Walking the Labyrinth

Labyrinth- Kapalua, Maui

Labyrinth- Kapalua, Maui

As most of you know I am currently in Maui getting ready to get married! For me, Maui is a sacred place and to my soul feels like a second home. My emotional state always seems to be heightened here, I think because this island is so healing for me. I am always in recovery when It comes to healing myself. Trying to make sense of why things happened, good and not so good, and learning that I am worthy of all of it. Yesterday, while walking on our resort grounds lies a labyrinth. 

For those of you not familiar with a labyrinth, labyrinths are based on sacred geometry—ancient knowledge that is expressed through architectural forms. The proportions of the labyrinth are designed to bring rest, order, comfort, and harmony to the mind. In moving through the labyrinth, the chattering, worrying becomes occupied with the action of following the path, leaving the intuitive, deeper levels of awareness free to be explored and engaged. There are other symbolic approaches to walking the path: seeing it as a metaphor for life, experiencing it as a journey into darkness and back again; regarding it as a path to meet with God or a higher power.

This was my very first encounter with one in all my years of spiritual work. Naturally, I walked in respectfully asking God to join me as I walked this path (as seen above in the photo attached to this blog is that actual labyrinth).  As I walked, I had noticed that going around the turns I was a little wobbly and with the strength of the exceptional wind gusts, it nearly knocked me off my feet.  The thought entered my mind of how symbolic this has been for me and possibly for those of you reading.  How many of us, every time we are about to transition does chaos seem to erupt? Even deeper than that, why does the chaos erupt? I felt myself sink a little wondering why, after doing so much hard work does the last little bit try to knock us off our feet?  I walked with this question my entire labyrinth journey. Once I reached the center, the answer just came from above. 

I had this vision that appeared as if I was running a race. Spirit showed me it wasn’t enough to just “run the race” I had to go through the last few hurdles (the turning points) of it all and stand in my power if I really wanted this. Its was not enough to just say I want to change or I want better things for myself, I must prove it by going through all the twists and turns. If the wind knocked me down or attempted to knock me down, that was the test to my true strength by standing strong or getting back up. Walking the labyrinth had been very symbolic to my life when I reflect back on everything that has had a profound impact on me. Each time chaos has erupted for me, like walking the labyrinth I somehow have always made it back to my center.

Mount Haleakala, Maui

Mount Haleakala, Maui



What resources do you use when chaos erupts? In those moments, why do you think all the chaotic happenings are happening? What is all of this trying to teach you?

Its so amazing the messages that nature can offer us. Connecting and being one with this planet has been a game changer for me. Stand strong in your journey my friends and know that all of this “chaos” will always be worth the destination.

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