Saturday, April 18, 2009

On My Labyrinth:

Now that Rupert is back and working I can show you the pictures of the work we are doing on my Meditation Labyrinth.

It started out looking like this after a winter under the snow. See all the leaves covering it. (I’m up on a step ladder three rungs off the ground to take the pictures of the whole thing.)

We raked off over twenty-five large plastic trash bins of leaves that Mountain Man packed down hard to fit all he could in so he didn’t have to carry and dump as many trips to the compost pile.

In this picture you can see some of the stones marking the paths had tipped over and most are grass and weed covered. A lot of them sunk down into the ground after a few years of only light care.

This is what the paths should look like and I’m working hard digging them out and putting them back in place. Other then the outer ring, which is wider, the paths are 18 inches on center.

When it is done being cleaned out and fixed up it will be a 14 circuit, or circle, meditation labyrinth again. (Most are seven circuits do to space.) It is one of the largest on the east coast last time I checked. 1060 feet or 2 tenths of a mile long to the center. A nice 15 minute walk in and out again.

You walk from the entrance and follow the path back and fourth, round and round again into the center and you leave your worries and cares there. You walk back out again on the same twisting path being thankful for the good things in your life. Sometimes I sit and pray on the center stone. This center stone is only the top of a large bolder under the ground that was there when I started to lay it out. It is a very earth centered and grounded place to spend some time.

I'll show you more in a few weeks.


Helena Handbag said...

I'm so glad you can put up photos of the labyrinth and I can't wait for more. Wish I was there to help you with the work -- would be just what I need.
Thanks for showing us.

Sooticas Dream said...

That is SOOOOO cool!
I would love to have something like that!

I know I'm gonna love seeing it evolve......

BlackCrow said...

This is wonderful!
Yep I would have been over with my mattock too.