Day 186 July 5
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return
On the Eastern edge of Italy, North of the ankle of its boot resides the famous city of Pompeii near the bay of Naples. Mount Vesuvius has erupted over 50 times in this area and the one that makes it more well known is the eruption of 79AD where the city was completely covered in volcanic ash. Today Pompeii is home to many historic ruins and private homes that were excavated in the early 1830’s.
One of the homes is called The House of the Labyrinth. It contains 51 rooms and is filled with floor and wall mosaic designs, corinthian columns and the Greek Key designs to add to the focus of the name of this house, which can be found in room 20. A black and white mosaic floor tiling depicts a Roman style labyrinth design with the art at its center displaying Theseus’ battle with the Minotaur. Adjacent to this protected room is area 16, known as the Peristyle. In it a large Roman Labyrinth natural hedge design is available for walking. It seems only fitting to share a Roman labyrinth design while in Italy and become aware of how we take in what we discover in expedition.
On this 186th day…
Explore the Roman design of completing one section before moving to the next. How similar is it to the way of how you discover and uncover your gifts, skills and abilities?
Interactive Map Progress
A great Interactive experience this month will include a google map to track where we have been and what labyrinths you submit. Lets see if we can make a labyrinth pathway out of the month of travels based on the locations offered. We began in Portland, Oregon…. Click here to watch the progress grow this month!
Our exploration this month is to Walk in reflection of our direction. We traveled from America’s west coast to Australia, Asia and the Swedish Lapland’s and found our centered point in Austria by the month’s end. July will complete our world walk and return us to American shores. It’s been a wild and wooly time of exploration in the world to expand our cultural and connective perspective of the labyrinths and their purposes worldwide. This is indeed the global course in Labyrinthing with world wondering discovered in our wandering.
This month, we return from our center in Austria and traverse the world.
- Go Global….Explore the World
Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in. They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too. From Austria to Portland… the second half begins!
- Grow Local…. Bring the World to you
Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area. What will you have created by the end of our month?
- Join the online Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday July 15th at 2pmPST
Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths in the first half of the month and apply something that you find unique to your own life walk. Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you discovered, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey. Call connection Information
- Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society