I’m still processing from my labyrinth walk yesterday.  Walking meditations – for those who are able – are very powerful and go a long way down into the human psyche.  I found it interesting that I experienced the entire walk as resistance and physical pain, but the next morning, I woke up knowing what I have to do; I am clear again and realize the pain was a reminder that there’s something I have to do, which I won’t enjoy.

To be more specific, I have gotten into a bad habit, and I have to shed it, and the sooner I do the better off the world will be. So the walk was a reminder to drop something rather than acquire it.

I was the first person to walk the labyrinth as part of an open house which Ellesmere United Church hosted – it’s in the SAME BUILDING where I live.  What are the odds?  When I walked into this building, I was overcome by a feeling that I was in the right place… learning that a Chartres labyrinth is now part of the architecture of the place, and that it was put in while I was living here, has only made the living here sweeter.

Soon I will leave this nest for a new one – I don’t know exactly when or how.  But it will be soon, and then I will move into a different phase of my life, one in which I am not living by myself.   In the meantime, I have acquired some good habits and some discipline about keeping my personal space cleaner and tidier.  But I gotta say, I am SO looking forward to having somebody else to cook for, I’m going to cook and bake like a maniac the first couple of weeks.

On Sunday I will have been off smokes for two weeks.  It’ll be interesting to see if I can avoid smoking the next time I see Paul or daughter Katie.

During one of my internet Drunkard’s Walks

I found a devotional singer called Sada Sat Kaur.  I have been listening to her version of Adi Shakti and really enjoying it.  There’s something about the way she sings, and in particular the last harmony on the track, which is very energizing and uplifting.  Also, she uses dobros with tablas, and you don’t get to hear that every day.