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About tls365experience

The 365 Experience of the Labyrinth Society is a sharing of the wisdom of the labyrinth from the sources that know it best in personal and professional manner that can add to individual, group and community experiences, and to discover the vast wealth of resource that lies within our community in ways that develop awareness, education, application and contribution for our community by our community. 

Getting Natural with What’s Natural

Day 227  August 15
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

Image of the labyrinth amidst the rocks of Canyonlands National Park

The Labyrinth of Southern Utah near Zion National Park Entrance. Photo Credits: Lauren Hughes

The natural landscape of the Southwest is something to whole heartedly embrace. With picturesque mountains and open sky, there is a goodness of nature that beckons a call to spend time immersing ourselves. We often don’t notice the absence of the daily cacophony of noise or talk, as the mountains echo with silence and small sounds in a way that helps us to remember. Our spirits can be renewed and revitalized when we grant ourselves permission to discover the innate qualities of our human possibilities and unite them again in divine order.

Just above Flannigan’s Inn at the hilltop beyond the accommodations and services, and situated almost at the entrance of Zion National Park, the labyrinth of contemplation awaits. With all that surrounds an individual on a hike, climbing or simply enjoying the area, the labyrinth can actually be a tool to ground, listen, feel and recall what it is to use more of our sensory perception.

State of Utah as a labyrinth
With a simple walk, we can become aware of what we are coming aware of. That just might be the purpose of this concrete continuous ring of ancient design that is present to provide a number of services, including the soul reattachment commented here. Weddings, ceremonies, events and more are appreciated on this labyrinth located in the southern area of Utah in the town of Springdale.

 

 


Daily Insights : On this 227th day…
Explore your own natural perceptions in sensory expansion as you walk 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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Join us for our Mid Month Dialogues Wednesday

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Each month we begin a new day by day concept that supports the quarterly focus and the year’s theme.  We meet in the middle of the month on the Ides, to see what you have created with your own honest ingenuity and to share with others what possibilities we can discover in the remaining half of the month.

Everyone is welcome, no matter your experience level as this is about using the labyrinth in different ways to create better understanding of the labyrinth and a great way to know ourselves more honestly. Discover what you are capable of with this wonderful path of possibilities.

Questions?

Contact: Lynda Tourloukis, TLS 365 Experience Coordinator

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People Working with People

Day 226  August 14
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the Bart Rea Learning Circle in Wyoming

The Bart Rea Learning Circle in Casper, Wyoming. Photo Credit: West Winds Magazine

Of the many things we can do with the labyrinth, sharing it with an insight into how people live is one of the best ways for others to understand its purpose and practical uses to enhance the quality of life.  The Bart Rea Learning Circle is a wonderful example of utilizing the fullness of the labyrinth in a variety of educational practices that teach about alternative methods of health and improved well being. A group of individuals gather regularly to offer Yoga on the labyrinth, Stories on the labyrinth, Dances, Parades, Meditations, ceremonies and more.

image of the labyrinth in use in WyomingThey embrace the culture of the labyrinth and together have grown interest by integrating the labyrinth into everything they do to promote wellness. This is unity in action for a better world. People working with people to provide for other people. Classes are provided every week and local events are incorporated on the labyrinth.

State of Wyoming as a labyrinthIn the state of uniting people with purpose, Wyoming has a passion  for sharing and caring. Find out more


Daily Insights : On this 226th day…
Explore the many things you already to with the labyrinth in a variety of ways in your walk today and consider adding anything that adds to your development and desire.


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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A State of Health

Day 225  August 13
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

Image of the labyrinth at the Avera Cancer Institute of Sioux Falls SD

The Labyrinth at the Avera Cancer Institute in Sioux Falls, SD. Photo Credits: The Labyrinth Company

Of the many reasons we walk a labyrinth, one that we don’t often consider, is the walk of well being for our body, mind and soul. Stress is one of the major causes and inhibitors of wellness alone. When we walk to unwind our mind, stress is typically the factor that wound it up in the first place. A simple walk does much to ease the body to return to a natural flow of health and vibrancy.

When our body or mind has moved beyond stress into illness, the labyrinth can be a great asset in the way it benefits our physical well being, yet also provide a relaxation and calmness to the emotional overwhelm that illness stirs in both patient and family/caregivers. We can find labyrinths in a variety of preventative retreat centers, meditation spas and wellness centers, though we can also find them in hospitals and medical centers where patients, family and even staff walk them for a variety of reasons including ,stress relief, hope, endurance, and prayer.

Uniting wellness in the body, mind and soul is the objective in many Cancer clinics, hospitals and care centers and this labyrinth at the Avera Cancer Institute is placed in a healing garden outdoors to allow for the location to add to the benefit of walking. Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Avera is only one of many medical providers that utilize the labyrinth for uniting and inviting a greater sense of health in every individual. Uniting us with our natural rhythm of health is a great state to focus upon!

 


Daily Insights : On this 225th day…
Invite a health consciousness into your walk today and notice the steps in your walk and how they serve you in providing a better sense of health and well being, or walk in a way that appreciates your well being and that of those you care for.


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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A Simple Line of Significance

Day 224  August 12
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

partial image of the tape labyrinth in Lincoln's Church

The labyrinth in Lincoln’s Church, Springfield, IL   Photo Credits: Tourloukis 2007

With historical reference we unite our history with our spiritual significance. Whether we walk with a simple personal memory and reflect on how it shapes who we have become or in a larger sense, realizing how we appreciate  a national treasure for its past presence and live with its benefits better as a result today, our past paths provide presence.  Such is a case of the simple labyrinth that was added to Lincoln’s Church in Springfield, IL. Familiarly it is called Lincoln’s Church, honored by the attendance of Abraham Lincoln’s family, it is formally called the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield.

The Minister of Lincoln’s Church, and his wife, joined our Heartland Labyrinth Circle years ago, traveling three hours, to attend our monthly group activity. Befriending them both, they presented an invitation to visit their labyrinth. Joining them a few months later, a wonderful tour of the church provided a peak into the many levels this church was designed with.  On one of the lower levels was the construction of a simple labyrinth designed with a single strip of black tape.  This  simple design created in a simple way actually served this church well as it was a spiritual home for a very simple President.

State of Illinois with labyrinth designAbraham Lincoln’s simplicity was his genius as was the wisdom of the Minister in opening the smaller congregation to newer ideas. The invitations of the Minister and his wife grew interest and a congregation of families that helped to revive and restore this church that holds reverence for our history and spiritual significance.  Most of my older photos were destroyed of this simple labyrinth, so this is a minor representation of the larger understated labyrinth.

 


Daily Insights : On this 224th day…
Explore how your past brings presence with relevance in your steps 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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Spiritual Navigation

Day 223  August 11
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

The stone labyrinth of Moutainview, Arkansas, St. Brendan's Labyrinth

The Spiritual Pilgrimage  at St. Brendan’s Labyrinth in the hills of Moutainview, Arkansas. Photo Credits: John Charomonte

The labyrinth is a pilgrimage open to all who seek to unwind the mind along the prompts of turns that it provides in its variety of designs. There are many religious entities that walk the path, open to a spiritual quest of insight. As different as each theology might be, what binds and unites all religions is found in the aim of enlightenment through a spiritual journey.

The state of Arkansas with labyrinth designA labyrinth that makes it a purpose to invite all pilgrims to journey is St. Brendan’s labyrinth located in the hills of Northern Arkansas. It is maintained by the Reformed Celtic Church; specifically, The Anamchara Celtic Church, who refer to this as the thin place for all pilgrims or Armag, a spiritual center of focus.  St. Brendan is referred to as the Navigator and the Irish Gaelic translation of Anam Chara means Soul Friend.

 


Daily Insights : On this 223rd day…
Explore your steps of spiritual quest today in your own thin place, leaving all behind as you enter your walk as a soul friend navigating.


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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Dual Devotion Memorials

Day 222  August 10
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

The image of the Memorial labyrinth of Goodland, KS

A memorial labyrinth in Goodland, Kansas. Photo Credits: First Christian Church

When a labyrinth is designed in memorial, it typically stems from the interest of the labyrinth from the individual being memorialized or by the family and/or community that want to create a way to acknowledge the individual for their contributions with a way to continue to also service the community. In this united purpose, the labyrinth is a dual devotion that continues to be an education of life, while it yields to a sacred space to remember and reengage with a walk.

The state of Kansas with labyrinth designHaving traveled through Kansas a few times as well from border to border, it is reminiscent of Nebraska with a straightforward drive of flat plains that seem at time, endless. I observed that there are few labyrinths that span the state of Kansas, rather the majority are found nearer the Eastern border of the state spreading out Wichita and from the Kansas City area of Missouri. There are a few scattered in various locations that make finding them a feeling of good fortune and a happy surprise.  The labyrinth at First Christian Church  in Goodland, Kansas is one of those surprise finds, as it sits nearest the Colorado border in the northern part of the state.

This labyrinth was created and dedicated as a memorial to Marlin and Yvonne Musil who lived, contributed and loved their community. Their love lives on when people join together in a walk or in the simple steps of one who invites themselves to a solo walk, appreciative that the labyrinth exists because of another’s gift of service, friendship and community.


Daily Insights : On this 222nd day…
Explore the contributions you have made in the world that can be a legacy or part of one that speaks to what your greater abilities have been in your walk 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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Perspectives of a Visual Walk

Day 221  August 9
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the glass labyrinth in Kansas City, MO

The Glass Labyrinth of Kansas City, MO. Photo Credits: My Modern Met

Weighing in at just under 1 million pounds, the Earth supports an art installation that measures 62 x 62 x 62 feet in a triangular shape. It is a glass labyrinth with walls that make the walk transparent in looking through glass that is one inch thick. Being transparent it might seem that all things are illuminated, though it seems to bring out the fear of being seen in some. Having walked this labyrinth it’s top is open and it’s focus is the same as all labyrinths. The added feature of constructing walls and ones that add prisms of sight might be the factor that elicits a bit of unease to the novice in walking. It can be great fun to walk with others as we did as a group, and yet its singular pathways of enclosure also allow our personal walk to continue.  For those children that used it in amusement, those that needed focus, learned this lesson in a hard way.

This glass labyrinth is part of the outdoor sculptures found at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO. In the area for another group conference, it was enlightening to take a group over to this labyrinth to enjoy it myself, though the observation of the interactions of others was priceless and the messages kept showing up during our conference in the next few days. More Info on the Glass Labyrinth

State of Missouri with labyrinth designWe don’t always know the outcome of where we are going in full when we head out in a destination, as many things can show up on our path that we never considered. Even when we can see clearly what seems to be ahead, much like this labyrinth, it doesn’t mean that obtaining it would be found on a straight line. The labyrinth unites us through reflection as this labyrinth clearly demonstrated, though no matter how many could see the way more easily, it didn’t mean that they would all understand it in this way.  I also liked that intrigue united our group, as with that, we explored the labyrinth that we might not have otherwise.

Daily Insights : On this 221st day…
Consider all that you can see and how many more depths of perspective there are to see any one point in your walk of this day.

 

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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Uniting in Service in the State of Evolution

Day 220  August 8
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the labyrinth in Oklahoma

The Alpha and Omega Labyrinth in Oklahoma City, OK.  Photo Credits: Souvenir Chronicles

The labyrinth of today is one of service to its community. The plaque that sits at its base denotes it as the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. It is a reminder that each walk is a beginning and an end with another beginning at the ending.  The labyrinth is located at the institution of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City in Oklahoma. It has been in service since 1904 serving it’s community well and in 1995, it became a triage site for the bombing of the Alfred Murrah building, which was only two blocks away. The blast was so powerful that it blew out portions of the church as well. In spite of all it served to bring the community back together in service of body and spirit and the inclusion of the labyrinth at this location made the service one more united in purpose.

The state of Oklahoma as a labyrinth imageDevastation and joy are two sides of the same side of life, interpreting our circumstances more fully in a wholistic way. When we walk the labyrinth we discover this more and more from the different perspectives that come together to form our thoughts and elicit our feelings. What often erupts allows for an old ideal to fall away and a new evolved one to take its place. May the journeys we travel reflect this well

Daily Insights : On this 220th day…
Explore the ways in which the things that fell apart made way for something new and improved to grow today in your 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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Camp and the State of States

Day 219  August 7
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the labyrinth at Campy Wyoming with individuals walking

The labyrinth at Camp Wyoming in Iowa. Photo Credits: Camp Wyoming

In the midst of our August comes the remembrance of Summer Camp. A time of retreat for children that took them away from the everyday and allowed a period of curiosity and exploration among their peers. It is often said, that camp becomes away to learn who you are among your peers and more about the person we have come to be. It is a uniting with one’s self at a youthful age that can set a course for the future. For those who’ve long past the youthfulness of summer camp is the time of retreat, where we go to remember and sometimes we explore among our peers. There is not as much investigative play with adults, instead the wisdom of the ages has a way of opening what is necessary and we unite with what is important and matters.

The State of Iowa in Labyrinth Design imageIn the middle of the state of Iowa, just west of the Mississippi River and half way to Cedar Rapids is the city of Wyoming within the state of Iowa. This labyrinth is utilized all year round in programs of camp, exploration and retreat. In this way it keeps inviting and uniting all year long.  To find a little Wyoming within Iowa is a wonderful appreciation of a state within a state. Having traveled across our United States numerous times, one can find many cities with the names of other states. It can be away to get away and travel only a short distance by visiting and exploring what lays within your own great state. That’s what the labyrinth offers and when it comes to the United States, it surely brings ours together in a variety of ways.

 

Daily Insights : On this 219th day…
Explore the states you travel in from beginning to end of your walk today. How many did you visit?

 

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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