The Three Stages of the Labyrinth
Traditionally, there are three stages to a labyrinth walk (adapted from TMC Hospice brochure: Labyrinth & Centering Garden: Walking Guide).
Walking to the Center: Releasing
This is a letting go of the clutter in our minds, a shedding of distractions that prevent us from being present to ourselves and our bodies. The focus is on quieting the mind and opening the heart.
At the Center: Receiving
A place to reflect, gain insight, center, meditate or pray. This is a place of listening to the inner life.
Leaving the Center: Returning
A time for integration and gratitude, carrying back into the world new insights and new strength for transformation.