Posts Tagged With: Appreciation

A Choosing Point

TLS 365 Experience #162
Aug. 9, 2017

Center of the Labyrinth, a choosing point
Independently I use the labyrinth to connect.

I connect with myself, checking in with where my thoughts are and how I am responding to those thoughts in feeling to notice if they are aligned with what my heart and soul wish to express.

If I am not, the pace is different and there is a disconnect that lacks focus or direction. I seem to be just walking and not experiencing.

If I am on target, there is flow and appreciation and I begin to see the little things I might often miss in my walk.

The center is a choosing point of how to evolve from where I began.

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A. S., Labyrinth Enthusiast
California

 


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The Voice of the Labyrinth

TLS 365 Experience #161
Aug. 8, 2017

I got stuck today. Ideas that normally seem to flow were not and my focus was off. I couldn’t seem to concentrate for any period of time and even my focus could not seem to be narrowed down.

I picked up the finger labyrinth and thought it might shift my focus as it often is a place where I find new direction.  As my finger traced the path I began to feel a heaviness in my body and as I circled around, a sense of slowness crept in. By the time I reached the center I recognized how tired I was. The reflected return brought awareness to my breathing and as it’s slowness created a calm peaceful appreciation, a choice presented itself. In my attempts to accomplish a number of things, I had not been enjoying adequate sleep, my body was simply tired and I had not honored it’s message.

Not until the finger walk, did I stop to realize fully, the very thing that would bring back focus, function and creativity, sleep. The voice of the labyrinth is found when we engage with it.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Shannon P., Art Director, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


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The Quiet

TLS 365 Experience #153
July 31, 2017

The quietness of a labyrinth in CaliforniaToday is a quiet day and as I reach for the labyrinth, it becomes a still and quiet walk. I find when I am in this kind of quiet, everything seems slower and more profound. Whether I finger walk or utilize full body, the movements I make are very purposeful as if I can feel the tense and release of muscles. noticing how  each is applied in the momentum. My awareness becomes very exact as the quiet is applied like a blanket, and rolls out in a complete way to encompass the entire body.

The quiet is internal and isolates the outside world from the experience. Each motion is observed for what it is, without any descriptive thought or plan from the mind. It is in these moments of the walk that the action of the leg striding to make its next step is complete with the natural force of the foot bearing weight onto the pathway. In the finger walk it is the extension of the arm and the texture felt under the finger as it reaches its destination along patterns and grooves.

To apply a deep quiet creates an expansion of awareness and greater appreciation of each chosen action.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A. Fischer, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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Showing Up

TLS 365 Experience #144
July 22, 2017

I recently shared the labyrinth with a family of friends I had been visiting. There happen to be one in the nearby park so we walked over and it was a first for all. They knew of it, though had not thought it more than an ornamental part of the gardens. I shared a little about it in the questions they had before we left and let them find their own way as we came to it. As I had led groups in sharing information and walks in the past, I had not realized how the personalities of people show up in their walk as clearly as I could see it with this family. The difference I realized was in how I knew this family.

As each took to their walk respectively, I could see the contemplativeness of one and the watchfulness of another. Where one had shared an indecision, the walk appeared to note the tension and release that came. Where youth were added the swirling energy of the youngest was an amusing perspective of difference and the headphoned, head down, approach of the teenager who appeared to slap the ground with his steps spoke volumes of his autonomous steps in taking ownership of his position in the world. While it was marvelous to see the personalities come alive in the walk, it is also a privacy to respect and a great insight into how we all show up in the world as we walk. Knowing this has given me a greater awareness and appreciation for the gifts of this application.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Audrie P., Labyrinth Enthusiast and Facilitator
Nevada


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Teach and Learn

TLS 365 Experience #121
June 29, 2017

I wonder how many stop to consider the many experiences and ways they have shared and educated with the labyrinth. It is a moment of appreciation for all we actually have learned by what we share.

Aside from personal development I continually appreciate the many ways the  labyrinth becomes teacher. I have coached others with the labyrinth in group and individual session and experience. There are great meaningful messages in our walk and our talk that ease individuals into new perspectives and a sense of appreciation for each to realize their own discoveries. It is like a path of permission where we both teach and learn.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Ann L. Labyrinth Facilitator, Path Coach
Nevada


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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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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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A Mother’s Walk

TLS 365 Experience #75
May 14, 2017

labyrinth women in the forestI walk the labyrinth today in honor of Mother’s as a Mother.

I was once a daughter who walked because of my mother and her mother and her’s. I walk because of the mothers before and the greater motherhood that exists in the world and I ground in my walk because of the greatest mother that supports every step I make, Gaia… our Mother Earth.

Today is a walk of love, appreciation and great encouragement for some and for others there is dillusion, abandonment or grief, though it can still be a walk of love and appreciation. The encouragement can be for the person you are, the choices you make and what you wish to offer as you live and walk upon our greatest Mother.

Celebrate our great Mother Earth and your life and the person you are who walks upon it with a life time of opportunity in every stride.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A Mother
USA


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An Arbor Walk

TLS 365 Experience #59
April 28, 2017

In honor of Arbor Day…

A walk in nature often finds us in the company of trees.

We can support Arbor Day by planting, nurturing, or celebrating trees on our walk today.
One could say that planting and nurturing trees is quite similar to planting labyrinths. We have intent and hopefully seed the idea into a grounding environment, nourish it and provide essential care as it takes root building one ring at a time and then walk inside the shade of its comforting reach.

A walk with natural appreciation in the forest of opportunity

Today’s Experience Submitted by:
Tree Hugger, Labyrinth Lover
US Citizen


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November’s Gratitude

November Labyrinth of AppreciationThe month of November is an easy time to remember gratitude as our month of thanks is celebrated with our festival of appreciation on the fourth Thursday of the month in tradition. It can easily be the best holiday of the year because it demands little and gives us much in remembering the value of gratitude.

When we walk the labyrinth this month, we have the opportunity to appreciate each day a little more if we remember what is vital, what is happening and what has occurred during this interval of time. Just asking what am I grateful for, how am I grateful and who might be grateful for me can move the mountains of heart in the world, especially touching the magnitude of our own being.

Feel the change of the seasons and the change in your countenance this month by enveloping a week of thanks, then a week of appreciation, follow with a week of gratitude and finally a week of great fullness for all.

Enjoy the bliss of giving thanks.

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