Walking a Labyrinth
Rock Spring has purchased a canvas labyrinth that fits neatly into Upper Neighborhood House, allowing us to unfurl it for groups to walk. Lorie Brush will be available to introduce the labyrinth on Wednesday March 13 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Labyrinths are a form of moving meditation, a celebration of the right brain’s ability to help us get in touch with the God within us. Each walker moves slowly along the path into the center, emptying the mind of the world’s problems and opening it to the messages that may be waiting. The center is a place where we receive those messages, and the walk back from the center is a time to meditate on how to take the message into the world. The labyrinth is not a maze because it has only one single path to follow. A labyrinth has no mistaken paths, so it’s possible to dismiss the left brain’s worry about whether we’re going the right way. The labyrinth may be a path of self-knowledge and healing or a ritual of transition. It can be a place for us to shed the burdens of the past and find our true meaning and purpose, or it can help guide us through to a new focus in life.
We can prepare for the walk by focusing on a question, or in the absence of a burning question, we can simply open our minds to whatever comes. Not everyone has an Aha! experience or receives a direct answer to a question in one session. But the labyrinth provides an opportunity for each of us take some time out of our well-packed lives to explore our inner world, and at the least, feel some peace away from the stresses of everyday life.
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