Labyrinth Walk -- A Walking Meditation

Labyrinth Walk -- A Walking Meditation

Sunday April 28th at 1 pm

At Unity Spiritual Life Center


A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world.  To walk the labyrinth is to create balance within one's brain as the soul seeks to restore balance within its masculine & feminine aspects - the duality of our creation –and the electromagnetic polarities of our physical reality.


Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools. The spiral is the path of consciousness and aides in aligning us with our truest reality through “Sacred Geometry”. The Labyrinth is an archetype, a divine imprint, found in all religious traditions in native cultures around the world, the mystery schools of Egypt and Greece, the Druids of Britain, the Incas of Peru, the Hopi of Southwestern US and ancient cultures of Japan. Each of these native traditions taught that wisdom and knowledge is brought forth from within out ward - the knowledge of our creation and of the creative process that lie within each of us.  A labyrinth is an archetype which we can have a direct experience a deeper innate wisdom. 


Walking the labyrinth can be a metaphor for our life's journey. It is a symbol which can create a sacred space and take us out of our ego into the “within.” It can also be similar to moving through the events of your dreams. Each is real in its own space-time. Each is there for you to embrace and guide to your center - the source of creation.


Walking the labyrinth - can be an Initiation in which you awaken the wisdom encoded within your DNA. By walking the labyrinth, we are rediscovering a long-forgotten mystical tradition of rebirth.  This labyrinth has only one path, so there are no tricks and no dead ends.  The path winds throughout and becomes a mirror for where we are in our lives; it touches our sorrow, and open us to our joys.  So, walk it with an open mind and heart.


Guidelines for the walk:  Clear your mind and become aware of your breath.  Allow yourself to find the pace your body wants to go.  You may “pass” people or let others step around you, whichever is easiest at the turns.  The path is two ways.  Those going in will meet those coming out.  Do what feels natural.  You will find that if you focus on your breathing, and become aware of your balance and your body, you will find a rhythm that is uniquely your own.  Take your time.  Listen to your heart. 


A labyrinth is a right brain task. It involves intuition, creativity, and imagery. Labyrinths are different from mazes. They have one well-defined path that leads to the center and back out again. Labyrinths and mazes have often been confused. A maze is a left-brain task that