We embark on the first day of a 40 Day Practice, based on the energy of the Labyrinth (releasing – contemplation – receiving). If you have a local labyrinth, I invite you to walk the labyrinth with today’s theme as your focus. If you don’t have a local labyrinth, you can create your own, take a walk somewhere peaceful, or even sit in contemplation in your own home. I will be scheduling various public labyrinth appearances, and you are welcome to join me when and where you can, if you feel moved to do so.
Today’s theme is Motivation. What motivates you? How do you make it through challenging tasks and activities, and what makes them challenging for you? What causes you to walk away from things? Do you find that being present to a task makes it easier or harder for you to complete it? What has motivated you to start or participate in this Practice?
Questions that might help you see what you can release: What gets in the way of your motivation? Thought patterns? Core beliefs? World views? Physical issues? Fears? What else?
Suggestions for Contemplation: What is your primary motivation in life? How do you perceive the energy of motivation? Is there an animal whose energy or characteristics you associate with motivation, and what is your relationship with or view of that animal? How can you be more motivated? Is there someone you perceive as being highly motivated, and what are their characteristics? What do they do in order to seem motivated? If you were to receive supernatural help with your motivation, how would that come through? Can you create that on your own? Finally, what is Divine motivation?
Your mantra for receiving could be “I open myself to receive motivation.”