A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meditative and prayerful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own
center and back again out into the world.
Guideline: Four Stages of Walking the Labyrinth
Information from: The Sacred Path Companion; A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform by: Lauren Artress
Remembering ~ As you are gathering your thoughts, preparing to begin your walk, remember you are blessed. All that we have, all that we are, is a blessing from the Divine.
Releasing ~ or letting go, quieting, opening, emptying, or shedding. This stage begins at the entrance and ends at the center.
Receiving ~ In the center, having emptied, there is spaciousness within to receive the creative spirit. Receiving guidance, interior silence, a creative idea, a symbol, and a sense of peace are only a few experiences that can occur on the labyrinth walk.
Resolve ~ It begins when you leave the center and return on the same path back out of the labyrinth. There are many aspects of this: you can resolve to take a next step in your life, or come to a resolution about something.
In January 2012, my son Aaron offered to build a labyrinth on our land. It had been a dream I held for many years. This project was a true labor of love. There are many labyrinth designs to choose from. This labyrinth is patterned after the Tree of Life labyrinth designed by Anne Nesbitt.
Aaron owns his own lawn and landscaping business and is available to create a similar labyrinth in your garden space. Please use the Contact Us form to inquire about this possibility.
Below are pictures of the process in creating this beautiful labyrinth.