Day 145: May 25
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration
Last year I mentioned the idea of creating a birthday labyrinth and as I have created special labyrinths for organizations to community and for family and friends, I hadn’t yet designed a labyrinth specifically for birthdays or to signify a new year. For me this day signals a new year and a new decade as well. Walking on the decade of the past there was much in observance and celebration of the gains and losses and great appreciation for all. It had been a decade of laughter, play and great creativity and now the curiosity of what a new decade might offer left much in wonder. It is with the community of friends, family, acquaintances, supporters and collaborators that the sage in wisdom spoke to allowing what appeared and using what came naturally and simply.
In cleaning up paperwork and completing tasks, the Lotus Labyrinth I designed last year fell out of a folder and floated onto the table and as if by magic resurfacing to remind of the simple joys that went into creating it and its natural flow. At the time it seemed to have a purpose not yet realized, though its return and appearance today spoke volumes in the wisdom of what might lay in the decade ahead.
The lotus symbolizes purity, rebirth, awakening, spirituality and wisdom. An interesting finding is that there are five main colors of lotus from blue, white, purple, red and pink. In this design, pink is the actual predominant color displayed in the larger display of the art. The pink lotus is said to the true flower of the Buddha. As this new birthday rises and new decade dawns, to be in association of these qualities and characteristics are a happy and humble message of the journey of the year ahead as well as the many years into the unknown. The unfolding of years is like the gifts in the blossoming petals that stretch out and find their fullness. Each being a unique and individual splendor, though importantly each representing a part of the whole floral experience.
Feeling the newness spread out in vast array and knowing it is all a gift to experience, celebrate and enjoy as we were designed with joy in mind in this wily and wonderful life.
On this 145th day…
Walk in celebration of your own birth today and be reminded of what showed up in representation. How does that still show up in today’s simple walk?
May’s Focus: Celebration
Life is a celebration to explore in the next 31 days. With the idea of walking the labyrinth and its tri-focus on releasing, receiving and reflecting, let’s shift the perspective to one that walks in with appreciation, finds the honest realization from each day and walks out in celebration. Observe what 31 days of this focus might reflect and how it elevates our life condition.
Four focus points to expand your celebration of this month’s experience:
- Share your ideas, in your personal experiences, how you share the labyrinth with others, art, design or method of construction or in other ways that it may be utilized. Let others know about this daily experience and opportunity by sharing it. Find us on this blog and on the Labyrinth Societies Facebook page
- Join our Mid Month Dialogues on May 15th at 2pm CST for a lively look at what you have created and will create in the idea of celebration. This month’s theme was a direct result of our last month’s Mid Month Dialogue!
- Participate in the daily opportunity of this educational focus of your personal journey, how you lead, teach or share with others, and what you create for contribution or purpose with this theme.
- Remember that our theme is about finding our greater capacities, abilities and true realities in being honest with our potential. We focus on what we can do as it is inherently more useful and productive.