For the last seven years, we Moon Mothers have gathered for our August full moon ceremony at the Maverick’s Beach labyrinth. Last year it was destroyed, all symmetrically placed rocks had been removed. When I saw the devastation I was appalled and vowed to rebuild it. With fire energy, I called upon the Moon Mothers for a labyrinth rebuilding work day. They showed up in force and we rebuilt the sacred labyrinth on the Maverick’s Beach peninsula. This year it was destroyed again! What? Who? Why would anyone destroy a symmetrically beautiful, meditation labyrinth? How could anyone not see the sacredness of this labyrinth? When I saw the destruction, I paused and remembered the words of my teacher, Amy Sullivan, “Why do you choose to swim up Stream?” This time I was not compelled to rebuild. Perhaps the universe was telling me it’s time for a change of venue. This year we gathered at a sacred hidden labyrinth created by Lars Howlett.
In keeping with Moon Mothers tradition, we began by calling in the energy of the seven direction with the sound of the conch. The gifts from our summer babies set the tone of calmness.
Deliberately we walked the sacred labyrinth. Keeping rhythm with our drums, we tapped into Earth’s wisdom. It was as if the labyrinth had become the universal mind, placed upon Mother Earth. As we walked, she silently informed, soothed, and satiated our souls.
Ceremony is a practice inasmuch as medicine is a practice, both are healing. One of the most powerful effects of full moon ceremony is the self discovery, not found in an ordinary scheduled day. The ability to be the speaker and the witness at the same time is a common occurrence during circle speak.
To be truly heard by compassionate woman in a sacred space, ushers in a stong connection, both individually and collectively, to the divine feminine.
Until we meet again, walk bare foot, witness the sunrise, and smell the richness of soil.
Sincerely, Tamara Trejo