Installing a labyrinth on your land is a beneficial way to interact with nature. Labyrinths help to cohere, redirect where necessary, and positively organize energy in a land area. Some people work with labyrinths as a way to connect to universal energy and ground it for use on earth.
There are many varieties of labyrinths, the two most popular currently are the classical labyrinth, whose diagram look much like the human brain and in the 7-path form is often used to move through the chakras. There is also the Chartres Labyrinth, which is a more geometrically symmetrical pattern used for reflective contemplation. Labyrinths can be very formal inside a church, informal in your backyard, and drawn on canvas to take to social gatherings.
Installing a labyrinth on your land is relatively easy, and if you have only a small piece of land you can reduce the number of circuits to three. When I moved into my current home, which occupies a corner lot, the nature spirits requested I install a labyrinth. When I went to start, I had a preconceived idea for where to place the mouth, or opening, but the nature spirits wouldn’t permit it, insisting I move it to another less classic position. They also insisted on uneven paths, and a three circuit, surrounding an old locust tree. It turns out the labyrinth helps to slow down the energy as it approaches along the street, and it also draws water from the ground for the use of the tree. Labyrinths are often the location, in the center, of significant energy and frequently are either placed over, or call to them, a water dome from beneath the earth. When you see a country labyrinth, you will often see cows lying down in the center – a sure sign of good energy! And in photos – you’ll often find a plethora of orbs!
If you would like to know more about labyrinths, I highly recommend you check out The Labyrinth Society’s website where they have, among other things, a worldwide labyrinth locator – you can check if there are any public labyrinths near you that you can walk. They also have an interactive guide on how to build your own labyrinth.
A colleague in Wisconsin, Melanie Joyce, once worked with a very special Bluff Trail Labyrinth where she hosted energy workers who want to hold ceremonies of various types, and a free open Sunday walk. Melanie was called upon by spirit to build this labyrinth, placing it on a land site that had previously kept old truck and farm machine parts. She did not even know what a labyrinth was, when she started. The labyrinth became a learning tool for Melanie as well as a gift for others. Soon the life forms of the labyrinth requested she take photographs. She threw away her first camera, thinking it was defective because there were all these round dots on the photos! Now she knows better, and is one of the best orb photographers I have come across! The photos of orbs in this blog are Melanie’s. She has captured orbs of many colors and shapes, including diamond shapes, branched orbs and orbs as they change to plasma/smoke. While her labyrinth is no longer open to the public, the work she did in the past remains pertinent.