MOTIVATIONS FOR THE WORK: As an artist and art therapist I am motivated to support people in connecting their mind, body and soul through viewing art, reflecting on their own life, and experiencing a public art exhibit to support their vision.
CONCEPTS BEHIND THE PROJECT: My intentions for the Manifesting Labyrinth event was to set up the emotional groundwork to create your wildest dreams. When you are able to create the frequency within yourself its the Law of Attraction that will bring it to you. We live in a Vibrational Universe, this is Einstein’s theory, “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”
CONTEXT WITHIN PAST WORK:The first labyrinth I created was 20 years ago on the rooftop of the San Francisco Art Institute where I was attending art school. It was made with little sheets of metal and grass seeds. The intention of this labyrinth was to implement a meditative practice as I walked, watered the seeds daily and watch the grass grow. The second labyrinth was created out of multicolored cloth in a field at a Psychiatric Hospital where I was an art therapy intern. The intention for this labyrinth was to offer peace for the patients. In 2018 I created the Manifestation Labyrinth experience at Sacred Space in Miami, Florida. Different colored cloth was used to create the 650′ public art piece which incorporated chakra colors. My vision is to recreate this labyrinth experience in different locations around the world.
WHY IT MATTERS (Meaningful impact on the local community and culture):
This event provides community to promote connection, feeling good and inspiration.
Providing meaningful events such as the Manifesting Labyrinth brings people together to connect with their souls, share their dreams, and make new friends.
One participant responded, “I could have stayed at the event all night. It was Absolute Bliss. Everyone is setting their intentions, positive thoughts, positive people, where I felt the force.”-Josh Mattey from Miami, Florida.
“Recently I attended the Manifestation Labyrinth and Art Experience Leah created in a beautiful space in Miami. It was truly the highlight of my year. Through the Manifestation Labyrinth and Art Experience, Leah creates a space that brings people together at a special time and place and raises the consciousness and universal vibrations for us all. The 30 minute sound bath followed by the instructional writing of my letter to the universe and mantra is an experience that aligns the physical, mental, emotional, and spirituality of us all. It is from this alignment of ourselves that we experience the power of our collective consciousness and the Manifestation Labyrinth. For me, the most powerful part of the labyrinth is the recognition and understanding that the labyrinth is a dance of the souls. It beautifully demonstrates life, the power of our individual paths, and the increased power during those times when we walk with others. The power of the Manifestation Labyrinth and Art Experience is already clear; in less than 2 weeks, I have already experienced my letter to the universe and mantra set into motion. I look forward to making the Manifestation Labyrinth and Art Experience an annual pilgrimage.” -Supna Shah
-Mari De La Rosa
I hope to see you at the next installation of the manifesting labyrinth!