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100 Word Labyrinth

Day 252  September 9
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Labyrinth Expressions

image of the 100 word labyrinth

100 Words

In ten lines of ten words each, the labyrinth is expressed.
excerpt from, 365 Days & Ways
Lynda Tourloukis

 


Daily Insights : On this 252nd day…
Describe your relationship with the labyrinth in your walk today, why is It significant?


September’s Focus

image of the theme for September, Labyrinth Expressions

Time Frame:

Introduction: September 1
Week One: Personal Internal Expression: September 2-8
–>Week Two: Projected External Expression: September 9-15
Week Three: Passionate Inspired Expression: September 16-22
Week Four: Purpose Soul Expression: September 23- 29
Conclusion and Review: September 30

What to do:

Make a Labrinth Expression ->  Take a picture of it ->  Title it and add a description ->  Send it to share it

  1. Begin with your favorite designs of the labyrinth or create your own.
  2. Add something to it like color, elements and/or different aspects to make them stand out and fit the week’s description in a way that you can relate to.
    Reshape, add or subtract elements of the design to make it fit what you want it to say.
  3. Enjoy discerning your expression. Make it fitting, honest and accurate in how it describes your experiences.
  4. Title it, add your artistic name and your location so we can see a world expression of the labyrinth taking shape.
  5.  Share your designs with a simple description to interpret your expression for posting on this site.

If you need Suggestions to help you find a weekly Expression, check our suggestion page.



Simple Reminders for your Labyrinth Expression
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• You can add one design over all, or four designs, one for each week. Send images or photos and description
• It can be an opportunity or a challenge for you.
• There is no right and wrong, only honest expression.
• Don’t wait for perfection, act on impulse and feeling, that is where our expression comes.
• Notice every time that you give of yourself, you become larger.
• Do this alone or do this with others…. be creative!
• We are not asking for personal names, only your creative cultivated name, so the world won’t know it is you; it will know your expression however.
• If you have questions, do leave your email to connect.  365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org


The Mid Month Dialogues
Join the Mid Month Dialogues
Saturday September 15th
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.

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States of What Unites

Day 213  August 1
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

50 states of labyrinths imageWelcome August!

As the world seems to be coming apart in some ways, designing new in different ways and shifting in still other ways;  these great directions, might seem to be taking us away or questioning where our path is. In the summer months of June and July, the 365 Experience has explored the labyrinths of the world and their greater purposes and uses while growing in our own explorations as a result. August presents a great way to end the summer season with a national journey exploring more of what brings us together in united purpose with insights from the labyrinths of the land that calls itself the United States.

Exploring the insights of what unites can provide a useful path with common interest in the ways we come together with the path, with ourselves, with our communities and with the world. Consider all the ways that the labyrinth brings insight about uniting. Whether it is the program you have developed, the new design you share, someone who has made a big difference  or just the walk you have with yourself; consider the labyrinth and our messages that unite this month that you might like to showcase in the United States that stand out as applying great unity.

Each day a new focus on the states of what unites will be focused in the United States. Read along, share your perspectives and hone your own states of unitedness this month and elevate our year long focus of living into greater abilities using the path of the labyrinth.

 

Daily Insights : On this 213th day…
Explore an intention for the month on this day, of the ways in which you wish to gain more insight into what unites us into our greater abilities and actions.

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. Posted links begin tomorrow. 


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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Join us for the Mid Month Dialogues

June Mid Month Dialogues June 15th at 2pm PSTJoin us
FOR MID MONTH REFLECTION DIALOGUES:

Tuesday June 15th at 2pm PST
online on ZOOM

Four Ways to Join us: 
1. Join the Discussion online:  https://zoom.us/j/639384214

2. Join the Discussion via phone: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 639 384 214

3. iPhone one-tap :US: +16468769923,,639384214# or +16699006833,,639384214#

4. For International numbers 

Each month we begin a new day by day concept that supports the quarterly focus and the year’s theme.  We meet in the middle of the month on the Ides, to see what you have created with your own honest ingenuity and to share with others what possibilities we can discover in the remaining half of the month.

Everyone is welcome, no matter your experience level as this is about using the labyrinth in different ways to create better understanding of the labyrinth and a great way to know ourselves more honestly. Discover what you are capable of with this wonderful path of possibilities.

Questions?

Contact: Lynda Tourloukis, TLS 365 Experience Coordinator

 


June Banner 2018 TLS 365 Experience World Wide Wonder

Welcome June

Our exploration this month is to discover the World Wide Wow in the unique and innovative labyrinth designs world wide that inspire us to move beyond the everyday and give us a larger labyrinthic look at what our path can truly provide. From the idea of living outside your box to simply doing something different everyday, allow this journey of June to educate you and your relationship to life with the labyrinth. We’e taking a global course in Labyrinthing!

  1. Get 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.
  2. Act 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.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday June 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
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Triple “E” Effect

Day 66: March 7
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

The grace of the Euler spiral is in its elegant lines that begin with zero curvature at the origin and then arch outward to equalize the spirals diameter in proportion to its length. It defines the linear relationship between curvature and arc length. Leonhard Euler was a Swiss German mathematician, physicist, astronomer, logician and engineer. Accomplished on many levels he is revered as a leading mathematician of the 18th century and is the only mathematician to have two numbers named after him. The elegance of this spiral was formed to innovate the concept of elasticity and to mathematics. Euler’s spiral serves as the basis for Cornu’s spiral and serves as a solution to the practical purposes of a variety of operational elements, such as those related to Gamma, Gauss Error and Hypergeometric functions.  It’s value lays in its elegant design and variable application.  Mathematicians, artists and theorists agree, it is a beautiful visual element with great purpose.

In repeating its simple structure, it can become more, as in the depiction of this six petaled connection using three Euler spirals to inspire nature’s symmetry in floral petals appreciating the long arc and central connection that naturally apply form and function. It is in the message of this spiral and its perspective from the origin point of to the curvature developed on the way to its destination that reminds us of  more efficient ways to go from our own point A to point B. Today was such a walk in removing the unnecessary and staying the course of the curve to a more effective outcome. The practicality of the labyrinth is marvelous when we consider its natural elemental design.

It is an ease for complication and an inspiring triple treat in a design that applies what is Effective, Efficient and Elegant in its purpose. 

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 67th day…
What is most efficient and effective in your walk of today, what is necessary and what does not fit the scope of your destination?

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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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Heart In Connection

Day 42: February 11
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

Today an early morning talk with middle school aged group of students didn’t go as well as planned, not bad, just not the honest emergence of conversation that typically would reach out and connected that was more true and useful. There was a lot of unsurity as to why there was a reserve, though a knowing that sometimes the truth finds its communication in time or metaphor that will find its way out in its own time.

Having time in the day, a hike in the red rocks allowed for a view of the labyrinth from far above and looking down. Today the message of curiosity was not found in the initial physical body of walking the circles, instead from a high perch of climbing above. It allowed for the creativity of a finger walk, drawing circles in the air tracing the labyrinth below , which provided a more elevated perspective. The personal message was to walk on and discover something new.

In sync with a different project,  new pathways made sense. Walking the Earth brought answers that connected and expressed themselves in a natural way that the earlier morning talk had not. Points of clarity and a formation of a systematic approach came to mind and in short order a more direct, honest and useful dialogue found its way from heart to head beneficially. Next week’s talk will benefit from this week’s questions, walk and natural sense of getting to the heart of the matter.

The red rocks will be left satisfied in the appreciation that rose throughout the discoveries and footsteps of connection that brought body to Earth and heart with soul. The honest voice of the heart rose in nature and as if to make its declaration, a heart drawn into the rock showed up with the reminder to put what matters into the heart for a more natural result. And so I did…

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 42nd day…
Walk in love, walk in honesty

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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.
Care to Share and Share to Care!

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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:
Next Mid Month 365 Experience Gathering on February 15th at Noon (EST)  to explore the monthly focus. Share your posts from your walks and experiences with our theme this week at: 365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 

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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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Exercising Variety

TLS 365 Experience #283
December 7, 2017

Coming out to find some air, the labyrinth in the garden seemed to invite some blood circulation with a walk. Rubbing palms together and pulling the scarf around my neck, I enjoyed the cool snap of crisp air as I entered. Thinking of it as an exercise, pumping arms and marching steps became part of the movement.

As I was getting into the movement, another joined me on the labyrinth. I had a moment of hesitation as it seemed a private experience and interruptive of another’s quiet time. Just as I was about to surrender my large movements, the other woman did the same arm circles and called out, “Great idea!”.  As we both continued to exercise the labyrinth, we were joined by others who had been watching from inside and soon we had to watch out in our thrusting of arms and legs, not to make a harmful connection.

It became a cheering experience of movement and amusing connection that invigorated all of us. It was also a chance to realize a different experience of the labyrinth, rather than the quiet mindful walks I have known. Realization on the labyrinth comes in many forms and today I moved myself in a variety of ways.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Darlene J., Labyrinth Enthusiast
Ohio


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
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Journey to the Center of Truth

TLS 365 Experience #269
November 24, 2017

Either too busy, tired, pain, distracted or having a variety of items pop up to take off course what I think I cannot do, the labyrinth has taught a different perspective. Years ago when thoughts were surrounded by lack in my life, the labyrinth brought abundance as it showed what was there.

When a spouse departed, the feeling of isolation and aloneness led to long walks and again to the path of paths. On the labyrinth, I was again reminded of what I had in friends, family, acquaintances, and with love of purpose, people and of life; I was never alone.

At a time when meeting failure with failure seemed to have become a trend, I sketched and in those drawings came the shape of the labyrinth that always held truth that was always available. The reality of failure was in the finding of another way.

The labyrinth design is one to remind, rediscover and reacquaint ourselves with ourselves to discover our energy source at the center of it all, our truth.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
CRT, Designer, Labyrinth Facilitator
California


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:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
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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Candles of Commitment

TLS 365 Experience #174
Aug. 21, 2017

365 Club Annual Gathering Welcome Walk 2015 IndianaLeading the former 365 Club Welcome Walk at the Gathering one year, I asked each participant to take a candle off the table that resembled the size of their ability to commit. It allowed each to be honest with themselves and to consider a healthy perspective about what they wanted to achieve and the time they wished to devote to the daily experience they wished to keep.

It helped because it wasn’t a measurement of competition, rather a dedication to what each wanted to accomplish in being a part. Some candles were tall, others were thick and the variety helped all to find the right fit for their commitment. Like the stories that were shared when we were independently connected online and in email, lighting the candles off of each other reminded how the flame of any good intention continues and as we completed the experience, the sharing confirmed a call for what our existence was all about.

Annually we can dedicate, connect and confirm, though the message was clear, keeping the light alive was up to the sharing from one to another.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Tourloukis, Labyrinth Facilitator and Designer, Former TLS 365 Club Chair
Illinois


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:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
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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Walking with Our Fathers

TLS 365 Experience #110
June 18, 2017
Labyrinth HandThe labyrinth is often called a feminine instrument as it relates to the lunar calendar and the Earth energies, which we know as Mother Earth. It may be what draws so many more women to the labyrinth than men, however it is an invitation always for everyone.

On this day that celebrates the father, the labyrinth is a wonderful tool to invite an honest reflection for father’s worldwide. As the labyrinth can take a point and spiral it inward, giving us different perspective directions to turn into; bringing in the wealth that father’s offer can be a blessing for humanity as we integrate a walk with that reality on this day.

What if on this day, we reflected on the way a father matters, the connection that children of all ages crave with their father and the one that a father really desires with his children. What if in each step we take, we all realize a step we can make to move closer to the father we have known and better wanted to know? What if we understood what it is that they wish? Consider the ways in which we are touched in heart, a physical hug, a pat, or holding a hand. Consider the ways in which we communicate in listening well, speaking what’s true and holding compassion.

May your walk of fathers, be one that changes your world.

Today’s Experience submitted:
A Father
USA


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:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
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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