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Two Become One

Day 194  July 13
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return

a partial view of both turf maze and labyrinth brick path.

The Archbishop’s Maze at Chelsea Fringe in England. Photo Credits: Chelsea Fringe

The Labyrinths of England and Great Britain are plentiful, historic and revolutionary. They come in all shapes and sizes though we know them for their turf construction, cultural acceptance and often mysterious histories. Whether its ritual, celebration or statement; England holds a bastion of wealth in labyrinth lore. Exploring is a wonderful adventure with the labyrinths of England.

If you are at all familiar with labyrinths, you know they are not a maze, though a maze can be a labyrinth. The two are often confused and it is quite interesting to see notable art and literary works that are unclear or incorrect. It is thus delightful to discover the Archbishop’s Maze at Grey’s Court near Henley-on-Thames, west of London. It is both a turf maze and a labyrinth, if you walk the path you discover the labyrinth and if you stay on the turf it becomes the magical message of the maze.  It is located just beyond the Kitchen Gardens.

Commissioned in 1981, the labyrinth was designed with Archbishop Runcie’s enthronement speech in mind which urged the people to help each other unravel the maze of life. The labyrinth path is almost a quarter of a mile in length and at its center is a plaque that designates the four directions of nature as well as a junction of the crucifix. The seven rings of the labyrinth celebrate the seven days of creation and the entire design represents a crown of thorns. From the the religious intent to the spiritual opening all can come together in celebrating unraveling life’s mysteries together.

Our journey is all about the coming together of questions and answers, ideas and actions and exploration that brings harmony to the opposites. There we will find our truth and our capacities. As England is rich with labyrinth availability and wisdom, let this be a mere introduction of the variety that awaits. Explore and discover further adventures from those who have come together to provide the lessons of the labyrinth in cultural appreciation in England and beyond.
The Labyrinth Community of the UK

On this 194th day…
Explore the ways in which you bring two sides into one story.

 

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!

 


World Wide Explorations in the Month of July 2018 for the TLS 365 Experience. Part II
Welcome July!

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.

  1. 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!
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Evolution with Expression

Day 192  July 11
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return

An illuminated spiral labyrinth with sprays of water shooting upward .

The Illuminated Spiral Water Labyrinth of Tarragona, Spain. Photo Credits: Touristico Info

Crossing the expanse of Spain from Santiago to near the French border is another Camino of discovery in the small town of Tarragona.

It is a touristy area with parks, beaches and attractions and it’s proximity to the south of France is influenced with expressions of Spain and France.

Located at a sea side park is the Labyrinth de Aqua, a spiraled labyrinth of water that becomes illuminated in the evenings for visual beauty and a joyous playful respite from the heat. Designed for its functionality and for its visual appeal, the labyrinth is finding its way in the world.

Five circuit rings make up a circular labyrinth with simple spaces for egress that also double as a fountain

The White five circuit water labyrinth of Marta Pan among the streets of Paris. Photo Credits Paris LaDouce

Traveling north to Paris another fountain calls attention to the work of sculpture Margaret Pan. In the 1980’s a surge of artistic restoration began in hopes of bringing a balance of spirituality to the communities of Old Paris and through a contest, Pan became the selected artist representing the simplicity of flow in water and white near Belleville district’s park area between the 11th and 19th arrondissements.

2100 meters of corrugated cardboard are massed in folds that stand approx seven feet to create a huge labyrinth of paper.

The Paper Labyrinth of Galleria Continua Les Moulins in France.  Photo Credits: Nicolas Giraud

With more appreciation for the application of the labyrinth as Art, designer Micheal Pistoletto impresses France with his artistic labyrinth rendering in 2100 meters of corrugated cardboard at the Galleria Continua Les Moulins only about an hour away from the fountain sculpture in Paris.

The labyrinth is many things to many people and in crossing the border from Spain to France and transcending the labyrinths of prehistoric carvings and glyphs to the medieval majesties into the times of our present lives, the labyrinth might be an expression of our civilizations passion and purpose. Our purpose of the month is to explore, our purpose of the year is to discover the possibilities of our truths. In the fascinating countries that bring us such rich history, we are blessed to discover there is so much more open to interpretation.

 

On this 192nd day…
Explore the many ways you appreciate the labyrinth in both passion and purpose from the simple drawings to the permanent structures and the programs for others to the simple walks of reflection.

 

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!

 


World Wide Explorations in the Month of July 2018 for the TLS 365 Experience. Part II
Welcome July!

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.

  1. 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!
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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A Walking Gift in the Blue Labyrinth

Day 161:  June 10
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

The Katoomba Labyrinth of the Blue Mountains Photo Credits Katoomba Labyrinth Facebook Page

On the Edge of Australia in the Blue Mountains is a community garden that brings out the best in those who walk its artistic design. The labyrinth is situated within a historic landmark site in an area called New South Wales in the town of Katoomba. Its brick and mosaic design features a large mosaic in the center to symbolize our unity. The Katoomba region is in the area called the Blue Labyrinth, referring to the mountain range for its natural wonders, hiking and sacred respect.

Exploring this labyrinth, a true find was discovered in the video made by Lisa Gidlow Moriarty of Paths of Peace. Walk the labyrinth in peaceful steps as if you are there. Notice how the natural artistic design and your mind unwind in real time appreciation. This might be the exploration many might not make in this lifetime, though it is a true gift to be able to explore through the help of another’s giving nature. Enjoy your explorations.

 

On this 161st day…
Explore the gifts of your abilities that you give so easily to others, and the ones that you might like to share more of. Walk on the how and the why….

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!

 


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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Welcome June

Day 152:  June 1
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

Sand Designs by Denny Dyke

Photo Credits Artist Denny Dyke, Oregon

Welcome the Joy of June! We begin to find ourselves nearing the middle of the year in this month’s arrival and in our year long program of exploration and celebration of our abilities, June offers us a chance to recognize ourselves in the world of labyrinths. This month we become global in our pursuits on the path of possibilities and explore the labyrinths of the world that move past the traditional and explore the fullness of their design capacity.  Your opportunity is to join in with sharing the natural, inspired and differently designed labyrinths of the world.whatJune

Whether it is in the programming you offer for education, the design you build to provide insight, the artistry you create to share perspective or the unique ways in which you walk or connect to embrace an experience, how might those unique differences speak to your journey and yourself in the year that lives more honestly in who we truly are?

 

June 1st – Global to Local: 

Today’s design comes from the Oregon coast where artist Denny Dyke makes a composite of symbols and designs of the labyrinth into one walking experience. The wonder is in the artist who simply puts together the things that are important and combines the pieces to make one whole experience. Today discover how can you make more out of more labyrinths. I’ve often put together many labyrinths for one experience so can relate to this Artist and appreciate the reminder to be barefoot into the goodness of what nature provides. Where you don’t have a beach, you might have a sandbox or a box for sand and finger designs.

On this 152nd day…
Explore an idea of an area of your life this month where you would like to get out of the box of conformity.

 


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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Scrabyrinthing

Day 139: May 19
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Scrabblizing the Labyrinth with ideas from the Amused Muse 2018As the play with words continues on our scrabble message boards today, a number of expressions have come up that make the experience all the more enjoyable in creating designs with words and words of design. It seemed it would be a fun game to develop and so am putting together designs and ideas for something that could be educational and inspirational. With young students, it’s typical for us to create labyrinths out of a variety of materials that are on hand or with a greater intention, such as canned or boxed food for a food or gloves and mittens for a mitten labyrinth. Though with words and designs it can inspire something new.

These were a few of the designs that speak to our purpose in this year of finding our greater abilities and a definition of what the labyrinth is. In the game of Scrabble there is a limitation with the number of letters available so some creative solutions are coming forth to explore on the path, with the path and for the path of the labyrinth.  Cause for appreciation, celebration with inspired realization

On this 139th day…
Walk with your favorite expressions of the labyrinth in quote, story or saying. Observe the ways in which you are that expression.

 


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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Thresholds

Day 115: April 25
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

The labyrinth of doorwaysWaiting brought attention to the environs of the room in which participants acted as waitees, each with a unique way to pass the time. It seems when we wait we forget the opportunity to simply communicate. We have the commonality of why we are waiting and what we are waiting for, though engaging people into simple conversation can sometimes seem a challenge. Finding no need to push beyond the boundaries of receptivity, the mind can be entertained with an engaging experience of imagination in the use of what surrounds us that we don’t often see. What became present was the doorway.  59 rings displayed the natural origin of the wood in age of the hallowed tree that it was produced from and amused by the circular nature of the rings, the design of the doorway became a new threshold experience for the labyrinth.

Passing time with amusing pursuits invited the creativity to see beyond mere rings and into the wisdom of this doorway. It brought opportunities to discover more beyond its stationary position in the wall and left to imagination and inspiration of what possibilities might lay just beyond the door frame. Always inspired by doorways and the invitation to live on the other side differently, each doorway holds that opportunity. Yet, why wait to go through with waiting being the operative word for the day; seize the potential of play and beyond the mind of design and like this new doorway, waiting can be a productive and potential building bit of amusing insight. The labyrinth can be a doorway to unlimited possibilities.

 

On this 115th day…
Step over the threshold into the labyrinth today and notice what is opened, how wide its opened and what is welcomed. Notice the doorways of your day afterwards for an insightful day of possibility

 

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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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An Appealing Labyrinth

Day 110: April 20
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

A labyrinth of bananasThe banana is an amusing fruit as it has a natural smile built right in. It’s handy packaging makes it portable and potable in the easy nutrition category. Today we were given  bananas for a snack and in working with youth, they were given a creative fun challenge in developing the many things the banana might represent. As bananas grow in groups called a hand, each banana is actually a finger and when you consider a labyrinth of bananas, you really can call it a finger labyrinth.

The banana’s natural curvature makes for a labyrinth just by laying them end to end and reversing the pattern as well for an inner spiral. Though when considering the great information regarding the healthy benefits bananas offer us, so it’s playable potency is only a small portion of what the banana provides us with.  One might say its fruit with appeal and a finger labyrinth that is appealing.

 

On this 110th day…
Peel back a few layers of reality today in your walk today to discover the essential appeal of what lays within.

 

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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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A Whorled World

Day 86: March 27
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

A Whorled WorldStepping into this Spring day in all its icy briskness was a chilling reminder that this was no longer the warmth of the South West and time here would need a layer or two to adapt. However frozen fingers from today’s walk in the park brought attention in the process of warming them to the finger tips and our finger prints. Having designed a different fingerprint labyrinth years ago, this month’s focus on the spiral brings more introspective and something new to appreciate. There is always something new to learn and in this expanse we can discover a moment of honesty with ourselves that is expansive.

In the scope of fingerprints, we have natural spirals in three basic designs, Whorls, tents and loops. Every living being has a unique set of prints, even identical twins.  The majority of us have loops, about 30% have whorls and about 5% have tents or arches. Our finger prints develop in about the 10th week of pregnancy and can adapt their shape based on a variety of factors including the baby’s position, what it touches in utero, nutrition of the mother and the blood pressure and oxygen levels of baby and mother.

If you wanted to create the most unique labyrinth in the world, dip your whorls into a little ink or beet juice and make a fingerprint design. Today’s design is a photograph of a friend’s fingerprint. Blowing it up and following the design it was easy to make a few adjusting arcs and lines to reveal the spiraling labyrinth within. As there are unused portions and a second path discovered, the bounty of this design is in its abundance and instant access. The genius of ourselves is at our fingertips!

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 86th day…
Discover an appreciation of the awareness gained as the lines of your life meet on the lines of the labyrinth, the spiral of insight is yours to enjoy.

 

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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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The Helical Heart

Day 84: March 25
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

The Helical HeartTheir are a harmony of spirals within the human heart that include a myriad of functions. The muscular shape of the heart is formed by a process of folding into a helix  in four basic motions or narrowing, shortening, lengthening and widening. The actual spiraling nature of this action was not fully understood until Dr. Francisco Torrent-Guasp dissected the heart to find where the heart began and ended. Previously spirals were known to exist internally and externally in the way the ventricles opened to allow the nature of blood flow to spiral though the heart and the natural electrical system flow, though not until this new discovery of the heart’s very nature was it ever considered as a spiral.

Today’s solo walk of reflection allowed for a deeper listening that engaged feeling to experience the path of blood flow through the heart and the expanded breath opening the spiral of our heart and the folding back into place in exhalation. To be still in the realization of this wonder of our continual nature made up as a spiral and then to walk the spiral in conjunction with this concept. The falling in love, out of love and spiring into and out of action may be more emotional in nature, though when connected to the breath it is easier to see the very nature of our ability and actions inspiraled in our existence.

Today’s inspired design follows the spiraling nature of the heart unfolded flat and narrowing, shortening, lengthening and widening in the way of its natural design.

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 84th day…
Create a helix of awareness as you turn and weave your way spiraling into the center of your experiences today. Observe what you walk away with in each.

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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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Spiral Encounters

Day 72: March 13
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

Today’s walk was dedicated in spirit to a sister in law who’s caring sharing heart is remembered on her birthday by many. Looping the spirals together combined different ordinations of curved plane with each adding an element to the wholeness of this labyrinth and the thoughts behind its creation. Six sisters brought their feminine spirit together today on the labyrinth inspiring this design. It incorporates the individuality of each individual and the connectedness made when we come together.  It moved from one sister’s focus to a focus for all feminine spirit.

As each brought their significant gifts, all benefitted from the exchange of giving and receiving. Like a ribbon in a dance passing through each sister, it picked up their character and larger world element each represented to the whole of our story on our path of tribute and dedication. The three symbols in the center remind us that when two join in one mind, a third element occurs that is a result of the two working together.

It was a moment to realize significance and surprise how the form of this design evolved with the sister tribute, the included women and the feminine elements spiraling together  A light insight into how spirals show us our movement and engagement with existence, either walking into it, from it or in the moments in between. Combining spirals, elements and purpose with the labyrinth makes the whirled go round with ease, enjoyment and great relevance.

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 72nd day…
Walk in mind of connection and in all you encounter, give a name to what it represents and note how it relates with the next item you encounter and so on.

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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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