While I was visiting my son and daughter-in-law recently, they took me to a nature center where I had the opportunity to walk a labyrinth. I hadn't done that in many years, so I was excited to have that opportunity.
For those of you that have never walked a labyrinth, you start at a specific point on the outside of a circular pattern and follow the path to the center. Usually you pause in the center before you start your journey back out. It's meant to be a meditative experience. For me it's usually spiritual.
To me, starting from the outside and moving toward the center symbolizes a journey of going within yourself. The center is where and when you tap into your inner wisdom. I usually get some kind of message there. The walk out allows you to reflect on and be grateful for any message you might have received.
My experience this day was interesting, informative, and kind of humorous. I was so excited about walking the labyrinth that I think I got my son and husband excited about it too. I don't know for sure, but I don't believe either of them had done this before. I started my journey and I could hear that I was being "followed" by two sets of footsteps. Pretty soon there was only one set of footsteps. Shortly thereafter, it was only me.
When I got to the center I paused, hoping to receive a message. I was "told" that although I have support from my loved ones, this journey is mine and mine alone. I almost laughed out loud because what had just happened in the physical world was reflective of my message. It was perfect!