The Spiritual Meaning of a Labyrinth


The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol designed for spiritual development and inner growth.

The Labyrinth represents the journey to our own center and back again out into the world both literally and metaphorically.

It is associated with the spiral of life and creation, as well as the four directions.

Labyrinths can be found in many cultures, and dating back to prehistoric times! Today, they continue to serve as powerful meditation, spiritual growth, and healing tools.

Walking a labyrinth is simple. Enter in and follow the path… Or don’t!

If you do walk a labyrinth, one additional piece of guidance I have for you is to release expectations… Open your heart, and enjoy.

Themes associated with Labyrinths include:

The Cycle of Time
The Spiral of Creation
Spiritual initiation
Enlightenment
Connection to Source
Death and Rebirth
The Inner Journey
The Spiritual Path
Ascension
The Power of the Present Moment
Returning to Center
Initiation
Soul Growth
Progress

A Perspective Shift

When walking a labyrinth, which each turn your perspective changes and you’re never facing the same direction for long. This is a part of its power.

The change in perspective has a way of reconnecting you with inner knowing,

While spiraling inward towards the center we are reminded of how to seek within to find wisdom and spiritual truths.

When we are moving out of the labyrinth we can then take our newly replenished divine connection and share our light and love externally in alignment with the highest interest of all.

Although there are similarities between labyrinths and mazes, a labyrinth is not meant to be challenging. There are no wrong turns, no dead ends, or traps… You simply meander along the path which appears one step at a time, guiding you to the center and back out again.

Walking a labyrinth is a spiritual experience, and when completed with an open heart, an opportunity for soul growth and development.

By Melanie Beckler | Ask-Angels