Care for the Caregiver of Special Needs Family Members
Psalms 23: 1 -6
- The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not
- he makes me lie down in green
pastures. He leads me beside still waters;
- he restores my soul. He leads me in
paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
- 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.
- Thou preparest a table before me in
the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup overflows.
- 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.
Breathe in the Holy Spirit,
Exhale Gods Love
Angels in Horse Hairs is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit in
Pennsylvania. All donations are tax deductible.
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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 dont find ways to re-fill it, you end up with an empty
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
- Panoramic view of the Laurel Mountains
- Walk the outdoor Chartres model labyrinth, where
meditation, contemplation, and beauty combine to refresh
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Preventive maintenance for your body, mind, and spirit must be looked to not as a luxury, but as a necessity!
Chartres Model Labyrinth at Angels in Horse Hairs
This 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
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.
- Farewell walks with friends or co-workers who may be
- Remembrance walks.
- Resolving grief and acts of closure.
- Labyrinth walking with a loved one, as a way of becoming
- 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.
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.
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