Tips for Walking the Labyrinth
One walks a labyrinth by stepping into the entrance and walking at a pace that is comfortable. After traveling through all the paths, the walker comes to the center. After a time there, the walker returns out to cover the same path out as in. If others are walking just step aside to allow one another to pass and continue on. Allow at least a half hour to walk the path.
There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. Because you are walking, the mind is quieted. Labyrinth walks are sometimes referred to as body prayer or walking meditation.
The entrance is a place to stop, reflect, make prayer or intention for the spiritual walk you are about to take. The walk to the center can be a letting go – a quieting of the thoughts, worries, and lists of tasks to do. It is a preparation of our hearts before God. Arrival at the center is a place of prayer, meditation on scripture and listening – simply being with God. There is a bench in the center to sit or you could stand, sit, kneel etc. When ready, the walk out takes us back into our lives. It symbolizes the spiritual journey as we receive God’s grace and direction and become outward expressions of Christ dwelling within us to the world. We are empowered by God’s Holy Spirit to transform our lives and actions.
We also have a portable Indoor Canvas Labyrinth that is available to walk when set up for various scheduled times and events. Please refer to Calendar of Events for any upcoming Indoor Labyrinth Walks or contact thechurch office at 223-9337.