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 spiral is the path of consciousness. It represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.
The journey of humanity is the separation from source and the return path to wholeness by creating balance in your life. To walk the labyrinth is to create balance within one's brain as the soul seeks to restore balance within its male/female aspects - the duality of its creation - the electromagnetic polarities of its physical experience.
A labyrinth is an archetype with which we can have a direct experience. We can walk it. Walking the labyrinth is a metaphor for your life's journey. This is similar to moving through the events of your dreams. Each is real in its own space-time. Each is there for you to embrace and to guide to the end of the game - the center of the labyrinth - the source of creation. Walking the labyrinth can be an initiation in which you awaken the knowledge encoded with your DNA.
A labyrinth is a right brain task. It involves intuition, creativity, and imagery. When you walk a labyrinth, you meander back and forth, turning 180 degrees each time you enter a different circuit. As you shift your direction you also shift your awareness from right brain to left brain. This is one of the reasons the labyrinth can induce altered states of consciousness.
Each time you walk the labyrinth may be for a different reason. You may be seeking:
- connection to your higher self
- opening awareness
- balancing your chakras
- experiencing the energies
Once you reach the center of the labyrinth you can:
- seek answers to questions