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The Holiest of Places are Always Liminal

The labyrinth is an archetype of liminal space. A place of transition, not knowing, different from what has been but not yet what will be ... the holiest of spaces are always liminal.

This poem by the Sufi mystic Rumi captures the essence of liminal spaces:

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,

there is a field. I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass,

the world is too full to talk about.

Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”

doesn’t make any sense.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.

Don’t go back to sleep.

You must ask for what you really want.

Don’t go back to sleep.

People are going back and forth across the doorsill

where the two worlds touch.

The door is round and open.

Don’t go back to sleep.

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The poet says "you must ask for what you really want."

What do you really want?

Towards what is your labyrinth journey taking you right now?

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Download these 3 labyrinth designs you can use to meditate on the concept of liminality in whatever way feels right for you.

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