All posts tagged: labyrinth

Creating Mandalas at the Rowe Center

Imagine an entire weekend dedicated to creating mandala art. The projects in this weekend are centered around reflecting back on the past year to celebrate and honor the many unexpected blessings and surprises. It’s a great time to release old energies to make way for new beginnings. Creating Mandala Art for the Harvest Time WHEN: October 2-4, 2020WHERE: Rowe Center, Rowe, MAWHO: Kathryn Costa, Your Guide to Soulful & Creative Living Join Kathryn as she guides you in creating art based on sacred geometry, labyrinths, and nature! Experience the joy of creating your own mandala art for relaxation, insight, and self-expression.  The fall is a wonderful time of the harvest — and a time to reflect on your personal harvests, those blessings from the year thus far. During this weekend of making mandala art, you’ll have space to access your inner intuitive artist and create something uniquely yours. The mandala, Sanskrit for “circle,” is a beautiful container for adding color and patterns, but creating mandalas is so much more than making pretty pictures; when you step …

Walking a Labyrinth

Labyrinth is a Greek word that means path. A labyrinth has a single path that twists and turns leading to a center point. To exit, one walks back the way she came in. It’s different from a maze that is designed with dead-ends. Walking a labyrinth can be seen as a metaphor for one’s life journey. Each time I walk a labyrinth, I find myself reflecting on my life and what needs my attention in the moment. Today’s labyrinth walk was at The Mercy Center in Madison, CT and features ocean views. As you look at the photo above, imagine hearing the crashing waves and feeling the coastal breezes blowing your hair. Breathe it in. Shall we walk the labyrinth together? Let’s… There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth and that’s a good thing for I found myself finding it hard to stick to the path at this site. Even though I have drawn this style labyrinth many times and I’m familiar with the pattern, I found myself a bit off …

How to Use Labyrinths for Decision Making

 Interview with Heather Plett Tell us about your mandala practice. Circles show up for me in a lot of different ways. I am a practitioner of The Circle Way (gathering people in circle for deeper conversations), I walk labyrinths, and I make mandalas. All of these are part of my journey to a place of deeper connection to myself, to others, to Spirit, and to the earth. When I make mandalas, I am connecting to a deeper source of wisdom within myself. It is an intuitive process that invites me beyond the limitations of left brain thinking (that often shows up with traditional journaling) to a place where the left and right brains can co-exist and co-create. Much of my mandala-making includes words as well as colour, images, and shapes. That kind of mandala-making started for me twenty five years ago when I was studying creative writing and realized that there was some poetry that worked better for me in a spiral than in straight lines on a page. I’ve turned that into a mandala …