Looking for another way to quiet your mind during these challenging days? Try our labyrinth! A labyrinth is a meandering path with a singular path leading to a center point. The practice of walking a labyrinth is a way to use our bodies, breath, and spirit to connect with the Holy. You are encouraged to take your time moving towards the center and pause for a few moments when you reach it. Then you reverse your pathway to come back out of the labyrinth.
Canon Pastor, author and labyrinth expert, Lauren Artress says--
“Walking the labyrinth does not demand a great amount of concentration in order to benefit from the experience. The sheer act of walking a complicated path – which discharges energy – begins to focus the mind. The labyrinth experience sensitizes us, educates us and helps us distinguish superficial extraneous thoughts from the thought that comes from our soul level and that each one of us longs to hear.”
The temporary labyrinth created on our church parking lot is a classical 7-circuit design. Enter the labyrinth and choose to let all thoughts go when they present themselves in your awareness. Artress says, “You may find tears welling up, or a sense of peace. Your soul may want to be still and rest.”
Ready to try it? Walk our labyrinth weekday evenings after 5pm or the weekends when our parking lot is not in use. For an extra measure of comfort, pull the available caution tape across the lot. And then let go and simply listen – God is still speaking…
Prefer to try this practice at home or from a seated position? You can also print a labyrinth to trace with your finger at home.
Learn more about labyrinths here.
Coming to walk the labyriinth? Please be sure and follow our congregation's COVID Policies for gatheirng on church grounds. The nitty gritty is that you need to stay home if sick/quarrantined/isolating, wear a mask, and stay more than six feet apart from those you don't live with. You can read our COVID policies here.