By Melissa Gayle West
"Whoever you're, jogging the labyrinth has anything to provide. If a undertaking is difficult you, strolling can get your artistic juices flowing. whilst being affected by grief or anger, or a actual problem or affliction, jogging the labyrinth can aspect the right way to therapeutic and wholeness. if you are trying to find the way to meditate or pray that engages your physique in addition to your soul, the labyrinth offers this sort of direction. for those who simply wish reflective time clear of a hectic lifestyles, the labyrinth can provide you with outing. The labyrinth holds up a replicate, reflecting again to us not just the sunshine of our best selves, but additionally no matter what restrains us from shining forth."
--From the Introduction
Join Melissa Gayle West and hundreds of thousands of others who're turning to labyrinth strolling for quiet meditation and non secular therapeutic. Exploring the Labyrinth blends the undying knowledge and which means derived from labyrinths in addition to sensible suggestion, divided between 3 sections:
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She defines the labyrinth as an “archetypal map for the healing journey” and shares many stories that capture people’s experiences. When I began my work with the labyrinth in 1991, my life began to mysteriously unfold in new and surprising ways. Introducing the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral; creating Veriditas, The World-Wide Labyrinth Project; and writing Walking a Sacred Path, the Rediscovery of the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool all flowed out of my use of the labyrinth. ” That is what the labyrinth does: It births people’s creativity.
I come to therapy directly from work,” says Robert, an attorney in a high-powered firm. “I spend the day working in a cutthroat corporate setting where I forget there’s another way of treating others and myself. Walking the labyrinth before a session reminds me that I’ve got a soul, even if I have to shut it away to survive in my field. When I walk the labyrinth, I can take off all that battle armor and touch base inside. “Walking the labyrinth, almost as much as therapy, has taught me that I walk different paths in different worlds—the outside world of my job and the inside world of my own soul.
PART THREE gives you specific ways to use the labyrinth for spiritual growth, healing work, creativity enhancement, goal setting, and ritual and celebration. All of these chapters, all of their suggestions and exercises, are only turns in the path. What I hope for you is that whichever ones you choose will lead, like the labyrinth’s circuits, to the center: more love, more grace, more Spirit to support and guide your own path in life, wherever that path may lead. Come with me now. Let us begin the journey.
Exploring the Labyrinth: A Guide for Healing and Spiritual Growth by Melissa Gayle West