Labyrinths, ancient sacred walking paths originating over 3500 years ago, have been utilized for quieting the mind and enhancing insight throughout many spiritual and cultural traditions. Based on the circle and the spiral, the labyrinth symbolizes wholeness and unity. It can be used by individuals and groups; the long winding path presents a metaphor for our personal journey, a symbol of balance and connection with the earth for those who walk it.
Walking the spiral path leads us inward, cleansing and quieting our minds. The center point is a place of rest and reflection; intuition and creativity are enhanced. The pathway out of the spiral provides the opportunity to integrate what has been discovered on the journey.
Unlike a maze, the labyrinth offers only one path into and back out of the center. There are no dead ends. There is no chance to get lost. Reaching the center is only half the journey, we then take what we receive there out into the world. The labyrinth combines art and nature, providing a place where people may gather, celebrate and reflect on life.