Community Labyrinth


Come Walk with Us!

The Community Labyrinth is open for all to walk and meditate any time of day. You are welcome to bring friends and family members to walk this path. Here are some helpful pieces of information that will introduce both you and your guests to the art of walking a labyrinth.

What is a labyrinth?

A labyrinth is not a maze. It is a circle, a spiral, a meander with no intersections, no decision points forcing a choice of direction. It is a single path beginning at its edge and spiraling in to its center. The same path is retraced outward. Some call the labyrinth a symbol of the spiritual journey to the center. There are many designs of the labyrinths and the one at Wellspring UMC is called the “Tree of Life.”

Why should I walk a labyrinth?

A labyrinth is made to be walked and helps one focus one step at a time. As one walks, one “feels” a labyrinth as much as one travels it and discoveries are revealed along the way, such as:
  • Self-discovery
  • Decision making
  • Peace/calm/comfort
  • Connection with deepest thoughts & desires
  • Direction
  • Creativity
  • Centering
  • Healing physically, emotionally or spiritually

How do I walk a labyrinth?

  • Pause before entering—take a few deep breaths, shake off the worries of the world, and relax.
  • Walk slowly, concentrating on each step when you begin your walk.
  • As you walk, release what you need in order to open yourself up to new possibilities. Sometimes it is helpful to mull over a question, repeat a phrase, or release a worry as you wind toward the center. Pick up what is revealed as you walk.
  • Spend time at the center to be present with your inmost self and to the power of the Divine.
  • When you are ready to leave, focus on what you will bring out from the center and back into your life. This part of the journey is just as important as every other part of the labyrinth, so take your time.
  • At the end, reflect on the journey and give thanks for what you have learned or experienced.