All posts tagged: labyrinths

How to Use Labyrinths for Decision Making

 Interview with Heather Plett Tell us about your mandala practice. Circles show up for me in a lot of different ways. I am a practitioner of The Circle Way (gathering people in circle for deeper conversations), I walk labyrinths, and I make mandalas. All of these are part of my journey to a place of deeper connection to myself, to others, to Spirit, and to the earth. When I make mandalas, I am connecting to a deeper source of wisdom within myself. It is an intuitive process that invites me beyond the limitations of left brain thinking (that often shows up with traditional journaling) to a place where the left and right brains can co-exist and co-create. Much of my mandala-making includes words as well as colour, images, and shapes. That kind of mandala-making started for me twenty five years ago when I was studying creative writing and realized that there was some poetry that worked better for me in a spiral than in straight lines on a page. I’ve turned that into a mandala …

Introduction to Labyrinths

  7 circuit classical snow labyrinth created by Sadelle Wiltshire, 2015 Interview with Sadelle Wiltshire  What is a Labyrinth? A labyrinth is an ancient, archetypal pattern, based on the spiral,  that has been found in cultures and traditions around the world, with evidence going back over 4000 years.  Often in a circular shape, it is a single meandering path to a center and back.  The labyrinth is NOT a maze and rather than get lost, the single path can help you FIND yourself. The labyrinth is a metaphor for one’s path in life, and like life itself, is not a straight line, but has twists and turns.  Labyrinths have been used as a tool for prayer, meditation and healing for centuries.  I like to think of it as a ‘container’ that is a safe, sacred space I can bring my troubles or questions to.  The walking meditation one falls into, as you put one foot in front of another, invites the interplay of psyche, spirit and body.   As you begin to walk, it is easy to let …