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A Contribution within a Contribution

Day 30

January 30, 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    Consider the contributions, rituals, customs and blessings that have been a part of the walks before you as you step into your experience on the labyrinth today and the experiences in life you step into.
  2. For Your Experience: 
    Realize how many of those contributions you have been a part of, contributed to and how it has made a difference.
  3. Share:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

Image of the Springdale labyrinth at the hilltop in Springdale, UTIn the spirit of Contribution, Flannigan’s Inn built this labyrinth on the hilltop for all to find solace and inspiration from. Located in Springdale, UT, just outside the entrance to Zion National Park, the labyrinth is a beacon of welcome with an environmental message. The Manager and a few participating guests from the Inn shared perspectives of their experience that spoke of its contribution to the community, environment, and personal perspectives

Recalling a memorable moment, the Manager Reeves shared that visiting monks had contributed a blessing for the labyrinth. The Manager also shared of another contribution by Labyrinth Society’s Founding Member Taffy Lanser’s ceremonial tribute. While this labyrinth is a contribution for so many, it is made up of a number of contributions.

Shared by:
L. Tourloukis
with Flannigan’s Inn Participants
Springdale, UT

Image by: L. Tourloukis

 


 

January 2019 banner image

January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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Global Giving

Day 340  December 6
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment One: Giving
Days 335-341

Global Giving 

image of star labyrinth for Global GivingOne may think that giving to others is giving globally as it is outside of ourselves, though there is a mindset that goes with giving globally that is consistent in a way that giving to others does not encompass. To realize the fullness of our gifts, exploring the ways we already focus on giving in a global fashion and to open to a larger appreciation expands our considerations. 

The labyrinth is a good example of giving globally as its purpose in creation is to be of service. It is open and non discriminatory, it is radically accepting of all. It is a local community tool. Reaching a global community might be to design an online interface with its image in the background to finger walk. Connecting a particular labyrinth to a grid of conscious contribution around the world may be yet another way and by offering prayers, wishes and well being to others in the world, it becomes a tool to branch out globally wherever the need or desire is called for. 

In our own journeys, to consider all is to consider ourselves and any we care for. By opening ourselves in the giving way for the good of all, we are always considered in that good as well as others we may never know personally. It is our higher consciousness to consider the acts we participate in and give to as for a greater global good. 

In our armchair travels this summer, each labyrinth we explored in the world could be enjoyed in the sharing of it for all in the world who joined us. It was a global giving. 


Daily Insights of this 340th day…
Consider the greater good that you can impart in each step in some way with global consciousness in mind. 


December’s Focus

Image of the December 2018 Banner

Refresh, Renewal and Redesigns of Your Year

31 daily walks. ideas, topics and considerations for personal appreciation to professional sharing will be focused in this month utilizing six five-star labyrinths and a summary day to encompass what the magnitude of what has been discovered this year and bring it forward as gifts realized in the ways we gave to ourselves and others and received for ourselves and others. Following the five pointed star labyrinth this month in five points:

  1. Follow along Daily or as often as you can
  2. Consider what you have created or developed this year in regard to honest abilities
  3. Reflect on the five day segment focuses throughout the month with those abilities
  4. Review, journal, create or develop your own reflection in a daily experience
  5. Share your experience and add to the Daily Wisdom of the 365 Experience

Review the Gifts in Five Day Segments:

    • Giving to ourselves as well as what we give to others is a reminder of what we do possess in gifts, capacity, ability, skills, and talent that bring us fulfillment. The first five days will focus on what has been developed in this year and what it gave.
    • Inspiration in the inner motivation we possess, the focus of looking back at our discoveries to notice over the next five days about what inspired our capabilities into actionable realizations will be a great topic to select meaningful moments this year.
    • Fortitude in the courage, resilience and mettle that have risen this year when in consideration of the ways we understand, use, and apply the labyrinth and relate it to ourselves either personally or professionally, the next five days will be reflective.
    • Talent is something everyone possesses, discovering natural gifts using the labyrinth in a variety of ways reveals depth of talent to reconsider and perhaps discover something new over the following five days.
    • Skill is learned, developed, and practiced through desire and the more we can apply it in various ways, the more we comprehend with new levels of learning. The last five days will be an opportunity to renew, remember and redesign skills.

Consider the weekly and daily focus presented this month in review and rediscover through the many ways you have used or ideas below that you can use the labyrinth with:

• Personal Walk
• Group Walk, Program, Workshop, Education, etc.
• Designs, Artwork, illustrations, photos of labyrinth you walked, etc.
• Building concepts, tips, techniques, design ideas, etc.
• Personal Development, Guidance, Growth orientation, etc
• Writing, poetry, creations, installations, etc.
• Learn something new about yourself, others or the labyrinth this month.

Questions:   365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


Image of Mid Month Dialogue ReminderJoin the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
Saturday
December 15th
NOON PST

Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.

Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you have discovered in the first half of the month, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what may bring morel insight into the second half of the month with a labyrinth connection and a greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

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Re Uniting with Loved Ones in Ceremony

Day 238 August 26
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

The image of the stone labyrinth at Sacred Grove

The stone labyrinth of Sacred Grove in Webster, WI. Photo Credits: Sacred Grove LTD

In the far reaches of the north western edge of Wisconsin is the town of Webster, of which 10 acres is set aside for an area known as Sacred Groves. The area is full of natural wonder and with the implantation of the labyrinth almost 20 years ago, the purchase of the land surrounding it by a local couple, allowed them to create a nature sanctuary open to all.

One of the unique features of this labyrinth and the Sacred Groves is the idea of a greener way to appreciate ceremonials of bereavement, calling them Cremains. Burial sites for the cremated remains of loved ones or the scattering of ashes are allowed in the Sacred Groves. They also provide ritual walks with the labyrinth for ceremonies of closure and life celebration. It is a healthy way to appreciate the end of life in quiet honor and respect.

The labyrinth shaped state of Wisconsin image
The labyrinth itself is a large  12 circuit path of stone borders that sits nestled at the forest edge, allowing for serenity and quiet in the sanctuary setting. It is a wonderful place to reunite one’s self with nature, and with the ceremony and ritual of closure, it’s remote location offers privacy in a sacred way to actively release to unite in a whole new way with loved ones.

The stones become a primitive and basic use of land to form the labyrinth and a reminder in a sacred way that each stone is a piece of the larger mantle of Earth we all exist upon.

 


Daily Insights : On this 238th day…
Explore a walk in ritual and ceremony of what is sacred to you 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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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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People Working with People

Day 226  August 14
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the Bart Rea Learning Circle in Wyoming

The Bart Rea Learning Circle in Casper, Wyoming. Photo Credit: West Winds Magazine

Of the many things we can do with the labyrinth, sharing it with an insight into how people live is one of the best ways for others to understand its purpose and practical uses to enhance the quality of life.  The Bart Rea Learning Circle is a wonderful example of utilizing the fullness of the labyrinth in a variety of educational practices that teach about alternative methods of health and improved well being. A group of individuals gather regularly to offer Yoga on the labyrinth, Stories on the labyrinth, Dances, Parades, Meditations, ceremonies and more.

image of the labyrinth in use in WyomingThey embrace the culture of the labyrinth and together have grown interest by integrating the labyrinth into everything they do to promote wellness. This is unity in action for a better world. People working with people to provide for other people. Classes are provided every week and local events are incorporated on the labyrinth.

State of Wyoming as a labyrinthIn the state of uniting people with purpose, Wyoming has a passion  for sharing and caring. Find out more


Daily Insights : On this 226th day…
Explore the many things you already to with the labyrinth in a variety of ways in your walk today and consider adding anything that adds to your development and desire.


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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Dual Devotion Memorials

Day 222  August 10
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

The image of the Memorial labyrinth of Goodland, KS

A memorial labyrinth in Goodland, Kansas. Photo Credits: First Christian Church

When a labyrinth is designed in memorial, it typically stems from the interest of the labyrinth from the individual being memorialized or by the family and/or community that want to create a way to acknowledge the individual for their contributions with a way to continue to also service the community. In this united purpose, the labyrinth is a dual devotion that continues to be an education of life, while it yields to a sacred space to remember and reengage with a walk.

The state of Kansas with labyrinth designHaving traveled through Kansas a few times as well from border to border, it is reminiscent of Nebraska with a straightforward drive of flat plains that seem at time, endless. I observed that there are few labyrinths that span the state of Kansas, rather the majority are found nearer the Eastern border of the state spreading out Wichita and from the Kansas City area of Missouri. There are a few scattered in various locations that make finding them a feeling of good fortune and a happy surprise.  The labyrinth at First Christian Church  in Goodland, Kansas is one of those surprise finds, as it sits nearest the Colorado border in the northern part of the state.

This labyrinth was created and dedicated as a memorial to Marlin and Yvonne Musil who lived, contributed and loved their community. Their love lives on when people join together in a walk or in the simple steps of one who invites themselves to a solo walk, appreciative that the labyrinth exists because of another’s gift of service, friendship and community.


Daily Insights : On this 222nd day…
Explore the contributions you have made in the world that can be a legacy or part of one that speaks to what your greater abilities have been 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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Uniting in Service in the State of Evolution

Day 220  August 8
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the labyrinth in Oklahoma

The Alpha and Omega Labyrinth in Oklahoma City, OK.  Photo Credits: Souvenir Chronicles

The labyrinth of today is one of service to its community. The plaque that sits at its base denotes it as the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. It is a reminder that each walk is a beginning and an end with another beginning at the ending.  The labyrinth is located at the institution of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City in Oklahoma. It has been in service since 1904 serving it’s community well and in 1995, it became a triage site for the bombing of the Alfred Murrah building, which was only two blocks away. The blast was so powerful that it blew out portions of the church as well. In spite of all it served to bring the community back together in service of body and spirit and the inclusion of the labyrinth at this location made the service one more united in purpose.

The state of Oklahoma as a labyrinth imageDevastation and joy are two sides of the same side of life, interpreting our circumstances more fully in a wholistic way. When we walk the labyrinth we discover this more and more from the different perspectives that come together to form our thoughts and elicit our feelings. What often erupts allows for an old ideal to fall away and a new evolved one to take its place. May the journeys we travel reflect this well

Daily Insights : On this 220th day…
Explore the ways in which the things that fell apart made way for something new and improved to grow today in your walk.

 

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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Monastic Meanderings

Day 218  August 6
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

Image of the Benedictine Center labyrinth

The Benedictine Center of Christ the King Priory in Schuyler, Nebraska. Photo Credits: Soulfully You

We pass through life so quickly on our journeys from here to there, though when we can stop awhile, stroll bit and unwind the mind in the remembrance that the labyrinth is, we can appreciate again the vastness of our capacities and how longing and urgent they are to expand and explore the quantity of time and space in the small human container that has invited their spirit to reside in.  Taking a walk through the wiles of Nebraska, one can find a uniting of simplicity and an inviting of soul retreat in the town of Schuyler in the south western portion of the state.

Having driven through Nebraska enroute to other locations on numerous occasions, I’ve always found it remote with at least six hours that seemed a monotonous flatland in the drive from border to border.  It’s motto is Equal before the Law and in finding a place to call home, that is essential, though the state slogan says It’s the Good Life. They did invent Kool-aid in Nebraska, so maybe there is a little cheek too, though the idea of the Good Life produced a state of pondering.

The labyrinth image imposted on the state of NebraskaThe Benedictine Center at Christ the Priory in Schuyler is one of monastic virtue, peacefully coexisting with its neighbors and inviting all. Those who wish to learn to bring their life to simpler values, might begin to see more value in the wide open spaces Nebraska provides perhaps. Though through the acceptance of the monks, the oblates who learn to appreciate their lifestyle of spiritual work, and the community that comes to retreat and remember; the labyrinth here has unfolded a purpose of coming back, devotional inspiration and acceptance.  It’s a simple truth of what a good life is all about. Who are we not to grow in that premise?

With appreciation a walk in retreat goes a long way to clearing the cobwebs of confusion and reuniting the mind with what matters.


Daily Insights : On this 218th day…
Explore where your own cobwebs grow on your walk of today and how you come back, are inspired and accept more in the world. 



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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A Natural Unity in Nature

Day 217  August 5
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

Images of the Douglas County Sanctuary Center Labyrinth

The Sanctuary Center of Douglas County in Colorado. Photo Credits:

There are a number of labyrinths in the natural wonders of the state of Colorado, though the ones that call in the natural state seem to be the united message for Colorado. It is an area in the United States that one can see many facets as its border sits on the Continental Divide.

Just south of Denver in the small town of Sedalia, the Pfeiffer family opened up a healing and spiritual center in 2004 for all in need. The are retired, though have instituted a board so that the gardens and natural park area will remain available for any who would like to use it. There are many spiritual and religious artifacts, from a native medicine wheel, to geometric iron shapes to statues of St. Francis of Assisi. The labyrinth is made of natural area stone, and nestled by the trees finds a spot of personal sanctuary for those who feel its calling.
Image of Colorado as Labyrinth

 

Between the integration of all things natural in this labyrinth, to the people who designed and share it, to the people who maintain and care for it in the community including the Master Gardeners association, this is a wonderful example of what it means to be united.  Feel the soul of this labyrinth today in a visual walk and appreciate the sanctuary it provides within the sanctuary.

Daily Insights : On this 217th day…
Explore the feeling of the natural elements today, walk with your eyes and feel with your heart.

 

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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