Walk Our Labyrinth
Our Labyrinth is found just to the West of the worship space. It is easily accessible from the Walzem Road
parking lot. It is available to anyone in our community during daylight hours.
What is a Labyrinth
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that represents wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It looks like a maze but is not. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth has no dead-ends. You cannot get lost. You just follow the path to the center and out again. You walk a labyrinth to learn its lessons. The labyrinth symbolizes a transformative journey to your own center and back out into the world.
Labyrinths occur in all cultures and have long been used as tools for meditation, centering, and healing. Labyrinths bring people together on the common path of life. The path leads you on a circuitous route to the center and out again. It slows you down and helps you become centered. Walking the labyrinth requires a receptive mindset is required. There is only one choice to be made. It is to enter or not. The choice is whether or not you will walk an inner path towards healing, health, and wholeness.
Our Labyrinth is patterned after the Chartres, 11-circuit Labyrinth which was constructed around 1201 AD in the stone floor of Chartres Cathedral, France. Its distinguishing features are; 11 circuits, the turns arranged in four quadrants, lunations or teeth around the perimeter, and a 6-petal rosette in the center. Medieval Christians visited Chartres (and other cathedrals) and walked the labyrinth instead of taking a hazardous pilgrimage to Jerusalem to walk in the “foot steps of Christ.” Modern “pilgrims” walk the labyrinth as one of many tools to enhance prayer, contemplation, meditation, and/or personal growth.
Why walk a Labyrinth?
To find healing for the the mind, body, and/or spirit
To look deeply into ourselves and gain helpful insights
To celebrate life
To find a peaceful moment
To learn about the journey of life and where you are in the process