Our visit in Taos was brief and special. Scott and I traveled to New Mexico years ago with dear friends but had not visited Taos. So, when scheduling specifics for this once-in-a-lifetime journey, I inserted 24 hours in Taos.

When we got to town we walked around the plaza shopping district and had an organic, locally sourced meal at The Love Apple. Don’t you love the name of that restaurant? After dinner we all settled in to watch a movie from our beds and slept to the sound of falling rain. We have been so blessed with abundant blue skies on our travels. The sound of rain is a celebration for the dry grounds in the Southwest and soothing to all.

We stayed at the historic San Geronimo Lodge. It was built in 1925 and is a beautiful historical location. One of the reasons we chose to stay there was because the owners had built a prayer walk and a labyrinth on the property. The experience of both were enlightening.

Each one of us embraced the two experiences individually. You are encouraged to engage with an open mind and heart. The path to the center of the labyrinth and out again was one-quarter mile. I could literally feel energy pulsing through me as I did intentional deep breathing and prayerful reflection on each of my four labyrinth walks. I used a section of our family mantra for focused meditation on each trek. God, illuminate our path………..use us up…………..heal us…………and guide us.

The prayer path wound throughout the property. It was comprised of 14 stations with specific words for reflection. There were benches for rest and reflection. I want to share the 14 stations with you in hopes that they will bless you.

One of our favorite “stops” along the Prayer Path was the Dump Your Demons shed. You were invited to enter, write your demons on a special piece of paper, put the paper in a bowl of water, stir and watch your demons disappear. The magic of the surrounding nature and this intentional “letting go” of the things that bind you were very healing.

Scott, Griffin and Beck all had personal and enriching experiences, too. They described both the labyrinth and prayer path as “hard to describe, moving, calming, relieving and special.” Beck said he felt very “connected” and he knew that he could say what he wanted to say and it would be heard.

Make sure you bring your open mind and heart to our home in future visits because you just might be given the opportunity to experience something cool we took away from Taos!