Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Unity in Unity

Day 243 August 31
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

Image of the perennial labyrinth in Unity, ME

The Maine Organizational Farmers and Gardeners Association Perennial Labyrinth in Unity, Maine. Photo Credits: MOFGA.org

Today we complete the many states of exploring our perspective of the ways we can be united in ourselves, with our abilities and in the ways the labyrinth offers. We’ve crossed the nation moving through a great many of our states and even creating a labyrinth of lines that for the first time have to step over a line we’ve crossed before on the map. It reminds us of the many lines we step over and beyond in order to find the honesty of our abilities and purpose. In a year that has had us questioning what our truth is, this experience has led us to discoveries and explorations of ourselves and our relationship with the labyrinth.

As we complete the coast to coast journey, we arrive in the northern and Easternmost state in our nation, Maine. There are a number of beautifully designed labyrinths for private individuals that take in the impressive coastal nature of Maine, and a variety of bed and breakfast, spa centers and botanical gardens that embrace the walk of the labyrinth as well.  The Labyrinth Guild of New England incorporates Maine’s labyrinths and unites the individuals and enthusiasts who are part of the curious circles of support and resource too. A graduate student did a remarkable job of exploring and uniting the passion and purpose of the labyrinth in a thesis report as well as became an instrumental part of the building of a labyrinth at the University of New England in Maine.

 labyrinth image in the shape of the state of MaineAt the end of our walk, we can be impressed at finding so much that unites the interest in the labyrinth with the people who cultivate it in Maine. What better way to end the month and the theme than a walk in Unity. The Maine Organizational Farmers and Gardeners Association is a uniting of those who dwell with the land in form and function with education and advocacy for a growing community of the better ways to use our land for our people. This association, interestingly enough located in the town of Unity, Maine came together to build a labyrinth of perennials for the annual Farm and Homestead Day utilizing 800 square foot of land to build this three circuit labyrinth that will continue to bring life growing forward.

To end our month on a note of unity in Unity was intentional, though very much a gift of divine discovery on this last day of the month. It seems when we are focused intently, the way of the path appears.

 


Daily Insights : On this 243rd day…
Explore a walk of review and reflection of the Unity you put into the concept of unity.


 

image of the map of progress for August 2018 Experience
The Completed Paths of United Insights

US Interactive Map Progress

While we did not travel in all fifty states of the USA, we traveled from Alaska to Maine in coast to coast exploration. While a few of our paths might seem to encourage a new step to stay on the path, the rest made for an interesting unity of one line of labyrinth walking.  Link to our United Path for August

 

August 2018 Theme:


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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States of Perspective Reflected

Day 242 August 30
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the mirror labyrinth in New York

The Mirror Labyrinth of New York. Photo Credits: JeppeHein.net

The key to knowing ourselves is in the honesty we have with what we see, feel and connect with. It is what brings us to realize our abilities and gifts that can be activated to encourage and appreciate more of who we are and what we are able to do. The mirror is an interesting opportunity for self reflection and much like the labyrinth, it reveals more the deeper we look. The labyrinth provides us with a multi dimensional look, where the mirror is one dimensional, until we change the perspective.

Jeppe Hein is an interpreter of life through art. His publications, instillations and creative expression speaks to our internal place and his use of the labyrinth creates an intense reflection. The Brooklyn Bridge Park is home to Hein’s  Mirror Labyrinth. It reflects the Manhattan skyline and in a visual sense unites the park with Manhattan. It is made of three spirals and mirrors of varying height with the use of space in between to impart an impression with a suggestion of the ways we see ourselves. Hein’s work with the labyrinth and mirrors has been showcased in other parts of the world with rotations, mirrors and even water.

Image of a labyrinth shaped New York state
Where the mass of New York dissolves into islands, and separations, its bridges are the uniting forces that work with land and water to keep people connected. The view from this labyrinth takes in the expanse of Manhattan, though also reflects the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island of New Jersey.

The natural flow of the labyrinth made greater with reflections allows the intensity of connection to only become greater in this simple and practical work of art.

 

 


Daily Insights : On this 242nd day…
Explore the reflections of your walk today from many perspectives at different points and turns of your experience.


 

Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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The Star Within

Day 241 August 29
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

Google Maps Image of the Pentacle Labyrinth

The Pentacle Labyrinth of Enola, PA. Photo Credits: Google Maps

West of the Susquehanna River in the lower third region, the small town of Enola, Pennsylvania presents an interesting Pentacle Labyrinth. It is a star within a circle and where we aim to unite acceptance in the variety of ways individuals utilize and derive information and connection with the labyrinth, this labyrinth is primarily used in Wiccan ceremonies.

image of labyrinth in the state of PennsylvaniaThe star in the center of this image represents the four classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire. The fifth element is spirit.  Encircling the star ymbolizse the connection and reciprocal relationship between them all.

The pentacle is sometimes used on altars and in magical work to symbolize the element of earth. The labyrinth sits at the edge of a forest and measures 60 feet in diameter.

 


Daily Insights : On this 241st day…
Explore the turns in your walk, focusing on a different element of Earth, air, water and fire with each turn. Observe the qualities and characteristics of each as you turn and accept today.


 

Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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How Two Can Become One

Day 240 August 28
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

Image of the Cathedral labyrinth in New Harmony, IN

the sleek Cathedral Labyrinth in New Harmony, IN. Photo Credits: Walk Labyrinths

At the Southern Tip of Indiana on the Eastern border there is a unity in the town of New Harmony. A portion of it sits in Illinois and another part sits in Indiana. Two states come together to form one town. Within this historic town, there are two labyrinths. The oldest was a hedge labyrinth that turned into a maze and was later turned back into a labyrinth. The other is more modern and called the Cathedral labyrinth. It’s polished marble makes for a sleek walk that when wet, highlights the high gloss of the marble. Whether old or new, two labyrinths serve one purpose, to walk, learn and discern.

Image of the Hedge Labyrinth of New Harmony, IN

the Hedge Labyrinth of New Harmony, IN. Photo Credits: Hidden Treasures Indiana

The town of New Harmony is an interesting mix of historic and innovation as it is full of educational and scientific historical reference. The town was founded in 1814 by a communal religious group known as the Harmonists. They believed they could bring a new world moral by living communally and becoming self sustaining with a focus on education, science and technology. The image above initially was created as a labyrinth. The second group of Harmonists turned it into a maze and in the early part of 2000, the labyrinth was restored.

the state of Indiana in Labyrinth formIt is the interesting mix of modern and historic, two states and two labyrinths that make this one town a quaint innovative experience. Its futuristic outlook in the 1800’s is still present today, while it steps away from the busy pace of the rest of the world. Unity is present in bringing together different perspective for one main goal.

The Labyrinth Society held a gathering here to bring those in step with the path of the labyrinth into one single focused weekend of discovery and expansiveness. Such is the power in uniting and collaborating for single minded purpose.

 


Daily Insights : On this 240th day…
Explore two sides of one point as you walk in, center and return. Note where those two sides have the possibility to come together today.


 

Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Unity of Sand and Sea

Day 239 August 27
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the Grand Hotel labyrinth at Mackinac Island in Michigan

The labyrinth at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI. Photo Credits: Virginia Lonesky, Peaceful Endeavors

At the very tip of Northern Michigan is the tiny land form of Mackinac Island. Tucked under the long arm of Wisconsin’s arching peninsula, this island is a remote getaway for many. No auto traffic is allowed on the island and its main feature is notably known as the magnificent Grand Hotel. It is a place for families to unite, couples to connect and friends to remember their mispent youth.  It takes us away from the bustle of busy days and invites us to walk, bicycle or become inventive. One doesn’t travel here alone, so it is most notably known as a gathering of many for one purpose.

The labyrinth sits below the Grand Hotel on a sandy beach area for a great morning walk or a stroll at twilight, it can also be used purposefully for groups and celebrations. It is located at the union of the Great Lakes and a place of fond memories and one in which several who did not want to walk at first, simply observed. They walked with their eyes and shared interesting human insights into our steps. Later as they joined in a more united walk of common purpose, the feeling of having all engaged changed the nature of the walk as one that was more truly united.
Image of the state of Michigan as a labyrinth
There are many labyrinths to discover in Michigan, though this memory and great location prompted a remembering of a time of unity. Being that the area already draws people in connection, this sandy walk is a treat for the feet and a happy fete to complete.

Stone, sand and the sea air at the very northern point of the United States in a walk of unity with others who find this a worthwhile path of interest.  Walk the labyrinth of Mackinac Island below.

 

Take a walk on the labyrinth at the Grand Hotel. Fast forward to 2.40 to begin walk.

 


Daily Insights : On this 239th day…
Explore in your steps of today, the memories of a friend, loved one, couples, groups and all that make your walk one of something more when considering and remembering others.


 

Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Re Uniting with Loved Ones in Ceremony

Day 238 August 26
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

The image of the stone labyrinth at Sacred Grove

The stone labyrinth of Sacred Grove in Webster, WI. Photo Credits: Sacred Grove LTD

In the far reaches of the north western edge of Wisconsin is the town of Webster, of which 10 acres is set aside for an area known as Sacred Groves. The area is full of natural wonder and with the implantation of the labyrinth almost 20 years ago, the purchase of the land surrounding it by a local couple, allowed them to create a nature sanctuary open to all.

One of the unique features of this labyrinth and the Sacred Groves is the idea of a greener way to appreciate ceremonials of bereavement, calling them Cremains. Burial sites for the cremated remains of loved ones or the scattering of ashes are allowed in the Sacred Groves. They also provide ritual walks with the labyrinth for ceremonies of closure and life celebration. It is a healthy way to appreciate the end of life in quiet honor and respect.

The labyrinth shaped state of Wisconsin image
The labyrinth itself is a large  12 circuit path of stone borders that sits nestled at the forest edge, allowing for serenity and quiet in the sanctuary setting. It is a wonderful place to reunite one’s self with nature, and with the ceremony and ritual of closure, it’s remote location offers privacy in a sacred way to actively release to unite in a whole new way with loved ones.

The stones become a primitive and basic use of land to form the labyrinth and a reminder in a sacred way that each stone is a piece of the larger mantle of Earth we all exist upon.

 


Daily Insights : On this 238th day…
Explore a walk in ritual and ceremony of what is sacred to you today.


 

Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Reuniting with Well Being

Day 237 August 25
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the labyrinth at Betty Ford Foundation

The labyrinth at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in St. Paul, MN  Photo Credits: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Minnesota is home to a larger number of labyrinths for a variety of purposes all uniting under the guidance of the Minnesota Labyrinth Network. The latter is a group of enthusiasts who actively pursue education and environment of the labyrinth to bring people together for a common purpose. They hold gatherings, support and provide resource for the group’s interest.

The labyrinth at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation resides at the St. Paul location, pictured above. It is used in a variety of programs to bring individuals in connection with their well being and personal development. Whether it is an  addiction of any kind, their are a variety of ways the foundation serves to provide education, awareness and insight  in the incorporation of the labyrinth. The 12 step programs, events and workshop classes and programs provide for an education with the labyrinth for patient participants, family members, children, staff and continuation programs.

image of the Minnesota state shaped as labyrinthThe labyrinth unites individuals with their own recovery and return to wellness with great support, resource and active engagement. It is a natural success tool for individuals who seek to discover and reunite with wellbeing and personal growth.

There are many Betty Ford locations across the United States and those that utilize the labyrinth have the opportunity to incorporate it with ease in programs that are used nationwide.

 

 


Daily Insights : On this 237th day…
Explore and expand in the steps you take to remember, reconnect, rejuvenate and recover to reunite with your honest and natural sense of wellness and well being.


 

Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Exploring the Sounds of Silence

Day 236 August 24
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

the carpet labyrinth image at the Quiet Lounge

The Quiet Lounge Labyrinth in Grand Forks, ND. Photo Credits: Harper Danley Quiet Lounge at the University of North Dakota

Uniting with ourselves is something the labyrinth offers in its winding turns and spiraling focus. A quiet walk affords us  an opportunity to listen to what is happening on the inside as well as what is occurring on the outside. It brings us into a unity of body and mind and speaks to our soul. With two ears and one mouth, even our bodies provide us with a message of the importance of listening and to be able to do that well… centering, focus, grounding and silence our useful tools to create improvement in our communications.

The State of North Dakota as a LabyrinthEtched into the carpet at the University of North Dakota’s Hopper Danley Memorial Quiet Lounge facility, is a simple labyrinth. Combined with a fireplace and small waterfall, the mood is serene, simple and silent. Labyrinths are popping up in a great many universities as the usefulness of its walking meditation or focus has served in the wellness of students and staff, though an also simply be a practice of learning the value in solitude or silence.

This is a permanent labyrinth because it is part of the overall carpeting and not a portable canvas. One can see that the area was designed with the labyrinth in mind.

 

 


Daily Insights : On this 236th day…
Explore a Silent Soul Speaking walk today and observe how you achieve it.


 

Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Reciprocal Cyclical Steps

Day 235 August 23
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the Idaho Botanical Garden Labyrinth

The landscape of labyrinth at the Idaho Botanical Garden. Photo Credits: Idaho Botanical Gardens

In between the herbal garden and the exploratory garden of Lewis and Clark, the Boise Botanical Gardens feature a labyrinth. Situated harmoniously between growth and explorations the labyrinth has been a welcome presence at the garden and like many in the world who are experiencing shift and change in their present circumstance, the labyrinth as well has made a change to a new home and finds a comfortable fit within the new landscape changes of 207.

The state of Idaho labyrinth imageThe beauty, natural education and preservation of Idaho’s natural flora is made possible by the state of Idaho being in community and connection with its citizenry. It is through the donation of funding that the botanical garden continues to exist and by the use and application of its presence and programs that funding continues to develop uniting a happy and healthy harmony of service that gives and receives. It is much like the labyrinth, which offers a similar cycle of service in a variety of ways of provision for use to how we might use what’s provided.

This labyrinth in the state of Idaho provides us with the state of being in service and the cyclical nature of what that can mean in a continuous beneficial and reciprocal way.

 


Daily Insights : On this 235th day…
Explore the cyclical ways in which you provide and use to use and provide in your day’s walk.


 

Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Refuge with Reality

Day 234  August 22
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

Holden Village labyrinth at night with light image

The glowing night labyrinth at Holden Village in Washington State. Photo Credits: Pinterest

Of the great 48 states that are united contiguously, the anchoring land mass of the northwest corner that borders Canada is the state of Washington. Known for its timber landscape, it offers a remoteness with nature and an urbanness within its major cities of Seattle and Spokane. North and east of Seattle, the small town of Chelan is situated on the banks of the Chelan river that flows north to a national recreation area towards the Canadian border.  About a half day’s journey up the river and a hike to the west, one can find the refuge that is Holden Village.

As a spiritual community of faith and education, its remoteness is purposeful putting one on a path of pilgrimage to discover it. There nature provides an environment for learning a more natural style and the open arena to explore. It is a natural setting for a labyrinth to bring the inner soul in connection with a larger truth. Where this remoteness might seem to deter a population’s existence in mass, Holden Village appears to defy this logic as it offers many programs and hosts many groups, even opportunities to provide religious and spiritual education, volunteer or associate.

Image of the State of Washington as a  labyrinthThe labyrinth is entwined in the programs and is simply available for the times in between for a commune with what is natural. With a Glacial Peak as a backdrop, the labyrinth rests at the edge of a clearing, perhaps as the entryway to an adventure into the forest of trees that create a natural border of distinction.

The seasons provide a way to unite the soul with celebration of what has been lived and what is yet to live. Using the environment creatively, as pictured above, may spark a little wonder in the walk and serve as a greater reminder of the wonder that is truly all around us. Sometimes we just have to step back a little farther to see it.

 


Daily Insights : On this 234th day…
Explore in your walk, the ways in which you take steps back to step forward.



Building Paths of United Insights

US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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