Of Love and Cultivation

Day 198  July 17
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return

An image of the green living seven circuit chalice labyrinth design

The Living Labyrinth of West Cork, Ireland. Photo Credits: Stone Art Blog

The living labyrinth cleans the air with its Lonicera hedges, a perennial shrub of the Honeysuckle family that forms the border of this breathing seven circuit labyrinth in West Cork, Ireland. Created from shrub clippings planted in around 2005, the labyrinth has reached maturity absorbing and cleansing as it grows among four acres of wild gardens that make up the Hagal Farm Holistic Retreat Center that is run by the Weiler family.  Among the wild flower gardens a walk is enticing in the morning as the mists and the clouds descend from the Maughanaclea Mountains of the Mealagh Valley. At its center is a naturally sculpted tree root of Mother Nature’s Design.  More Info

There is a brief walk one can join in posted below, though with regular pacing a walk might take 10-15 minutes to enjoy fully the natural setting.  It is a labor of love and cultivation that bring something like this design to life and maintain it over the years. Consider this worthy day as one of appreciating the things you love and cultivate and observe how you expand yourself.

On this 198th day…
Explore what seeds you have sown and note the ways in which you grew in the care you harvested all with.

 

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!

 


World Wide Explorations in the Month of July 2018 for the TLS 365 Experience. Part II
Welcome July!

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.

  1. 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!
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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