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The labyrinth has long been a symbol of wholeness, birth and rebirth. For some Native peoples, it symbolizes the womb; for others it illustrates the story of emergence, of life’s cycles and the choices which confront us on our life’s pilgrimage. This year, our labyrinth is dedicated to the journey we are on, individually and collectively. The unpredictability of the labyrinth’s path, yet its ordered progression toward the center, can be both disorienting and comforting. Join us as we surrender to the path of the labyrinth and walk for wholeness, co-creation of beauty, and the hope of new life we carry in our hearts.

Tessi Muskrat Rickabaugh

Tessi Muskrat Rickabaugh is a graduate of Shalem Institute’s Spiritual Guidance Program and founder of Anam Cara Deaf Ministries, as well as The Barefoot Journey, an online community of people seeking to recognize God in the raw beauty of their story. A Native woman of Cherokee and Irish descent, Tessi uses her heritage as a member of the Long Hair Clan to promote peace and openness toward self and others through the power of sharing Story. Her Celtic soul delights in engaging the natural world and inviting people into interactive prayer experiences. In addition to leading women’s circles, exploring creation with her niece and nephew, and writing, Tessi provides spiritual direction in English and American Sign Language in her central Missouri home and nationally through video call platforms.

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