Care for the Caregiver of Special Needs Family Members

Psalms 23: 1 -6

  1. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want;
  2. he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters;
  3. he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
  4. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
  5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows.
  6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

FulFilling Connections!
Breathe in the Holy Spirit,
Exhale God’s Love

Angels in Horse Hairs is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in Pennsylvania.  All donations are tax deductible.  Visit our 501 (c) (3) page to learn more.

Whether it is raising children, taking care of a sick relative or helping seriously ill or dying strangers, you are constantly dipping into your spiritual bucket. And, as with any bucket, if you don’t find ways to re-fill it, you end up with an empty bucket.

Fulfilling Connections workshop/retreat to help you recharge your emotional batteries, refill your spirit, revitalize your passions, and restore your lust for living.

It is truly by finding your own path through the labyrinth of life that you can help others find theirs.

Workshop limited to 16 participants.  Join us: Angels in Horse Hairs Farm, Mt. Pleasant, PA Contact us for more information: 724.547.2550

Enjoy our:

  • Panoramic view of the Laurel Mountains
  • Walk the outdoor Chartres model labyrinth, where meditation, contemplation, and beauty combine to refresh your spirit.

Please download our Care for the Caregiver flyer or call today at 724-547-2550. 

Therapeutic Benefits

Preventive maintenance for your body, mind, and spirit must be looked to not as a luxury, but as a necessity!

 

Tree Lined Walk

Chartres Model Labyrinth

Chartres Model Labyrinth

Chartres Model Labyrinth at Angels in Horse Hairs

Chartres Model LabyrinthThis 70 foot diameter labyrinth, overlooking the tranquil grounds and rolling hills of the Laurel Highlands.

The labyrinth and the horses provide metaphoric tools in experiential learning in our non-traditional learning environment. In Christianity the center, or Rosette, represents Our Lady, The Mother of God.

The labyrinth is an ancient pattern found in many cultures around the world. Labyrinth designs were found on pottery, tablets and tiles dated as far back as 4,000 years. Many patterns are based on spirals from nature. In Native American culture, it is called the Medicine Wheel and Man in the Maze. The Celts described it as the Never Ending Circle. It is also called the Kabala in mystical Judaism. One feature they all share is that they have one path which winds in a circuitous way to the center.

The labyrinth design used by Lauren Artress is a replica of the 11-circuit labyrinth of Chartres Cathedral in France. This pattern, once central to cathedral culture, was inlaid into the stone floor in 1201.

For the last 250 years, however, it has been ignored -- covered with chairs -- until Artress led the effort to reintroduce the labyrinth into the world as a spiritual tool. One focus of the work of Lauren Artress and Veriditas has been to make the labyrinth in Chartres open to the public once again.

Labyrinths are currently being used world-wide as a way to quiet the mind, find balance, and encourage meditation, insight and celebration. They are open to all people as a non-denominational, cross-cultural tool of well-being. They can be found in medical centers, parks, churches, schools, prisons, memorial parks and retreat centers as well as in people's backyards.

The labyrinth is not a maze. There are no tricks to it and no dead ends. It has a single circuitous path that winds into the center. The person walking it uses the same path to return and the entrance then becomes the exit. The path is in full view, which allows a person to be quiet and focus internally. Generally there are three stages to the walk: releasing on the way in, receiving in the center and returning; that is, taking back out into the world that which you have received. There is no right way or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. Use the labyrinth in any way that meets what you need. There are many ways to describe a labyrinth. It is a path of prayer, a walking meditation, a crucible of change, a watering hole for the spirit and a mirror of the soul. May you be nourished.

In the past, labyrinths were walked as a method of pilgrimage, or for repentance. The symbolism of the labyrinth was that of a journey, a quest for coming closer to God.

Today, walking a labyrinth can have many meanings.

  • Self-reflection.
  • Farewell walks with friends or co-workers who may be moving away.
  • Remembrance walks.
  • Resolving grief and acts of closure.
  • Labyrinth walking with a loved one, as a way of becoming closer.
  • Labyrinth dances performed with ribbons and scarves.

At the center of the labyrinth, take a moment to reflect on your experience before you begin the journey back.

You may walk our Chartres model labyrinth with a guide, take a private walk, or enjoy a group or team building exercise. Labyrinth walks can be arranged to music, or performed as dances with ribbons and scarves. The labyrinth teaches you to reflect on your actions, your perception of others, and the world around you.

Service Area

Angels in Horse Hairs is located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands, we are nearby to the towns of Mt. Pleasant, Scottdale, New Stanton, Greensburg, Latrobe, Ligonier, Irwin, North Huntingdon, Jeannette, Youngwood, and more.

Return to Top