the three stage walk
Following is what is known as
a three stage labyrinth walk:
Enter: release your thoughts, let go of worries and concerns. Relax and listen to your body and your spirit.
Center: experience openness, peacefulness, the presence of God. Allow new ideas to arrive. Stay as long as you like.
Return: on the same pathway,
pondering any wisdom gained.
walking with others
When walking with others,
start off at intervals.
After one person enters the labyrinth,
allow about a minute to lapse
before the next person enters.
When meeting people coming toward you,
you can simply step off the path
to allow them to pass.
If the person ahead of you is moving
more slowly than what is comfortable for you,
it's all right to go around them.
The Design of this Labyrinth
This labyrinth was built in 2007. The pattern is a replica of the one inlaid in the stone floor of Chartres Cathedral near Paris, France about 1200 A.D.
Paul Campbell and Cathie Bishop from Sioux City, Iowa, used a process known as sacred geometry to draw the design onto the concrete pad. Paul and Cathie are certified through the Veriditas Worldwide Labyrinth Project and have trained with Lauren Artress and Robert Ferre.
The lines were painted onto the concrete by church members.