On Winter Solstice day I chose to do my run in a direction that I rarely go along the sand and rocks of our low Winter lake. As I ran on this clear chilly Winter day I came upon a beautiful labyrinth that someone made of driftwood from the lake. What a synchronous beautiful gift as labyrinths have been important to me especially on the Winter Solstice. During previous Winter Solstices I have been drawn to walking a labyrinth and in some years creating my own in my backyard for Winter Solstice ceremony. On this Solstice I had thought about creating one but felt like it wasn’t necessary. So coming upon this one waiting for me on the beach had much meaning on this very day.
I walked the labyrinth and received what felt like a deep reminder of the following. Here is what I received.
Be patient on your journey as it’s not just about the goal is’t about your experiences. Those experiences are the actual treasure.
The journey takes many turns switchbacks and changes and that’s okay because it’s all important and necessary in order to reach your goal. Embrace the changes and the switchbacks for they are important in your personal growth and wisdom.
Patience is important. Keep moving forward with patience.
Labyrinths have been created for many centuries and are a powerful tool in the meditative process. For me they bring peace, clarity and knowing.
The first known labyrinth has been said to be around 5th Century BC in Egypt. However, there could very well be ones creates before that on land that has eroded through time.
A description / definition of a labyrinth
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 labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as a tool for meditation.
I would love to hear your experiences with labyrinths. Send me a message I would love to hear from you.