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A Review of Review

Day 365  December 31
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment Six: Review
Day 365

Looking Back to Look Ahead

image of the last day first day of 2018 Walking experienceIn review we find ourselves at the ending, beginning again. With seasoned eyes, there is a grateful recognition that something has transpired in between. On the labyrinth, a review becomes more than what we witness, as it involves our whole being transformed into experience mode. 

The 365 days of the experience of the Year of Honest Living, have moved us inward, shifted our direction, offered a new way to turn things around, and provided a series of paths to follow. while inviting us into a portal of discovery that spirals us back into reflective mode to digest the fullness of the engagement. 

As the year was one that began with a message and following through, what has transpired in thematic purpose each month has carried the message of honest living and the abilities that rise in great ways when we do. It’s been an adventure, an exploration and a journey of discoveries. There is much to appreciate in what has transpired as a year of insightful daily journeys that aimed for one purpose, to realize what more was possible.

Returning to the beginning on the walk of grace in the desert, a thankful richer walk transpires to appreciate what has been yielded from this engaged daily experience and noting the innate abilities that are an honest part of our existence, now realized for the greater gift they offer.


Daily Insights of this 365th day…
This day offers a reflection of reflections of the gifts realized and remembered this month and the ones that have risen in the year.


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

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The Nth Degree

Day 308  November 4
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

The Path of Position, the Nth DegreeThe letter N as a labyrinth by TheAmusedMuse.com

On the other side of the center of Thanks is the letter N. It begins the descent to the end of the word and provides us with a day to consider what happens as we move away from the center of thanks and consider how similar it is to moving from the center point in the labyrinth to begin the reflective walk of return.

The Natural Position of N

A seven circuit path of Thanks was created for the seven days of this week. As this would be the fourth day and the ending of the middle and beginning of the descent into the week’s end, in the word of thanks, it it naturally positioned. When we are concluded with anything, we may linger a bit, as in the center of the labyrinth, to make sure we are complete in the receipt of understanding the release of the walk inwards and open enough in the center to fully be a receiver of messages, metaphors or realizations or at a point of understanding that we will learn the rest in the walk of return and reflection.  To move on or linger is natural. On this day of Thanks in particular, it focuses upon the beginning of the end.

At the beginning of the end: There are Seven paths to consider

  • Consider this as a path of an inner realm facing outward.
  • What if you began walking at the beginning of the end?
  • When creating, what if we designed a labyrinth from this point?
  • What message sits at the point between centering and leaving?
  • What do you observe of others when facilitating, how do they leave the center?
  • What words of advice would you have about leaving the midpoint?
  • What is natural about this space between two points?

 


Daily Insights : On this 308th day…
Walk as if leaving a point of realization when you enter, note when you leave a point of realization during the walk, is anything new or different?


November’s Focus

Banner Image of Grateful Pathways for November 365 Experiences

Week One Focus: THANKS

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 Thanks is communicated 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 do you express it? Here are a few ways to consider your expression:

    • 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  Labyrinth History

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

 


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Thursday
November 15th
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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.

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Mystery

Day 290  October 17
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Message, Metaphor and Magic

Image of a stone labyrinth in the midsts of Mystery Metaphor

Topic: Mystery

Where the unexplainable finds explanation on the labyrinth or a resolve to appreciate the mystery as is.


The  Message:

Mystery is the unknown quantity in the quality of life. It is what surfaces to replace wonder when the unexplainable can no longer be explained from our level of reference. We will never know all the questions, nor all the answers, though if we are curious, we may define how to raise our appreciation for learning. There are great mysteries and small minor questions that travel with us throughout life. Take a few onto the labyrinth to unwind meaning, message, metaphor or even a little magical understanding. The secret to appreciating mystery is in not having to solve everything. Mystery makes us walk a little farther and explore a little more. 

The Magic: 

Whether designing art, writing, developing a permanent structure, offering a program or hosting a walk of the labyrinth, the magic is in how a creation finds a beginning point, edits and meanders in the many turns and finds a place for common interest before it is reflected, tested and completes itself. The mystery is lessened in the system of approach and yet will not reveal results until it is magically realized.  

 


Daily Insights : On this 289th day…
Walk with what is unknown to realize what needs to be known and what can remain a mystery.


October’s FocusBanner Image Year of Honest Living October 2018

Use Today’s Topic Above

  1. Walk the Labyrinth with the topic in mind of how it relates to the labyrinth.
  2. Share a message, metaphor or magical experience that occurred with the topic in the walk.
    • Message: Story, Information, related poem, image, design, tip, program, walk, etc.
    • Metaphor: Statement and brevity of the meaning discovered.
    • Magic: The unknown that became known in the experience of the walk.
  3. Choose one of the above, or all three to experience, explore and share.
  4. Title it, add identification and your location and share your experience  as part of the
    Labyrinth Society Wisdom Archive.
  5. 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
Thursday
November 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

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Middle Riddles

Day 258  September 15
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Labyrinth Expressions

Image of the center of a labyrinth with expression.

Middle Riddles

On this mid month day  comes an expression of the riddles in our middles.
In life the beginning and ending our a mere moment… everything else is a middle point.

 


Daily Insights : On this 258th day…
After you begin your walk… it’s all a middle until you end… what riddle walked in your middle?


September’s Focus

image of the theme for September, Labyrinth Expressions

Time Frame:

Introduction: September 1
Week One: Personal Internal Expression: September 2-8
–>Week Two: Projected External Expression: September 9-15
Week Three: Passionate Inspired Expression: September 16-22
Week Four: Purpose Soul Expression: September 23- 29
Conclusion and Review: September 30

What to do:

Make a Labrinth Expression ->  Take a picture of it ->  Title it and add a description ->  Send it to share it

  1. Begin with your favorite designs of the labyrinth or create your own.
  2. Add something to it like color, elements and/or different aspects to make them stand out and fit the week’s description in a way that you can relate to.
    Reshape, add or subtract elements of the design to make it fit what you want it to say.
  3. Enjoy discerning your expression. Make it fitting, honest and accurate in how it describes your experiences.
  4. Title it, add your artistic name and your location so we can see a world expression of the labyrinth taking shape.
  5.  Share your designs with a simple description to interpret your expression for posting on this site.

If you need Suggestions to help you find a weekly Expression, check our suggestion page.



Simple Reminders for your Labyrinth Expression
:

• You can add one design over all, or four designs, one for each week. Send images or photos and description
• It can be an opportunity or a challenge for you.
• There is no right and wrong, only honest expression.
• Don’t wait for perfection, act on impulse and feeling, that is where our expression comes.
• Notice every time that you give of yourself, you become larger.
• Do this alone or do this with others…. be creative!
• We are not asking for personal names, only your creative cultivated name, so the world won’t know it is you; it will know your expression however.
• If you have questions, do leave your email to connect.  365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org


The Mid Month Dialogues
Join the Mid Month Dialogues
Saturday September 15th
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Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

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Appreciations of Celebrations

Day 151: May 31
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Remembering a fond labyrinthAs we close this merrier month of May in celebration with new realizations and old appreciations, we are uplifted in the capacity we have as humans to look for the path that provides the light. It is our hope this year to provide an honest way to experience the greater abilities of ourselves that can be surprisingly simple and true. In walking this path we can embrace the world changes with our changes in some new ways that help us to evolve as citizens of the world walking a path that is unique to each of us and common to all.

Each day in May, as each day in 2018 a new posting has been provided with illustrations to explore, evolve and energize the subtlety of how celebration provides us a path of possibility for our walk on the labyrinth and the steps we take in our everyday occurrences.  This month we’ve celebrated beginnings, festivals, World Labyrinth Day,  Mother’s, birthdays and more reminding us that one day of celebration commemorates a year of effort. On this last day of May, we also celebrate those we memorialize who stood for the country and served in its defense. Today marks a great celebration of service and whether you are of this great nation or another, walking together as one nation and one world is a fitting way to close our month with great realization of great appreciations.

On the first day… we walk in and on the last we walk out to a new beginning. In appreciation for this opportunity of sharing the celebrations of May!

 

On this 151st day…
Reflect on your month’s education of celebration and how your last walk of the month reflects the appreciations of your realizations.

 


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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364 Unbirthdays

Day 146: May 26
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

The labyrinth among birthday aftermathAfter the annual pilgrimage of another year sets in, what does the next day look like? There is much in celebration and anticipation that arrives with any impending event, though when the event has made its arrival and completes, where do we find ourselves in the emergence of a new voyage? It reflects an altogether different kind of realization, appreciation and celebration.

In our annual trip around the Sun, we move from a single step at the beginning and encounter a wide variety of experiences in our journey to the center of the labyrinth. Similarly our reverse path can be seen as a half year point, the shadow side of our walk, or even the inner experience to name a few of the many ways we might interpret our walk to full circle completion. It is the wisdom of those 364 different journeys that we do the living and the one day in which we give attention to appreciating those steps. The Unbirthday is the walk of awareness, education, application and contributions that make the birthday fully what it is.  For that one singular sensation that we give much attention to, much goes into making it so and when we stop to consider value in the Unbirthday, we can find a richness in the realization of how much it carries.

This double labyrinth design allows for many opportunities, though in the land of the Unbirthday, one could walk one side remembering the promise and messages of the birthday and then take that into the other side of each day of the unbirthday to keep a focus, dream or goal of the birthday. 

 

On this 146th day…
Celebrate the new freshness of your first step today and let it be a great realization of how the others are placed to make it count.

 


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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The Uncommon Three

Day 77: March 18
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

Day77_TheUncommonThree_TheAmusedMuseIn the aftermath of the great greening of clover comes the triple spiral of uncommon commonality. Where the three clovers of yesterday remind us of how much more common place they are, the triple spiral has a way of bringing the powerful concept of three together in its winding opportunity. Where one spiral astounds us in the mathematical ratios, three offers us a repeat and a threepeat of the experience to spiral us to where our truth lies. In Pythagorean understanding the number three is the first true number as its the first number that provides us with a geometrical figure, the triangle. It is a divine number as it gives us beginning, middle and ending. It also offers us past, present and future, birth life and death, and is found as a number of significance for the balance, harmony and support it creates to expand ourselves in cultures, traditions, symbolism and science universally.

With this opportunity to experience one spiraling walk and add another, comes the uncommonality of what is provided in the third as it brings together and expands a unique perspective of our oneness, our duality and humanity on a larger sense. In the smaller day to day existence of our passionate footsteps, it can bring the realms of purpose more practically into perspective.

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 77th day…
Walk with a tri focus to discover insightful, grander and truthful discoveries today.

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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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Step In

TLS 365 Experience #170
Aug. 17, 2017

Taking the first step

The first step is always the beginning. We don’t know where it will take us, though the
adventure
is in beginning.

 

 

 

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
G. Orin, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Nevada


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:
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Mid Year

TLS 365 Experience #124
July 02, 2017

Mid Year Time PieceOnce a labyrinth has begun, whether walking, building or designing, the beginning is no longer a question or imagination. It has been stepped into and developed. It’s purity has been accessed and it is virgin no more.

Once it has been completed, ended or finalized in design or use, it has been experienced and accomplished. Each component holds its own connection with the individual application and the anticipation and finalization in the experience now have time imprints as in the birth and death of an experience.

The time in the middle is the liminal space in between that often defines the journey.

On this day of mid-year where we reach the center point of the calendar year, we are in that reflection of what we have brought and what we will take away from it. In this 24 hour space of our 8,760 hours in one year, may the moments of our footsteps be noted and remembered for their definition of this day.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
MJT, Labyrinth Journeys
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
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