Once this is done, we set our center pole, used the compass to figure the directions north and south, then east and west, using a carpenter's string, small rocks, measured the length of the cross lines, then tapped out lines of flour onto the ground.
Then we followed the rest of the step-by-step three-circuit drawings (p.20), tapped out flour,
There is no required way to walk a labyrinth.
The beauty of the labyrinth is that you can approach the experience on your own terms. It is helpful to pause at the entrance take one or more deep cleansing breaths.
Allow your body meditation to determine the pace.
Ours is small so it would be best to go one at a time.
Others waiting their turn may wish to ground and center.
It may be useful to consider a question, or to choose to let all thought go.
Quiet your mind and put one foot in front of the other to determine your own pace.
IV. Time Spent in the Center:
Also called " illumination," this is a time of openness and peacefulness to experience, learn and receive what this time offers.
You may sit, stand, kneel, sing, cry or whatever you feel comfortable doing.
V. The Journey Outward:
You choose when to leave the center, following the same path.
This is a time to reflect on what occurred in the center and how it may be applied in your life.
Also called "union,"
This stage represents your life after leaving the Labyrinth.
If you keep in conversation with yourself, you may come across memories, fragments of dreams, or insights to carry into your everyday life.
Listen to your inner wisdom, look for Divine guidance and be open to whispered guidance from your Ancestors and the other Powers.
Walk in balance.