Are labyrinth’s just for churches? Absolutely not!
For years I dreamed of having my own personal labyrinth, but we either rented where we lived or, after we bought our house, there was never enough money. I often discussed my dream with my Dear Husband. At one point I asked him if he thought we might be able to squeeze a small labyrinth into our backyard. He said, “Maybe.” I left it at that.
Several weeks after that conversation, the lawn was in desperate need of being mowed. DH went out to mow it and rake the clippings. I thought nothing about it when he mentioned wanting to try something. He’s notorious for having new ideas he wants to try and mowing in a different way was no exception.
Imagine my surprise and delight when I looked out my office window that evening and saw a grass clippings labyrinth taking shape.
When I went to the back door to get a closer look, he opened the door, planted a big kiss on me and said, “Happy Mother’s Day.”
Since that day he’s worked out how to actually mow the labyrinth into the lawn.
We continue to make plans on how to make the labyrinth more permanent, always taking into consideration possibly selling the house in the future. Not everyone wants a labyrinth in their backyard.
Creating your own walking labyrinth isn’t impossible. You can create it from a vague idea, as DH did, or with specific instructions.
The Labyrinth Company offers a variety of walking labyrinth options, including permanent and portable options, as well as finger labyrinths in many styles. You can also find labyrinth products and instructions from the Labyrinth Society.
The possibilities are limited only by your determination.
If you’re interested in learning more about labyrinths and how to use them for prayer and meditation, check out my book Simply Prayer, available in print, for Kindle and Nook. Audio book version coming soon.