Day 211 July 30
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return
The Labyrinth Society Gathering of 2013 brought us to the serenity of Vancouver Island. There one can find an active labyrinth interest and a great network of effort in the people who hosted the Gathering and the connections that have supported the growth. It appears there are 73 established labyrinths in British Columbia alone and that takes a good deal of spreading the word to create interest, enthusiasm and value. Our Gathering brought school children out to the beaches where numerous labyrinths were created by small groups. Including the designs we left embedded in the Earth’s awareness from the Gathering, there must be over 100 labyrinths that grace the space of the area of British Columbia. Vancouver Island Network.
This labyrinth in Parksville was one we visited and its vibrant blue colors emulate the sea. There are references to the sea throughout and words to bring one to a place where the water within us is activated in the walking to a calmer degree. The larger message of Canada that we can take away, is that even though they are as wide as the United States and have vast regions of uninhabitable lands in between, each province has formed a network and united in common interest, sharing the wealth in the designs and land formation and in the education and interest.
As we begin our descent from our world explorations and our look at what we bring back, this last part of Canadian labyrinths networks can be an inspiration of how we can create more together. I wanted to unite people in the region of Illinois and together with two others we began a small group of interest, so as we rejoin the United States, perhaps this world wide look might instill a closer connection for our communities in each state.
On this 211th day…
Explore the connections of the labyrinth you have within your own community. Consider how it flows and how you are a part of helping it to do so, if not, it might be an opportunity to consider.
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!
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.
- 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!
- 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?
- 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
- Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society