700 white lunch bags grounded with a cup of compost with a lighted tea light, lovely placed inside each bag. The labyrinth was 70 feet across, 4 foot wide path, installed with 700 Luminaries placed one foot apart. This was an epic experience to walk the labyrinth in community with brothers.
A labyrinth is an archetype; an ancient spiritual symbol that relates to wholeness combines the imagery of the circle with the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey into our own center and back out again to the world. Walking the labyrinth is a right brain task. It develops intuition, creativity, and imagination. It is more of a journey than a destination.
Prayerful walking meditation in the labyrinth is a inner journey or quest of self-reflection and maybe a helpful spiritual tool to help quiet the mind, open the heart and bring new clarity and are important developments in gaining the skills to have a meaningful spiritual life.
With grateful acknowledgement I wish to thank Greg Skalny for his generous financial gift for supplies and materials that made the Luminary Labyrinth possible.
Written by Martin Grealish