A new Labyrinth in Oak Bay at St. Philip Church. Open to everyone to walk. Located on lawn off parking lot. Sweet and simple lawn Labyrinth with landscaping tiles.
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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
In meditation during yesterdays eclipse (August 21st) an unfamiliar word and image came into the mindful state I was experiencing. The word was ‘Pegasus’ and the vision of it was in a peaceful atmosphere, not stormy.
Later I looked up the the symbolic meaning of Pegasus and enjoyed reading that Pegasus represents an aspect of what I have been sharing in my teachings for the past decade! Pegasus represents our Hippocampus, the place of memory. It is the point in our brain which I focus in on by using empathy to transform reactions of survival: fight, flight or fright with calmer states to process emotions and go to the root source of what is causing the reaction. When this happens we remember who we are and where we are going – mindfulness (what is meaningful to us replacing the reaction). For me this is how we can access our higher self by being able to understand our internal reaction and respond with this conscious awareness versus an automatic reaction that creates separation.
In one write up I read that Pegasus represents communication that transforms evil! I have enjoyed reading the historical interpretations of Pegasus and coming away with an opinion that it may reflect a new consciousness for many of us. A consciousness that includes the skill set of meditation in motion (not sitting) to better understand how to transform our own inner agitation that inflicts violence on ourselves and others. A consciousness that is an infusion of the art of conversation and strong independent support through our greatest support system – our skeleton!
Receiving this new information during the eclipse leaves me hopeful and I feel inspired and more grounded as a mentor in the arts I contribute to the planet! How I would describe the Pegasus consciousness weaved into my practice is that it is the infusion of flexible patterns of movement, process of communicating and environmental influences experienced in the quality of one’s reality. It is the ease and comfort in one’s interactions, mobility and surroundings. Each separate focus of my practice is a calming influence on one’s hippocampus (Pegasus) for settling fight, flight or fright reactions. Infused it becomes a greater experience.
Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication, Empathy, Values Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000, Labyrinths of Victoria since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Grassroots Calendar Founder, Vice-Chair of World Children’s Summit on Peace & Nature in 2015
“Tragically one of the rarest commodities in our culture is empathy. People are hungry for empathy. They don’t know how to ask for it.” Dr. Marshall Rosenberg
Transitioning from Language of Conflict into Language of Connection (based on Nonviolent Communication)