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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 New Rhythm

TLS 365 Experience #158
Aug. 5, 2017

Many tines in walking the labyrinth I have had thoughts on my mind as I entered. Some were questions of what I wanted to know, others were of people I wanted to pray for or focus a concern for and well wishes. Other times I just wanted to sort things out, and often just to walk and become aware of what occurs in feeling or ideas that emerge. I’ve come to the labyrinth with a busy mind.

On this day, I came to the labyrinth with a chant that I wanted to express and memorize. As I walked I began the verbalization and continued to repeat as I moved into the walk. The chant became fluid the more I moved and by the time I realized the center, there was a rhythm to my walk and the chant. The stillness in the center seemed to capitalize on what was required of the moment and the quiet prevailed. As I walked back out, the chant seemed to be lighter and more relaxed. It wasn’t something I was saying, it was something I was becoming and when reaching my end, I leave the labyrinth grateful, peaceful and knowing.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Uma Avous, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


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