Sunday, July 15, 2012

Walking the Labyrinth - A Spiritual Journey

Walking the labyrinth has been described as prayer in motion. While the labyrinth is a different experience of each person, walking it provides a time for contemplation, a chance to free the subconscious mind to explore the interior spaces of our being.

A labyrinth is a spiritual tool meant to awaken us to the deep rhythm that unites us to ourselves and to the Light that calls from within. In surrendering to the winding path, the soul finds healing and wholeness. – Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress

There are three movements to the labyrinth. Moving inward is a time to cast off, discard, unwrap, and forget. Centering – while pausing at the center of the labyrinth – is a time to be open, expectant, empty, naked and receptive. Moving outward is a time to gain direction, satisfaction, comfort and new energy.

Members and clergy of St. Catherine’s and St. John’s Port Moody participated in a labyrinth walk at Pioneer Memorial Park, Port Moody, on July 15. Another labyrinth walk will be held at the same location on August 19.