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Independent Inspirations

Day 185  July 4
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return

The Ceiling labyrinth of St. Sebastino and Palazzo Ducale from the 1600's.

The Ceiling Labyrinth Palazzo Ducale in Mantua. Photo Credits Nigel Voak

On this day of Independence and country pride in the United States, we are visiting the national culture of Italy and in particular the northern areas of Mantua and Milan. This began with an interesting find of the impressive Italian art and culture, yet turned into intrigue in discovering originals and complimentary copies of a ceiling labyrinth. It appears the first ceiling labyrinth installed at the Palazzo di S.Sebastiano occurred in the early 1600’s and was later moved to the apartments in the Palazzo Ducale. Impressed and copied, this impressive design is similar and can also be found in Milan at Museo Bagatti Valsecchi.

It is depicted as a gold labyrinth laid upon a celestial blue background and the illuminated blue band around the edge is in reference to the Gonzaga family’s patriarch Vincent, as a tribute to his battle with the Turks in 1601. Inside the five paths that make up the labyrinth is an inscription from the words of Bard and Poet Marchetto Cara that speak to the allusions of the uncertainty’s of life in a poem titled,
“Maybe Yes, Maybe not.” 

Vincent was intrigued with the Bavarian courts designs and commissioned the Palazzo Ducale to be built with similar elaborate ornamentation in the great wings of the apartments. The labyrinth takes up the entire ceiling of the room and is featured among the many great rooms designed to honor the stature and ideals of the Gonzaga family who lived in Mantua from the early 13th century until the 17th.

The ceiling labyrinth of the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi

The Inspired Ceiling Labyrinth at the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi. Photo Credits: Museo Bagatti Valsecchi.

Many of the great palaces have turned to museum status as the celebrated art accumulated in one family could now be shared as cultural pride in Italy. About two hours drive to the west in the city of Milan is the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi. Once a a home to the Barons Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi, brothers who collected volumes works of art. The labyrinth ceiling from the design at Palazzo Ducale intrigued them enough to commission their own ceiling design with a meaningful yet slightly different message inscribed within. The room is known as the labyrinth passage and a room between rooms as part of the living house that moved from  home to cultural museum.

On this day of independence, we can realize that the wealth in our uniqueness is much like the discoveries of these Italian families who learned to share their wealth for a more culturally appreciative nation. As we share our treasures, gifts and potent talents, we realize we are more free than when we are safeguarding and holding on to them. We are also never alone when we fortify others with what we have to offer.  


On this 185th day…
Explore the ways in which you have received more when you gave of yourself in the walk of this day and how much more freedom and independence you feel as a result.



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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Expand to Understand

Day 179:  June 28
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

The labyrinth hedge design in the shape of a hand with a heart at the center of the palm in Austria

Photo Credits: labyrinth Austria

In the land of glittering things we are invited to the garden of Swarovski Crystals of Austria. Where a mirror pool glistens illuminated by a series of crystal clouds that add musical orientation to the experience. There are displays of art, expression and statement in the larger than life sized representation that inhabit this garden of expansiveness. Situated near the sculpted children’s play area is the design by André Heller of a labyrinth of great size in hedge foliage that depicts the hand. At its center is a heart that one spirals into in the walk.

The gardens are full of artistic statements and sometimes when we want to get a point across, the best thing to do is to exaggerate to inspire action.  This labyrinth design gives us great entertainment as well and opens a broader perspective of what we hold in the palm of our hand and how we might hold it.

Note: The original schematic of this design indicated a labyrinth heart at its center, though this design, while quite interesting is more maze than labyrinth even though Austria calls it a labyrinth.

On this 179th day…
Explore what you hold in the palm of your hand and how you hold it today in your walk.

 

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!

 


June Banner 2018 TLS 365 Experience World Wide Wonder

Welcome June

Our exploration this month is to discover the World Wide Wow in the unique and innovative labyrinth designs world wide that inspire us to move beyond the everyday and give us a larger labyrinthic look at what our path can truly provide. From the idea of living outside your box to simply doing something different everyday, allow this journey of June to educate you and your relationship to life with the labyrinth. We’e taking a global course in Labyrinthing!

  1. Get 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.
  2. Act 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.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday June 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
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HeART Communication

Day 35: February 4
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

 

Art is found in the heart, expressed from the soul and displayed in a variety of forms. The labyrinth becomes a truth of tapestry for those who dabble in its design.

For some it is merely for the drafting of an outline for an expedient finger walk and for others, it is the walk of inner creativity, of strokes and pathways leading us to an appreciable pivotal experience.

The lines and movement converge in the walk to relax and reduce what is unnecessary and deliver a reliable conscientious experience that is what honesty is all about.

 

This design began of two minds and ended with two ways to walk, perhaps to rise or soften each side independently. Where I am seeing heart evidence in my walk and walk of life, it is interesting that the past few days have also included drawing and designing ideas of the heART too.  After a walk weighing the duality of many things, some of which were merging and others offered a harmony of differences.  One labyrinth in art brought them both together.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this Fourth day…
Discover the way of your heart and what it leans toward today that is creative or heART centered. Find evidence and truth in your walk and reflections of hearts in your day that symbolize your truth.

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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.
Care to Share and Share to Care!

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TLS 365 Experience 2018: The Year of Living Honestly
Whether it’s a daily walk, teaching others, sharing an experience, expressions of art, building or design, we explore the questions of what brings us to honesty in our use of the labyrinth. 

In a world of emerging truth, the labyrinth is a great experience to discover more of what is right and true about ourselves and humanity. Join us in sharing the honest moments it reveals.

 

Daily unfolding the process:
Next Mid Month 365 Experience Gathering on February 15th at Noon (EST)  to explore the monthly focus. Share your posts from your walks and experiences with our theme this week at: 365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

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Creative Spiraling

TLS 365 Experience #12
March 12, 2017

The more I am in the labyrinth…

the more I have creative ideas centered around

sewing projects,

art projects,

and especially writing projects that present solutions to issues my clients

OR

I face or new ways of reframing life,

so I can move forward in

life or business

after

being stuck.

 

Today’s Experience Submitted by:

Kay Whipple, TLS President, Labyrinth Society
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
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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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