Labyrinth - Starting Again Soon.

Walking the labyrinth is an ancient, cross-cultural and multifaith, reflective spiritual practice. Our labyrinth walk takes place amid candlelight, incense and contemplative music on our very own labyrinth in the church.

For those who may not know, Walking the Labyrinth is a reflective spiritual practice which has long been used as meditation and prayer tool.  A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness, combining the imagery of the circle and the spiral.  The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own centre and back again out into the world.

Labyrinths and mazes have often been confused. When most people hear of a labyrinth they think of a maze. A labyrinth is not a maze. A labyrinth has only one path. It is unicursal. The way in is the way out. There are no blind alleys. The path leads you on a circuitous path to the centre and out again.

A labyrinth is an archetype with which we can have a direct experience. We can walk it. It is a metaphor for life’s journey. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to “That Which Is Within.”

We are all on our path… exactly where we need to be. The labyrinth is a model of that path

  • prayer walking

  • problem solving

  • pilgrimage experience

  • meditative walking

  • a chance to focus and reflect

  • energy balancing

  • integrating left and right brain

  • nothing special – just being there.

So come and walk your path… Journey to the centre and return.

evening labyrinth

evening labyrinth

Inside Northcote Uniting Church with labyrinth painted on the floor

Inside Northcote Uniting Church with labyrinth painted on the floor