I felt called to explore a labyrinth today for grounding and clarity. I took care of my mother last week and she has dementia. I felt a little depleted and wanted to do something to restore my energy and focus.
I found a website, World Wide Labyrinth Locator, and was surprised to learn how many labyrinths were within easy driving distance. Although many are situated on church grounds, the public ones are open to all and are non-denominational in nature.
This beautiful labryinth was near a grove of trees and an adjacent meditation garden with a statue of St. Francis and the famous prayer. There was a strong breeze and I felt in touch with nature, the trees around me and spirit.
I read that there is no set way to approach the experience but one recommendation was to try and clear your mind and be in the moment. It was such a beautiful setting that was not too hard to do. Some people focus on an intention walking in, or a single word and sit in the center, then reflect on gratitude on the way out. I let my thoughts come into my mind so I was grateful in and out.
I brought 4 crystal friends to help me center, get in touch with messages and amplify my intuition: rose quartz, celestite, green aventurine and moonstone.
It was a lovely experience and I although I did not know what to expect, I walked away with a sense of peace and clarity about my path.
I got some quick answers about what I needed to focus on as well as a general direction for moving forward. I definitely felt “guided” today! It was an amazing and tranquil experience and I think, an excellent and free form of self-care, so I thought I would share in case you would like to find a labyrinth to explore in your community.