Labyrinth & Sacred Garden
A labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world and throughout history. Millbrook’s labyrinth is the Chartres design, and has a single, winding, circuitous path into and out of the center. However, it is not a maze; there are no tricks to it and no dead ends. One can use it with an open heart and mind.
The winding path is a metaphor of life’s journey with its many twists and turns. It also symbolizes a pilgrim’s walk with God. The labyrinth experience is different each time one walks. Often people find peace, solace, release and a deep sense of joy as they meditate and pray on the labyrinth. When walked with a community of people, the walk is a shared journey which can be unifying and empowering.
Sometimes it is helpful to think about your walk as having three parts. Releasing is the walk toward the center, letting go of the details of life, shedding thoughts and emotions. It empties and quiets the mind. Receiving is when you reach the center. It is a place of meditation and prayer. Receive what is there for you. Returning is the walk out which empowers you to take what you have received and move back into the world, replenished and directed. There is no need to rush your walk. A typical walk usually takes about 20 to 30 minutes.
The labyrinth at Millbrook was established in 2002. It has served as a place of spiritual insight and renewal for numerous people. Individuals and small groups of 3 – 4 may walk MBC’s labyrinth at any time. For those who do not wish to walk, benches are provided in the garden area for reflection and meditation. If you would like to bring a larger group, please call the church office at 876-1519 to reserve a time. The labyrinth is handicapped accessible.
Church Wide Gardening Day
Thank you to all who came out to help on our gardening day!
Once a year we have an animal blessing ceremony. This year the ceremony is on Sunday, September 24th, 4:30pm. (Rain date Oct. 1st). Click here for more information.
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