Monday, March 30, 2009

Labyrinth Walking

Yesterday I drove up to Everett, WA to walk the Labyrinth that has been constructed in brick at the Wiggums Hollow Park.  I suppose I was hoping for some great spirtual awakening or the answer to all my questions at the very least.  'Cept, I don't have many questions anymore.  I don't have answers either,  and hey, my questions really are so trivial in the broader scheme of things.

Regardless, a Labyrinth "is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness.  It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path.  The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world.  labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools." (from  So, ok, I didn't read up on that until just now.  I drove up to Everett to check it out - and hey, it was sunny yesterday - what a treat!

Here's what I the time it was a surprise (If I'd read up on it before I left I wouldn't have been so surprised.)...that arriving at the center is not the destination, one still needs to get back out.

So, here I've arrived at a new town, but my journey isn't done yet.  Though I've known this, it was made concrete (or brick) yesterday in a rather tangible sense.  It's been rather calming to "see", to "walk", the part that I've not done yet.

This morning I did some self marketing, not the usual "submissions".  It was a nice change of pace to my job search.  Over the weekend I was given the option at two homes to choose from, friends would like to sub-let to me.  It would help them out and I wouldn't be locked in an area until I know it actually works for me.  No need to make a decision until I start working.  Why do they want to show me these things before I'm even ready?

I keep seeing myself getting out of my car going into work.  I keep seeing people coming into my work area, sometimes it's an office, sometimes it's more open than that - always lots of windows.  I am happy in all of this.  I feel the "weight" of work and it feels good to be responsible and contributing.  I keep seeing myself signing over a check for deposit in a bank setting, sometimes at the drive-thru, sometimes in the lobby.  I really like the second home I was shown yesterday...since then I've been seeing my desk and my computer and all that jazz in that home.

Soon, soon I'll be "living the dream".  I love that phrase (giggling).


  1. the usual submissions? interesting

  2. Sir: Your twist of terms adds a whole new aspect to my job search. What an interesting concept...(smiling....) I see it's time for self-marketing. We'll talk submissions later, eh? hmmmm.

  3. I submit to you (hee hee) that the left coast is going to be very, very good for you.

    Dream on.

  4. groan!!! I'll be watching my language twice as hard now. (opfh)

  5. I have never heard of Wiggums Hollow Park until now (thank you for sharing it. I will have to make it a "must see" destination now!)

    You'll do fine, wherever you end up.

  6. Life really sounds great for ya! Isn't it nice to be in the "zone" for a change? Keep on smiling and enjoying every moment of your beautiful journey! "hugs"

  7. This visualization will come to pass....

    Good for you.

    I see it too.