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  • Writer's picturePauline Smit Reiki

Navigating the Mystical Energy Labyrinth: A Journey of Emotions and Discovery

In a world filled with hustle and bustle, finding moments of serenity and connection with nature can be a precious gift. The Dilston Physic Garden, nestled in the heart of Northumberland, offers just that. It is home to a unique and enchanting energy labyrinth that promises a transformative experience. On a warm and sunny autumn day, I ventured to this mystical garden to explore the energy labyrinth and encountered an emotional journey.

Energy Labyrinths

Before delving into my personal journey, let's take a moment to understand what energy labyrinths are and how they work. Energy labyrinths are intricate patterns etched into the ground, typically circular, with winding pathways that lead to a central point. These labyrinths have been used for centuries by various cultures for meditation, healing, and self-discovery.

The concept behind energy labyrinths is that as you walk the winding path, you undergo a transformative journey. The journey typically consists of three phases: releasing, receiving, and returning. Each phase corresponds to different emotions and energies, making the labyrinth a powerful tool for self-reflection and healing.

My Experience at the Dilston Physic Garden

Arriving at the Dilston Physic Garden on the autumn equinox filled me with anticipation and curiosity. As I entered the garden, I was greeted by the soft rustling of leaves and the scent of blooming herbs. In the centre of it all lay the energy labyrinth, an intricate design created with stones, surrounded by vibrant flowers and herbs.

I was ready to embark on my first journey at the labyrinth guided by my group of more experienced labyrinth walkers. The first walk, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of sadness. It felt as if the labyrinth had tuned into my innermost emotions, drawing out buried sorrows and anxieties. It was an unexpected and powerful experience that left me feeling emotional for a little while after returning back to the group.

A little while later, I walked the labyrinth for a second time, guided by the soft, rhythmic beat of a sacred drum. This time, the energy was different. It felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders, replaced by a lighter, more tranquil energy. It was as if the labyrinth had absorbed my sadness and given me a newfound sense of peace.

For my third and final walk, the energy labyrinth led me to a place of pure joy. With each step, I felt an inner-childlike exuberance bubbling up within me. I couldn't help but skip and dance along the winding path. The labyrinth's energy felt like a celebration of life and a reminder to find joy in the simplest of moments.

In the centre of the labyrinth stood a towering sage bush. Its aromatic leaves filled the air with a soothing fragrance, adding to the enchantment of the experience. Spending time meditating by the sage bush, feeling a deep sense of connection to nature and a profound inner peace.


My visit to the energy labyrinth at Dilston Physic Garden was a truly incredible experience, one that left me with a renewed sense of self-awareness and emotional balance. This ancient practice of walking energy labyrinths can be a powerful tool for anyone seeking inner transformation and a deeper connection with nature.

As I left the garden that day, I couldn't help but reflect on the symbolism of the labyrinth's three phases. It reminded me that life is a journey filled with ups and downs, and it's essential to release the past, receive the present, and return to the world with a joyful heart.

If you ever find yourself in need of a profound and transformative experience, consider embarking on a journey through an energy labyrinth. It might just lead you to unexpected places within yourself and fill your heart with the magic of nature's healing energies.

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