The entrance to the labyrinth. At the web site of the Andover
Newton Theological School, the following guidelines
are suggested. (The release, receive, return pattern is a common
1. Find your
own pace: Allow your body, and not your mind to determine your own natural
rhythm. You may pass others, you may stop along the way at any point,
you may allow others to pass you.
2. Be intentional:
Ask yourself: What do I need? What do I seek? May I be open to experience
RELEASE: allow for letting go, quieting the mind, surrender, opening.
Be attentive to whatever may come up for you.
IN CENTER: Illumination
RECEIVE: Stay in center until you are satisfied. You may stand, sit,
kneel, lie down (as space permits.) Be open to receive what is there
for you: peace, clarity, awakening, insight, guidance.
RETURN: A time for communion, reunion, remembering. Being granted the
power to act. Allow yourself to take back into the world whatever experience
this labyrinth walk held for you.