Kay Turbak in the center of the Labyrinth at Windermere Ranch, June 2021.
I begin my walk slowly, acutely aware of my friend and fellow pilgrim.
I want to respect her sense of space and timing, and not “run” into her.
Inevitably I cross over the stones into another lane, entering into a new “circuit” –
– a pathway of the earth, of the brain, of the soul.
I become confused, wondering if I am traveling in the “right” direction.
Indeed, there are no mistakes or missteps when walking the labyrinth.
So begins The Unraveling – a loosening and letting go, an unwinding of the tight
threads of certainty and purpose.
I am being moved by something beyond my immediate recognition or perception.
I enter the center of the labyrinth, the sacred circle, which for me is usually a
time to reflect upon my life circumstances, meditate, pray.
Only this time there is nothing “there” – nothing to contemplate or consider.
I softly surrender, unfurled and enfolded into a pure and perfect Peace.
I am aware that I am being navigated, moved into a greater reality.
The sinuosity and circuitous nature of labyrinthine experiences are symbolic.
It is really very simple: despite the twists and turns of life, take the next step forward.
I continue walking, and return to where I started, at the Threshold of Peace,