Advent Resources: Walk a Labyrinth
The labyrinth is an ancient symbol and path found in many cultures. In our tradition, it is used to represent the Christian journey, walked to deepen one’s relationship with God. The path in is the path out.
Walking a labyrinth has been shown to slow the body and mind, and to facilitate equilibrium, healing, and insight.
Remember, pause before entering the labyrinth. Allow a little space and time to pray or consider a question to walk with. You may wish to begin with a gesture, offer a blessing or give thanks.
On entering the labyrinth and walking to the center, let go of active thought, attend to your breath, find a pace that feels right for this walk.
You may wish to pause at the turns.
The center of the labyrinth is a place to rest and pray. Linger here as long as you wish.
Listen for the still small voice and have a conversation.
Walking the same path out is a time to integrate, taking the experience in and into your life.
When you finish walking the labyrinth you may wish to journal about your experience.
The Labyrinth Society: https://labyrinthsociety.org/
World-wide Labyrinth Locator: https://labyrinthlocator.com/