Walking with Our Fathers

TLS 365 Experience #110
June 18, 2017
Labyrinth HandThe labyrinth is often called a feminine instrument as it relates to the lunar calendar and the Earth energies, which we know as Mother Earth. It may be what draws so many more women to the labyrinth than men, however it is an invitation always for everyone.

On this day that celebrates the father, the labyrinth is a wonderful tool to invite an honest reflection for father’s worldwide. As the labyrinth can take a point and spiral it inward, giving us different perspective directions to turn into; bringing in the wealth that father’s offer can be a blessing for humanity as we integrate a walk with that reality on this day.

What if on this day, we reflected on the way a father matters, the connection that children of all ages crave with their father and the one that a father really desires with his children. What if in each step we take, we all realize a step we can make to move closer to the father we have known and better wanted to know? What if we understood what it is that they wish? Consider the ways in which we are touched in heart, a physical hug, a pat, or holding a hand. Consider the ways in which we communicate in listening well, speaking what’s true and holding compassion.

May your walk of fathers, be one that changes your world.

Today’s Experience submitted:
A Father
USA


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A Labyrinth’s Shadow

TLS 365 Experience #109
June 17, 2017

The Shadow on the Labyrinth

There is a shadow on the labyrinth.

Leaving a long imprint of the idea and enthusiasm.
Outlining the builders and those adding input in its design.
Reflecting its greater purpose for the community it serves
Casting an impression by those who walk it.
Touching the hearts of those who share it
Integrating with nature its honest expression
holding space for the footsteps of the past, present and future.

There is a shadow on the Labyrinth
that tells a great story.

 

Today’s Experience submitted:
LAT, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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A Path of Metaphor

TLS 365 Experience #108
June 16, 2017

Metaphors become simple realizations on the labyrinth.

The walk of the labyrinth offers awareness with a  glimpse of perspective, and as we continue on each step has a way of bearing proof and an easier acceptance. We can’t really hide from ourselves on the labyrinth, our truth has a way of showing up. In the metaphor, however the truth becomes a gentle suggestion and the path provides time and reinforced direction to comprehend and appreciate.

Where people aren’t always able to tell us the truth, the labyrinth has the metaphor that helps us to be grateful for it.

Today’s Experience submitted:
LY, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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Grandma’s Walk

TLS 365 Experience #107
June 15, 2017

Yellow Rose Labyrinth for Grandma's 99th BirthdayToday is Grandma’s birthday.

She would have been 99 years old and while she wouldn’t have liked the old part, the 99 years would have impressed her.

I walked on this day with Grandma, mindful of yellow roses and a sweet feeling that she seemed to share without even knowing it. At first I felt alone, though soon knew she was there walking along side me, smiling. She holds my hand and my heart and while I seem to wonder about her and miss her at other times, today I know today she is my heart and mind.

I just wanted to walk and honor what she meant to me and somehow what was heavy on my heart infused unexpected emotion in the winding of the paths.  With Grandma in mind, the sudden comfort and outpouring of love was like a blanket that held me in the moment. Somehow it came and passed quickly, and curiously helped me see the next step in many ways.

I wanted to walk for her, and she ended up walking for me. Isn’t that just like a Grandma!  I think when we remember, honor and love, loved ones are always with us to give something and open to receive what we offer.

Today’s Experience submitted:
Juanita L, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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True Learning

TLS 365 Experience #106
June 14, 2017

My education comes when I share. I may begin sharing about the labyrinth with groups and organizations and even offering some innovative ideas in my walks, though the true learning comes in observing the interactions of people with the labyrinth and each other. It is in what they share that my education always improves.

Then, appreciation raises considerably.

Today’s Experience submitted:
Wanda H, Labyrinth Enthusiast, Educator
Nevada


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Natural Discoveries

TLS 365 Experience #105
June 13, 2017

A tree trunk labyrinthA walk in the outdoors can provide us with natural discoveries.
Look Closely.

Today’s Experience submitted:
LA, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


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Full Circle

TLS 365 Experience #104
June 12, 2017

I had walked the labyrinth for years independently enjoying my experience before sharing it with others. I know what I felt, though like many researched, read and discovered the many nuances and fascinating perspectives over time. Somehow each little bit of information made the experience that much more significant and it seemed like this pattern held both simplicity and complexity.

When I was asked to share the experience, it was for a change of seasons and a change of direction. Somehow I just knew what I would share as we are always about change on the labyrinth, and always moving in new directions.  I assembled quotes of so many that had walked before with perspectives of each walk and very simply asked each to embrace the change each felt from path to path and start to finish. The nervousness disappeared when I invited each to the experience as I didn’t need to do anything but allow each to walk their way and discover as I had.

Our talk that followed was full of rich and appreciable stories and sharing. I found it an incredible honor to share what I deeply related to and discover some of the same messages I had experienced over time being repeated in this circle of individuals. I realized this is what it meant to come full circle… on this circle of steps.

Today’s Experience submitted:
A. Livingston, Labyrinth Enthusiast & Facilitator
Washington


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Illumination Time

TLS 365 Experience #103
June 11, 2017

It’s quite when I walk.

In the dark of the moon, I like to appreciate the silence and stillness. It is as if I am the only movement. The steady light of the moon illuminates the labyrinth just enough to lay out the path before me and my eyes adjust to the rest. It is a time to savor and often I walk barefoot just to feel all that is natural.

From the activity of my day, all falls away and I am just in the moment with the labyrinth, speaking to it with my footsteps and listening in response with the whole of my body. I become the walk and hear my day more clearly and all to often,  just the moment at hand and find it very comforting and very much, enough.

Today’s Experience submitted:
IM, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Nevada


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Love Meditation Walk

TLS 365 Experience #102
June 10, 2017

Heart Centered LabyrinthToday I walked with love.

I just felt the lack of it in my own heart and thought I would use the labyrinth to bring it back. I took a long breath in as I walked and thought about what I love and let the feelings surround me keeping my focus on the things that I really loved all the way around the first length of the pathway. When I made a turn I took in another breath and thought about the places I loved in the world, from my home to the areas I regularly frequented to the larger places in the world. On the next turn I thought about all the activities that I loved being engaged in and repeated the thought throughout the length of pathway.

I went on in this way considering the many ways that I love and appreciate and what a wonderful feeling came over. I eventually got around to the people I loved from friends, to family to those more immediate to those far away.

Just focusing on that one word brought me so much and in walking, I was able to get the feelings flowing and activating throughout so that the giving of attention created the receiving of it too.

Go out and love yourself a few laps today and feel great in the process!

Today’s Experience submitted:
A. Rout,  Labyrinth facilitator, Creativity Director
Illinois


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Am I the Only One?

TLS 365 Experience #101
June 9, 2017

Sugar Packet Labyrinth

 

Just wondering…

Waiting in the restaurant to meet a friend for breakfast and she calls to say she is running late. You find yourself looking for things to keep yourself engaged while waiting and there are those sugar packets…

How many run out of sugar packets or table space?

Today’s Experience submitted:
Ann T. Life Talker, Labyrinth Walker
Nevada

 


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