Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster Presents ‘Walking the Wisdom of the Earth: A Labyrinth Journey’ with Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert
Mar 26, 2017 09:37AM
Walking the Labyrinth
In celebration of 20 years of offering the greater Lancaster community the opportunity to walk the labyrinth regularly, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster (UUCL) is hosting Reverend Dr. Kay Mutert, who will present “Walking the Wisdom of the Earth: A Labyrinth Journey”. A workshop, lunch and labyrinth walks on the 11-circuit canvas labyrinth will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 22. A labyrinth-related sermon will be given at the 10 a.m. worship service on April 23, and the labyrinth will be open for walking from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event features the 11-circuit Chartes Cathedral design of the twelfth century. UUCL has two labyrinths in use, a hand-painted canvas that is 40 feet by 40 feet, and an inlaid 7-circuit Crete pattern available for monthly meditative walks.
The labyrinth experience was created to guide the development of a higher level of human awareness needed to thrive in the 21st century. By walking the labyrinth, participants become in tune with what the Earth has to tell, and take steps to heal themselves and the Earth. “The labyrinth helps to foresee a pattern of organization at work in the chaos of the current world,” explains Linda Dobbins, event coordinator. “Walking and reflecting gives inner guidance, provides a connection to a reality greater than the self, relieves grief and pain, balances energy, allows for release and creates mental space for healing and creativity. It provides critical grounding needed for peace and wisdom.”
Mutert is a master teacher and certified advanced facilitator at Veriditas, an organization dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal through experience. She uses her experience as a musician, minister and teacher to invite all to experience a reconnection with the sacredness of life. Her workshops and worship service utilize the resources of Iona, Scotland, Taize and global music. Mutert’s upcoming book, At the End of the Day, tells the story of her ministry and life in England.
Facilitated by Web and Wheel at UUCL, the event is free and open to Lancaster and Berks communities, and beyond, due to a grant awarded by the Art and Selma Walters Trust for Programming Opportunities. Web and Wheel honors the Earth by providing education, community, celebrations and rituals regularly with intention, practice and spiritual-based ceremonies.