The labyrinth is a powerful symbol for The Journey, and presents a fitting opportunity to think about our intentions for our reinvention as this phase of summit winds down.

Here’s a little report about how we used a labyrinth last week in a culminating activity for a 10 week Hero’s Journey program with pregnant and parenting teens.  We brought a portable canvass 7 circuit labyrinth that we’d created to the school.

In previous sessions, we explored dimensions of power, suggesting that you have power when “you can transform yourself or a situation to overcome an obstacle or meet a challenge.”  The girls created “power talismans” that contained words that expressed their strongest powers, the powers that they most wanted to develop, and the powers that they hoped for their children.  The girls walked to the center of the labyrinth, placed their talismans there, then walked out, reflecting on their intention to use their powers for their ongoing journey.  Back in the classroom we passed the talking stick and shared our experiences.