Posts Tagged With: appreciate

Creative Collaborations

Day 361  December 27
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment Five: Skills
Days 359-364

Closer Connections

Image of Star Labyrinth for Segment 5 of Skills.To explore the skill of unity and collaboration, is to see the value of both sides of a situation, in order to see the greater value that exists in individuals as well as circumstances. Balance only shows us what is different and how both are necessary to equate the two. Harmony offers us the opportunity to bring the usefulness of each side into perspective, much like we might in a walk of the labyrinth, what we bring in helps us in one way to appreciate what we walk out with. 

Developing this skill is one way to lighten our load, as when we learn to see value, we learn to connect with more purpose.  We can both give and receive with others and find its a way to develop ourselves in what, who and how we relate to. In collaboration we bring the divisions together for a true oneness. 

Our experience during August offered a long walk across the United States to explore the ways that labyrinths brought people together in different states. Each day a labyrinth was super imposed on the shape of the state to create a unique individual state perspective with a collective purpose nationally. 

The labyrinths explored in each state provided service to uniting the communities they existed in, offering a purposeful existence for each. They symbolized the simple ways to unite and in visiting 31 of them in the month, a labyrinth trail was created nationally.


Daily Insights of this 361st day…
Walk and consider the skills that have improved with collaboration this year. What gifts where realized?


December’s Focus

Image of the December 2018 Banner

Refresh, Renewal and Redesigns of Your Year

31 daily walks. ideas, topics and considerations for personal appreciation to professional sharing will be focused in this month utilizing six five-star labyrinths and a summary day to encompass what the magnitude of what has been discovered this year and bring it forward as gifts realized in the ways we gave to ourselves and others and received for ourselves and others. Following the five pointed star labyrinth this month in five points:

  1. Follow along Daily or as often as you can
  2. Consider what you have created or developed this year in regard to honest abilities
  3. Reflect on the five day segment focuses throughout the month with those abilities
  4. Review, journal, create or develop your own reflection in a daily experience
  5. Share your experience and add to the Daily Wisdom of the 365 Experience

Review the Gifts in Five Day Segments:

    • Giving to ourselves as well as what we give to others is a reminder of what we do possess in gifts, capacity, ability, skills, and talent that bring us fulfillment. The first five days will focus on what has been developed in this year and what it gave.
    • Inspiration in the inner motivation we possess, the focus of looking back at our discoveries to notice over the next five days about what inspired our capabilities into actionable realizations will be a great topic to select meaningful moments this year.
    • Fortitude in the courage, resilience and mettle that have risen this year when in consideration of the ways we understand, use, and apply the labyrinth and relate it to ourselves either personally or professionally, the next five days will be reflective.
    • Talent is something everyone possesses, discovering natural gifts using the labyrinth in a variety of ways reveals depth of talent to reconsider and perhaps discover something new over the following five days.
    • Skill is learned, developed, and practiced through desire and the more we can apply it in various ways, the more we comprehend with new levels of learning. The last five days will be an opportunity to renew, remember and redesign skills.

Consider the weekly and daily focus presented this month in review and rediscover through the many ways you have used or ideas below that you can use the labyrinth with:

• 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

Advertisements
Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Creative Giving

Day 338  December 4
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment One: Giving
Days 335-340

Creative Giving

In a year that inspired a look into what we are capable of, the honesty of creativity brought ideas and opportunities to light with different perspectives. Creativity seemed to burgeon and ideas were plentiful in the variety and open doors that offered a way along a path to the other side. 

Focusing on one topic each month such as the spiral in March or the hear in February, offered new ways to appreciate different values than had been explored. Creativity added unique features and allowed a drop into our own natural wonders to use a little differently. 

We can think of how to create a different walk, and then we might design it or apply it with unique features to bring out the most in the experience. From creative ideas expressed, comes innovative twists that show us the same with a different addition or subtraction, sometimes offering a whole new way to walk. 

Not being able to travel this summer, the armchair labyrinth world excursion not only brought forward different designs not popularly posted, yet the story behind the design or the materials utilized brought out a creative appreciation. It also created a labyrinth design of travel in the navigating from country to country and back again, a labyrinth found its way into the experience on a subtle level of creativity. 

Creativity is everywhere, diving into it is an honest way to give of and into your abilities.


Daily Insights of this 338th day…
Consider the creativity in your giving and receiving today on the path.


December’s Focus

Image of the December 2018 Banner

Refresh, Renewal and Redesigns of Your Year

31 daily walks. ideas, topics and considerations for personal appreciation to professional sharing will be focused in this month utilizing six five-star labyrinths and a summary day to encompass what the magnitude of what has been discovered this year and bring it forward as gifts realized in the ways we gave to ourselves and others and received for ourselves and others.

  1. Follow along Daily or as often as you can
  2. Consider what you have created or developed this year in regard to honest abilities
  3. Reflect on the five day segment focuses throughout the month with those abilities
  4. Review, journal, create or develop your own reflection in a daily experience
  5. Share your experience and add to the Daily Wisdom of the 365 Experience

Review the Gifts in Five Day Segments:

    • Giving to ourselves as well as what we give to others is a reminder of what we do possess in gifts, capacity, ability, skills, and talent that bring us fulfillment. The first five days will focus on what has been developed in this year and what it gave.
    • Inspiration in the inner motivation we possess, the focus of looking back at our discoveries to notice over the next five days about what inspired our capabilities into actionable realizations will be a great topic to select meaningful moments this year.
    • Fortitude in the courage, resilience and mettle that have risen this year when in consideration of the ways we understand, use, and apply the labyrinth and relate it to ourselves either personally or professionally, the next five days will be reflective.
    • Talent is something everyone possesses, discovering natural gifts using the labyrinth in a variety of ways reveals depth of talent to reconsider and perhaps discover something new over the following five days.
    • Skill is learned, developed, and practiced through desire and the more we can apply it in various ways, the more we comprehend with new levels of learning. The last five days will be an opportunity to renew, remember and redesign skills.

Consider the weekly and daily focus presented this month in review and rediscover through the many ways you have used or ideas below that you can use the labyrinth with:

• 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

 


Image of Mid Month Dialogue ReminderJoin the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
Saturday
December 15th
NOON PST

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.

 Call connection Information

Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , ,

Share

Day 331  November 27
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

Week Four: Counting Your  Blessings

To learn what we possess and are inspired to explore is our life’s purpose, to share it is a blessing and fulfillment. To learn of our own blessings in a more complete sense is to honor and hold them with humility. When we know and apply, we can share more fully and gratefully from known experiences. The more we appreciate, hold with great fullness and give thanks for the blessings that are a direct result of our gratitude and a completing part of it, the more we can share from a whole perspective. 

Sharing is a blessing and blessing is for sharing. We become more of ourselves when we share of ourselves. As we live on a planet of over seven billion in population and growing, we know ourselves more when we care to share.

the sharing path of the blessings labyrinth by TheAmusedMuse.comThe Fifth Blessing: Share

Begin with a personal walk and share yourself with the labyrinth as you share the labyrinth walk with yourself. In this way it is a complete appreciation of what it offers married with what you offer to create a completely new and inspiring experience as a result of being fully into the experience. When we know how to do this for ourselves, others easily benefit from what and how we share more of what we know. 

There are many unique designs of this unicursal path that evolve the ancient beginnings with contemporary endings. Had they not been shared in the world, we would not have the appreciable blessing of experiencing them now in permanent, temporary and portable opportunities. Their differences express unique approaches of a common thread made richer by sharing principles given and blessings received.  

 


Daily Insights : On the first path of Appreciation in this 331st day…
Share yourself with the experience to feel the fullness of your walk.


November’s Focus

Banner Image of Grateful Pathways for November 365 Experiences

Week Four Focus: Blessings

In discovering the elements of gratitude, thanks is an expression we use to communicate our sense of what we hold gratitude for. Explore the ways Appreciation is felt this week on the labyrinth in daily walks, group facilitation, program creation, offerings, artwork, illustration and design, building canvas or permanent designs, books written or poetry created. However you find thanks as the path, on the path or of the path you are on… how is it expressed?

    • Personal: consider the ways of your own personal adventures and use.
    • Associations: contemplate the ways of use with friends, family, and relationships or other acquaintances.
    • Environs: realize the community uses, organizations, landscapes encountered.
    • Global: imagine the ways that what you do reaches others in the world environs.

Share and become part of history and her story…

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

 


Mid Month Dialogues November 15thJoin the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
Saturday
December 15th
NOON PST

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.

 Call connection Information

Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Join us for Mid Month Dialogues May 15th at 2pm CST

Mid Month Dialogues for May TLS 365 ExperienceJoin us
FOR MID MONTH REFLECTION DIALOGUES:

Tuesday May 15th at 2pm CST
online on ZOOM

Four Ways to Join us: 
1. Join the Discussion online:  https://zoom.us/j/639384214

2. Join the Discussion via phone: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 639 384 214

3. iPhone one-tap :US: +16468769923,,639384214# or +16699006833,,639384214#

4. For International numbers 

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


 

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.
Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , ,

Unbirthday Celebrations

Day 122: May 2
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Unbirthday Celebration Cake of Labyrinth DesignYesterday was my daughter’s birthday and today is her  Unbirthday, as are the remaining 364 days, until we cycle again to celebrate the day that commemorates her entry into this world. Our discussion about celebration brought us to the celebration of those unbirthdays and the realization of the 86,400 seconds in each one of our days that we are able to appreciate our existence and shape it with the best we can offer our time, be it thumbs up, down or somewhere in between.

This month seeks to appreciate and allow the realization of that appreciation to give cause for celebration. So for those celebrating an unbirthday today, find the appreciations of the day, embrace the realizations and you may find more celebrations. It might just give us the opportunity to celebrate the simple joys of each day, rather than saving it all up for one day.

On this 122nd day…
Look outside the normal reasons for celebration and find today one simple joy that you can appreciate in your walk of the labyrinth and of the day.


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.

 

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , ,

The Yes of No

Day 102: April 12
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

Yes over No labyrinth design by the Amused MuseToday was a day of hearing too many no’s, too many worries and too much of what won’t work as opposed to a more natural focus on what does.

To this individual who’s made a living on bringing to light what works, what’s right and what is natural over normal, hearing too much in the opposite direction can drive an urgent focus on creativity to restore the balance.  It became a YES day and surrounded by a world of No’s, a design came to mind that developed a labyrinth that might take a while to matriculate to allow the time to remember and redirect a focus to one that isn’t just positive, it can be a more effective and efficient way to do everything.

One can be reminded through the 40 labyrinths of NO before embarking upon the YES and the seven other NO‘s that are found among the YES that all the NO is essential often to find the value of the YES. Sales people are often told to achieve and appreciate the NO as it can be instrumental in defining the nature and behavior of the YES.  For those light hearted enough to play with the NO, turning each one into a YES can provide a wealth of understanding and insight to elevate our human condition.

 

On this 102nd day…
Amuse yourself with the No’s in your life or of this day. Walk with the easy one’s first and in your steps discover the value of each NO and how it leads to a YES.

 

————————————————————————————–

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! 

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Enough of a Walk

TLS 365 Experience #296
December 21, 2017

Our last Mom’s meet for the year was today and in a Mom’s world, on call is a status we learn to appreciate in a healthier and happier way. We walked the labyrinth in appreciation of what was enough at a time when the world is saturated with consumption and giving of material gifts. The idea was to focus on what they thought they did not have enough of and how they were without on the way in, and in the center there was a time to focus what they used well for transformation.

On the way out the walk would then focus on the thoughts and ideas that had surfaced on the way in, and how they might use their transformation to find where there was enough. The walk was transformative for many who found they were often so busy they never thought about what they were doing, they just did it. Many discovered the story they told them selves about not having enough, was quite a myth, as indeed they had plenty of resources and abilities that they had not stopped to think about.

We passed out finger labyrinth flyers as a  gift to everyone and look forward to what the next year of having, doing and being enough will bring.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Stacy P., Labyrinth Facilitator
Ohio


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

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A Natural Walk of Women

TLS 365 Experience #255
November 10, 2017

Using the labyrinth for women’s growth and appreciating the feminine, the metaphors and messages are always insightful and appropriate for our experiences. It seems to promote movement in women and allow a place that is stuck to become free in its spiraling fashion.  The body, voice, imagination, and heart all begin to move in rhythm to the paths and turns.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Charlotte M. D., Labyrinth Facilitator, Womens Educator
Utah


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

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

I Begin

TLS 365 Experience #194
September 10, 2017

I beginOnce I step in… I Begin.
I begin to feel.
I begin to see.
I begin to experience.
I begin to explore.
I begin to remember.
I begin to understand.
I begin to know more.
I begin to appreciate.
I begin to realize.
I begin to smile.
I begin to be.
until I come to the end.
Then I complete… and begin again elsewhere.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
N. Armstrong
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

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , ,

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


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

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , ,

Blog at WordPress.com.