World Labyrinth Day: First Saturday in May
     We are all on the path... exactly where we need to be in any given moment.

     May 4, 2013 is World Labyrinth Day. 2013 is the fifth annual, and the number of participants grows larger every year.
     Caroline Adams wrote "Your life is a sacred journey. And it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path... exactly where you are meant to be right now... And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love."
          The labyrinth is often described as a metaphor for the journey to the deepest centre of the Self, and the return into daily life. World Labyrinth Day provides an opportunity to explore the labyrinth experience without committing to any sort of massive personal quest or on-going relationship with it.
     The specific theme: to Walk as One at 1 excuses new and curious walkers from any personal vulnerability while allowing them to be a part of a global wave of energy that will affect them as well as everyone else. As 1300hours arrives in each time-zone, walkers will travel labyrinths with the intention to cause a unified field of raised vibration to travel like a wave. around the globe in 24 hours, leaving no place untouched,
     This is my first World Labyrinth Day living in Quebec, and I have installed a temporary labyrinth on the property here and invited the local public to attend.
     My original plan for this World Labyrinth Day was not about creating a temporary path. Everything that happens in the labyrinth is a reflection of life, and I am willing to concede that there is much for me to learn from the way this installation has unfolded.
     My long-term plan to be permanent here: like a rock. At this minute, though, my personal energy field is in a state of flux: temporary, maybe even make-do.
     I am preparing to head to British Columbia for assorted wonderful experiences, and I am open to whatever might happen there and whatever shifts might occur within me before I return. Somehow a 7-circuit Cretan path described in winter-wind-fallen tree limbs seems exactly correct.
    C. Karen Covey Moore of The Labyrinth Society writes “World Labyrinth Day, an initiative of The Labyrinth Society, is a day designated to bring people from all over the world together to walk labyrinths. This is a day when people all over the world can join together to walk labyrinths for the good of all.
      Walk as One at 1
     People are encouraged to have the main labyrinth walk of the day at 1 pm in each time zone to create a wave of labyrinth walking around our planet as it turns in space. There can be great power for good manifested in this effort of unity.
       In a world where we are constantly bombarded with reports of negative and terrible events, it can be frustrating to know what we can do to help on a global level. People joining together to walk labyrinths at the same time, on the same day and with the same intention of healing the earth can bring about great change.
     World Labyrinth Day can be a day to inform and educate  ...  about labyrinths. Many large group walks are planned, but no event is too small. Individuals who wish to participate may use a finger labyrinth, draw a labyrinth or meditate the labyrinth pattern.
     Countries joining the celebration include: the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, the Bahamas, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, China, South Africa, Australia, and the list grows every year.”
     Here in Masham, just outside Wakefield. Quebec, and a half-hour from Ottawa, walkers will gather from noon-thirty on. We will have walkers on the labyrinth from 1 o’clock until 2 o’clock, when we know that the labyrinths of Manitoba and the rest of the Central time-zone will elevate the vibration and move the wave forward as it circumnavigates the planet.
     There will be table-top labyrinths for anyone with access or mobility restrictions, and the afternoon will be filled with social and sharing time, and a pot luck meal later in the afternoon. 
    Labyrinths are believed to enhance right brain activity: who knows what astonishing ideas, relationships and thinking might grow from this event?

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