12.3.18 Blue Cosmic Storm GAP
Walk with the Woman of the Woods while you circle the seven circuits of this labyrinth, where autumnal leaves, turkey tail mushrooms, and the gleam in a tiger’s eye do an earthy dance.
The labyrinth is 5” round with ¾” sides that are painted. It is signed on the back, where there is space to hang it should you so choose, and it comes with a feather from my forest abode for ‘walking’ the seven circuits with.
It was painted with spring fed creek water infused with tiger’s eye and turkey tail mushrooms, stirred with an antler.
The qualities of the essences integrated into the painting facilitate pinpointing patterns that need release and laying to rest, shifting perspective and awareness, heightened focus, and manifestation of goals.
I paint these finger labyrinths for use where there is no walking labyrinth near you, or you are interested in using one frequently on your own unique inner journey. I bring to them earth essences from fresh flowers and stones that I craft with plants I’ve either grown myself or gathered from the wilderness, infused in spring water either by the light of a full moon or at high noon. I add droplets to my brush water, so the painting is literally imbued and charged by the essences.
Painting labyrinths is, for me, a meditative practice while I journey within creation, a homecoming to an integrative art form that feels just right from deep in my gut and it gives me great pleasure to make them available to you.
*A Bit of Information for the Curious*
The labyrinth has been used for centuries by people’s across this planet as a walking meditation circuit, a walking metaphor circuit, by means of which to contemplate, attune, seek inspiration, align with wholeness, and access wisdom; among other purposes.
One enters and walks the path, which leads to the center, the heart or core of the labyrinth, and then one turns and walks out on the same path. There is no getting lost on this journey. Unlike a maze, with endless dead ends, entrance points, and exits, in a labyrinth the way to walk the path is known; being known, it is relaxing which facilitates meditative awareness spiraling from without, into the center within, and then unwinding with fresh perspective, unearthed treasure, or simply a sense of serenity.
To use this labyrinth in your practice, simply sit in a quiet place with the labyrinth on your lap, enter sacred space, and trace the seven circuits with your finger or the feather provided. You may use another tool, just choose one that is not sharp or as pointed as a toothpick, as that may damage the canvas or scrape away paint. If you are a Reiki practitioner or energy healer, you may find this of use with your clients.