The Labyrinth at Glendale
We invite you to take time to listen for God through the experience of walking the labyrinth. Designed to be a symbolic journey into the center + out again – back into the world. // Open 24/7.
When a storm uprooted several old trees west of Glendale’s sanctuary, we began to dream of a memorial garden. One member brought the idea of a prayer labyrinth, and a holy space was created to connect with God.
The Labyrinth is an archetype, a divine imprint, found in all religious traditions in various forms around the world. By walking a replica of the Chartres labyrinth, laid in the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France around 1220, we are rediscovering a long-forgotten mystical tradition that is insisting to be reborn.
It has only one path so there are no tricks to it and no dead ends. The path winds throughout and becomes a mirror for where we are in our lives. It touches our sorrows and releases our joys. Walk it with an open mind and an open heart.
There is no right or wrong way to walk. Suggestions include: silence, openness, questioning, memory, letting go, with a song, at your own pace, skipping, breathing deeply, watching the path, noticing your body, listening for guidance, with a scripture, etc.
Consider the labyrinth at Glendale a place to catch your breath in the hectic pace of our daily lives. Open 24 hours a day!
Find guidance for walking a Labyrinth here.