Reflections, Closing