CELEBRATE THE SPRING SOLSTICE IN A LABYRINTH WALK AT LCCC
Join fellow travelers and walk a path of self reflection on the labyrinth walk at the Lincoln City Cultural Center Monday, March 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. Come celebrate the spring equinox, when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal. Spring has long been celebrated as a time of rebirth and of planting seeds for growth. Whether you are celebrating the equinox, Easter, Passover or another holiday, all are welcome. Admission is by donation, and all proceeds will be gifted to the Cultural Center.
The labyrinth is an ancient symbol, known in many cultures for thousands of years. In its simplest form, it is a meditation, following a single path into the center and then following the same path back out. There are no rules other than to walk in silence and be respectful of your fellow walkers. In addition to holiday celebrations, people are also known to walk in honor of loved ones who have passed on, to give thanks or ask for help, and to enter the mystery of life. There are as many reasons as there are walkers, and all are welcome.
“What I love about the labyrinth is it’s a quiet time to go inward and come together in community to create a healing and supportive space for personal and collective transformation. It is a different journey for each person each time,” says Darlene Muller, volunteer who coordinates the labyrinth experience with Alex del Vecchio, another volunteer. “I like to use the labyrinth as a three-step process: releasing, receiving, and integrating.
“People cry; people laugh; people dance and sometimes people stop and give each other hugs,” Muller added. “The other people and energies on the path reflect the world at large.”
Walks on the hand-painted canvas with a lotus in the center signify a place for prayer, meditation, and reflection and are accompanied by soft music and candlelight. The labyrinth is provided by the Congregational Church of Lincoln City and is modeled after the one in Chartres Cathedral.
Labyrinth walks will also be held Mondays on June 23, Sept. 22, and Dec. 22 of 2014.
For more information, call the Cultural Center at 541-994-9994. The Cultural Center is located at 540 NE Hwy. 101 in the historic DeLake School in Lincoln City.