Posts Tagged ‘labyrinth’

Check for Events Regularly

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2010

Everyone wanted their picture taken with my Thanksgiving Labyrinth Quilt.

If you wish to see my work or hear me speak, check back regularly for upcoming events.

As of this post (11/4/10), my fiber art work can be seen at the following location(s):

Bravo! office, 5th floor, BB&T building, downtown Asheville
Strength from All My Roots – An Exhibition of Textile Arts  Honoring the Legacy of Pauli Murray. I’ve got two pieces, a liturgical stole and one of my quilted wall labyrinths (everybody’s favorite, it turns out) in this show in Durham It’s going on now, through November 30th, 10-am-4pm, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 403 E. Main St., Durham, with a reception on Friday, November 19th, from 6-9pm. Alas, I probably will not make the reception.

Sometime in early 2011, my work will be featured in Quilt Life magazine; stay tuned for more info.



One game is currently available:

Friday evening/Saturday, January 7/8.

I am offering these games along with Bonnie Cooper, LCSW, relationship coach and certified imago relationship therapist. Although the underlying focus of these games is to rediscover joy in oneself and one’s relationships (be they with others, oneself, or God/Spirit), the Game can be played with any intention. Please email ( or call (828-215-7424) for more information and registration.

Watch for information about the re-booting of the ongoing, monthly Asheville dream group.

Please contact me at for more information about any of these events.

February 2nd – Imbolq

Posted on Monday, February 2nd, 2009


Today in secular terms is Groundhog Day, but in Celtic tradition it is known as Imbolq, the special day mid-way between winter solstice and spring equinox. Six weeks after the shortest day of the year, we can now see clearly that the sun is returning. One of the traditional “tasks” for this day is to completely sweep out the hearth, the heart of the home, and lay in a completely new fire. One might also do this with the human heart, and so I dedicated my morning’s labyrinth walk to this task – sweeping out the old ashes and preparing a completely clean heart-space for what is to come.

Baby Steps

Posted on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

This morning as I walked my labyrinth with small, measured steps, I was reminded of the movie, What About Bob, where Bob’s therapist advises making changes with baby steps. In fact, it has been said that you need only take one small step towards spirit, for it to meet you—more than half way. And so, with my new grand adventure underway, I am reminded by my labyrinth walk that all it takes for the rest of my life to show up is for me to take one baby step at a time.

Possible Selves

Posted on Sunday, August 17th, 2008

From 1/17/08
This morning I watched a video by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., entitled, Healing the Luminous Body: The Way of the Shaman, in which he talks about Destiny retrieval. This feels very similar to James Hillman’s ideas in Soul’s Code, and to a number of current writers/thinkers. The idea is this: no matter what current circumstances are, no matter what diagnosis you have been given, etc., there is a possible healthy, whole, joyful, successful you which already exists in the “future”; the retrieval opens a doorway to that possible you and retrieves it from the “future” to the present moment—you merely need to allow it, step into it, etc.
I took this idea with me into the labyrinth this morning, and walked toward that “possible me” which is a successful visionary artist, leaving behind the worries, fears, doubts, and nay-sayers in my mind.

The “Onederful” Store

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

The problem is, even after a “onederful” experience in the labyrinth or at the Oneness Blessing, I need constant reminders to keep me connected to that realization. A chance encounter with a butterfly can do it or with a “onederful” person; little notes I leave for myself can also be quite helpful, In this vein, I have created a line of clothing, cards, mugs, bags, and stickers which you might find helpful, too. Check them out at “The Onederful Store”— I hope you enjoy your trip there, and thanks for visitng here.

The “Oneder” of the Labyrinth

Posted on Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

It never ceases to amaze me—you follow the path of the labyrinth in to your own center and, if you look long/deeply enough, it opens out onto/into the entire universe. Kabir (version by Robert Bly) says it better than I:

Inside this clay jug are canyons
and pine mountains
And the maker of canyons
and pine mountains,
All seven oceans are inside,
and hundreds of millions of stars.
The acid that tests gold is there,
and the one who judges jewels,
And the music from the strings no one touches,
and the source of all water.
If you want the truth,
I will tell you the truth,
Friend, listen:
The God whom I love is inside.

Releasing the past

Posted on Friday, August 1st, 2008

A number of years ago a friend gave me a deck of cards called Osho Zen, based on the spiritual teachings of Osho. Eash morning I draw 1 or 2 cards to reflect on for the day. This morning I drew Clinging to the Past and Moment to Moment. I realized that an event from the previous evening upon which I was obsessing was, indeed, the past and I sure was clinging to it in continuing to chew upon it in my mind. I used my morning walk in the labyrinth, then, to be in the moment, with each step being a new moment, a new beginning, a new life all in itself. (You can select Osho Zen cards online at:

A peaceful walk

Posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2008

From 1/8/8
Willow was sick over the holidays. This is the first morning in a long time that she joined me out in the labyrinth. The morning was balmy; I was in shirt sleeves, enjoying the warm breeze blowing in a new sense of inner peace and calm.

Dancing the Labyrinth with Willow

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

From 12/24/07
Willow hadn’t been coming to the labyrinth for a while. This morning I entered with a different energy than usual—dancing (a la Chocolat)—and she ran through a portion of the labyrinth, like a kitten playing, chasing an unseen friend.

The Light from Within

Posted on Saturday, July 26th, 2008

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a LIGHT from within.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

I often find that my internal light glows brighter after a visit to the labyrinth. On the cloudiest of days, once I reach the center, it seems as if the sun has peeked out from behind those clouds, but it is just my perception of my own light radiating out.

What makes your inner light shine?