The SACRED PATH LABYRINTH was designed and constructed by members and friends of Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church in 2016-2017. It is a gift to the congregation and the community. Over 100 children, youth and adults created the mosaic bricks used in the design. 

Labyrinths are an ancient form of meditation – a metaphor for life – a substitute for pilgrimage to a far-off land – and a way to restore balance and explore creative problem-solving. A labyrinth is not the same as a maze – it is not a puzzle. There are no wrong turns, no “blind alleys.” 

There are more than 25 labyrinths in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area – at churches, schools, conference centers, retreats, hospice centers, and on private property. Ours is the newest labyrinth in the metro area. To find other labyrinths and learn more about them, go to www.labyrinthlocator.com. The design for the Sacred Path Labyrinth came from the 14th century Chartres Cathedral in France. 

HOW TO WALK A LABYRINTH: There is only one way in. Start walking at the entrance and follow the path as it leads you in a circle, turning left and then right, around and around until it leads to into the center. Rest on the bench or stand quietly, and when you are ready, simply retrace your steps around and around until the path leads you back out. 

Wishing you peace on your path!  – SMUUCh Sacred Path Labyrinth Project