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The Tenth

Day 130: May 10
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

a labyrinth of ten strokesOn this 10th day of May on the 130th day of the year, celebrating the number 10 with a focus on the decade. How far have we come in ten years? Consider your experience with the labyrinth ten years ago, your status in life ten years ago and your focus of the world ten years ago. Things have changed, though what has consistently grown and developed in your abilities and possibilities?  Let this tenth day in May remind you of the first year ten years ago, then the second and continue on until you find a developing trend that you can honestly celebrate.

This labyrinth design was made with ten strokes. Three straight lines and seven circles. Each stroke a way of relating to the last ten years. Having designed a decade walk for an organization years ago that celebrated the gains and wins in each year to be acknowledged and recognized, it was a great way to bring in the anniversary of their accomplishments and honor those responsible and the actions they took to create the positive focus for the company. Approaching a new decade of life soon in this month, it is also a great reflection of celebrations that assist in appreciating some new directions. With ones and zeros that make up the number ten, the lines and circles in the number 10 create a path of possibilities.

On this 130th day…
Celebrate your past decade for the gains you have created. Observe what has grown and developed and where you are more capable.

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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Defining Lines of Imagination

Day 18: January 18
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

The call for an early morning walk brought an experience of what I would call a semi labyrinth and an opportunity. There seemed to be a directive in my steps and fond remembrance to come to this vacant area where just over a year ago I created a peace labyrinth on parachute material.

At the time a tarp was used underneath, though a surprising realization of paint where the outer edges bled through to leave left an impression of surprise to myself as well as on the concrete surface below.  I thought to repaint the surface at the time, though with predicted rains assumed it would most likely wash the traces away. The honesty defined in this moment brought forth a happy and higher regard for the durability of the paint used and simultaneously,  a responsibility of restoration to leave it a place better than when found.

Presented before me today was a walk of partiality with a charge to restore the area to its former status or to develop it in a better way.  I made the most out of the experience by deciding to walk right into the dilemma and use what was available.  It was an honest walk and a veritable look at the footprints we create. While I could walk the clear lines of the outer edges, the internal lines called for memory and imagination. What were clear were the external memories of my labors, and what was unclear was the imaginative internal structure.

As soon as I stepped into the imaginative uncharted pathways, I knew I would develop it to a more purposeful use rather than a mere resurfacing. My thoughts and actions often tend to lean toward not just making a place better for having found it, but better because of the way we experience and inhabit it. Blocks away from a school and historically vacant, a labyrinth here might be put to better use with this addition than without. I realized I could bring a little paint at a time and enjoy the unfolding process of the creation over time in it’s gradual development.

A suggestion to walk with:

Create a way to make something better today because you were there.

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:

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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

The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
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2. Receive
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The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Teach and Learn

TLS 365 Experience #121
June 29, 2017

I wonder how many stop to consider the many experiences and ways they have shared and educated with the labyrinth. It is a moment of appreciation for all we actually have learned by what we share.

Aside from personal development I continually appreciate the many ways the  labyrinth becomes teacher. I have coached others with the labyrinth in group and individual session and experience. There are great meaningful messages in our walk and our talk that ease individuals into new perspectives and a sense of appreciation for each to realize their own discoveries. It is like a path of permission where we both teach and learn.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Ann L. Labyrinth Facilitator, Path Coach

The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:

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

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