I cannot really thank you enough for all that you did for me during my stay at the Farm. Your many kindnesses to me made it possible for me to have a truly outstanding experience the whole weekend. There were many highlights but the one thing that has set this workshop apart was the presence of the palpable love that permeated the entire group and location. To be sure other times have been loving too but this time was exceptional. Furthermore, your skill as an events coordinator, devotion to quality and detail was exceptional and made the conference and the memorial service such outstanding events. Barbara W. Columbus
LABYRINTH IN THE WOODS
You know when the call comes
like the cry of the Heron or Cardinal
or early morning geese at the pond. You know
because even the trees stand still, mute
and waiting for you to take that first step
into the softness of your longing Ð your longing
to know your place in the wilderness Ð know your
solid ground that holds when all else fails.
Some hear music Ð deep-throated notes
of a low minor flute or an old hymn
that swells in the body. You stand
at the entrance, hesitant, perhaps
even trembling, and when you walk across
that line of Demarcation into the field
of ancient prints where others have gone,
it is a prayer of all prayers. There is nothing to do
but surrender and love the flush of gratitude
that comes as sky and sun or moon and stars
become your close companions. Every paver
beneath your feet is holy Ð every thought,
Even fleeting fears and irritations, sacred
in this field where Iris bloom and oak trees flourish
and your Soul belongs. You may laugh if you like
or let tears fall. You may Dance or even crawl
on your belly like the snake. The Divine loves it all
Marilee L Pallant Ð 6/5/06
The Labyrinth, a Blueprint for Transformation
There is no right or wrong way to walk the labyrinth. As Lauren Artress states in her book, The Sacred Path Companion, A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform: “when you want the benefits of a quiet mind, a prayerful heart, a release from controlling behavior, find your way to a labyrinth.” You define your own experience.
Our labyrinth is reflective of Harmony Farm’s vision, “a natural place to be”. Set aside some time to walk the labyrinth, enjoy the peacefulness of nature, step out of the business of life.
The labyrinth at Harmony Farm was built by Marty Kermeen in the spring of 2006. Made from cement pavers, it has 11 circuits and is 42 feet in diameter. Its design is based on the Chartres labyrinth, built during the middle ages and located in Chartres Cathedral, France.
The labyrinth is available Mon-Sat 9am-4pm. Call us at 937-667-8311 to confirm availability or to set up an appointment. Sign in at the front desk of the Discover building upon arrival.
Donations are accepted for personal labyrinth walks. Inquire about our labyrinth facilitator services.