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A Diverse Oneness

Day 231  August 19
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

The Mosaic labyrinth image at the El Sereno Gardens in East LA

The El Sereno Labyrinth of Mosaics in East Los Angeles, CA. Photo Credits: Don Sabin

With the State of California being quite diverse in a variety of ways, the labyrinth is an insightful tool to bring those differences into a healthy harmony and a larger sense of purpose in bringing the gifts of those diversities into a useful united function. While California has much to offer in the way of labyrinths, one particular design and purpose that brings an understanding of diversity to union is the labyrinth designed for the El Sereno Arroyo Gardens of East Los Angeles.

The artist conception from artist Jolino Bessara in collaboration with landscape architect Matt Lysne added this contribution to the growth of the garden and the connection of the community. The contribution of the community to become involved in the building of this project brought the unique interpretations together in a mosaic that wove the novelty and flavor of this urban area into a purposeful fabric of use for the community. Sereno means Serenity, and in the larger focus of creating and building this design, it described the feeling that arose in its development.  The artist used to live in this community and being able to return to add something of who he has become was a reuniting with a sense of completion.

The state of California as a labyrinth image

 

This labyrinth is located at the entrance to the gardens as a welcoming message of unity with serenity. Its colors reflect the natural diversity celebrating the individuality and how it looks when it all comes together for one greater purpose.

 

 

 


Daily Insights : On this 231st day…
Explore the ways in which you are diverse and how those different facets come together for one true purpose in your walk today.


 

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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Uncommon Efforts for Common Goals

Day 206  July 25
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return

Image of the Trinity Park Labyrinth from the start path

The Public Toronto Labyrinth in Trinity Square. Photo Credits: Robert T, Foursquare Labs

Embrace the community of Toronto for their collaborative exploration and connective spirit. They began collaborating to produce the Toronto Public labyrinth located in the area known as Trinity Square Park in downtown Toronto. Their Labyrinth Community Network began in 2005 as they worked together to  recreate a  brick labyrinth from the  grass labyrinth that was installed in the year 2000 at the Holy Trinity Church. Since that time they have come together as a group offering news, events, activities, education, facilitators and the labyrinths that have developed as a result in Toronto and the province of Ontario.

This group is indicative of what a labyrinth is, a series of unique paths coming together to chart a course of exploration and expansion for a common purpose. These individuals in their common appreciation for the labyrinth, have created a center of knowledge and a directory of possibility for people all over the region to know the message of our steps.

On this 206th day…
Explore the ways you have come together independently with other like minded individuals or ideas to create something more for a better world. Sometimes it is just being a part and other times being an active participant… it all matters.

 

Interactive Map Progress
A great Interactive experience this month will include a google map to track where we have been and what labyrinths you submit. Lets see if we can make a labyrinth pathway out of the month of travels based on the locations offered.  We began in Portland, Oregon…. Click here to watch the progress grow this month!

 


World Wide Explorations in the Month of July 2018 for the TLS 365 Experience. Part II
Welcome July!

Our exploration this month is to Walk in reflection of our direction. We traveled from America’s west coast to Australia, Asia and the Swedish Lapland’s and found our centered point in Austria by the month’s end. July will complete our world walk and return us to American shores. It’s been a wild and wooly time of exploration in the world to expand our cultural and connective perspective of the labyrinths and their purposes worldwide. This is indeed the global course in Labyrinthing with world wondering discovered in our wandering.
This month, we return from our center in Austria and traverse the world.

  1. Go Global….Explore the World
    Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are  outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in.  They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too. From Austria to Portland… the second half begins!
  2. Grow Local…. Bring the World to you
    Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area. What will you have created by the end of our month?
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday July 15th at 2pmPST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths 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 an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey.  Call connection Information
  4. Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Heart Designs

Day 53: February 22
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love


It is a blessing and a joy to bring the heart into focus in this walk of possibility we are creating daily in the 365 Experience. Leading with the heart this month has opened up numerous activities, valuable insights and appreciable gratitude in what can be accomplished in the name of simple honesty. When its not complicated, its value is immense and helps us to realize that potential is an essence of opportunity we can tap into and expand in any moment.

Today with a group of women, the conversation heart took on a new dimension of heart in the pathways of our connection and collaboration. Spreading out the Conversation Hearts, each designed and developed their own independent conversation of what their heart spoke in all honesty. The conversations that came in discussion were wonderfully rich and revealing.  Of the three I created, this is the one that I enjoyed the most.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 53rd day…
Take steps into your heart, stop often, listen intently and continue as your heart speaks.

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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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Time for Change

Day 52: February 21
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

In our search for ability and capacity in the journey of honesty comes a moment when we have to face the things we do not like or feel we have little control in the outcome. For the world our latest tragedy in Florida is such a moment of utter heartbreak and loss that echoes an ache for a community, a country and beyond. Our prayers and considerations are kind gestures, though they do little to truly ease the errant emotions that rise in suffering, anger and injustice. We seek to make our lives better in revealing what lays in our truth and if ever such a moment arose to call us to rise in action, it is this and from the very first call that was made many years ago, the call only increases and intensifies.

Walking on the change that is called for is an honest moment of realization that everyone can find an action that becomes a contribution to a solution. Education and collaboration take away the stigma of ignorance and isolation and rather than react, proactivity is the necessary path so that we aren’t projecting our own fears into a pot that is overly full; it is no help to rant and rave as that is more of the problem. Walking on solutions today, this link will lead you from a place of not knowing to offer a perspective with studied insight. The honesty in this day, looks within to realize what thing we can do.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 52nd day…
Walk knowing there is a solution that you can do.

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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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Honest Discoveries

Day 8: January 8
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

The Huntridge Park LabyrinthA whole new perspective was appreciated today in the walk of a labyrinth I have not visited in about a year. Being an unusually warm day, the park that is usually vacant was an eye opener to realize either a new use as a place for the homeless or one I had not known before. There were only about 20 individuals and some were clustered in groups, though each found a welcome refuge in the park. As I walked the labyrinth a few discoursed political and conspiratorial without concern of my presence, which served to remind me that I had ventured into their territory. Their plight couldn’t help become part of my walk and as I noted how the park had been updated and somewhat cared for since my last visit, it seemed only natural for those seeking a haven to perhaps feel the extra care as well.

There is an overly large center in the middle of the labyrinth, where a singular tree branches out as an expanse of shelter and coverage where in the intensity of the summer heat, it might provide some needed relief. Thoughts of this relief occurred as I arrived at the center of my walk and as I meandered around the large open space, I noticed a car that had been sitting for some time parked next to mine. A woman and man emerged with bags and set up a line of these that stretched about 20 feet and contained clothing, shoes, totes and items for warmth. Slowly the park’s population took notice and migrated over to investigate and procure what might satisfy a need. I suddenly realized I had bags of collected coats to donate in the trunk of my car that I might have driven away with and not remembered until later.  An honest and grateful moment awakened me as to good intentions that were not yet carried out.

As my walk completed and I met the couple, the discovery of their project of community care fit the criteria for another project I had been involved with that made a great collaboration. When I looked back at the labyrinth, my walk must have sparked curiosity as there were now park occupants walking. It began as a simple walk and became a day of greater appreciation for the homeless community, personal realizations and new connections.

A suggestion to walk with:

What do we do with our honest discoveries on the labyrinth?

TLS 365 Experience 2018: The Year of Living Honestly
Whether it’s a daily walk, teaching others, sharing an experience, expressions of art, building or design, we explore the questions of what brings us to honesty in our use of the labyrinth. 

In a world of emerging truth, the labyrinth is a great experience to discover more of what is right and true about ourselves and humanity. Join us in sharing the honest moments it reveals.

Daily unfolding the process:
So far we have a daily blog and an unscheduled mid month podcast to explore the monthly focus. Share this week at: 365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

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The Way We Walk

TLS 365 Experience #223
October 9, 2017

I met another Labyrinth Facilitator at a different conference. We progressed to mutually appreciable conversations and soon began to see an idea forming in a collaborative way we could each add something to create a complimentary program. It is currently in the works, though it was effortless and aligned in such a knowing way that it can’t help but have been a destined meeting of two minds of the labyrinth, this time not on the labyrinth.

There is a continual discovery in the ways the labyrinth can truly add to our lives and when we walk it enough, it becomes the way we walk in life.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Jordan
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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Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Creating Community

TLS 365 Experience #27
March 27, 2017

 

To me, the labyrinth is a container for infinite possibilities, inspiration, and comfort.

After giving labyrinth walks in the Rochester , NY area for nearly 20 years, my partners and I have created an ever-growing awareness of the labyrinth in community.

Our events support the community, not only through the peace people get through walking, but in the collaboration created

We support a local massage school
by allowing their students to give chair massages at our walks.

 We support local healers
by allowing them to do energy work at the walks and advertise their practices.

We support a local college
by encouraging them to send their students to our walks to learn about the labyrinth.

We support local churches
by creating labyrinth programs for them

 

Today’s Experience Submitted by:
Kay Whipple, TLS President
New York


The TLS 365 Experience:  A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

2. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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