TLS Members e-Newsletter

Members eNewsletter
At least four times a year, TLS members are rewarded at their inboxes with a copy of the Labyrinth Society e-newsletter. It serves as a means of direct communication with the membership and provides an historical record of the Society.

A Message from the President

We are living in the midst of an incredible time. The spirit of unity and hope that permeated the recent presidential inauguration in the USA was echoed around the world with the anticipation of stepping into a new era. Paradoxically, the shadow of greed and deceit has fed and fueled the worst economic crisis in decades, and this, too, has global impact.

The labyrinth symbol is rich in its ability to mirror both the goodness and the shadow of ourselves, and offers a sacred container for solace within which to explore options and creative solutions. Thus, it is no surprise when we learn of new labyrinths appearing in some of the neediest places. In the last several months, labyrinths have been built in the Republic of Congo, the country of Burma, and in a federal park along the Potomac, near the USA Capital Mall. School children are learning conflict resolution on the labyrinth, and care centers and caregivers are becoming enlightened to the value of the labyrinth. We as labyrinth workers are doing important work in today’s world.

As an organization, we are looking ahead with curiosity and expectation. Our not-for-profit status presents more challenges in this economic environment, yet the labyrinth can be a place of comfort for the employed and unemployed alike, and our work is needed more than ever before. As we look ahead into 2009, we anticipate new ventures, including uniting the global community with a World Labyrinth Day and supporting the building of more labyrinths with a long awaited DVD. We seek new fundraising ideas to support our work, and anticipate our coming together to celebrate and explore at the October Gathering. There is peace in the knowledge that the labyrinth connects us around the world and that we are supported by one another in our common mission. For this global connection, I am most grateful.

Lisa Gidlow Moriarty