Day 234 August 22
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United
Of the great 48 states that are united contiguously, the anchoring land mass of the northwest corner that borders Canada is the state of Washington. Known for its timber landscape, it offers a remoteness with nature and an urbanness within its major cities of Seattle and Spokane. North and east of Seattle, the small town of Chelan is situated on the banks of the Chelan river that flows north to a national recreation area towards the Canadian border. About a half day’s journey up the river and a hike to the west, one can find the refuge that is Holden Village.
As a spiritual community of faith and education, its remoteness is purposeful putting one on a path of pilgrimage to discover it. There nature provides an environment for learning a more natural style and the open arena to explore. It is a natural setting for a labyrinth to bring the inner soul in connection with a larger truth. Where this remoteness might seem to deter a population’s existence in mass, Holden Village appears to defy this logic as it offers many programs and hosts many groups, even opportunities to provide religious and spiritual education, volunteer or associate.
The labyrinth is entwined in the programs and is simply available for the times in between for a commune with what is natural. With a Glacial Peak as a backdrop, the labyrinth rests at the edge of a clearing, perhaps as the entryway to an adventure into the forest of trees that create a natural border of distinction.
The seasons provide a way to unite the soul with celebration of what has been lived and what is yet to live. Using the environment creatively, as pictured above, may spark a little wonder in the walk and serve as a greater reminder of the wonder that is truly all around us. Sometimes we just have to step back a little farther to see it.
Daily Insights : On this 234th day…
Explore in your walk, the ways in which you take steps back to step forward.
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