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Notes of Appreciation

Day 132: May 12
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Musical path of the labyrinthInspired by music today and celebrating the song of our soul. What makes us move, change attitude and appreciate our surroundings more than a tune that is timeless. Music has a way of speaking to our heart and can interrupt the path we may have been traveling that wasn’t as productive. With music we move differently, step livelier and our path has a partner that speaks to something inside that reminds us that everything is ok.

This design came about in the care of my mother who loves to sing and appreciates music. In those times when she isn’t moving so well or seems to forget, turning on a little music makes all the difference. Drawing out a few notes I was reminded of the music within the labyrinth and its tonal coordinates. Beginning with one note is like beginning with one step;  soon the rest seems to follow in an effortless way. This effortless is a simple example of our honest abilities being used without much consideration when we are in tuned to something we appreciate.

On this 132nd day…
Celebrate the music in your soul steps today, what tune is playing?


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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Face Time

Day 107: April 17
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

Navigating the Labyrinths of the FaceLooking into the face of another, one can see a lifetime etched in the soft lines that form and illustrate the character and changes that have transpired. Expressions that leave traces behind discreetly display attitude and when we have the chance to truly study the face of an individual, we can see how the structural lines flow into form with interesting design. A deeper look with a labyrinthic eye will reveal the significant movement of line perhaps a little differently.

Amused by the various laugh lines present during a meditation experience of looking into other’s expressions, today’s exploration and amusement reveals a journey of the face to realize a number of intersections and directions that resembled a hidden value for our anatomical experience.  Beginning with a simple curl, the ear offers an interesting spiral and leads to the traversing of strands that are connected by a spiral design in the scalp. The fine lines of the eye brow offer a circuitous traveling from outer edge to the inner line of the nose. Dropping away to the eye lashes another round of curious navigation comes round to the fine lines of the eye and the very interesting designs of the eye all the way to the center point of the pupil. Moving along the long curve of the nose from the small lines around and curving up into the nostrils meet the ridge of skin that moves us down into the lip line.

Traversing the fine lines of the lip we can travel from one side to the other between the lines from top to bottom to find ourselves moving from external to internal by opening our mouth and dropping into the oral cavity. Were we to have freckles, moles or birthmarks, the navigation would find a way to encircle and embrace the way in which they grace the face.

While this may just be an amusing way to see the labyrinth in interesting places, we were designed with all these features and to explore them in light hearted ways can often help us to understand and explore more.

On this 107th day…
Discover the labyrinths of your face that are apparent and explore with another for an amusing adventure in having curious fun with others.

 

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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! 

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Spiro Mania

Day 89: March 30
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

Spiro Mania LabyrinthsThe mechanism of the spiral is a phenomenon in our lifetime, it represents who we are, how we respond and interact with our environment and the realization that we all function in the same way of spiraling in motion, even when we do not realize it. This month has given us the opportunity to realize our surroundings in nature and the environment we reside in as well as our internal physical nature. We have alluded to the spirals within our brain where it refers physical, though not the cognitive mental functionality or emotional responsiveness.

When we walk the labyrinth we are unwinding the mind in a physical way, though we are also walking with thoughts and feelings and that is what is at the heart of our discoveries of realize and surprise this month in our capacity. Our physicality does change in the stress release provided in a labyrinth walk for the better, though so does our attitude and aptitude. We can realize the spiral of thought expanding with creativity and ideas, once the direction of our spiral changes from being stressed to being impressed with a new focus. The same applies to our attitude, as it can spiral the way we feel up a helix spiral or down. When we walk the labyrinth, we pause, reflect, consider and value our time connected to something more universal.  One might imagine that anytime an individual walks a labyrinth, there is probably someone, somewhere walking one too.

Today’s design incorporated a trove of spirals that we have appreciated in this month, it is not all, though one that will keep you on a happy finger walk for a while should you wish to deeply spiral within the spirals. Move from top to bottom and use the Archimedes or Arithmetic Spiral to center as a suggestion, or be creative and spiral at your own pace and passion.

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 89th day…
Walk with the spiral of thoughts and feelings, be aware of the spiral beyond the physical sense and notice what redirects, corrects or reflects in your experience.

 

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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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