Building a Labyrinth Temple

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Can you believe it’s already been 9 months since our move?

At the time, we had hoped to have a labyrinth on the floor before we opened. But we couldn’t quite get it all done in the 45 days we had to paint, redo most of the flooring,  get the lighting installed (we worked under temporary lighting most of the time), build our cabinets and shelves, and oh yeah. Pack and move everything.  It was an ambitious timeline.  Rather too ambitious, I see in hindsight.  I thought then, okay, we’ll move, and then we’ll do the labyrinth before Winter Solstice.  The goals were fuzzy (never a good idea), and so here we are.  Our backroom makes a nice classroom/meeting room, and we’ve had meditations, rituals, and shamanic journeys, but it’s not quite what we envisioned.

The Vision

We want a space which is sacred space, where you walk in and find your full breath, your shoulders relax, and you just feel like you can close your eyes and be centered, grounded, connected to Spirit.  Then you could walk the labyrinth. The walls would have symbols of the elemental directions, there would be curtains on the windows, tapestries or flags hanging, it would be cleared of the bookshelves (this was not supposed to be a “back room” for the store) and have more room for the labyrinth to be (probably painted) on the floor.

I kept thinking I could do it alone.  I don’t know why. Our first labyrinth wasn’t a solo mission, neither was our build-out. So I again ask for those of you who are the builders, the makers, the doers. We need to put up shelving in our back hall, so we can unload the bookshelves. They need to be moved, then we need to clean and do some detailed painting. We’ll obtain and hang curtains on the windows for privacy and to block the glare of the sun. We’ll surround the space with enough plants to make it faerie friendly. None of this seems all that difficult to me, and I’m tempted to say I can still do it mostly by myself, or with Thraicie. But it hasn’t happened.

Then I remember the magic that manifested when we did the build-out. When you were there with me, weaving the web of possibilities. Once the temple is built, it will be free (donations accepted for maintenance and improvements) for anyone to walk during the hours there isn’t a class or event. Like the labyrinth garden at the old store, I hope it can be a gift to the community, and to ourselves.

Will you help me build a labyrinth temple?

Fill out this form and let me know when you are generally available, and if you have any special skills, especially with detailed painting.

 

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