Yes! the Celtic Cretan Labyrinth is almost complete. Come learn, share and connect to the sacred energy of building an ancient spiritual space dedicated to Mother Earth. Still looking for volunteers – folks who’d like to either dedicate time in weeding and planting the thyme in the Labyrinth or donating monetary contributions to the AWC Community Garden or both! Please let Debee know if you are interested in contributing in any way – this is going to be a fabulous walking meditation Labyrinth with an altar to offer a prayer, song, poem, or crystal. We will be holding the Blessing of the Labyrinth Friday, August 26th @ 7- 9 pm ~ Cost $10. This event is a celebration and dedication which will include a Shamanic Fire Ceremony as well as Drumming (bring yours if you have one, drums will be available if you don’t have one) and a release and re-birth ritual with Jan Lucier, Linda Dean-Farrar & Judy Dunaway as they will be facilitating the ceremonial part of this event. The labyrinth is a fabulous walking meditation a great place to offer a prayer, song, poem, story or stone.
The seven circuits of the 3500 year old Celtic Cretan classical style labyrinth correspond with the seven spheres of the sacred planets, the seven principles of the human being and the cosmos, the seven days of the week, the seven chakras and other such sevenfold meanings. Passing to the center of the labyrinth and returning to its circumference represents the involution and evolution of the universe, the coming into birth and the passing out of earthly life of an individual, and–most important–a journey into the center of our own being, the achievement there of a quest for wholeness, and the subsequent return to our divine source.
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. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools. A labyrinth is an archetype with which we can have a direct experience. We can walk it. It is a metaphor for life’s journey. A labyrinth has only one path. It is unicursal. The way in is the way out. There are no blind alleys. The path leads you on a circuitous path to the center and out again. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to “That Which Is Within.”
As an archetypal symbol, a labyrinth has power. It has an energy with which we can have a direct experience. Unlike many other archetypes, which remain abstract, we can physically get into and walk around in a labyrinth. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to our “Deeper Self.” If you are open to the process, walking the labyrinth calls forth its energy for your life. We are all on the path… exactly where we need to be and the labyrinth is a model of that path.
We invite you to walk the labyrinth anytime you’re here for an appointment or you have the need for peace in your life!