International Labyrinth Day
Join us on May 4, 2019
The labyrinth is one of the oldest contemplative and transformational tools known to humankind, used for centuries for prayer, ritual, initiation and personal and spiritual growth. This ancient and powerful tool is unicursal, offering only one route to the centre and back out again: no blind alleys, dead ends or tricks, as in a maze.
A labyrinth walk is deep and contemplative and usually walked in silence. Walkers slowly place one foot in front of the other on their journey to centre, turned inward in meditation, healing work or simple awareness of breath and step. The labyrinth’s ancient power derives from the fact that it is an archetypal map of the healing journey. The walk itself is a potent physical metaphor for the journeys of healing, spiritual and emotional growth and transformation. In walking the labyrinth, we start at the perimeter. The path of the labyrinth, like any journey, has its own twists and turns, sometimes drawing near to and then away from the centre.
With today’s labyrinth renaissance, two forms of the labyrinth have assumed prominence – the Cretan and Chartres form. Both produce the same powerful results.
The labyrinth provides a marvellous opportunity to recover the rhythms of our own breath, our own gait, the innate ebb and flow of our own thoughts and feelings. Since there is no “right way” to walk the labyrinth, we are free to discover our own way to walk each time we step foot into its circuits.
I hope you can join me and my friends for a beautiful experience on Saturday 4th May to walk the Labyrinth while I play the crystal singing bowls.
More information will follow soon. In the meantime please keep the date free.