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Spirituality

Day 299  October 26
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Message, Metaphor and Magic

image of a stone labyrinth with Spirituality metaphor by TheAmusedMuse.com

Topic: Spiritual

An ever present flowing of experiential steps of the sole for the soul.


The  Message:

I’ve often thought that religion arose to explore, explain and evolve our understanding of spirituality. The soul speaking sublime nature of spirituality is the ultimate expanse for infinite exploration. It simply exists in a complexity that offers a lifetime of curiosity, devotion or acceptance in ever abundant supply. It is a walk on the inner path of life that in essence, lives everywhere. We can have somatic (body) experiences, appreciate it through a psychological realm of understanding, follow a social obedience or doctrine to relate, or practice purification. From Ietsism (spirituality without religion), to syncretism (merging beliefs), to ancient beliefs or Western esotericism, spirituality is a walk of our wonder.

The Magic: 

Magick is a dubbed following of science and art to appreciate spirituality, as are a multitude of practices available. In natural footsteps, the magic referred to in this publication is curious wonder of the unexplainable that suddenly appears as is the purity of spirituality. Childlike steps along a winding path prompt potential in imagination and inspiration of our natural genius, and in step with spirituality, that’s divinely magical.

 


Daily Insights : On this 299th day…
Develop an inner walk in the outer world to consider the edges of your spirituality.


October’s FocusBanner Image Year of Honest Living October 2018

Use Today’s Topic Above

  1. Walk the Labyrinth with the topic in mind of how it relates to the labyrinth.
  2. Share a message, metaphor or magical experience that occurred with the topic in the walk.
    • Message: Story, Information, related poem, image, design, tip, program, walk, etc.
    • Metaphor: Statement and brevity of the meaning discovered.
    • Magic: The unknown that became known in the experience of the walk.
  3. Choose one of the above, or all three to experience, explore and share.
  4. Title it, add identification and your location and share your experience  as part of the
    Labyrinth Society Wisdom Archive.
  5. Consider the topic with the ways you currently use the labyrinth for self or sharing with others:

• Personal Walk
• Group Walk, Program, Workshop, Education, etc.
• Designs, Artwork, illustrations, photos of labyrinth you walked, etc.
• Building concepts, tips, techniques, design ideas, etc.
• Personal Development, Guidance, Growth orientation, etc
• Writing, poetry, creations, installations, etc.
• Learn something new about yourself, others or the labyrinth this month.

Questions:   365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


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November 15th
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Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.

Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you have discovered in the first half of the month, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what may bring morel insight into the second half of the month with a labyrinth connection and a greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

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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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The Labyrinth of Acceptance

Day 208  July 27
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return

Image of the glacier formed stones that make up a portion of the 85 foot labyrinth in Saskatchewan

The stone labyrinth at the Crossing in Saskatchewan, Canada. Photo Credits: Legacy Labyrinths

The Legacy Labyrinths Project has a purpose of positioning a labyrinth on each of the seven continents by the year 2020 and by 2030 to have installed several on each continent. The vision is to have each of these labyrinths represent a connection of labyrinths represented in the world. So far there are four other labyrinths created on three continents. This marks the 5th labyrinth. This labyrinth located in the Village of Val Marie in the Saskatchewan Province of Canada.  It is an 11 circuit Chartres style labyrinth measuring 85 feet in diameter and is made from native glacier formed stones. It is dedicated to the designer’s mother and similarly named in dedication to Mother Mary.

There are many wonderful world projects to inspire the gift that the labyrinth provides those interested with and a way to educate others to explore and discover their unique affinity to its design. The Legacy Labyrinths is just one. The Artline Project is another that brought together those labyrinths that fell on the 39th parallel and so brought a line across the United States Together. Like the Carol Shields Memorial, others have left a tribute to a cause, a person or a purpose. The great perspective of the labyrinth shows us there is no right or wrong, just the way things are and so what tribute we provide from its greater message that accepts all, is to be accepting of all ourselves. That is a legacy to appreciate and tribute.

On this 208th day…
Explore who you might honor with a labyrinth tribute and how it connects to a central purpose of service in your walk today.

 

Interactive Map Progress
A great Interactive experience this month will include a google map to track where we have been and what labyrinths you submit. Lets see if we can make a labyrinth pathway out of the month of travels based on the locations offered.  We began in Portland, Oregon…. Click here to watch the progress grow this month!

 


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

Our exploration this month is to Walk in reflection of our direction. We traveled from America’s west coast to Australia, Asia and the Swedish Lapland’s and found our centered point in Austria by the month’s end. July will complete our world walk and return us to American shores. It’s been a wild and wooly time of exploration in the world to expand our cultural and connective perspective of the labyrinths and their purposes worldwide. This is indeed the global course in Labyrinthing with world wondering discovered in our wandering.
This month, we return from our center in Austria and traverse the world.

  1. Go Global….Explore the World
    Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are  outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in.  They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too. From Austria to Portland… the second half begins!
  2. Grow Local…. Bring the World to you
    Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area. What will you have created by the end of our month?
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday July 15th at 2pmPST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths in the first half of the month and apply something that you find unique to your own life walk. Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you discovered, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey.  Call connection Information
  4. Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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The Oneness

Day 111: April 21
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

the labyrinth of onesYears ago the day of November 11, 2011 invited a design of elevens for a simple navigational experience. Today in adding one more one, things took off with a binary beat of lines and circles or ones and zeros. With a few circles for circumference symbolizing the endless singular line, the copious amount of ones became tracks  laid out on a path of length and width in a direction that goes both this way and that.

With all the talk of oneness these days, we seem to be more focused on the duality of this side or that, this way or that and this and that. Even choice is a division of oneness. How does one get to oneness with the acceptance required? Play with the honest capability of what we can do and who we are as it is the one truth that lays within. With a little amusement, in this design, to find the oneness, one must go within.

On this 111th day…
Reflect in your walk, what is within today that symbolizes your appreciation of what oneness is in your steps.

 

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April's Banner Year of Living Honestly 2018April’s Focus

Let this month unfurl your creativity, spontaneity and jocularity. It feels good to feel good and while we have been conditioned to shush our good times, let the labyrinth be our own private creation station of amusement, enjoyment and playful experiments. This month educate with amusement and see how much farther you get. Have fun and be creative.  We have three opportunities to education your potential with amusement this month that involves either your personal walk, your ability to design and how much you can learn by sharing. On your Mark, Get Set…Go!

  1. Innovate – Walk Amused
    In the 30 days that grace this month, play with the way you personally experience the labyrinth. Let this season of education be one of personal bests and enjoy finding a new way to be innovative, creative, inspired and amused in your personal experiences. I’d love to see what you come up with!
    Please share your wonderful experiences! 

2. Create – Design Inspired 
To date I have created 95 different labyrinth creations and designs since the beginning of the year, let that inspire you to create something new this month that is inspiring and firing for your imagination. Einstein said that playing with ideas was the highest form of research and this is an education for all of us.  As you walk in new ways, share your designs as I have done with mine last year and this. Perfection isn’t what we are after, amusement is! I look forward to seeing what you come up with! I will toss out lots of inspiring ideas… stay tuned daily.
Share away and become a glad designer instead of a mad one!  

3. Relate – Share with Care
One of the best ways to learn anything is having to teach or explain it to someone else. Whether you facilitate others, teach or simply share with a few, spend the month discovering amusing new ways to help others get more out of their walk with a lighter attitude and a more earnest enjoyment in what you share. Anything you want to know more about, share and this month share with a fun flair and notice how much more you actually begin to understand. You just might find a side of yourself forgotten. To receive all that, be a great giver.
Share what you discover! 

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Within the Losss

Day 57: February 26
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

 

Hearing of a loss today was a heartfelt reminder of what was valued, appreciated and engaged. In this gift of life, nothing is guaranteed or deserved. There is nothing we are entitled to or any real expectation until we assign it and when we have opportunity for such a life review, the grateful moments appreciate lost life much more than any thing not completed or accomplished. Those appreciates convey the true worth of life, always in what was accomplished, and more importantly how we love and were loved.  If we have contributed well, we might see evidence of why the world was better with us in it, though for many, that wisdom is more readily found in the people left behind with their memories and feelings. That is what is so important about gatherings of goodbye, it is the opportunity to share, speak and survey the many perspectives of a life.

Today I walked on the loss, the life and the contributions that were honest and heartfelt over the years and by the comments of others, grew a little more in the understanding of this individual who graced lives in her own way. Urgency arises when we see a life that had many years left to explore, though at the core of it all, each comes into this life for a prescribed amount of time to explore and expand in their own unique timeframe and style. Accepting and appreciating are the two things that might be most heartfelt and true. It is what I walked away with and what grew in perspective for the remainder of the day.


A suggestion to walk with:

On this 58th day…
Walk in your own appreciations and acceptances made, noting the truth and expansive nature in doing so.

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February’s Focus

As it is the second month of the year, enjoy two opportunities… discovery and realization.

  1. Discover your Love capacity:
    This month’s 28 days will focus on how we are loving the moments we are creating. Learning to be “in love” with our focus, it expands who we are beyond the partnered relational aspects and into the focus of loving what we offer the world, who we are in community, relating at a higher level to everything and everyone; and most significantly,  elevating the relationship we have with ourselves. Prepare for a wonderful experience of exercising the power of love with the freedom of honesty to realize a greater look at possibilities and potential n a delightful way. Discover how capable you are!

2. Realize synchronous evidence:
Inspired by the variety of heart shaped labyrinths, this month capture your experiences with images of the heart. Be on the look out for where the synchronicity of the moments where your heart is in focus and then look around to see where you can find the shape of a heart in symbol. Your awareness will expand and you just might be surprised to find that when we look with an open heart, we can find it in reference near by. It does require a bit of imagination, though the findings are wonderfully worth it. Share all the heart shaped labyrinth images you find with images, links or comments and I will be happy to post the images and moments.

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Container of Renewal

TLS 365 Experience #216
October 2, 2017

The labyrinth is a container that is big enough to hold anything that is too big for me to handle. It is a place of sacred peace that embraces all the wild emotions that life pulls out of me and finesses them into acceptance and wisdom. I feel supported, I feel guided on the path, and illumined by the center. In the choosing to re-enter my life by walking the path out, I am renewed.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Kay Whipple, TLS Board President
New York


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
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The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Affirming Words

TLS 365 Experience #203
September 19, 2017

I’ve learned to express the thoughts that I want to live more frequently in my day. As I evolve in this new and enlightening place of resilience, I appreciate the labyrinth more. As I walk in with the thoughts and words for my day, I express them throughout the walk and what I become aware of, is the way in which I express the words changes from beginning to end.

There is either a soft acceptance and appreciable understanding or a confident knowing that affirms these words as my own. In each case, what changes in the expression as I spiral my way inward is the relationship I have with the words. Where they begin outside myself, they join me in the inward walk. By the center, I own the words. My walk outward has a different feeling, a new tone and a quality of humble acceptance.

As I leave the walk of the labyrinth, I step into the walk of my day more of myself than before.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J. Burns, Architect, Labyrinth designer
Nevada


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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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


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Questions Answered

TLS 365 Experience #92
May 31, 2017

I’ve got questions and I know the labyrinth has answers.

In walking, what I really know is that I do have answers.

The walk allows me the time to unwind my mind enough to relax all the confusion that I put there to come to the point where the answer was positioned all along. I may pick it up in the middle, and move to complete my walk, I know it the acceptance seems to take about as long to come as the confusion took to leave.

When I walk out where I began, I notice that the answer indeed is sitting right next to the question, though without becoming the question and the confusion, would I have really accepted the answer?

Today’s Experience submitted by:
k. Isoul
Utah


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

2. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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The Path and Process

TLS 365 Experience #89
May 28, 2017

One of the ways I educate with the labyrinth, is in the process of getting ready for something. Before we begin any great project, a chance to ask some important questions and to learn to listen for the answers.

It teaches when we walk as everyone has to learn to negotiate their space, learn to adjust and listen and because we are typically a group in the project, learn the value of consensus. Everyone learns to appreciate and accept pace because everyone’s individual step can fuse into a collective stride.

As we come to a close,  I build in a walk at the project completion for reflection of the learning in the process at the end. The overall understanding really brings a fullness to the experience as it helps everyone to gain perspective of their individual experience as well as the group and often there tends to be a larger form of overall acceptance in each other as a result.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Dana M., High School Teacher, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

2. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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