Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Last Beginning

Day 31

January 31, 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    Walk into all the beginnings you created this month.
  2. For Your Experience: 
    Realize the variety of beginnings and how they are each a new experience.
  3. Share:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

image of Arizona labyrinth photo by LTourloukis
We reach the last day of the month of beginnings with a last lap of the labyrinth. On this 31st day of January, never to repeat itself in essence or experience ever again, consider all the ideas, methods, and intentions that became new beginnings in this month and what they yielded as a result. Each day is a walk of the labyrinth of life, turning to move into a point or purpose and back out again, all day long. Each turn takes us into the main point, purpose or central concept in a way that spirals round and round until it reaches its apex. Every experience a new opportunity, even with the same path, person and process.

Sharing a number of labyrinths with a friend from France on this month’s journeys, this Arizona labyrinth was an old favorite that had new beginnings with an old friend, a medicine wheel and a sweat lodge that had been included. What was old was new again and when its shared with another, there is always something more to see and experience.

 

Shared by:
L. Tourloukis
Labyrinth Enthusiast
Nevada

Image by: L. Tourloukis

 


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January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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A Contribution within a Contribution

Day 30

January 30, 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    Consider the contributions, rituals, customs and blessings that have been a part of the walks before you as you step into your experience on the labyrinth today and the experiences in life you step into.
  2. For Your Experience: 
    Realize how many of those contributions you have been a part of, contributed to and how it has made a difference.
  3. Share:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

Image of the Springdale labyrinth at the hilltop in Springdale, UTIn the spirit of Contribution, Flannigan’s Inn built this labyrinth on the hilltop for all to find solace and inspiration from. Located in Springdale, UT, just outside the entrance to Zion National Park, the labyrinth is a beacon of welcome with an environmental message. The Manager and a few participating guests from the Inn shared perspectives of their experience that spoke of its contribution to the community, environment, and personal perspectives

Recalling a memorable moment, the Manager Reeves shared that visiting monks had contributed a blessing for the labyrinth. The Manager also shared of another contribution by Labyrinth Society’s Founding Member Taffy Lanser’s ceremonial tribute. While this labyrinth is a contribution for so many, it is made up of a number of contributions.

Shared by:
L. Tourloukis
with Flannigan’s Inn Participants
Springdale, UT

Image by: L. Tourloukis

 


 

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January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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A Love Yield

Day 29

January 29, 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    In time the labyrinth yields a harvest of ideas, walk with the time between your beginning and now to consider your own harvest.
  2. For Your Experience: 
    What did you yield from your experience?
  3. Share:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

Good Samaritan Hospital Labyrinth

 

I have gained an awesome healing tool that has inspired me over the years  in many ways. The labyrinth has become a go to place for me to release fears, practice patience and stay focused in the moment.

It has brought me closer to myself spiritually and I have met many new people near and far because of a love for the labyrinth.

Shared by:
P. Heatherly
Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois

Image by: P. Heatherly

 


January 2019 banner image

January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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Ancestral Call

Day 28

January 28 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    Walk with your ancestors on a journey today. Whatever questions you may have, allow you to step into an experience with your roots and observe how they might answer your initial questions.
  2. For Your Experience: 
    Beyond the initial answers, what else did you walk away with in your walk of the ancestors?
  3. Share:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

Labyrinth in Oneness

 

“Walking home to country is a connection our people have always had with Mother Earth

Our culture is defined by the closeness of family circles and staying connected to the people within it. The labyrinth invites and welcomes people to walk the path together – it calls them to the land in oneness.”                

Aunty Ali

Shared by:
Labyrinth Enthusiast

Image by: Unknown Contributor

 


January 2019 banner image

January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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Holding Others, Holding Self

Day 27

January 27, 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    Experience yourself as an individual solo on the walk and at some point begin to regard yourself as one of humanity walking with others.
  2. For Your Experience: 
    Observe the different ways you regard the experience.
  3. Share:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

The Center Point of the LabyrinthRecently, my attention is turning toward the value of being someone who ‘holds’ others – often silently, praying for them or just being a gentle guide in the background. This is a developing ministry for me, (I am an interfaith minister), that is taking me away from my usual preference to be ‘up front’, and probably encouraging me to allow my ego to take less center stage in the process.

I’m increasingly aware that labyrinth walking is a shared experience in which each person experiences their own feelings, thoughts, etc, but at the same time is a part of a greater whole.

Everyone who walks the labyrinth is treated equally, and our egos seem to fade away when we allow ourselves to just walk.

Shared by:
Clive Johnson
Reverend
Sussex, England

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January 2019 banner image

January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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The More I Am

Day 26

January 26 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    Spend a little more time than usual in your walk today. Stop and listen, walk slower, engage with what is around
  2. For Your Experience: 
    What is noticed, what is gained in the extra time?
  3. Share:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

TWalk into the Centerhe more I am in the labyrinth…
the more I have creative ideas centered around sewing projects, art projects, and especially writing projects that present solutions to issues my clients OR I face or new ways of reframing life, so I can move forward in life or business after being stuck.

Shared by:
Kay Whipple
TLS 365 President
New York

Image by:  TLS 365 Experience

 


January 2019 banner image

January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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Savoring Seasonal Steps

Day 25

January 25, 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    Close your eyes and imagine this walk in the seasons of your year. Walk in as winter. At the middle of the first half of your walk close your eyes again and imagine the spring. At the end of the first half repeat the imagination with summer and before the last quarter of the walk, imagine fall.
  2. For Your Experience: 
    Do you walk differently with the seasons? Which is the most engaging and which the least and why?
  3. Share:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

The first snow of the season falls on the labyrinthWalked the labyrinth today even tho snow covered 99% of path! Insight that as long as I kept moving, with muscle memory of having walked it before and knowledge of the center, even if it wasn’t a neat way to get there, I would still arrive at the center and retrace my steps back out again.

Honest about some discomfort about not doing it “right” and appreciation for building consistency of engaging with the labyrinth/myself and getting good exercise and brisk fresh air, too!

 

Shared by:
E. Klein
Labyrinth Enthusiast
Illinois

Image by: TLS 365 Experience

 


January 2019 banner image

January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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On the Spot

Day 24

January 24, 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    What if you had to create a labyrinth on the spot, what would you use, how would you design it and why a specific design? Walk your original design into the walk of today.
  2. For Your Experience: 
    Notice the elements you added to your experience, what did you walk away with?
  3. Share:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

image of labyrinth design used in colorsHaving an opportunity to present a labyrinth on the fly to a group, the question that arose became about the materials to develop it with quickly. Finding what was available in a pile of cloth material, the path began to form as the idea for it’s design was imagined. Being able to tear it into lengths and tie them together formed a continuous strand. Once the length of material was connected, the path was laid out with ease  in just a few minutes.  The adjustment and alignment took an extra 10 minutes before the walk began.

With questions from the group that had already been put into place before the group took a short break, the design came together in what seemed an effortless experience. Everything moved into place in the right way at the right time. What was interesting was how the process we used in creation to completion seemed to have been adopted in the discussion that followed quite naturally.

Some times the labyrinth sets the tone and other times it just allows us to realize what we already know and organize it in a way that we can understand.

Shared by:
L.Tourloukis
365 Experience Coordinator
Nevada

Image by: http://www.TheAmusedMuse.com

 


January 2019 banner image

January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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More…

Day 23

January 23 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    Recognize the ways in which more comes to you in your walk today.
  2. For Your Experience: 
    Notice how you respond to each different insight.
  3. Share:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

Image of triangle labyrinth by E.Chase
I have learned that each walk is different in it’s own way. The more I open up to the power of the experience on the labyrinth, the more I receive.

Shared by:
E. Chase
Labyrinth Facilitator
Cedar Rapids, IA

Design by: E. Chase

 


January 2019 banner image

January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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The Other Half

Day 22

January 22, 2019

Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    Relate an experience
  2. For Your Experience: 
    Observe your experience
  3. Share:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

Image of the labyrinth and the phases of the moonYesterday began a transition into the natural progressive change of the moon’s phases in its minute to directly face the sun, creating a half point in its money transitioning. As we begin our descent from the full moon today and our ascent into the last quarter phase of the moons revolving cycle, the diminishing of the shadow is a reflective walk of consideration. it reminds us of the work we put into something and the point of which it is realized.

Somewhere in our second phase of realization a walk of the labyrinth today looked at the seeds sown in a number of different projects, ideas and efforts that began earlier in the month. Indeed it is time to shift the type of effort and prepare for the harvest. It is a reminder of the different amounts of vital energy needed at different intervals in the lifespan of an effort. In this final phase of the moon and this walk today, each is reflective of that productive energy.

Shared by:
L. Tourloukis
365 Experience Coordinator
Nevada

Image by: TheAmusedMuse.com

 


January 2019 banner image

January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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