Response 2/2022: Ukraine Invasion

In the spirit of the Big Connection labyrinth experiment conducted by The Legacy Labyrinth Project on World Labyrinth Day May 1, 2021, we would like to implement the Global Healing Response to create connection, peace, and coherence with a unified intention for our world leaders and those who are suffering within the Ukraine. People all over the world are watching what is unfolding. Not only do we need to support all those who are involved in this conflict, we need to offer a space for us to center and find calm within ourselves.

I saw this quote today that resonated with me and hopefully applies to this conflict: “Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and regression, of evolution and dissolution.” -Goethe (1749-1832)

As you might remember from previous Global Healing Responses (Katrina, Myanmar, Haiti, Japan, Hurricane Sandy), the GHR is an international effort through which countless labyrinths will be made available worldwide for people to walk, with a unified intention to bring peace and coherence to the world.

“Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and regression, of evolution and dissolution.”

-Goethe (1749-1832)

Thank you to The Legacy Labyrinth Project, The Labyrinth Society, and Veriditas for sharing many of the resources provided on this page.

Date: Unlike previous responses, we are asking everyone to walk as often and continuously as possible. Invite others to walk with you to amplify the energy. We will create a continuous field of energy that way.

Suggested Intention for this walk:
My intention for this labyrinth walk is to feel the coherent energy of my own heart, then send that coherent energy to world leaders and those in the conflict in Russia and the Ukraine.

Suggested Meditation:
(something you can read to yourself, prior to saying and walking with your intention).

I fully release and let go of those things I cannot change. I let go of my fear of my own challenging world and that of the outside world.

I breathe into my heart; I exhale from my heart.

Let me begin my labyrinth walk with untying my own knots of chaos. 

I breathe into my heart;  I exhale from my heart.

I begin to feel the heart center opening.

Turmoil and disaster undo the world beyond my world.  When I take a breath into my heart center, I steady my own energy, my own world.

When I breathe into my heart I feed my spirit with the sustainer of life, the breath.

When I exhale from the heart, I am able to direct the gift of heart energy to anyone, anywhere. 

I know this to be true.

I am grateful for this practice as I know I am full of generous potential, and capable of sharing it with others.

I open my heart wide proclaiming myself as a resource for humanity.

I begin walking my labyrinth, centered, unburdened, and connected to all.

We connect as One, when we share our heart’s coherent energy.

(Click here for a Word version of this meditation, intention and finger labyrinth)

Finger Labyrinth: Click here for a PDF printable finger labyrinth.

Find a Labyrinth near you: Click here for the Worldwide Labyrinth Locator.

Covid Considerations: Click here for information about how to conduct a Covid friendly event and create a Covid friendly labyrinth. Of course, it is necessary to adhere to all Covid 19 recommendations that apply to your community. If you are walking in a group, perhaps outdoors would be best. It is also an option to meet with a group virtually and walk finger labyrinths in unison. And please, don’t underestimate the power of each of us walking a labyrinth alone with our unified intention.

Centering Ourselves: To create peace and healing we must commit to centering ourselves before we form a group and enter the labyrinth. I invite you to watch the videos that were created by The Legacy Labyrinth Project about How to Walk a Labyrinth with Intention and How to create Brain Heart Coherence.

Please let us know when you will be having a walk by posting it on the Global Healing Response Facebook page or as a comment below this post.

I urge you to pass this information on to anyone (or group) who might be interested in participating in the Global Healing Response. We learned during other responses that those outside the labyrinth community wanted to participate.  Hopefully, that will be the case this time.

Remember, never underestimate the power of the labyrinth AND unified healing energy!

Peace and Healing,

Ellen Bintz Meuch
Founder, Global Healing Response
Board Member, Legacy Labyrinth Project
Coordinator, World Labyrinth Day, TLS
Veriditas Certified Facilitator

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  1. Please know I will be in solidarity with my brothers and sisters as we walk the Labyrinth for all affected by this tragic event

  2. I will bring this powerful meditation to my local labyrinth walking companions this week; we will hold it in our midst with the intention of letting our care and compassion send ripples from the labyrinth out into the world.

  3. We are holding walks daily at 2 pm central time/10 pm Ukrainian time as requested by Ruta, Labyrinth facilitator and TLS representative and Reiki practitioner, Lithuania. Our walks are open to the community and are held at the labyrinth at Rapides Regional Medical Center, Alexandria, LA, next to the Rapides Cancer Center

  4. Thanks to all who initiated the GHR movement and the great resources made available. I’m planning a facilitated walk for March 21 at 6pm (local Adelaide time) and I’ve expanded it to include those suffering in all places of war and conflict together with those suffering the devastating floods in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. I’ve also invited those not living anywhere near me to join us at that time on a labyrinth near them or download a finger labyrinth (provided the link) to walk.

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