This is a Santa Rosa Labyrinth. It is a seven circuit modified Medieval labyrinth, modelled after the 12th Century one laid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral. This one was designed in 1997 by Lea Goode-Harris. Labyrinths are used today as a meditational tool; walking to calm the spirit and seek guidance.
“The heart-space on the fourth path of the Santa Rosa Labyrinth is unique to this seven-circuit design. Approached from all four directions, this space has been the inspiration and focus for many labyrinth walks, poetry, and photos.” L. Goode-Harris.
Santa Rosa Labyrinth Heart Space copyright Lea Goode-Harris
I painted this in 1999 for a turn-of-the-century Millennium eve ceremony.
- 20 foot diameter
- Santa Rosa design, seven circuit modified Medieval labyrinth, modelled after the 12th Century Chartres Cathedral
- Weight – approx 25-30 lbs.
- plasticized white canvas with eggplant coloured lines
- walk in sock feet without shoes or barefoot
- may be used outdoors
This is an intuitive song invoking change. My heart is heavy for the world’s largest Christian religion. Even though I am not a Roman Catholic myself, I sense a deep yearning for change from so many whose voices are seemingly never heard.
I sing invented words or ‘vocables’ accompanied by a 22 inch ‘Remo’ brand Buffalo Drum. My hope that my soulful music lifts you to a good place.
Evelyn Ward de Roo, Canadian Contemplative Musician / Soundwork Practitioner
A soothing how-to lesson by a master of the art of meditation: Father Laurence Freeman.
Click here to see the video
The World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM.org) has developed a handy device app for timing meditation too. How is your practise of meditation?
“We cannot attain the presence of God because we are already in the presence of God. What is needed is awareness not attainment.” – Richard Rohr
Trusting in God’s Hidden Presence image available at Fe Langdon Designs on Etsy.
O God of Uncreated Light, we come before you now to offer you ourselves. We can only do this through your grace.
Grant us the grace of mindfulness. Help us to be calm, so that we may rest in your silence and peace.
Grant us the grace of willingness. Transform our will into yours, with delight and joy.
Grant us the grace of heartfulness. Unite us with you in the mystery of love, that we may love our neighbors as ourselves.
All this we ask with glad confidence and hope in you, O God, by the power of the Holy Spirit through the humanity of your blessed son Jesus Christ. Amen.