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The Unexpected Path

Day 147: May 27
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

The path that leads to the unknownThe unexpected path presents an opening to an unknown destination. It seems to arrive as a confluence that enriches our continuation or a crossroads for decision. When a new path appears in the design of a labyrinth, its typically a result of how it fits the purpose of the whole experience, yet sometimes it is the surprise formed when at least two other forces have convened. That extra magical experience is the universal expansion that is produced whenever two become one makes for a new mathematical equation that formulates as 1 + 1 = 3.The r

Whether it is in the creativity of a new design where an artistic stroke reveals a new path in the labyrinth or in the deeper convergences of life, unexpected paths appear to take us on grand adventures and the more we become honest with ourselves in seeing our own abilities activated.  Where a conditioned caution may prohibit what is natural in exploration and expansion, the infinite still calls in design, steps, education and enthusiasm to those curious enough to hear it and wise enough to follow.

Today’s journey was with expediency in mind though unpopulated and without GPS in the mountains, reliance on common sense and signs of nature for guidance made it truly the unexpected path. The journey on foot used all the natural signs for success and now the test was to use it on the drive home.  Realizing a sudden detour made it a much longer route with a lower level of fuel and only the sun to guide called for trust and faith.  The reach for using that larger capacity came into action and by recalling a quick glance of a map, it seemed curious that this path I was on might indeed be the road less traveled.  It also happened to be one I thought might be good to travel when there was more time to enjoy… and with a fuller fuel gauge.

Where the condition of the unknown might create a different drive, inner knowing and the gifts of nature that made themselves gloriously present drove curiosity over calamity. The scenery instilled pure knowing and faith.  When finally arriving back to home destination much later and on fumes, the realization of the gifts of the unexpected path provided much in expanding capacity for trust, faith, choice, enjoyment as well as a bounty of new discoveries to appreciation. It had made the overall experience one to celebrate.

 

On this 147th day…
Consider the unexpected paths that have appeared, the ones you have taken and what you realized in your walk today and in your larger walk of life, observe the unexpected paths that appear today too.

 


The Month of Celebration, Appreciation and Realization

May’s Focus: Celebration

Life is a celebration to explore in the next 31 days. With the idea of walking the labyrinth and its tri-focus on releasing, receiving and reflecting, let’s shift the perspective to one that walks in with appreciation, finds the honest realization from each day and walks out in celebration.  Observe what 31 days of this focus might reflect and how it elevates our life condition.

Four focus points to expand your celebration of this month’s experience:

  1. Share your ideas, in your personal experiences, how you share the labyrinth with others, art, design or method of construction or in other ways that it may be utilized. Let others know about this daily experience and opportunity by sharing it. Find us on this blog and on the Labyrinth Societies Facebook page
  2. Join our Mid Month Dialogues on May 15th at 2pm CST for a lively look at what you have created and will create in the idea of celebration. This month’s theme was a direct result of our last month’s Mid Month Dialogue!
  3. Participate in the daily opportunity of this educational focus of  your personal journey, how you lead, teach or share with others, and what you create for contribution or purpose with this theme.
  4. Remember that our theme is about finding our greater capacities, abilities and true realities in being honest with our potential. We focus on what we can do as it is inherently more useful and productive.
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Welcome March

Day 60: March 1
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discovery

Welcome to the 61st day of the year and the new month of March in the calendar year of 2018. Let it become a month like none other in the exploration of the quarterly theme of Awareness to both realize and surprise yourself in what you are honestly capable of.

Let this become the month of Discover, and become aware of what you put into your explorations and what you receive as result.
Focus on the design of the Spiral to inspire a reminder of what you put into this month and come away with.

March brings with it a changing time of seasons. We welcome Spring in the last half of the the month and shrug off the winter weariness in pursuit of new growths and direction. Let it be a time to consider change and what we want to seed for the future. Our theme of honest living, reminds us of being true to exploring our greater capacities and reveling in what we discover as the rich reward of our efforts and belief. In today’s walk, the spiral intently became a focus of the walk and an introspective look at the nature of the labyrinth in use, ability and design broadened, thinking of the natural spirals in our life and Earth design.

March forth into this new month eager, ready and willing to discover something new, something more to realize the natural gifts within and around us that are the simple definition of honesty.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 61st day…
Walk with the newness of this month and observe your relationship with what you realize and what surprises you.

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March’s Focus

As it is now the third month of the year and our last month of growing awareness before we delve into the ways of education, allow this month be one that creates both the light hearted discovery and profound realization. How can you create more awareness with the labyrinth personally or in the ways you share with others? Where do you notice a spiral effect that takes you to the point or away from it? Be on the lookout for the spiraling nature this month.

  1. Realize
    In the 31 Days this month offers, become aware of the daily realizations that you create and discover. Walking daily creates compound interest in what you look forward to and discover each day. Let March become your month of expanded capacity as you walk to make each day and adventure in exploration of what more you can explore. Seek to spiral into new and inspiring realization and whether it is rich and profound or light hearted and amusing… be open, walk with intention and you are bound to come away larger.

2. Surprise
One can realize and find much in the depth of understanding that awareness offers us, though when we look forward to realization of that depth and awareness, it can inspire new ways of appreciation and discovery in both our  process and capabilities as we are constantly growing, no matter what age. Invite the element of  surprise into what you realize as it can lift what you discover into seeing a bit more than before.  Notice the spiral effect of how you move from realize to surprise and make discovery more significant and true.

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Something Waiting

TLS 365 Experience #259
November 14, 2017

Traveling, I look for labyrinths on the path of where I am going. Ever grateful for those who are paving the way in the world by creating, designing and developing these small journeys, I bring something of myself to each and take something awat from each. I began noticing what comes to me on the path, whether it is a leaf, stone or feather that found its way into my journey, I note its significance and take it to the next labyrinth as a gift of being and from what appears on the next keeps the cycle of going. It is an interesting adventure knowing something will always be waiting for me on the labyrinth.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Eden Skydance, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
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A Window in the Clouds

TLS 365 Experience #206
September 22, 2017

finger tracing the labyrinth in the clouds.Traveling today was tiring with many delays and reschedules. On the last flight I looked out the window wishing I was aready home and watched as the clouds passed by to occupy time. Each had a different shape and structure and in watching the scenery,  my finger began tracing their shape on the window.  The pattern became that of the labyrinth as moving my finger to follow the different shades of white.

The first I realized was the classical design from a half round shaped cloud. Then a repeating Roman design in the box like cloud that appeared.  A meander followed that from the ribbons that appeared as we moved.  Finally a medieval path in a particularly complex cloud structure. Noting some clouds were fleeting, while others larger and more encompassing,  created awareness for the smaller and quick designs that can be rapidly designed,  as well as the larger that allowed for a little more adventure and time.

It appeared that every cloud might suit a different design of the labyrinth well and it became a sort of game to see how many different designs I could remember and accurately trace on the window. I am sure the cleanup crew must have wondered, though the simple tracing gave my mind something to do that was both exercising the ability to repeat all the designs from memory and activated new and creative ideas for other designs.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J. James, Labyrinth Designer and 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
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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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Step In

TLS 365 Experience #170
Aug. 17, 2017

Taking the first step

The first step is always the beginning. We don’t know where it will take us, though the
adventure
is in beginning.

 

 

 

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
G. Orin, Labyrinth Enthusiast
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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The Game is On Foot

TLS 365 Experience #100
June 8, 2017

The round stones of the Theosophical Society Labyrinth

The Theosophical Society labyrinth makes me want to play.

The round stones that make up the borders bring the idea of the circle wholly into place. Though with so many laid out next to each other, I always want to hop onto the stones instead of the path. The adult in me stays on the path, though the kid in me is leaping from stone to stone playing the imaginary game that I seem to understand will take me on to an adventure and back again.

I’ve hosted a number of programs at this location, and can’t think why I haven’t yet created a game out of the experience?   I imagine it would be both educational and playful.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Tourloukis, Labyrinth Facilitator,
Life Play & Game Designer
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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Growing Appreciation

TLS 365 Experience #38
April 7, 2017

The labyrinth brings me wonderful inspirations for writing projects and ways to make multimedia art. I get ideas for places I want to visit, and adventures I want to have.

The labyrinth can be a crucible for ideas of change, of adventure.

I never know what I will experience when I walk in, because every walk brings something different, and when I step outside the circle, I am a new person.

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


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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