TLS 365 Experience #189
September 5, 2017
The idea of food labyrinths are always wonderful to share the opportunity to both give and receive. In many ways it is a gift for those who hunger in many important ways around the world.
We begin by bringing our blessings from a worldly focus to a regional hemisphere, continent, nation, state and local community before we begin. We include all who give and those who receive and the food that has been brought for others to nouish the body, mind and soul. We have people bring canned or packaged goods, though one year we also have hosted a fresh food campaign and made giving baskets that were delivered to specific groups and families.
As each considers their own hunger and satisfaction, they enter the labyrinth with their food items and place them along the borders and then continue on their walk. In the center is a place to leave a card or write one as a blessing and also a basket of blessings from our last walk to take away in a recylced fashion. In what they take away, the message is enacted through prayer, song, chant, affirmation or mantra in the return walk. In this way the food and the people are blessed in the giving of self and service and also receiving in the walk of community for community.
Our bounty of blessed food is collected and distributed to the local designation serving to doubly gift the individuals with this infused good feeling food and the manner of donation in which it came.
Today’s Experience submitted by:
J. Kaufman, Labyrinth Designer and Facilitator
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