Labyrinth is a walking meditation. Labyrinths have been found
in many areas of the world and used by different religious traditions,
and cultures. They have been known to man for over 4,000 years.
The Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center Labyrinth
is a grass replica of the one laid on the floor of Chartres Cathedral
in about 1220.
The labyrinth is a physical experience. Its rhythmic
patterns turn you left to right and back and forth. Allow your body
to be moved by the labyrinth. Breathe into the rhythm of your walking.
The energy of the labyrinth is echoed in your own energy system.
The blood circulating through your body, your finger prints, and
the whirling pattern of your hair are all replicas of the labyrinth.
The labyrinth amplifies your own energy. Breathe the rhythm. The
breath will bridge your meditation from physical body experiences
to spiritual body experiences.
Before entering the labyrinth you may want to focus
on a situation, issue, or question of relevance to you. Simply coming
to calm without setting any specific intention is also a way to
After leaving the labyrinth you may want to spend
time in quiet reflection. Everyone's experience of the labyrinth
is different. For some it may be immediate and/or emotional. Others
may find that hours or days pass before the energy moves
through them to a point of recognition. When we walk our labyrinth
we walk with the trust that its energy is imprinted on us in the
deepest levels of our being.
The walking imparts a relaxed sense of balance and
allows people greater access to clarity, inner knowledge, surrender,
healing and spiritual attunement, according to each person's receptivity.
Private walks may be arranged by request and group walks are scheduled
periodically throughout the year.