Monday, May 26, 2014

'Walk in Peace' at the Carleton Place Labyrinth

Bring Along Your Own Message of Peace for June 19th 'Walk in Peace' at the Carleton Place Labyrinth

The mind can go in a thousand directions, 
but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. 
 ~Thich Nhat Hanh 

At 5:30 pm. on Thursday June 19th, the Labyrinth Committee will present our second “Walk in Peace” event at the Community Labyrinth in Carleton Place. With this early evening event, the Committee hopes to focus attention on the need for peace in the world and within ourselves.

Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools and have been used for bringing peace and reconciliation between individuals in conflict. “If we can learn to find peace within ourselves, we can bring this peaceful energy into our community and the world.” says Phyl Drennan, a volunteer for The Labyrinth Committee of Carleton Place.

Special guests have been invited to address the theme:
Jeff Mills, Community Development Coordinator for Mills Community Support in Almonte, will speak about healthy/peaceful communities.

Faye Lavergne, owner of Brush Strokes Gallery in Carleton Place, will address finding peace as you "Lighten your Step". Lavergne is also a counselor whose focus is on personal & community development integrating social consciousness.

Bring along a picnic supper, a chair or a blanket. Be prepared to enjoy music provided by harpist Marion Miller, take a walk on the labyrinth,  enjoy the beautiful gardens and find inspiration from our guest speakers.

All are welcome.

Carleton Place Community Labyrinth is located beside the Carleton Place & Beckwith Heritage Museum, at 267 Edmund St. For more information, contact Debby 613-257-1014.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Journalling at the Labyrinth

We are so thankful to our committee member Julia (for finding this old mailbox) and to local artist MJ Lancaster (for transforming it)!  Now anytime you visit the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth  - our brochures and guest book can be easily found - right at the entrance to the labyrinth.
You've got labyrinth mail! You will find our guest book and brochures here.
Take a few moments to reflect upon your walk and write a journal entry in our guest book...

“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.”  
Christina Baldwin

 “This pouring thoughts out on paper has relieved me. I feel better and full of confidence and resolution.”
Diet Eman, Things We Couldn't Say

"Verba Volant, Scripta Manet"
(Words fly away, the written remain)
Inspiration from Veronica Chenier, vendor at the Carp Farmer's Market

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Peace Flows on World Labyrinth Day

On Saturday May 3rd  we held our our first public event of 2014.  We were pleased to be able to "Walk as One at 1" in celebration of World Labyrinth Day.  World Labyrinth Day, declared in 1998 by The Labyrinth Society, brings people together globally to recognize the labyrinth as a symbol, a tool, a passion, and a practice.
Carleton Place Community Labyrinth - proud participants in a global labyrinth event!
This year (the 6th annual World Labyrinth Day) we took part in a survey organized by the Labyrinth Society and are happy to report that over 2,500 people in more than 18 countries were walking labyrinths at 1 PM in their local time zones!
Pick a message that resonates with you - to carry on your walk.
By walking a labyrinth, we are rediscovering an ancient tradition, which is still relevant today. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is designed as a single path. There are no dead-ends or tricks. The path on which you enter is the same path on which you exit. A walker is free to focus on a thought or a prayer, or to simply enjoy the energy of the walk itself. Many walkers find that the circular pattern holds them in a type of walking meditation long enough to let their problems and worries fall away.
Walking a labyrinth can allow you to feel more centred and peaceful.
In a busy world, walking a labyrinth can provide an opportunity to quieten the mind and allow you to feel more centred, peaceful and at one with yourself. When we feel at peace within ourselves, peace flows from each us - out into the world!
Laminated posters along the walk give more information about the labyrinth in terms of its history, benefits, and ways to incorporate the labyrinth into everyday living
Ways to Walk the Path in 2014

• Weekly walks every Tuesday morning from 9-10 am. June - September. Labyrinth keeper on site.

• Thursday June 19th “Walk in Peace” 5:30 pm., evening peace walk, bring along a picnic supper, enjoy the gardens, music and guest speaker.

• Sunday August 10th, full moon walk 8:00 pm.

• Light Up the Labyrinth, Friday September 12th, Light Up the Labyrinth

• Wednesday October 8th, full moon walk 8:00 pm.

For more information contact Debby: 613-257-1014