Circle of Grace: The Gift in Our Own Back Yard
Labyrinths have appeared on every continent and in every culture for over 3,500 years! They have been used for prayer, religious rituals, symbolic pilgrimages, and for blessing the land and all that lives upon it. There is an exciting labyrinth renaissance occurring on this planet, as people are discovering the benefits of walking a labyrinth for stress reduction, problem solving, grounding oneself, working through grief, healing, accessing intuitive guidance, letting go of anxious thoughts and worries, and communing with the Divine. The labyrinth can represent a metaphor for life's journey inward....to our true Inner Self, to the Christ Within, to union with God.
A labyrinth is not a maze; there is only one path inward that always leads to the center....it may have twists and turns, and it may appear sometimes that we are moving away from the center....but the labyrinth represents the spiritual Truth....that we are always on the path to God....that a loving Life Force gently supports us in moving towards our center....where we experience wholeness, inner peace and our oneness with God and all of life. The walk out symbolizes our bringing our centeredness, wholeness, Divine guidance, peace and inspiration back out into the world and into our lives.
We are so blessed at Unity Spiritual Center to have a seven-circuit labyrinth (the oldest known style) right in our own backyard! And we chose a very fitting name for our labyrinth: Circle of Grace.
Due to stay-at-home precautions, our building and property is temporarily closed, and we are unable to hold a physical gathering to celebrate this year's World Labyrinth Day. Our friends at The Labyrinth Society are hosting an online 24-hour virtual celebration called "Walk Around the World." Starting Friday, May 1st at 8 PM EST through Saturday May 2nd at 8 PM EST, people from all over the world will connect using the GoToMeeting platform. We invite you to join this special gathering of virtual walks and speaker presentations in the Spirit of Oneness. To register and for more information, CLICK HERE.