Posts Tagged With: creative

Horsing around with Innovation

Day 129: May 9
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Labyrinth as an Equestrian learning pathRemembering the Equestrian Riding Club that came to demonstrate the agility of the horse on the labyrinth. It was quite a demonstration of grace that allowed both horse and rider to come to a moment of truth in the elegant ease of which both navigated the turns in flow with the labyrinth’s path. There is much wonderful work done with the horse and the labyrinth and much to celebrate in the accomplishments of creativity and innovation that continually find new uses for this ancient path.

In my travels I have met individuals who rehabilitate horses using the path of the labyrinth and one might think they are wide paths, however the path is purposefully narrow and the size of a regular labyrinth. This  really shows the honest ability guided to its fuller potential. There are others that rehabilitate people with improved health, elevated emotional fortitude, reconnecting physical ability and restoring cognitive function on horseback. When they take the horse to the labyrinth, what has been reported is that both rider and horse experience beneficial improvements.

On this 129th day…
Celebrate your own navigation of the path and step into awareness of the improvements made in your physical body, attitude, aptitude and overall connected realizations.


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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Beneath the Surface

Day 113: April 23
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

The Floor Tile direction that created a labyrinth of design Just as the amusement can be found in your day when you are of mind to look for it, the labyrinth can be discovered in the most interesting places too; often that can be an equally amusing encounter to appreciate as well.  In today’s adventure both amusement came and insight in discovering first the four way pattern in the flooring of an apartment. The landlord shared that it had radiant heat flooring so the floor would always be comfortable in the winter time. At first glance the grain of which the tile moved adjacently to the next tile in a different direction brought the back and forth traversing of the labyrinth paths to mind. In viewing four of the squares, the traversing pattern changed direction and focus when moving around the four squares, similar to the concept of the Roman Labyrinth with each square completing before moving on to the next.

This design moves back and forth again in each square for a forward and seemingly backward motion that propelled a forward motion. The traversing is not unlike the radiant coils that lay beneath the surface of flooring and only after completing the design did the illustration of the flooring arrive to demonstrate a similar pattern. When we follow a feeling and flow with it, we can often learn how on track with a certain path we are. In those moments, we become most honest with ourselves in what we are capable of and often humbled by the synchronous factors that come together to remember to trust ourselves more. On this particular day, the intuitive met the creative and together the radiant experience brought a new warmth to the path laying under our feet without our having realized its value. How amusing to focus and discover how much is truly apparent about what lays just below the surface.

 

On this 113th day…
Discover the patterns that appear today and recall where else these similar patterns show up in other parts of life.

 

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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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Expanding Creativity

TLS 365 Experience #67
May 6, 2017

I used to be firmly rooted in the “left-brained” world, with my head into computers and financials and the business world. The more I walked the labyrinth, the more my creative side grew, and the less I wanted to do with things without life and color.

I expanded my world to include the creative, and now have many half-finished projects to show for it and many more projects waiting in the wings! As I’m working through finishing off existing projects, I think about how much more texture and nuance the labyrinth has brought to my world

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


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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

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

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

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Your Inner Voice Revealed

When I first started walking the labyrinth I was very left-brained and technically oriented. I always had my nose in a book or was at a computer. The more I walked the labyrinth, the more my creative side started coming out.

I see life differently now and spend much more time in a variety of types of self-expression. The labyrinth has helped me see what was inside me, yearning to be expressed and given me the inspiration to carry through.

Today’s Contribution Submitted by:
Kay Whipple, President, Labyrinth Society
New York


Join the TLS 365 Experience:  Be a part of the cycle

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

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

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation
Give and we grow, Receive and we glow

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