All are welcome to walk the outdoor grass Labyrinth at anytime.
Enjoy your journey!
The Labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool that has been used for over 4,000 years. In its long history the labyrinth has crossed cultural and religious traditions and can be found in countries all over the globe.
The labyrinth pattern is similar to a circle, one of nature’s most basic forms, a symbol of harmony, wholeness, grace and transformation. One entrance point guides the walker through a series of switchbacks that leads eventually to the center of the pattern. Walking a labyrinth is reported to support healing, meditation and personal growth.
Today, labyrinths are undergoing a modern revival in response to the contemporary needs of our time.
Walking the Labyrinth
The labyrinth is a single path that leads to the center and back out again.
The experience for each walker is different; it can be calming, energizing, deeply emotional or just pure fun.
As you prepare to walk, allow space between you and the person in front of you.
Pause, as this is a time to let go of tension and stress. Listen to your heart beat, be aware of your breathing and quiet your mind.
When walking with a group remember the labyrinth is a two way street. There is the possibility for meetings, greetings and possible confusion.
Don’t worry - there are no mistakes in the labyrinth. Pass one another when it seems comfortable. This may be easiest at the turns. Feel free to step around someone who is moving too slowly for your pace.
When you reach the centre, remain for as long as you wish. Standing in the center is a time of awakening, receiving and opening. This is a place for rest, prayer, reflection and meditation.
Walking out is a time of return. You may feel the opportunity to take what is gained at the center back out into the world with a renewed sense of understanding, strength, peace, or possibility.
"The Labyrinth is a metaphor for life’s journey,
it is like the walk we take in life –
filled with twists and turns
but no dead ends."
Benefits the Labyrinth brings to our Community• Beautiful design element for public space
• Space for quiet meditation and reflection
• Opportunity for recreation, dance and games
• Unusual and interesting centerpiece for community events
• Destination point, a tourist attraction
• Another element of interest on the property which currently houses the Museum, the Hall of Valour and the Victoria School Museum Garden
• A passive recreation activity that stimulates right brain activity
• Can by used by all ages
We encourage all who have walked the Labyrinth to return another day and experience it all over again.
Please sign our guest book located in the Victoria School Museum.
The Labyrinth Committee
would like to thank the Town of Carleton Place
for its support of the Labyrinth Project
and permission to use the property at the Victoria School Museum.
We also acknowledge the financial support
from the Special Events Committee,
a sub committee of the
Carleton Place Parks and Recreation Department.
The Labyrinth Committee
Victoria School Museum
267 Edmund Street
Carleton Place, ON
For more information contact
Christine Hume 613-859-2136