In spite of these uncertain times, Veriditas is greening with new energy and projects.
With the release of Lauren's latest book: The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites our Visionary Powers, we held two successful week long virtual pilgrimages. Lauren led us into an exploration of the Holy Fool as an archetype of transformation. Another pilgrimage is planned for 2022.
The Inclusion Initiative Committee was formed by the Board in August and held it's first meeting in September. After a year of reading The Inner Work of Racial Justice by Rhonda Magee as a group, the Board decided to form this new committee with the goal of striving to live our values as outlined in our diversity statement.
A Community for All
Our intention, as we embark on this Inclusion Initiative, is to be bridges to circles that are not just OPEN to everyone, but that ACTIVELY INVITE everyone to walk with us. We want all of our circles to truly reflect the global community.
Labyrinth Restoration and Revival
Another new project was developed by the Veriditas Council. Labyrinths lead a life of their own and sometimes lose their energy, fall into disrepair, or somehow get lost in the shuffle. Along with labyrinth builders and facilitators, there is a growing need for labyrinth keepers -- those people who help maintain the look and feel of the labyrinth. Labyrinth keepers may take the form of a committee, individual, or anonymous visitor who help to keep the labyrinth alive for the community. Click here to read more.
Labyrinths in Higher Education
This initiative was designed to promote and facilitate the use of labyrinths in higher education across disciplines and programs. The committee took a hiatus over the last year and a half and has started up again. We'll be developing more resources in the coming year.
Watch for the 2022 Calendar of events to come out next month. We're celebrating the return of some in person programs. Our virtual programming will continue.
We are so very grateful for how our community has come together during these challenging times. It is a privilege to be of service to our labyrinth family.
With love and gratitude,
As we come close to the end of 2021, we are so grateful to all of you have helped to make this uncertain year meaningful and successful. Through your participation in virtual events, auction donations and financial donations we have been able to keep Veriditas growing with greater impact and strength. THANK YOU!
Please help Veriditas to continue our important work of personal and planetary healing and renewal in 2022 by making a donation to our Year End Campaign. You can do this by going to www.veriditas.org or by returning the envelope included with our Year End letter. If you have any questions please call me at 707-283-0373 x 2. I would love to talk with you!
Warm Blessings for the Season,
Veriditas Development Manager
We are so grateful for your interest in supporting our auction efforts this year. To the donors who shared their creativity and spirit in adding unique items, and to our bidders who make our auction successful - WE APPRECIATE YOU!
It has been a pleasure serving you this auction!
A very warm welcome to our new Board Members in 2021, Twylla Alexander, Irene Plunkett, and Nancy Van Fleet. Click here to read the Board bios.
In March of 2021 we were delighted to welcome Lars Howlett as our Social Media and Webinar Coordinator. Click here to read his bio.
Lars Howlett also serves as Veriditas Faculty and is a Master Labyrinth Builder. For a lovely article and brief television coverage outlining Lars' most recent labyrinth project in Santa Monica California, click here.
The GHR theme for 2021 is GRACE Focus: Welcome!
Our free online handheld meditative labyrinth walks continue every Friday including December 24th and December 31st. We hope you can join in community with us.