Dear Friends,

You’re invited to my Red Thread Session, Entering the Labyrinth, on Saturday, March 7, here in southern Alberta:


You can’t get lost!

IMG_1548(c) Cat Charissage, 2015

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Registration or questions:

   Am I willing to enter?

To steal James Joyce’s line,

“Yes I said yes I will yes!”

I want to go within.

I want visions, not illusions;

depth, not blather;

nourishment, not potato chips.

(Well, okay, maybe potato chips, too.)

We can trust the labyrinth because


One way in, no dead ends,

only life and more life

to find in the center,

my center:

Roses blooming

Mysteries unfolding

Iridescence flashing.

Open my eyes to see the blessings all around

so that after the journey, and the pause,

I can bring out the treasure to

share and share and share. . .


Will you enter the labyrinth to meet your Muse, the figure of your Inner Guidance?  Imagine what it would feel like to use Intentional Creativity as your tool for joyfully playing with image, color, and word to get to know this Muse within you!

What will happen when you allow both sides of your brain, the logical language side and the image filled, colorful side, to speak to yourself and to the world?  Explore the way of Intentional Creativity to access your inner wisdom of juicy color and possibility.

Join me in:

  • Red Thread Circle
  • Labyrinth teachings
  • Labyrinth Creation and Meditation
  • Writing a letter to your Muse, your Inner Guidance figure
  • Written inquiry and invitation to write poetry
  • Painting a first image of your Muse.

You will leave with images of 2 types of labyrinths, a prose poem, and an 11” x 15” outline painting full of luminous color.  No art experience necessary at all!

We will meet in the Red Thread Study in my home in Lethbridge.  All supplies are provided.  Since I work with microgroups (2-5 people) or individually, there will be plenty of time for individualized attention.

Your investment:  $150, or if two or more register at the same time, each will receive a 34% Discount, making your investment $99 each.

I am deeply committed to making this work accessible to those who want to participate; if finances are a barrier for your coming, contact me for work exchange or scholarship possibilities.  We can work something out.

Contact me at for registration or questions.

Cat Charissage is an educator, mentor, and counsellor specializing in the exploration of life’s Depth Dimensions, helping people to articulate True Self and make meaning through the paradoxes and challenges that life hands us. She uses Intentional Creativity, writing, dreamwork, and art to help others to  grow spiritually and creatively and to recover from trauma, especially sexual violence.  A student of the wisdom traditions of the world, she has an M.Ed., 8 years’ study in theology, and 30+ years experience, including as counsellor and Executive Director of a sexual assault center.  She lives creatively with chronic pain and illness and engages actively in ongoing learning and reflection, most recently with Shiloh Sophia, visionary artist, and Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes (author of Women Who Run with the Wolves).