9781594481826

The Sacred Path Companion A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform

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    9781594481826

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    1594481822

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-03-07
  • Publisher: Riverhead Trade
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Summary

Lauren Artress, the author of The Sacred Path Companion , calls this new book 'Everything Else You Ever Wanted to Know About the Labyrinth Movement,' and she has a point: This is a comprehensive and indispensable companion to Walking a Sacred Path , which has become a quasi-Bible of the Labyrinth movement. In this workbook, Artress - one of the guiding forces in the Labyrinth movement - offers readers a handbook for personal reflection and transformation. As she takes the reader step-by-step through the Labyrinth process, Artress shows readers how to fashion an individual spiritual journey and offers suggestions that are both engaging and thought provoking. In this book, Artress outlines: Four Guidelines to Gauge Your Spiritual Growth The Nine Lessons of the Labyrinth The Art of Labyrinth Walking Specific Uses for Healing and Transformation Through the Labyrinth How to Create a Ritual

Author Biography

LAUREN ARTRESS is the author of Walking a Sacred Path. She is the founder and president of Veriditas, the Voice of the Labyrinth Movement, and is the former canon for special ministries at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
PART ONE: The Practice of Walking the Labyrinth
Four Guidelines to Gauge Your Spiritual Growth
11(8)
To Deepen in Compassion
13(1)
To Lessen Your Judgments
14(2)
To Increase Patience
16(1)
To Find Your Purpose and Share It with the World
17(2)
Lessons of the Labyrinth
19(12)
Quieting the Mind
21(2)
Self-Reflection
23(1)
Spaciousness Allows Responsiveness
24(1)
Enlivening the Body
24(1)
Mind/Body/Spirit Integration
25(1)
We Are All on the Path Together
26(3)
Everyone's Journey to the Divine Is Unique
27(1)
Walking in Groups: Making Room for One Another
28(1)
The Feminine Archetype: Receptivity and Flow
29(2)
The Art of Labyrinth Walking
31(22)
Labyrinth Terminology
31(2)
Common Questions
33(5)
Meditative Walking
38(1)
The Three Rs
39(1)
The Four Rs
39(2)
The Basics
41(12)
No Right or Wrong Way to Walk a Labyrinth
41(1)
Preparing for a Walk
42(1)
Offering Sacred Acknowledgment
42(1)
Starting Off at Intervals
43(1)
Removing Your Shoes
43(1)
Using Music
44(1)
Recognizing the Route
44(1)
Finding Your Own Natural Pace
44(1)
The Path Is a Two-Way Street
45(1)
Recognizing the Metaphors
45(1)
Handling Expectations
46(1)
Reflecting on the Walk
47(1)
Walking the Lunations
48(1)
Dealing with Distractions
49(1)
Not Imposing an Agenda
50(1)
Accepting Unexpected Feelings
50(1)
Encountering Exhaustion
51(1)
Being Comfortable with the Walk
51(2)
Applications
53(22)
Be Open
53(1)
Release Whatever Is in Your Way
54(1)
A Path of Prayer, A Walking Meditation
54(2)
Ask a Question
56(1)
Listen for Guidance
57(1)
Walk a Dream
58(1)
Explore Images That Emerge
59(1)
Use a Mantra
60(1)
Set an Intention
61(1)
Push the Envelope---Try Amplification
62(1)
Do a History
63(1)
Create a Body Prayer
64(1)
Use the Six-Petals for Meditation
64(1)
Use the Center as a Sacred Place to Share
65(1)
Encourage Creativity and Innovation
66(1)
Walk for Stress Reduction
67(1)
Witness a Walk
67(8)
PART TWO: Specific Uses for Healing and Transformation
Start Where You Are
75(16)
Exercise: Time Line
77(1)
Exercise: Checklist to Gauge Where You Are
78(13)
Relationship with Yourself
79(1)
Relationship with Your Body
79(1)
Relationships with Others
80(5)
Developing Your Full Potential
85(2)
Relationship with the Holy
87(2)
Identifying Repeated Patterns
89(2)
Healing
91(22)
Perfectionism
92(3)
Critical Voices
95(3)
Grief
98(3)
Grieving Your Own Death
99(1)
Other Forms of Grief
100(1)
Forgiveness
101(3)
Self-Forgiveness
104(4)
Reconnecting with Your Body
108(5)
Authentic Movement
110(1)
Focus on Sensation
111(1)
Explore Pain
111(2)
Shadow Work
113(18)
Exploring Repeated Patterns
118(1)
Being Stuck
119(2)
Unconscious Override
121(1)
Self-Care
122(1)
The Reflective Mirror: Dealing with Irritating People
123(2)
The Judging Mind
125(2)
Control Issues
127(4)
Soul Assignment
131(16)
Follow the Clues
134(2)
Ground Your Fear and Excitement
136(2)
Use Your Imagination
138(1)
Wait Well
139(1)
Where You Are Is Where You're Supposed to Be
140(1)
Transform a Life Assignment
141(2)
Nurture Strength and Perseverance During Challenging Times
143(1)
On the Wrong Path? Design a Transition
144(3)
Initiatory Rituals
147(20)
The Old Smooth Stone and the Sacred Feminine
148(2)
The Roles of Ritual
150(11)
Creating Community
150(4)
Honoring Rites of Passage
154(1)
Grounding Us in the Everyday
155(1)
Supporting Healing
156(3)
Celebrating Special Occasions
159(1)
Affirming Beliefs and Making Meaning
160(1)
Examining the Rituals in Your Life
161(2)
How to Create a Ritual
163(4)
Conclusion: A Spirituality for Our Times 167(10)
Notes 177

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