Posts Tagged With: Design

Walking and Creating

TLS 365 Experience #199
September 15, 2017

To test myself and remember the pattern of the labyrinth when there is no labyrinth around, I will often begin with the classical design and move in and to the left to circle around fully back to the beginning, dropping down to reverse again around to the other side and turning to reverse once again before circling around again. It is when I get into the center that I often forget whether it is a left or right turn. After a moment it comes back and I move. There are no lines, just walking the labyrinth in a room, outside, in the sand, snow or where ever the moment takes me. I walk, and create it where ever I happen to be.

A finger design always seems easier to create, though the mindfulness and amusement is often in creating one from memory and putting down no tracks, just walking and creating as  I move along.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A. Neely, Labyrinth Enthusiast, Artist
Illinois


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Labyrinth As Community

TLS 365 Experience #190
September 6, 2017

The community that makes up a labyrinth as plotted on a labyrinthA woman in our city discovered the labyrnth and found an enthusiasm for them, the more she studied and researched. She offered it to her small community group and from there is grew into a small network of interested enthusiasts and it served their small community well.

In this way the labyrinth itself creates a community in its design. It takes one main unicursal individual who finds an interest and becomes the center point and purpose. They create the meeting point for internal and external experiences. A number of devoted individuals are like the borders that hold space for the labyrinth to flourish in its offering and solid in its message to the purpose and community. The labrys are the necessary individuals who help make the pivoting decisions and decisive directions for the community or network and often ask the questions that promote the growth of new directions. Where the group of community comes together for education, application and discovery, they in turn develop the path.

It is with the purpose, supporting foundation and the pivotal change positions that the labyrinth is provided. The community it then serves, will pave the path by its desire for it. Whether it is the larger Labyrinth Society, the local networks, or just a small group of enthusiasts, each member  plays a pivotal role and when we apply those roles to the labyrinth, we might see a purpose within the purpose that is created.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Anna K., Labyrinth Coach
Illinois


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Beach Designs

TLS 365 Experience #168
Aug. 15, 2017

The beach is always a favorite place to draw and experiment with new designs. The sand in the morning is moist enough to use a simple stick and draw a design large enough to walk or small enough to follow with your eyes. I experiment and wipe away what I don’t like and add something new as I develop an idea or image. I’ve also just like to leave behind designs and wonder what becomes of them between the tides and the others who come along to discover this interesting design left behind.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Mary W., Labyrinth Designer, Facilitator
California


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Learning Service

TLS 365 Experience #165
Aug. 12, 2017

Having traveled the breadth and width of Illinois years ago on my own labyrinth tour, I discovered there were about eight labyrinths built by Boy Scouts who were each independently earning the highest distinction award of Eagle Scout by building a community labyrinth.  It surprised me that there weren’t any built by Girl Scouts here or that any had endeavored to develop this for their Gold Award. Though in understanding that their aren’t as many High School girls that stay in scouting as boys, it made more sense.

The Girl Scout labyrinth Project Illinois 2013So, years later when approached by a small group of Girl Scouts who were in eighth grade and High School, I was delighted to mentor them for a year before we actually built the labyrinth for our community.  It was an honor to help them understand how they might personally use it and where it could serve a community.

We held many sessions to learn and appreciate more about the value they were considering offering. While not for their Gold Award, they did receive a badge award for their dedication and service. As they became more familiar, they began searching location options, drawing community interest, securing materials and considering design and purpose. As they planned and prepared they drew in support and assistance and discovered requirements and ideas for what to do once implemented.

The building took only a well planned week to plot, dig, surface, lay materials and develop and in all, members of the community were on hand to service and support the project throughout cheering the girls efforts from start to finish. Happy to be a part, it was great to see community come forth to accept, appreciate and support the labyrinth and the young ladies who learned much about service in the process.

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Lynda Tourloukis, Labyrinth Designer, Facilitator, Coach
Illinois


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Move and Be Moved

TLS 365 Experience #136
July 14, 2017

Stone LabyrinthThe secret of the labyrinth’s ability is in how we each apply it.

Whether walking, watching, finger walking, drawing or creating a design, the common application is movement. We move with it and it moves us.

Our physicality is shifted, our cognitive construct considers and reconsiders, the way we relate to it, ourselves and others stretches our emotional response and how we connect and our moved internally affects our spiritual inner knowing.

A labyrinth is merely geometry until it’s geography is explored with movement.

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
LAT, Labyrinth Facilitator and Designer
Nevada


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Labyrinths In Life

TLS 365 Experience #132
July 10, 2017

Labyrinth sewer coverWhen your focus is about the labyrinth, they seem to show up everywhere. From the simple Greek Key design to a fully walkable permanent design;  we can find them in society and nature.

The geometric shapes become more plentiful and seem to be represented in pattern and fabric and over the years I have found them in the most interesting of areas and places I wouldn’t really expect.

Meanders in nature and design, clothing and architecture are really more common than we might think. Look up, look down they are all around.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
B Murray, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Utah


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A Simple Check In

TLS 365 Experience #113
June 21, 2017

I used to walk the labyrinth daily, I did this for years and wasn’t at all sure of why I made a daily commitment of it.  Yet, something about taking a walk somewhere in my day gave me a  reference point for being present to what I was to experience or what I had experienced. Before I went to sleep, I would journal a bit and the experience of the labyrinth always seemed to find its way into the writing, explaining or narrating my day as if had been part of the design.

I am not sure why I stopped walking daily, though know it was a different time when I did. I realized in my regular walking,  I wasn’t able to go to sleep or feel complete in my day until I had a recap of it by walking the labyrinth. It was never an obligation, just something I looked forward to.

Now, I am not so frequent, though do realize that there are times when I just want to regroup and I find myself stopping in the midst of the day to trace a finger labyrinth in the air. Short and sweet it does the job of giving me a moment to check in.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
CM, Labyrinth Facilitator
Florida


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Design it Your Way

TLS 365 Experience #90
May 29, 2017

My morning was beginning to take on great proportions of inefficiency in time and task. I knew I had to stop and reflect as I was seeming to repeat a great number of steps to get closer to my goal. Just when I was thinking I was almost there, I seemed to be farther away and when I finally surrendered I found I was closer than expected.

Remembering the labyrinth, I realized I had been traveling the it’s path, though quite ineffectively. I stopped to reframe the necessity of my production versus my efforts and understood I didn’t need to use the 12 circuits of the Chartres Design I had been walking. Cutting out a few redundancies, I found a five circuit path would provide me with more time and better reflection.

As I relate things more like a walk on the labyrinth, my five circuits make a lot of sense. They’ve become rich and quality oriented. I see this as my five step program and in each path what is most important is accomplished and when it seems to reverse its pattern with new direction from time to time, I see it is just a moment for review  with checks and balances to realize before moving forward.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Claire E., Administrator, TLS Member
Nevada


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Walking With The Body

TLS 365 Experience #83
May 22, 2017

I walk a lot.
I like to walk.
When I am on a long walk in nature it is a fabulous thing to be reminded of how natural we truly are. There is a sense of naturalness that I relate to as I walk the labyrinth.

As I move inward in a spiraling way and recognize the shifts in the turn that occur on my journey inward, I recogize the natural way our body flows. The brain and the belly each wind themselves inward to a central location, though along the way there are these turns that seem to take slighly different directions, only to return again moving inward. The fingerprints navigate in the same manner as does the fine circuitry of our inner ears, though looking at the design in our outer ear makes for wonder as well.

When we look more closely at the body design, there is much to indicate that it’s natural operation is very labyrinth in nature. So when I do place my foot upon the path to begin a walk and focus on the whole of my body, I find that everything about me is alert to the steps I take in a most natural way.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Ann T., Life Talker, Labyrinth Walker
Illinois


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Just Different

TLS 365 Experience #42
April 11, 2017

I came upon an interesting path.

Located at the front of the church, it was far enough away from the busy street, though instead of being private and secluded in the back or side, it was right out in front. Thirteen yews encircled it to create a secluded environment, and it was as if the yews served as a large arm of the church protecting this sacred space. Interesting!

The path turned right at the beginning, which was different and reminded me of what a right-handed society we truly live in. The path was also elevated, leaving the borders at ground level…growing more curious.

A unique design, and though it met all the labyrinth specifications, it was just different. The artifacts and icons surrounding it were an interesting mix of yellow roses, religious statuary, modern peace symbols, flags, hearts and whimsically placed as if a guard, A small resin stated of Scooby Doo of cartoon animation.

Nothing wrong or odd, though very different and curious. An unusual creation among the many I’ve visited. Then discovering soon after that this labyrinth had been built by Youth Ministry. Ahhh….understanding. Smile…just different!

Today’s Experience submitted by:
LAT, Life Design
Illinois


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