As well as encouraging positive energy into an area, Labyrinths are great for meditation and it is thought that if you focus on a specific problem as you enter the Labyrinth then you will naturally meditate on creating the solution as you focus on following the cleverly designed meandering path to the centre. Unlike a maze, a Labyrinth consists of one continuous path that will eventually lead you to the centre and back out again with no frustrating dead ends. We marked ours out with a white-liner (thank you to Crickhowell Rugby Club for the loan) and then mowed the pathway itself for maximum definition. With considerate mowing it’ll last as long as it is wanted and looks fantastic in its natural parkland setting.
Labyrinths can also be of a more permanent nature by using different materials and methods of construction (as this pictured stone labyrinth shows) and are particularly effective at night when lit by little solar lights.
I later found out that 1st May was actually World Labyrinth Day, a day that brings people from all over the planet together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol, a tool, a passion or a practice; just good timing or engineered by greater energies than we will know? You decide.
For more details and great photos of Labyrinths, pop into www.labyrinthsociety.org.