Day 225 August 13
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United
Of the many reasons we walk a labyrinth, one that we don’t often consider, is the walk of well being for our body, mind and soul. Stress is one of the major causes and inhibitors of wellness alone. When we walk to unwind our mind, stress is typically the factor that wound it up in the first place. A simple walk does much to ease the body to return to a natural flow of health and vibrancy.
When our body or mind has moved beyond stress into illness, the labyrinth can be a great asset in the way it benefits our physical well being, yet also provide a relaxation and calmness to the emotional overwhelm that illness stirs in both patient and family/caregivers. We can find labyrinths in a variety of preventative retreat centers, meditation spas and wellness centers, though we can also find them in hospitals and medical centers where patients, family and even staff walk them for a variety of reasons including ,stress relief, hope, endurance, and prayer.
Uniting wellness in the body, mind and soul is the objective in many Cancer clinics, hospitals and care centers and this labyrinth at the Avera Cancer Institute is placed in a healing garden outdoors to allow for the location to add to the benefit of walking. Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Avera is only one of many medical providers that utilize the labyrinth for uniting and inviting a greater sense of health in every individual. Uniting us with our natural rhythm of health is a great state to focus upon!
Daily Insights : On this 225th day…
Invite a health consciousness into your walk today and notice the steps in your walk and how they serve you in providing a better sense of health and well being, or walk in a way that appreciates your well being and that of those you care for.
Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress
Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August
As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth. In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do. What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings.
- What Unites
Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
- What brings Insight
As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth. This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
- Join the online Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
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. Call connection Information
- Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society