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How to Walk a Labyrinth

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If you have a problem you can use the Labyrinth to help solve it. A Labyrinth is a meditation tool consisting of a walkable single line path. When troubled by disturbing emotions or unfortunate events in your life walking a Labyrinth can help resolve your inner discomfort and still your mind enough for you to get clarity of what is going on. This article describes how this process can be done.

Steps

  1. Stand in front of the entrance to the Labyrinth. State your intention as clearly as possible. For example: I want a solution to my problem with … It could be anything that is troubling you.
  2. Then center yourself by a couple of deep breaths. This is important because doing this you instruct your subconscious and all other parts of yourself to pay attention to your sincere wish of solving your problem. Some prefer to also say a short prayer or smudge themselves, depending on which faith you adhere to.
  3. Begin your walk. The first step sets the pace for your walk. It can be fast or slow. If one is very upset: fast walking in lets the emotion dissipate easier. Most people in my experience try slowing down their mind by slower walking. Your walk becomes a meditation when you surrender all your problems and just walk. Other parts of you have now a chance to process your request of a solution.Continue to walk as you didn’t have any problems at all, let it all go. Surrender to the activity of attentive walking.Some walk barefoot to feel the earth connection more clearly. Let the burden (your problem) fall off your shoulder. Various parts of your being are now processing your wish for solution. All you have to do is to let it incubate and not interfere, let it be and let go of any expectations.Continue to walk as you didn’t have any problems at all, let it all go.
  4. Reaching the center. You may stop here for awhile, sit or lay down if you feel like it. The main thing is to let yourself surrender totally to your inner process. I sometimes remain an hour in the center. It feels so good to have all the time you need.
  5. Walking out. When you are ready, just walk out. Accept the insights and gifts you may have received. Adopt a sense of gratitude will always facilitate resolutions. Offer your thanks for what you have learned.
  6. Margherita Crystal Lotus 03:15, 1 March 2011 (UTC)


Video

This is a video of an actual process of meditation and the insights one may have walking into a Labyrinth.

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