The Community Labyrinth Garden is open to all, at all times, with access through the church parking lot on Towle Avenue. It is a place of peace and beauty for the community of greater East County, for Springwater Studio, and for the congregation of St. Luke’s.
Perhaps you’ve never seen or heard of a labyrinth. What is it? What is it for? Is it just for church people? Monks and mystics? The answer is simple: the labyrinth is for everyone. The young and old, churchgoers and non-churchgoers, lost or found, sick or well, those in mourning or celebration. There are no pre-requisites or obligations… the labyrinth simply invites you to come and walk, whenever you like.
Walking the labyrinth is an ancient spiritual practice. Lauren Artress puts it well in Walking a Sacred Path: “Labyrinths are usually in the form of a circle with a meandering but purposeful path, from the edge to the center and back again, large enough to be walked into. Each has only one path and when we choose to enter it, the path becomes a metaphor for our journey through life. The labyrinth is a spiritual tool meant to awaken us to the deep rhythms of our inner life. In surrendering to the winding path, the soul finds healing and wholeness. The labyrinth is a sacred space and can give us a first-hand experience of the divine.”
Walking the Labyrinth: the Three R’s. One simple way to walk the labyrinth is with the “Three R’s”:
- Releasing all cares, worries and expectations as you walk in.
- Receiving what is offered, as you reach the center.
- Returning in gratitude as you walk out.