the person who is leaving enter the labyrinth first, the others
following at one-minute intervals. As each person arrives in the
center, they can say a private goodbye, then walk out and gather around
the labyrinth, encircling the one who is leaving and greeting him/her as
she emerges to face his/her new journey.
Rites of Passage and Congratulatory
master of ceremony or clergy member enter the labyrinth first. The
person you are celebrating then walks the labyrinth encircled by those
present for the celebration. Any ceremony, congratulatory remarks
and awards or gifts can be given when they have reached the center.
Feel free to have those in the circle around the labyrinth participate
in sharing remarks. The return walk is followed by greetings from
all those attending the ceremony.
people encircling the labyrinth bubbles and bubble wands. The
people walking the labyrinth have musical instruments and/or colored
scarves. As the walkers make music and wave their scarves, those
surrounding the labyrinth shower the walkers with bubbles. As a
walker emerges from the labyrinth she trades places with one of the
bubble blowers. This is not only fun, but is an opportunity for
learning and giving.