Sound files have been added below and I’m adding this update on 3-25-11
I apologize for taking so long to keep the promise I made on February 28th when I shared these 4 pieces initially with good intentions for adding sound files soon thereafter. At that time I believed it had been too long between posts and I wanted to add something to let you know I’m still writing every day. These pieces are from February 22nd, the day before my 66th birthday. During the past few weeks I’ve considered simply removing the post and adding something different, but the messages contained within these labyrinth writings still resonate with me … so I’ve left them in place hoping to find time to record and add the sound files using Audio Acrobat which I’ve found to be a valuable and easy to use resource.
Life had other plans for me and lots has happened in the past few weeks. I’ve been writing like crazy gathering material for my book. I’ve filled one journal and started another which is already half complete already. Clarity has emerged as I’ve leaned into rather than avoiding or resisting the confusion & chaos. I’ve created a new website called Labyrinth Journal (I hope you’ll want to visit there soon as time permits) and plan to add to it regularly while keeping this blog current as well. I’m hoping the website will become a ‘business’ while this blog will remain a place to share my journey in a more conversational way and that each will help spread the message that writing can be a meditative act to enrich your life as it has mine. I’ve added a second public page at Facebook … Writing the Labyrinth to Access Inner Wisdom about the website in addition to the first one I created initially and called Virginia at Giraffe Journal to be associated with this blog.
I’ll probably ‘clean up’ the ‘graphic versions’ shared here to get rid of the messy black marks at the corners around the edges because I want to add my name electronically or an actual signature to each … just because. That will take me a while, but it’s on my list and I’ll get around to it eventually. In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy the sound clips of me reading the pieces and let me know what you think in comments or email. If you do some labyrinth writing of your own and decide to share, that would be very ‘kewl’ as well … but it’s perfectly okay to keep your writing to yourself or share it just with close friends if that feels right. If you have a blog and decide to publish labyrinth pieces yourself, I hope you’ll add a link back here or to my Labyrinth Journal website and/or send a link in email so I can visit.