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Front Walkways

The walkway off the main street that places your house number is an important consideration when reflecting upon your living experience and wanting to change and enhance it.  It is also an important consideration when landscaping your front yard!   It’s placement and design is an important aspect to consider in balancing the influences of life giving or life draining  experiences in any areas of your living experience.   For example view this pictures and notice the lines or edges of the pathways and notice if which ones are calming and which ones are stimulating.

Walkways:  the pathway of your experience

Your pathway is the first opportunity to welcome you and the community to your home.  It is the first influencing factor in considering placement.  The ideal walkway would reflect soft corners and flow resembling that of a slow moving and calming waterway.  Water is considered to be an influence of abundance, well being and good luck.  The straight sharp edges are reminders of fast moving arrows that are unexpected and attacking in nature.  In Asian cultures a straight pathway is considered a secret arrow and the source of rushing negative energies.

A curved walkway would be considered yin, while a straight edged would be yang. To soften the hard edges of a yang walkway, plantings can be used on either side to create soft edges.

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Victoria Mayor declares Sept 16, ’13 Victoria’s Labyrinth Friendship Day!

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For more on the Victoria events – visit Walk-Victoria.com

Oldest Known Labyrinth

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness, Living in Natures Love Blog & Renee Lindstrom Live

Dating back 4 – 5 thousand years it is also known as:

Classical, 7 Circuit, Cretan, Celtic and Hopi Medicine Wheel

This labyrinth has rounded edges and can be described as being kidney shaped.  At our recent Earth Day Celebrations visitors began describing it as being an image like our human brains!

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Copyright 2014 – 2019 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

Labyrinths ~ 11 Circuit

This pattern has become well-known as the Chartres as it is the Chartres Cathedral in Paris.  This dates aback to the 12th Century.Labyrinth - 11 Circuit

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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

2 Popular Labyrinth Designs

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness, Living in Natures Love Blog & Renee Lindstrom Live

The origins of  the labyrinth pattern is unknown.  The pattern is an archetypal form that is found around the world and they date back 4000 to 5000 years.  Only now is acceptance of using this pattern of movement growing as we  discover the  benefits which includes  improved well-being, increased connection in  reflection, meditation, realignment  and self  knowledge.  These benefits have been experienced from walking, drawing or tracing a finger labyrinths.

Two popular designs are the Classical or 7 Circuit and the 11 Circuit Labyrinths.

7 Circuit

The 7 circuit labyrinth supports a relaxed, calm and outgoing attitude and brings the walk into the  present with more alertness.   You may choose to walk a 7 circuit labyrinth prior to an important business meeting, personal appointment, or when making decisions.

Download template pattern

11 Circuit

The 11 circuit labyrinth is a more elaborate  patter and is effective for  deepening personal reflections and contemplation.  The pattern supports balancing the right and left sides of the brain and energy centers of the body.  It can support quieting the mind for clearer insights and inner guidance.  You may choose to walk an 11 circuit labyrinth when you are making personal change, resolving conflict, making important decision in relationships or at work.

Download template pattern 

 Go to events or inquire about Labyrinth Programs 

 


Copyright 2014 – 2019 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015

Winter Solstice ~ December 21, 2012

In November, 2012 after a meeting discussing the upcoming 2013 Labyrinth Conference on Vancouver Island with a delegate of the organizing committee, Louise Taylor and I made an agreement to host a  Labyrinth Walk on Winter Solstice.  She mentioned she would like to invite Joanne Thomson and together the three of us began envisioning what such an event could look like.  Here are some photos of the vision coming to life in real time.  Now I am going to ask you the viewer to imagine the quality of the space that you might feel in a community that creates together and the resulting inner connection.

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Dancing Wolf ~ Reading his poem ~ Soul-stice

For those of you who have not met Louise Taylor, Founder of the CorUnum Centre ~ she is playing the accordion and singing.

Science Digest on Feldenkrais

“The Feldenkrais Method has had remarkable success in a wide range of complaints ranging from the debilitating to the merely nagging.”
– Science Digest