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Stimulating Sense

Day 233  August 21
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

four images of labyrinths combined on beach, in forest, in lavender and at a winery

Sensory Opportunities with Labyrinths of Oregon. Photo Credits: UL – Geneva Miller, UR – Katherine Audley, LL – TeBri Vineyards, LR – Fairsing Vineyards

Uniting ourselves with our innate sense ability is often an occurrence of the labyrinth, though perhaps not fully appreciated for the activation it brings to the senses. Our human appreciations often extend to what we realize with a cognitive mind that relaxes in a walk, though what helps it to relax the mind isn’t just in what we see with our visual sense, or understand with comprehension, it is also heightened by what and how we touch, hear, taste and smell in our experiences.

The state of Oregon has encouraged many labyrinths with a number of enthusiasts to inspire a curiosity within. Among them these four inspire the senses. The labyrinths at Bandon Beach invite the barefoot experience of feeling the natural element of sand beneath each step. The breeze of the sea air brings a refreshing sense felt in the body. Denny Dyke, an area artist invited a New Year’s celebration in 2015, and perhaps a way to feel our way into a new year.

Move south by only 20 minutes and one can discover the artist town of Port Orford and while art can stimulate our visual abilities, they also often invigorate our other senses indirectly. The labyrinth at Wildspring Guest Habitat however invites a walk in the woods for a sacred listening experience. Hearing the sound and effect of the breeze through the trees for instance stimulates our auditory to sharpen its acuity and listen to the sounds of what moves around us and often within us.

Stimulating the olfactory sense, the scent of lavender at the TeBri Vineyards stems from seeding and nurturing of a lavender labyrinth planted in 2009. Where we might overlook our chemoreception of smell, it is our great detection source deciphering over a trillion different smells according to a new study at the Rockefeller University. An often overlooked sense, the olfactorial process is a great aid to exploring and expanding our human abilities and a walk with a focus of lavender with its numerous curative properties might be a healthy healing walk indeed.

The final sense of taste awaits at the Fairsing Vineyards where the discerning abilities of varietal grapes are further explored on the labyrinth outside the tasting rooms. In Oregon there are a number of different wines relating to the labyrinth, yet the TeBri and Fairsing vineyards allow the opportunity to move and explore greater capacities. Our sense of taste is an exploratory field adapting to its available environments. At least six basic tasting abilities our found to help us identify and detect and while there are offshoots of those basic categories, we might discover more of them in our discerning walks with it in mind.

The state of the labyrinth in Oregon image



The labyrinth yields us opportunities to expand ourselves to the environment and the environment to expand for us. Using the senses today, we open our abilities in a greater sense and honestly look at what we can do when we utilize more of our natural functions. Oregon is a welcome host to that investigation and leaves us in a more complete sense.




Daily Insights : On this 233rd day…
Explore more of your sensory abilities as you turn into a new direction in your walk of today, heighten your awareness to a more discerning level to notice what activates, integrates and makes more sense of our body in our environment.


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


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities 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. 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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99 Bottles of Cheer

The 99 Bottles of Cheer Labyrinth @ The Amused MuseDay 99: April 9
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

On this 99th day of the year, it seemed only natural to amuse ourselves with 99 bottles of cheer. Changing the tune of how we can celebrate life with natural cheer instead of falling into the inebriated unclear. Imagine 750ml of good feeling cheer ingested into blood stream and air supply circulating throughout the body and brain and the great uplift that can occur as a result over the hangover of deluded happiness. The 99th day can spark the end of a decade and an end to a century and a walk in review of the cheer that has been spread by us or for our existence can go a long way in being honest about what we truly create in the world in what we do by how we are.

99 Bottles of Cheer is inspired by our opportunity to perhaps live 99 years and imagine what it is that we leave behind each year in the way of positive results that evolve the best parts of who we are. At the heart of every human is the desire to expand who we are and to leave a legacy that demonstrates that we loved and were loved. Let this design of amusement bring us closer to remembering our capacities and awakening the worth of our mirth to realize how functional fun can be.

On this 99th day…
Remember the cheers of your years in your walk today. Each step can provide a focus of the great cheers you have created in each year of your life.



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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Day 54: February 23
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

In the essence of love comes the considerations of the greater capacities of men and women. As changes occur in the vastness of the world and feminine wisdom rises, the honest truth of what we are all capable of will be the rising point that moves us forward as humanity. When we love our differences, are honest about the fact that evolution is occurring and seek to improve the quality of all lives, the right of who we are will bring us into a place that elevates the status of humankind in both women and men.

After a talk of just what it might take to ease the conditions of change now facing the roles  of men and women, the walk of the collective on the labyrinth seemed to bring more realization to the moment and many epiphanies were met with personal solutions.


A suggestion to walk with:

On this 54th day…
Walk on your changing role and what you might like to realize more of.


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.

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