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…Walk humbly with your God…

Micah 6:8

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24th JULY until 15th AUGUST 2019

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Thank you x Barbara

What are Labyrinths?

There are many wonderful websites and publications  to explore… visit our Links Page for some suggestions…

The Labyrinth is an ancient path.

It is a path that is known to have existed     

for over 4000 years. It is a path that has resonated with people in various countries, cultures, faiths and beliefs throughout the world. It is a beautiful path that, in various ways, can support the reflective seeker on life’s path.

There is something in the twists and turns of the labyrinth path that touches the twists and turns in our lives. Its winding path seems to help us unwind, slow down and be mindful of our thoughts and promptings of our hearts. No wonder then, that in our time of speed and fast living, the labyrinth has once again resurfaced as a path to inspire, console, calm and awaken us.

Labyrinths today can be found in cathedrals, churches, schools, universities, hospices, retreat centres, prisons, playgrounds, gardens and coastlines.

Portable labyrinths are often laid out on floors and temporary labyrinths are regularly made with rope, stones or marked out on a beach. Wherever they are offered people come and walk - grateful for the ‘quiet time’ and opportunity to just ‘be’…

Following the labyrinth path offers the restless mind an opportunity to be inwardly observant, to pay attention to feelings, to explore challenges and to be open to new thoughts and ideas.

A labyrinth is different from a maze. A maze is full of dead-ends and tricks. A labyrinth has only one path that always leads to the centre… if you stay on the path you cannot get lost.

Walking prayerfully is very much part of the Christian tradition. The labyrinth is known to have been embraced by Christians since the fourth century as a support for prayer and contemplation.

Walking a labyrinth can enable the walker to have some ‘quiet time’ with the Lord in the busy rush of everyday life. Time to think, to pray, explore thoughts and just ‘be’ with God.

A finger labyrinth is a beautiful way to experience the labyrinth when it is not possible to walk a full-sized labyrinth… just trace the path with your finger….

Download these free guides to using a finger labyrinth…

[1]  Labyrinth Prayer Guide with prayers and Scripture

[2]  Labyrinth Meditation Guide

How to draw a labyrinth…

download simple instructions on how to draw and set out a labyrinth here

I like to take some A3 handheld whiteboards with me to workshops so that participants can practice drawing the labyrinths with dry wipe pens…

You can get A4 and A5 boards but I found A3 the best size to give room to move the pen…

I bought my white boards online here

…Blessings on your path…