Monday, 23 July 2012
I wanted to share with you some labyrinth resources I've discovered recently. First, two blogs I enjoy reading: the author of Growing Greenpatches shares and illustrates some labyrinthine experiences, while A Letter From Home has ideas for drawing your own.
At the Gratefulness website you can "walk" an online labyrinth, choosing whether to be carried around or walk under your own power.
I've treated myself to two new (to me, anyway) labyrinth apps for my iPad. Finger Labyrinth HD offers 10 different labyrinths to "walk" with a choice of colours for the lines or background. If you want sounds there's a choice of natural sounds or music, or you can use your own music from iTunes. You "walk" with your finger, with or without trailing virtual "clouds of glory". There's a short but useful "how to" section and some history (though it says Ely Cathedral is in London!)
iPause offers six labyrinth designs, new age instrumental music or, again, your own iTunes selection. Watch a marble roll around the labyrinth of its own volition, or move it yourself with your finger.
Please share any labyrinth resources you've found!
Friday, 6 July 2012
Monday, 2 July 2012
...I think I must have been lately! My apologies for not posting anything for such a long time - and welcome to the new members who I see have joined me in my ramblings! I admire your patience and optimism; there will be something worth reading here soon (and I can say this because my colleague Joan - see the Sacred Spirals page by clicking the tab above - has written something about her time walking the Chartres labyrinth, which I shall be getting around to posting in due course). Actually I think it has been right for me to focus on the one little bit of path in front of me for the last month or so, for it's been filled with both delightful stepping-stones and and a few obstacles I might have stumbled over. I was reminding a group only yesterday of my favourite saying that walking the labyrinth is a way of praying that no angel can pray - yet of course there's a flip side to being human and that's my potential for over-business and the resultant over-tiredness; I need to take one step at a time, and those steps have of late been concerned with teaching, facilitating and various deadlines. But I'm longing to get back to blogging, and I'll be there soon. In the meantime, thanks again for walking with me - and watch this space!