Posts Tagged With: Appreciation

Realized Walk

TLS 365 Experience #290
December 15, 2017

This is the happy walk of realization!
When working on a project, idea or creation, walking on it over the months has produced little bits of important information. Where walking on it more has created new and different insights. Walking even more in those curiously blocked moments has developed a range of perspective not otherwise noticed. Then when all those moments, in those walks of inquiry, release and prayer have found their saturation point, there is one more walk left. It is the moment of happy realization in the completion, appreciation of the struggle and affirmation of the goal. This is the walk we wait for and when it is said and done, we look for the next idea or project to come.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J. Taylor, Project Manager, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Iowa


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Gifts of Light

TLS 365 Experience #287
December 12, 2017

Hanukkah begins tonight, and I am reminded of the messages and meanings in these eight days of light and dedication. Walking each path on the labyrinth with a small group, the labyrinth to some seemed more Christian. Explaining the ancient origins of this cretan style path, all had new perspective and as we walked in rededication, each path resembled a new light to focus upon. In later discussion, more could see how this might be considered a tool of focus and dedication and open to all. It turned the conversation to one of open and accepting. It was a new idea for most and in the end, the light of new perspective and appreciation was the gift of this day in the spirit of dedicating the oneness of humanity’s spirit.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Sharon Stone, Labyrinth Facilitator
Florida


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Walking the Months

TLS 365 Experience #284
December 9, 2017

December brings end of the year busy activities and often I’ve waited til the last week of the month to truly evaluate the year, it seems rather rushed. Instead, I’ve taken to walking the labyrinth in consideration of a full month at a time, beginning with January.

Then in the next walk, I contemplate the next month, February and so on. In this way I make 12 walks during the month to review with a simple set of questions. What did I intend for the month before it began? I walk in with this question in mind to understand my hopes and dreams. As I reach the center I ask what did I accomplish, without any focus on what I didn’t. As I return I reflect on how it all mattered, appreciating what I received, what I became and what more I was able to do.

I would journal a bit after each of these walks and then would look at all my notes before walking once to appreciate the fullness of the year.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Shannon R., Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


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A Gratitude Tool

TLS 365 Experience #271
November 26, 2017

The walk of the labyrinth is a walk of gratitude for me. I no longer walk with any other intent and where I might come onto the labyrinth wanting to understand something further, when I begin it with gratitude and appreciation all things that present themselves with a thankful heart, the answer is always found in the gratitude. Even when I don’t feel this way when I come to the labyrinth, how I begin makes the ending always better. I realized this has become a personal ministry, a life focus and it affirms my soul to use this tool as one dedicated to the gifts in the world that gratitude brings.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
N. Peterson, Labyrinth Facilitator
Wisconsin


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Appreciation to Blessing

TLS 365 Experience #263
November 18, 2017

Three years ago I gave a labyrinth presentation for a community who was interested in building one for their area.  Initially the first step came from an enthused individual whose love of the labyrinth and community found purpose together.

She sought a group of supporters who brought me in to share information about the labyrinth with visuals and information of similar installations.  I gave reason, benefit, design ideas, purpose and practical uses and later created  programs for application to include a variety of educational and applicational understanding.

From this, a committee formed to review and create purpose, mission, objective, schedule and sought out finances. I recommended a notable designer, who brought the dream to visual appreciation. She recommended a builder and they brought the community together to integrate ideas, art and assistance.

Like the labyrinth, it grew from a central desire and was surrounded by circles of interest and contribution to its whole. In the dedication each of the seven paths laid represented the part(s) of the individuals involved to make it, noting how each was a path to a point. The dedication also included seven blessings for the seven representations of groups that made up the community. In this way the inward walk brought forth appreciation for those who made this possible and what is possible in life.  The outward walk was full of this blessing for the community representation. While not in the original intention, this message formed as part of the development and later became the purpose statement.

“If we walk in with appreciation, we will walk out with a blessing”.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Mary Whittaker, Labyrinth Facilitator
Ohio


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A Closer Walk With She

TLS 365 Experience #236
October 22, 2017

A friend and I took our favorite quotes and authors to the labyrinth.

As we walked we shared the quote or the passage that moved us in the moment, while the other one stopped and listened. We continued on in this way noting the words that filled our ears to our hearts and when we met in the center we spoke of what each message gave us in the telling and how listening to it from a dear friend felt.

Listening is deep love and in this way we opened up channels of ourselves that we didn’t know about each other. Listening to those succinct in the telling held a new meaning and a profound appreciation.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
W.S., Labyrinth Enthusiast
Illinois


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The Way We Walk

TLS 365 Experience #223
October 9, 2017

I met another Labyrinth Facilitator at a different conference. We progressed to mutually appreciable conversations and soon began to see an idea forming in a collaborative way we could each add something to create a complimentary program. It is currently in the works, though it was effortless and aligned in such a knowing way that it can’t help but have been a destined meeting of two minds of the labyrinth, this time not on the labyrinth.

There is a continual discovery in the ways the labyrinth can truly add to our lives and when we walk it enough, it becomes the way we walk in life.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Jordan
Nevada


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Sad to Glad

TLS 365 Experience #202
September 18, 2017

Very sad today. I am not sure how to explain the depth of what brings me to this sadness, though it is heavy and deep. I choose to walk the labyrinth today however in honor of this sadness as it’s pain and discomfort is a reminder that I cared, loved and was involved. So I walk the labyrinth in this way in observance and appreciation. As I walk I am reminded of the actions I took and efforts I made that brought me to this point. I turn the corner and turn my thoughts from fault to appreciation that I made the effort. I am reminded of the importance of my efforts and the importance of myself and I walk on. I consider the feelings I have had and as I make another turn, I am finding myself noticing both the uncomfortable pain and the fact that I have feelings.

I notice where and what hurts and I realize the throbbing and pulsing and still myself with hand over heart. There is throbbing and pulsing and I am aware of how this beating heart allows me to care and flow and that I did.  As I continue I find my thoughts arise and a diminished perspective sees the habits I have outgrown revisited and the ones that still evoke self doubt and sabotage. Interestingly these thoughts mount as I come to make another turn. On the other side of it, I realize what has been, what is and what I wish to think beyond. I realize worth of self in these steps and the thoughts that support what I can do, what I offer and what I am.

As I come into the center I come into the choice of the way I appreciate my life and how the sadness becomes my teacher and a reminder of my gladness often. As I leave the center, I move onto each path in the thoughts and feelings of what I hold dear and how it heightens my heart and moves me into a gladness for my sadness and an appreciable sense of well being.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Francis H. Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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Hope, Remembrance and Growth

TLS 365 Experience #195
September 11, 2017

On the tenth anniversary of the attack of September 11th, there was a Hope Fest in our town. It was  a way to emerge our growth through the largeness of a positive and lifting experience that we were finding a readiness for as a nation.  Asked to offer a program with the labyrinth, it seemed a good way to appreciate how the concept of hope had actually been present in each of the past years.

We had a beautiful tall glass urn in the center of the room that held a candle and encircled by 11 small candles that sat in between the two labyrinths I had brought. One would symbolize then, and the other now. We sat in silent reflection for 11 minutes hearing the clear ring of the tinghshaw instrument resounding a vibrant chord that broke the stillness. This was followed with a few softly spoken sentences that reminded of where hope had actually been present in the way that people gathered, remembered, cared and shared.

After each reading a smaller of candle would be lit and we sat in silent reflection of the moment and message before the tingshaw cleared the air for a graduate message of hope throughout.   As we reached the 11th minute to signal the coming year of Hope, all were invited to sing out a tonal articulation that was choir like to hear.

As the final message was read and the last candle lit,  the instructions were to move to either the labyrinth of then or now when they were ready. Each might walk with their own appreciation, understanding or experience of hope. It was a powerful and moving experience and the shares were rich and defined with what hope stood for in the ideals of a nation growing through its pain.

Today on this 16th Anniversary, there is a small walk planned. Like every walk I have done since the 10th anniversary, blessings for hope, rememberance and growth are always a part of the walk, though this tenth anniversary will always be remembered for its powerful lifting message.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Lynda Tourloukis, TLS 365 Coordinator
Illinois


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Affirming and Exercising

TLS 365 Experience #180
Aug. 27, 2017

Illinois Labyirnth

 

When life is smoothly sailing along, the walk on the labyrinth is an exercise of gratitude and a reminder of the affirmations and actions that support efforts that create appreciable moments.

When life isn’t, the labyrinth provides a sanctuary for discovery.

It is through the different directions that appreciation, curiosity or relief grows and the steps taken are the catalyst to provide it.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
N. Olson, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois

 

 

 

 


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