Dear Labyrinth Facilitators and Healers,
The focus for this Spring quarter of the GHR is Light. I have to admit that it was set to be Wisdom and at the last minute, Jo Ann Mast and I felt sure that Light was more appropriate. Not just the idea of shining light for others—or even reflecting it— but also to BE Lighter. The world feels heavy now for many reasons.
When I introduced the GHR in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina our responses were to disasters and other global events that needed healing….one at a time. Now it seems we are hearing events everyday that could warrant a Global Healing Response. (As I write this I am hearing news of the chemical attack in Syria where many of the victims are children.) That realization feels heavy to me. Thankfully, we have our GHR yearly theme and focus to use continually and the world has folks like you to offer modes of Healing, Centering, and Sacred Spaces. Thank you for all you do.
As always, our intention is that these materials will help you plan an intentional labyrinth walk that when joined by others doing the same thing globally will have a unified effect of Healing for our world.
In Light and Love,
Ellen Bintz Meuch
Founder, Global Healing Response
Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator
Global Healing Response Quarterly
2017 Theme: Love
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is Love. —1 Corinthians 13:13
Quote: Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Picture/Symbol: The rising sun (Picture courtesy of The Rev. Warren Lynn)
“To give love from the heart and to receive love
To be the light and project the light
To know yourself and thus know spirit
I am part of you and you of me
The seeds of yesterday,
Today and tomorrow have been painted
Now we must learn to nurture,
To love to overflow with Spirit.”
Light your faces with a smile.
—Jo Ann Mast, Master Labyrinth Teacher
Ideas for benefiting organization: Prayers and Support for our elected local, state and government officials. Write post cards messages to elected officials. Volunteer in community sanctuary groups
Ideas for ambiance: colorful flags (could be made by walkers before or during the walk) scarves, stones with messages, ribbons.
Music: “Embrace” – Deva Premal- www.whiteswanmusic.com
For a PDF version of this material click here.