It’s becoming a tradition for me to walk the labyrinth on New Year’s Eve. On December 31st, 2010, in the center of the labyrinth, forgiveness was the key to making room for love to re-enter my life in 2011. Ever since then, my New Year’s Eve labyrinth walk is something I don’t want to miss.
On Saturday night, I expected something powerful might happen in the center, but the message was a little different. Here’s what I wrote to remember what happened:
Am I doing this right?
Don’t worry about it. Just walk.
Am I going too fast?
Maybe. Just walk.
[Restless in the center, I can’t get comfortable. Tried child’s pose and squirmed like a child. Tried sitting in the chair, tried laying down but there wasn’t room, went back to child’s pose. Refreshed the Forgiveness business]
Then I heard:
It’s time to go walk some more.
On the way back, God clarifies:
I’m with you.
Confident, encouraged, I slow the spring in my step because
I don’t want it to end.
I carry the message out with me.
Kneeling at the prayer candles,
I light her candle,
but don’t want to blow out the torch.
Let it Go
Her flame will grow.
I got this.
I’m with you
All the way.
(After I published this post, I saw that the spacing about what God said was different from what I had typed in the draft. I worked on it for a while, but couldn’t get it where I wanted it. I’m guessing God wants it to be however you see it now.)