WHAT I FOUND OUT ABOUT MYSELF IN A LABYRINTH WALK

WHAT I FOUND OUT ABOUT MYSELF IN A LABYRINTH WALK


hey there it’s Odette Peek and I want to
share with you the five things that I learned walking the world’s largest
labyrinth called Lucinda in Costa Rica a couple of weeks ago and here they are so
number one before I even entered the labyrinth I had all in my head okay I’m
gonna have a really great intention it’s gotta be super powerful and amazing and
I’ve really struggled with which one do I pick and is it gonna be perfect enough
what I learned from that even we’ve already got into the labyrinth was this
is that I always strive to be perfect in in my in anything that I do and
perfectionism is something that is a lot of people
strive for but we just don’t attain so I had to really breathe deeply and go okay
just what is a simple intention that I have and whatever came to my my mind
that first thing that popped into my head and then I just had to let it go
yeah so number one nobody’s perfect the second thing that I learned is when
I did enter the labyrinth I was like okay great this is awesome
now this labyrinth was it’s a it’s a the world started so it has to two main
points it was a positive and a negative yeah
energy I don’t know a lot about labyrinths but this one had two centers
and it’s the walls or cactus walls and the represents the female and the male
energy so you could see through but there’s cactuses everywhere right and I
could see how big the labyrinth was so as I started walking him like I’m
looking around going oh my god where’s the path go where does it how do I find
my way and I kept looking left I kept looking right and and I’m looking all
over the place trying to see you know where am I going how’s it gonna work how
long is it gonna take me where’s the center which Center is the one that I’m
going to because I could see both of them and I was like whoa by learning and
that was I get so distracted when I’m trying to go down my path all I needed
to do was follow the path and I was so in my head with it was where am I going
what am i doing am I gonna get there how am I gonna get
you know what’s happening to my left what’s happening to my right and I was
always watching out for animals too because you know there’s snakes and all
sorts of weird things in the in the jungle we’re not weird amazing things in
the jungle I’m like a little afraid of some of them and what I learned was just
follow the path don’t be distracted by your fears your worries your concerns
should have what ifs all that the third thing that I learned when I did get to
the center was whew I was like oh my god I made it I made it to the just Center
number one and I really rested and I just kind of breathed in the energy and
and my own energy and I became super aware of my own energy and what I was
thinking and I realized that wow I have a lot of undercurrent negative chatter
self sabotaging stuff fears worries were just so rampant and I’m like I never
realized how how my mind was constantly going like on that hamster wheel of
negative crap so my learning in that was to be really
aware and hyper hyper in tune with what was actually going on in my in my head
what was what was I saying so awareness is one thing it was one
thing that I learned but to be really tuned in and dialed in to myself the
third element when I was after I went through that first Center and I’m still
walking around I’m trying to get to the second Center um I started to worry
about if I was on the right path and was I doing the right thing because I
started to do a self reflection of myself in my own in my own life ever
going wow this labyrinth is a real metaphor for for my life right now so it
made me chuckle and it made me kind of go that’s that’s some of its not so
great but I realized when I was going through sort of the second part that
self-love positive self-talk all of that was extra work it wasn’t natural the
negative self-talk in the in the worries and the fears and the
distractions were more prevalent and I had to really enforce the positive stuff
and I decided that as I was walking along then I wasn’t gonna look left I
wasn’t gonna look right I was gonna give keep reinforcing the positive stuff and
I just kept saying to myself you’re on the right path you’re on the journey
that you want to be on you’re on the right path everything is perfect just
the way that it is and my learning in this was I still need to do a lot of the
inner work and I and I will continue to do the inner work but it takes work it
takes if you’re building a muscle so it’s like going to the gym and trying to
build a biceps you have to keep doing it and whenever you go into that negative
space it’s like whoa I’m self hyper aware really in tune with what I’m
thinking right now I need to switch it on a dime and it’s taking a few deep
breaths maybe it’s closing your eyes it’s listening to a heartfelt song
whatever it is that you need to do but you got to sit with and go I’m on the
right path because there’s Forks in the road there’s you know animals that are
gonna get in the way you know animals yeah really there are people are gonna
get in the way just stuffs gonna get in the way and you just have to keep
trusting and knowing that you’re on the right path and finally when I finally
got to the second Center and I was on my way back I had a horse riding session
after the labyrinth walk so I looked at my clock and I thought my watch and I
thought oh I got plenty of time but when I looked at my clock I had 15 minutes
left to get out of the labyrinth and then to hustle it to get to the main
building to start the horseback riding that I was gonna do and I started to
panic I broke out into this deep sweat and I’m like how long is this gonna take
where’s the exit okay I can see the I can see the road to get out of here I’m
just gonna cheat I’m gonna sneak through the labyrinth then I thought I can’t
that that’s a real metaphor in my life so I I was just I had to get grounded
and centered and I got to admit I picked up the pace and I kept saying myself
you’re on the right path you’re on the right path you are going to make it you
will find the accent and you will make it on time and it I had to internally
believe that because it was like I wasn’t gonna cheat and I had no idea how
long the labyrinth was and I just had to say stay super focused on what the end
goal was and the funny thing was in my panic within about 60 seconds barely 60
seconds all of a sudden I came to the exit of the labyrinth and I was out I
was out of the labyrinth and I started to laugh really loudly I’m like this is
a metaphor for my life as how often do I panic that I’m not going fast enough my
path can’t be the right one because I haven’t seen the exit sign yet I haven’t
seen the end goal I haven’t seen the prize at the end of it all and I had
this moment of oh my gosh odet just be patient
I realized that all too often I am so scared that I’m never gonna make it then
I don’t enjoy the journey and I’m always looking for the way out and the cheating
way out to get me away from the pain with the the worry and the fears when
all you have to do is just keep putting one foot in front of the other keep
focusing on that goal on that vision on that dream and just know deep in your
heart that you will get there when the time is right all right love you love me
I love the world

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