There is an amazing array of spiral-shaped stone-lined disks of wonder in the area just outside the city of Zadar.
Located at a nature park called Musapstan, it was once a camp for the Italian army during WWII. It is very woody, forested, and was often visited by local citizens trying to escape the confinement of the pandemic.
What is a labyrinth? It is a winding maze, that twists, and turns, and if you are lucky or clever enough, you can find your way out. Greek mythology mentions them. But these labyrinths are not exactly a test.
As each one was expertly designed to be placed in alignment with each of the planets, you choose which one appeals to you most. For example, pick Jupiter (for abundance), Mars (for strength and power), Venus (for love), Saturn for self-discipline, and so on. Each has its own particular specialization.
Whatever is on your mind, freely release it as you walk along the winding path within the labyrinths.
As you can see by the photos, it’s a lovely way to spend an afternoon, walking in the woods and finding your way to the center of whichever labyrinth you choose to visit.
How do you do it? Well, it’s best to enter the labyrinth alone. If you decide to go there with a friend, as I did, take turns. My friend and I switched places (you go visit Mars while I pay a visit to Venus, etc.). Enter its opening, which may or may not be on its furthermost circle. You may have a few switchbacks in front of you before you reach the center of the danish, so to speak.
Breathe, relax, and make a wish. Are you wanting more money? A new partner or a better relationship with the existing one? Make a mental wish, breath deeply, enjoying the luxurious, pine-scented air that surrounds you. You can put your arms out like Jesus in Rio de Janeiro, or just stand peacefully. Then, when you’re ready, begin making your way back to the entrance (which has now become the exit) of the labyrinth.
During January it’s great to spend some time alone, in nature, taking advantage of the limited amount of sunshine during these shortest days of the year.
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