Monthly Archives: December 2017

365 Thanks!


Many thanks, 365 of them for joining us in the year of 2017 for the 365 Experience.
While it did not turn out as expected, it turned out as it did and for those that read, shared and lived the labyrinth. As the year completes, look forward to your next steps in the year ahead.

 

With Joy in the steps,

Lynda Tourloukis
TLS 365 Experience Coordinator

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The Last Walk

TLS 365 Experience #306
December 31, 2017

When my children were young, we used to laugh about the last time we would be experiencing things on the last day of the year. It would begin with…”this is the last time I will…” and then we would break up in giggles. This went on all day long and it never ceased to be funny. It gave me an idea of how to lighten the year’s review with the last opportunities on the walk to be hosted on New Year’s Eve.

Explaining the concept of lasts to our participants in the candlelight walk, We walked the 12 paths with a 12 month review appreciating having had the experiences and gratitude for this last moment of thanks.  People lit their candles from others support resembling that which was present in support for the year. Each left something of the year in the center to leave behind and an engaged stone with a message to take into the new year. It was a walk full of good emotion and a few tears.  In the center we brought our candles together for a beautiful lighting and light hearted blessing for world peace, love and joy.

Wishing all of our 365 Experience Enthusiasts a year of prosperity in health, wealth and blissful new beginnings.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L.Tourloukis, TLS 365 Experience Coordinator
Nevada and Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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A View of Review

TLS 365 Experience #305
December 30, 2017

Getting close to the last day prompts a sense of review for the year we have experienced. A review of the reviews and the paths taken seemed a good way to look back and appreciate the gift of the labyrinth.  Here is a top ten list of favorite walks of past year end reviews.

  1. Walking each path as a month of the year in review
  2. Walking six circuits in for the first half of the year and returning for the last.
  3. Walking with personal, professional, purposeful perspectives for the entering, centering and returning walks.
  4. Walking with people in mind who showed up, who mattered most, and those that brought growth lessons.
  5. Walking in review of what was created in the year, project by project with memories, thanks and accomplishments.
  6. Walking with new beginnings and old releases
  7. Walking in reflection of the travels of the year.
  8. Walking with thankfulness on each path and in each turn.
  9. Walking in favorite memories created
  10. Walking with contributions given and received.

There are more that come to mind, though as the year comes to a close, consider the thoughts of what you created, received and/or appreciated in your year and share the stories in the year ahead.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Tourloukis, TLS 365 Experience Coordinator
Nevada and Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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The Unplugged Walk

TLS 365 Experience #304
December 29, 2017

Earlier this year, cleaning out the garage yielded a surplus of extension cords. They were wound and wrapped and stored in a large box. As I prepared for a walk, the idea of finding the calm in the chaos of the busy time of year compelled a desire to create just the right atmosphere that would create an impact. The idea of being unplugged popped into mind and soon that box of extension cords had new life and purpose in creating the Unplugged Labyrinth.

Inviting all to deposit plugged devices into receptacles along the way and notice the emerging feeling, was as interesting to watch as it was to walk in the shoes of those unplugging.

To keep things secure, we gave them all small bags to drop their devices into and a place to add their name as well as hold the other half of a shaped ticket where half was affixed to the bag and they matched the other half. In the retrieval, they had to produce the matching ticket to retrieve their device.

It was a deep conversation and a great reality check for everyone.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J. Belle, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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The In Between

TLS 365 Experience #303
December 28, 2017

The walk of In Between on the labyrinthIt is Holiday season for many and for all that wait in between their holiday and the New Year Holiday that completes the year, there is that time in between to consider. It is much like stepping into the labyrinth and experiencing all it has to offer; lost and found in the vast expanse of mind and soul. The physical body moves through the event absorbing and responding to the stimuli of mind and soul until the final step is taken. It is the completeness of the walk that dipped into the time in between the entry and retreat. It is the liminal space of the labyrinth that offers threshold into and out of the experience and in the liminal space of what occurs during the transition from personal holiday to global new year that is much like the steps we take on the path.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A. Davis, Labyrinth Facilitator
Missouri


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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The Gift

TLS 365 Experience #302
December 27, 2017

gift of a finger labyrinthThere is a moment of utter delight when opening a gift that was carefully selected and offered with the love. This holiday I received just that gift and I think just watching the opening of it was quite of love for the recipient.

A recent injury sidelined me from daily walks on the labyrinth and while it gave me plenty of opportunity to draw, create and follow the finger paths, at this point in my journey of the labyrinth, I hadn’t owned a finger labyrinth that had any dimension. Opening this gift and discovering the fine marble design was truly a gift of love as it came from my husband and kids who didn’t seem to have much interest in it.

I couldn’t help but experience the first finger walk out loud expressing gratitude in each path for each member and as I turned sharing how each had made me feel. Somehow I filled each path with all that I felt and in reflection shared how this gift had brought the love of family, the joy of delight and the peace of goodwill forth.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Celeste T. , Labyrinth Enthusiast
Arkansas


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
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A Boxing Walk

TLS 365 Experience #295
December 26, 2017

Boxing Day walk of giving and receivingOn Boxing Day, we took on the walk of giving and receiving with our book group. Twelve boxes were issued to twelve of our walkers randomly, so that there was not an order or expectancy to how we handed them out.

Our instructions were before hand to walk with their box for at least a length and at a turn, pass it on to the next person that came toward them with a pause and a word that they would like to gift the other when handing them the box.

In this way, boxes were passed with the gift of good will throughout the walk. At the end we had all circle the labyrinth and those with boxes were instructed to open the lid and take out one of the items in the box and then pass the box to the left until all had taken something out.

Each had received a soft bound journal with a labyrinth on the cover and the words when you give, you receive and when you receive you give too.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Penny B., Labyrinth Facilitator
Colorado


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Christmas Walk of Presence

TLS 365 Experience #300
December 25, 2017

Wishes for PresenceWith Christmas Wishes with blessings we walked our local labyrinth today placing messages on Christmas Cards in the center for our guests. We used the simple concept of Christmas Past to enter, contemplating the moments of memory. Christmas Present was the center focus where indeed we thought of the presents of presence in our life now. The walk of return was for the Christmas Future.

It was a great opportunity to share in between our gathered meal and over coffee and chocolates we enjoyed wonderful reflections.  Every year we have offered this has been different and appreciative.  It never gets old!

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L.Tourloukis, Labyrinth Designer and Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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The Eve

TLS 365 Experience #299
December 24, 2017

With feelings of the holiday settling into my bones, on Christmas Eve I invited friends without families to join in on a walk of friendship and of how we were a family.  We walked each course full of the labyrinth with anticipation of the holidays, remembering the expectations of children in the world and what we would be appreciating in the way we each chose to spend the holidays.

This idea had some giggling and appreciating memories that shaped their lives. Others remembered the prospects of waiting on the edge of something grand. Just the idea of the expectancy lifted spirits and brought individuals who walked the same path to a place of appreciation.  As a result those that would have been alone joined together to celebrate the holidays with more anticipations of the coming year.

Just that small reminder of what the eve may hold brought peace, love and joy to individuals that realized a family in friendship.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Marcia T., Labyrinth Facilitator
Kansas


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Bringing Light

TLS 365 Experience #298
December 23, 2017

Bringing your light where ever you go

While out of town, I found myself on a group walk with individuals celebrating the season.  I discovered the labyrinth we walked was brought into existence through the efforts of an individual who lived far away though visited the area for family and relatives.

She wanted to give something back to the community that she came from and so inspired the idea of bringing your light where ever you go. So with a lit flame in the center to light our candles, we each lit the idea of what we could do for community.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Valerie S., Labyrinth Facilitator
California

 

 


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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