Friday, February 20, 2009

Love Rocks Number Three (Revisited) and Six: Be Brave and Enough

See the Love Rock story here.

I wanted to leave these two Love Rocks in a very special place---Dragon's Teeth Labyrinth on Maui. I have many lovely photos of this labyrinth, so if you're interested in them, see here and here and here for the best. These are all pictures of Dragon's Teeth during the day, but by the time we got there this time it was dusk...by the time we left it was totally dark.

I started out by "charging them up" on my ceramic labyrinth:






At first I'd thought I'd just keep the "Be Brave" rock. By the end of this restorative vacation, though, I felt like it had reminded me of what I'd needed to know and I wanted to pass it on to someone else. So I walked into the center of the labyrinth, where people often leave offerings---that's not really the right word---better is "special material things that remind them of their intention in walking".





I left "Be Brave" and "Enough" with some other, more conventional rocks there. The "Enough" rock fit perfectly because during that trip, it reminded me yet again that what and who I am is enough. And also because, during the trip I'd said "Enough!" to some ways of doing and being that were self-defeating and that I'd become friendly with since I'd lost my way recently. It was a poignant labyrinth walk for me.







I walked out in the dark:





I hope that someone finds these rocks and that they have special meaning for them, as they did for me.

~Photos by LoveHubbie Mark

13 comments:

Heather said...

Where did you get that ceramic labyrinth? I want one!

Kate said...

Olivia,

Oh How beautiful. Your small ceramic labyrinth is great. I love walking labyrinths too. If I ever make it to Hawaii I will have to go there for sure.

I love how you make stories all about giving these rocks away. What a pleasure to see.

Kate

Kim Mailhot said...

Thank you for this gift today, Olivia. Reading about your experiences with those little rocks that I painted with love brought tears to my eyes. The greatest joy in life for me is knowing that I have made a difference in the world in some small way. Being a part of your sacred ritual in that beautiful setting made me feel that joy.

Thank you so much for sharing this.
Blessings and gratitude,
Love Kim

GreenishLady said...

Enough... and more than that. You are wonderful, and you are brave, and so inspiring in many ways. Beautiful.

[And I enjoyed the Trader Joe's tribute. Lucky you. I'm about 6000 miles from one!]

Olivia said...

Heather,

I get my wonderful labyrinths from Stasia at:

http://myworld.ebay.com/goldenceramics/

However, she usually has another web site which is down. She makes fairies too...and other ceramics. I've emailed her so as soon as she answers I'll post her new/other web site.

They are beautiful and I treasure each one.

Peace and love,

O

Olivia said...

Kate,

I hope you get to go to Hawaii. It is not really a vacation destination like other places as much as it is a spiritual and cultural respite and treat...at least this is how I experience it.

I'm so glad you are enjoying the Love Rock saga, and I'm so glad that Kim Mailhot started it all!

Love and blessings,

O

Olivia said...

Kim,

Your gift has SO made a difference in my life. In addition to the Love Rock adventure (which in itself is enough) I've gotten to know you, which is an even greater blessing.

In addition, I take inspiration from each post you do, and especially enjoy reading about your wonderful relationship with your husband.

Thank you for blessing my life,

O

Olivia said...

Imelda,

Thank you so much. Your words blessed me today and lifted me up :)

Yes, you are far from TJ's but then you live in Ireland...which has such romantic connotations for me---Iona, Findhorn, Celtic things---and I don't even know if those are really Irish, it's just what I think of!

Peace and joy,

O

Genie Sea said...

What a brilliant idea! So full of love and beauty! Kim sent me over, and I am happy I came :)

Olivia said...

Welcome to the happyluau, Genie! I'm so glad you came as well. Kim's idea has been a wonderful journey for me and I'm glad to be able to share it...peace and blessing, Olivia

mermaid musings said...

you look fantastic in that dress!
love it!
and love you too!

Olivia said...

Thank you Carmen! It is good to see you here in the happyluau, my dear :) Love right back to you, O

Olivia said...

Just got an email from Stasia with her new Labyrinth and fairy and animal ceramic site at:

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5950534&order=&section_id=&page=1

Blessings, O