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Labyrinth - Moving Through the Seasons. 2014.

State Theta Galleries  & Still Paths offer this special invitation

Labyrinth - Moving Through the Seasons

A series of Labyrinth walks in support of a spiritual and creative journey.

"..walking a labyrinth helps us move out of the regular ebb and flow of life and step into a space that can somehow act as a container for our sorrows and joys, questions and hopes...it can become for us a sacred space to explore the meanings and motivations of our inner life and find resources for our human journey."

What is a Labyrinth and why walk it?

"A labyrinth is an ancient pattern, an archetypal image that has been passed down through generations and cultures as a form of reflective tool. Over the last thousand years or so these fascinating patterns have most often been constructed as pathways on the ground big enough for us to enter and walk. Walking the one simple and winding path of a labyrinth has the potential to help us release and quieten our mind...

In the fast-paced world in which we now live, we need simple, beautiful places like labyrinths that draw us in by the attraction of their pattern to slow ourselves down, still the busy mind and connect us again with our inner resources."
- Di Williams 2009, Labyrinth landscape of the soul: Wild Goose Publications, Glasgow

Our intention is...

  • To create a regular, committed community around the labyrinth one evening a month.
  • To develop the Spiritual practice of walking this ancient yet ever new path.
  • Offer optional access during the year to individual spiritual guidance session and individual creative therapeutic session with the co-facilitators.

The evenings will be supported by reflections from the Christian, Celtic and other spiritual traditions and resources from the Creative Arts, and include structures for the development of personal and community sharing.

 

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Having successfully completed two years of collaboration and walking the path of the labyrinth at State Theta Galleries we would like to offer you this unique opportunity to explore more deeply your connection between the spiritual journey, creativity and community. 

Special Advent Labyrinth Walk

Date: Friday December 19th 2014

Labyrinth Walks facilitated by Rev. Di Williams and Audicia Lynne Morley.

La Posada is a 400 hundred year old tradition in Mexico remembering the arduous journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and their search for a place to rest to give birth to the Christ child.

Traditionally a child carrying a candle leads a sculpture of the pregnant Mary, Joseph and the donkey, from one home to another seeking a place for it to lodge for the night.

During advent a Posada sculpture will be travelling around East Lothian from home to home.

It will arrive at State Theta on the evening of December 19th and offer us a focus for our advent reflection and labyrinth walk.

Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm

 

 

 

 

Di Williams and Audicia Lynne Morley began offering labyrinth walks in 2011. As facilitators we have enjoyed a deeply creative journey offering the walk monthly over this period. 2015 sees a shift in our rhythm , Di will be journeying out into the world taking a years sabbatical and Audicia will be hosting a First Peace Circle.
To close our current phase of creative collaboration we wanted to offer a different series of walks dedicated to Peace.

We offer you these quotes by mediaeval and contemporary leaders of both eastern and western spiritual traditions framing the universality of peace both inner and outer.

First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
Thomas à Kempis

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
H.H. X1V Dalai Lama

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS 
Individual spritual guidance session or individual creative therapeutic session with a co-facilitator. 
Contact the facilitator to arrange time and place. 
Contact Di Williams | Contact Audicia

 

 

The Labyrinth Path

Entering the Labyrinth
When you enter the labyrinth you can trust yourself to the simple path ahead and begin to slow down. As you walk to the centre let it be a time to release the thoughts and feelings preoccupying you. Allow your mind to quieten.

The Centre
When you reach the centre be still. It is a place of openness and receiving.

Returning along the path
As you return along the same path reflect on any insights and connections that may have come to you and begin to integrate new insights and possibilities into your life.

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About Rev. Di Williams.

 

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Audicia Lynne Morley is Artistic Director of State Theta Galleries and Co-Director of Tamalpa-UK. Her work is influenced by a deep interest in both Eastern and Western approaches to energy, consciousness, the body and health. Click here for further information.

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Rev. Di Williams is an Anglican priest, adult educator, labyrinth facilitator and trainer, spiritual accompanier, professional massage practitioner and writer.
From 1996 to 2010 she was University Chaplain at Lancaster University and then the University of Edinburgh. Through this work she founded a Natural Health Care Centre www.naturalhealthcare.org.uk and created the beautiful Edinburgh Labyrinth www.labyrinth.ed.ac.uk

She was awarded the MBE in 2008 for Services to Higher Education for her leading work in developing spiritual support for those of all faiths and none.
She is experienced in working with people who wish to explore their authentic spiritual path. One of the gifts she brings to this work is a deep appreciation of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual connection.

She leads retreats, workshops, labyrinth facilitator training and is a consultant to emerging labyrinth projects in the UK.

Di Williams has written and illustrated, Labyrinth – Landscape of the Soul and co-edited Working with the Labyrinth: Paths for Exploration (Jan 2013) which are available here.

You can visit Di's website here >>>