There’s a new labyrinth out in the desert just outside Quartzsite, Arizona. Conceived by Ella and built mostly by her own efforts over the course of a week or so, along with a few volunteers who placed a rock or two, this labyrinth uses rocks from the surrounding area to define its pathway. Whether it’s early morning or late afternoon, the experience is simply magical – as you can see from the photos below, the time of day changed the coloring of the surrounding area significantly.
Labyrinths have been around for many, many years. Using Ella’s own description placed at the beginning of the path, “labyrinths have been found from Peru to Siberia, India to Arizona, and Africa to Scandinavia, dating back 5,000 years. A labyrinth is a path of prayer; a walking meditation; a crucible of change; a watering hole for the spirit; a mirror of the soul.”
If you’ve never had the experience of walking a labyrinth, perhaps finding one near you and spending a few minutes of peace and quiet while you experience walking a pathway that’s been around for thousands of years will be just the thing you need to slow down from the world’s hectic pace and bring a little serenity into your own spirit. Who knows? It certainly can’t hurt anything!
Check out these links for more information about labyrinths and to find one near you:
Many thanks to Ella for the labyrinth! Hopefully, it’s location will find it’s way into the online databases for others to enjoy as much as we did!