The labyrinth, an ancient pathway to meditation and reflection, has a single circuitous path that winds its way into the center. The person walking it uses the same path to return from the center, as the entrance then becomes the exit. The path is in full view, which allows a person to be quiet and focus internally.
Generally there are three stages to the walk: releasing on the way in, receiving in the center and returning when the walker follows the return path back out of the labyrinth. Symbolically, and sometimes actually, the walker is taking back out into the world that which was received. There is no right way or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. To prepare, one may sit quietly to reflect before walking the path. Some people come with questions, others just to slow down and take time out from a busy life. Some come to find strength to take the next step. Many come during times of grief and loss.
There are many ways to describe a labyrinth. It is a path of reflection, a walking meditation, a crucible of change, a watering hole for the spirit and a mirror of the soul.
Engaging the community in the design and production of our labyrinths is a key method in our approach to our labyrinth work. This strategy creates a deep sense of appreciation and stewardship for the labyrinths upon their completion.
We work with schools, churches, community centers, universities, retreat centers and other civic spaces to design and produce our one of a kind labyrinths.