What is a labyrinth ?
It is a single path that leads to its centre and out again – usually without any choices as to which path to follow. Unlike a maze, you are not confronted by a series of confusing choices – rather you are encouraged in a labyrinth to “trust the path“. With a maze, many choices are
required. The point of a maze is to make the correct choices to find its centre. The point of a labyrinth is to find your centre in Christ .
Why walk a Labyrinth ?
Every person walks for their own reason – but most use the labyrinth as a spiritual tool … many find it a “safe and sacred space” to quieten the mind, open the heart and deepen their walk with Christ. We just need to walk it with Christ as He calls us to walk – perhaps too our hearts will burn as theirs did on the road to Emmaus? A labyrinth has only one path. It slows us down amidst the hectic business of our lives … and helps you become centred – your true self – the one God calls you to be.
How do Labyrinths work ?
The simple answer is that we don’t know. But many believe that the act of walking a meandering path whilst meditating or praying somehow “frees up” our mind and spirit to more fully be in the Divine presence … whilst the distractions of our usual “day by day” thought processes are themselves absorbed in the need to focus on the path ahead whilst walking.
How do you walk a Labyrinth ?
There is no one way or right way to walk a labyrinth – and every labyrinth walk is different (as we ourselves change as time goes by and are also changed by any encounter with the Divine). We encourage you to relax, be open to receive what is there for you to receive and simply enjoy what this walk has for you. Do what feels comfortable for you at that point but whilst being respectful of others experiences, needs and walks also.
21 March 2015
10.00am to 11.15am