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The ARC Pathway

Day 150: May 30
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

The Three Fold Pathway Labyrinth by the Amused MuseOn the labyrinth the three fold path is a suggestion to release to receive and then reflect providing a wisdom of the R’s. They remind us of our busy mind and bring the labyrinth to task in providing the way for our way to prevail. Though what if we took the focus we’ve been using this month instead. Would it not elevate us from the condition of busy mind, that requires relaxing to hear our truth, to a curious mind that is ready and wants to use our truth?  For something new, we might want to explore the possibility of changing our approach to explore a different kind of outcome.

Just for today, let’s experiment a little with our busy minds. Lets use the trio of ideas presented this month and walk in different combinations to see what is a good fit and what brings a unique and useful outcome.  As you begin your walk, use a focus of appreciation and as you do realizations can come into your experience. Celebrate the realizations of the appreciations and you might just replace any need of having to release because you’ve increased your frequency to appreciate. We are innately born to appreciate and when we apply it the world looks differently and changes our realization to one that gives cause for celebration.

Experiment by walking in with celebration first and then notice your realization. It is likely that  appreciation is present in the outcome.  Experimenting by beginning with realization can sometimes lead us back to rationalization, and leaves both appreciation and celebration out of the equations. Explore and observe the catalyst reaction between appreciation, realization and celebration for yourself.  Awareness, education and application come into the arena and are part of our year long quarterly focus. If we can find more of it with this ARC approach, perhaps greater insights await us in what we can explore in the rest of the year.

 

On this 150th day…
Explore the walk of appreciation for realization and celebration then experience the walk of celebration for appreciation realization.

 


The Month of Celebration, Appreciation and Realization

May’s Focus: Celebration

Life is a celebration to explore in the next 31 days. With the idea of walking the labyrinth and its tri-focus on releasing, receiving and reflecting, let’s shift the perspective to one that walks in with appreciation, finds the honest realization from each day and walks out in celebration.  Observe what 31 days of this focus might reflect and how it elevates our life condition.

Four focus points to expand your celebration of this month’s experience:

  1. Share your ideas, in your personal experiences, how you share the labyrinth with others, art, design or method of construction or in other ways that it may be utilized. Let others know about this daily experience and opportunity by sharing it. Find us on this blog and on the Labyrinth Societies Facebook page
  2. Join our Mid Month Dialogues on May 15th at 2pm CST for a lively look at what you have created and will create in the idea of celebration. This month’s theme was a direct result of our last month’s Mid Month Dialogue!
  3. Participate in the daily opportunity of this educational focus of  your personal journey, how you lead, teach or share with others, and what you create for contribution or purpose with this theme.
  4. Remember that our theme is about finding our greater capacities, abilities and true realities in being honest with our potential. We focus on what we can do as it is inherently more useful and productive.
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Muse of Curious Wonder

Day 118: April 28
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

labyrinth in the Utah SkyThe road before us is full of unknown wonders and opportunities. When curious about what truly lays within our ability zone and willing to travel the paths that can take us there is when we are being most honest and loving with ourselves. Risk can be found in the quiet subtle shifts we make as much as in the loud and roaring moments and while the idea can take us out of our normal condition and into exploration and inquiry, it is a catalyst that puts our feet on the path and urges movement.

In awe and wonder, this cross country drive included the west, central and southern areas of Utah as the one state that reminds us that in Utah, life is elevated. Appreciating the vast openness of path and possibility, the big sky beams as a brilliant Azul backdrop against an ever changing scenery of wind sculpted artistic displays of mountain range from East to West and North to South. In the width of peripheral scope at first glance there appeared to be two lines of roadway cutting a winding division throughout the state, though at further inspection, pathways of diversity became offshoots of intersections that trailed away reminding of diversity of the many paths available for our curiosity and explorations. One has only to look ahead and be willing to travel into, past and through the unknown to make known the wonders that can be discovered.

Curiously stopping to investigate a few interesting invitations of journey, the path appears to be everywhere calling our first step. Be the muse of curious wonder in the steps that are taken or sought out today. Be amused by your own musings.

On this 118th day…
Let your muse of curiosity take you on a journey of the path. Open your body to receive the gems that appear amidst your steps.

 

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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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The Yes of No

Day 102: April 12
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

Yes over No labyrinth design by the Amused MuseToday was a day of hearing too many no’s, too many worries and too much of what won’t work as opposed to a more natural focus on what does.

To this individual who’s made a living on bringing to light what works, what’s right and what is natural over normal, hearing too much in the opposite direction can drive an urgent focus on creativity to restore the balance.  It became a YES day and surrounded by a world of No’s, a design came to mind that developed a labyrinth that might take a while to matriculate to allow the time to remember and redirect a focus to one that isn’t just positive, it can be a more effective and efficient way to do everything.

One can be reminded through the 40 labyrinths of NO before embarking upon the YES and the seven other NO‘s that are found among the YES that all the NO is essential often to find the value of the YES. Sales people are often told to achieve and appreciate the NO as it can be instrumental in defining the nature and behavior of the YES.  For those light hearted enough to play with the NO, turning each one into a YES can provide a wealth of understanding and insight to elevate our human condition.

 

On this 102nd day…
Amuse yourself with the No’s in your life or of this day. Walk with the easy one’s first and in your steps discover the value of each NO and how it leads to a YES.

 

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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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Move Matter

Day 64: March 5
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

The Archimedes Spiral is known as the Arithmetic Spiral because at its center point it has the ability to connect on radius with other equational points as it expands. Named after the Greek mathematician born in the 3rd century BC, Archimedes did not invent or discover this spiral, though translated its use to square the circle and trisect an angle. This basic form remains a significant basis for the mechanical designs that compress gases, coils for watches, water springs and even the grooves in our recording devices. We can find this design in microbiology, neurology and even digital light processing to name a few applications.

One may not consider this simple spiral much of a labyrinth, until you add the component of an individual walking it. We are the added element that becomes the movement and part of the mechanism of a scroll compressor.  Our movement into the spiral becomes a moving spiral that applies itself to the permanent element of the spiraled curvature line. When we do this, we are simulating the active motion of a scroll compressor.  In walking we activate the math and mechanism without much thought of the realization that we have indeed become a element of moving matter. It is no surprise that the spiral designs within our human structure are also activated with our movement and that we stir our mind, our body and the seat of our soul.

Activating the human condition awakens are part of the equation and as we move matter, we also move what matters.

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 65th day…
Turn your own spirals into a mechanism for what matters for your energy and matter as a human machine to realize, surprise and energize more signif

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March’s Focus

As it is now the third month of the year and our last month of growing awareness before we delve into the ways of education, allow this month be one that creates both the light hearted discovery and profound realization. How can you create more awareness with the labyrinth personally or in the ways you share with others? Where do you notice a spiral effect that takes you to the point or away from it? Be on the lookout for the spiraling nature this month.

  1. Realize
    In the 31 Days this month offers, become aware of the daily realizations that you create and discover. Walking daily creates compound interest in what you look forward to and discover each day. Let March become your month of expanded capacity as you walk to make each day and adventure in exploration of what more you can explore. Seek to spiral into new and inspiring realization and whether it is rich and profound or light hearted and amusing… be open, walk with intention and you are bound to come away larger.

2. Surprise
One can realize and find much in the depth of understanding that awareness offers us, though when we look forward to realization of that depth and awareness, it can inspire new ways of appreciation and discovery in both our  process and capabilities as we are constantly growing, no matter what age. Invite the element of  surprise into what you realize as it can lift what you discover into seeing a bit more than before.  Notice the spiral effect of how you move from realize to surprise and make discovery more significant and true.

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Deconditioning

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.

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A suggestion to walk with:

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

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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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