The Sacred Path to Center ~ Labyrinth of Transformation
We each carry the power within us to create our own version of reality. And although it doesn’t always immediately show up in the outer world, you can still travel through life under the spell of your own intention simply by changing your relationship to everything. Yet, sometimes and often more times than not, you will in fact experience that reality in the form of reflective things that pop up out of nowhere or message you with sweet whispers of confirming support. The trick is to listen and trust what shows up and how you feel led in each moment.
Change is a constant and yet there are times that feel increasingly potent with transformational momentum – like recently and upcoming. I feel it revving behind the scenes and I sense it is happening for many. It may feel like a lightning strike when the manifestation of the change takes place, but truly has been in the making with every forward step.
I increasingly don’t need or want to know the outcome, even though I get my usual sense of Pisces knowing in a bigger picture way. I prefer to experience things organically evolving and simply take the day-to-day steps of greater embodied alignment and action. My visions are usually very future-oriented and I never know if that is near or far future. Usually it’s far ahead and because I have no sense of time it feels very close.
Something shifted about four years ago that created both a greater peace and trust, but also relinquished a lot of detailed interaction I was having on other levels. It’s both bitter and sweet. It’s still there in sporadic bursts, but has become more of a knowing and what used to seem to feel more like it was channeling through to my core seems to be pouring forth from my cosmic heart center.
Being is seeing and knowing.
It’s an experience of energy within the labyrinth of myself – that centering and balance labyrinths help your focus with while you go on a mini pilgrimage of higher self connecting.
Speaking of labyrinths, yesterday was the birth of our literal one.
It’s very simple, but not as simple to measure out precisely and paint. We worked on it in the garage, as it was raining outside. It’s done in metallic gold paint on off-white heavy duty canvas material with gold grommets around the edges. We’ve wanted a labyrinth for so long and had plans to create one in the yard, but for now decided on having one that can be moved around.
It can be used on the deck when it’s not snowing or raining, inside in the open meditation room, in the garage, or take it places like our meditation group.
We just finished it last night in time for a snow day intentional meditation walk with it, as today we have snow for the first time in a while. Crystals will of course accompany the journey.
As I’ve written before about Labyrinths:
Every step of the journey is integral to the path of wholeness that you are on.
It is ever-changing and ever-perfect, taking you to your own sacred center and back out into the expansive reflection found there.
At times you may need to call upon your intuition and creativity, engaging receptivity and courage when deciding to enter the journey to center or not – the way in is the way out.
I enjoy the “way in,” as I’ve been continually journeying deeper and deeper to my sacred center. I’m not too concerned as to how that will look on the way out, as right now I’m just immersed in the inner, knowing the outer will take care of itself by embracing that.
The Labyrinth was a common Native American Indian symbol that they used to represent life as a journey and our infinite, eternal nature. It is a way to understand that life is what you make it and the way we choose to live it, determines the degree of freedom and expansiveness we experience.
It is a portal of life evolution.
It’s interesting that the labyrinth birthed on a rainy day and eve of snowfall – to me representing even more that inward journey.
And in the days leading up we also experienced a brand new hike we’d never done before, which revealed a very deep labyrinthine adventure into an unusual forest and private nature immersion.
The other photos in this post are just some of what was experienced.
Light danced around everything.
There was not a sound or sighting of animal except for one woodpecker at the start that seemed to be tapping out a code to open doorways for us – everything was eerily still and warm except for pockets of cold in the forest.
We saw only two couples briefly descending during the entire nine mile, four hour journey, as we ventured to our second lake destination on this hike.
A magickal tree portal invited me in.
A hidden ice pond and two ice waterfall discoveries when I followed the feeling to go off trail.
I found a Northern Flicker feather right as we left Emigrant Lake to journey back through the forest. Synchronously, they are migrant birds, symbolize balance, and are said to be like the Phoenix and created by the Sun god because of its red head streak. Their feathers are considered good luck. I wore it at my ear, as you can see in the first photo of this blog.
Heightened energies were profoundly felt as were the hidden eyes upon us, but in a very supportive way.
We both felt at any moment some being would run across the forest and would not at all surprise us. I felt like the Fae were gathered and talks even turned to discussing things about them, which I believe they enjoyed.
And again there was that sense of journey to center as we followed the labyrinth trail in and out of the forest from one lake end to another.
I was even able to do a sacred Reiki Healing Attunement at the destination lake where the sunshine felt like a hot summer day after the journey within the ancient dark enchanted forest. This process ended with the only far off, unusal bird song and a breeze heard and felt. Then returned to silence.
Every day, experience, question, or challenge is a new labyrinth adventure that can lead us to the center of ourselves with surrender and curiosity. Transformation comes through the alchemy of our hearts and each invitation points us to that center.