Medwyn Wombwalk

Wombwalks II Medwyn's Birthday May 14, 2018

Nane's wombwalk for Medwyn

May 27 at 10 am

EMBODYING RELEASE

Went again to labyrinth at St Paul's Church downtown Vancouver. It's a few days now past Medwynyn's birth-day, as I have been unable to make time until now - my working life is overfull as before. I carry concerns with work into my labyrinth walk with me.

I sat on a cushion to mediate, to still my body-mind, which feels good. My concerns remain, as well as ideas for a new birth-based research project, so I know I will walk with these and Medywn - birthing and birth-days are the heart of the womb-like labyrinth her-self!

As I begin to walk, thinking of my concerns and how to support those around me, I felt the mantra,"I have gratitude for the gift of giving up grudges and grievances." And I do have great gratitude in this regard in my life. I carry few (if any) grudges towards those around me. This thing of holding grudges can be a way of being for many, and a source of conflict and strife. Yet the practice of giving up grudges is so liberating. It doesn't mean there are not challenges to settle and work through with others, but one does so without belittling or holding one's opponent in negative light - so I hope for all to find the way through current challenges in as open, self-reflective, and loving ways as possible.

The next mantra that came was, "Hold mothers sacred."

Hold mothers sacred.

Hold others sacred.

Hold m/others sacred.

At the centre I sat cross-legged, and went into the MM pose, going into myself and the earth with deep releasing breath. After many minutes of the pose, loosing myself into this as i do, so that I am of the earth, and of breath, I began to yawn and yawn and yawn. My nervous system releasing all physical tension, just being a body on earth, breathing deeply and well, embodying release.

I walked out of the centre with such slow steps, as I am still in deep earth-trance, just a body, heavy and slow.

I felt MM on the path in and with me, I felt slow and steady.

Then the next phrase came, "Being in the midst of the struggles of others."

Much like Cindy Lou's birthday laby walk, this walk has a theme of being/holding one's core self, clearing and releasing, being oneself in the struggles of others, holding oneself well, being of service.

Then as I neared the end of my walk I felt body tingles and an open feeling of lightness and joy - I laughed to myself.

Blessed be Medwyn, on this birth-day walk, celebration and release.

Barbara's labyrinth making and walking for Medwyn

May 14 at 4pm

A gift for Medwyn on the anniversary day of her birth. Walking the path of the prairie hare in union with the labyrinth at a newly discovered labyrinth site on the lands of St. Mary's cathedral with Mary's grotto and downtown Calgary as the backdrop.

Words that came to me in the centre of the labyrinth:

free   free    free     free    free    free

the gift is free
the gift is free
the gift is free
the gift is free
to give and receive

the gift is free
the gift is free
the gift is free
the gift is free
and it will continue long after
long after the body is gone
long after
long after

oh the gift
the gift
the gift
the gift
the gift

may the gift return in full force
may the gift return in full force
to re-gift and re-gift
to re-gift and re-gift
to re-gift and re-gift
to re-gift and re-gift

Thank you Mary
Thank you gift


4 minute video of the gift for Medwyn


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