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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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Spring Up

Day 79: March 20
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

Day79_SpringUp_TheAmusedMuse2018The First Day of Spring Arrives and with it a rise in what spirals into bloom, up from the Earth and into our visual awareness. Whether it is a seed or plant budding or the birth of something new, it is a time when things begin to look up. Goodbye to the winter months of hibernation and an invitation to unfurl, open and rise up into this day that marks our calendar year of Spring’s change of season.

Spirals come in many forms, found in the natural environment or the man made one, following the spiral to meet its destination is a reckoning of path with purpose. Celebrating Spring with travels made for an early morning walk in a new state, new direction, new labyrinth and new season for new ideas. Spiral into renewal.

 

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 79th day…
Walk in newness and with a budding birth and observe what opens for you.

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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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Inwards In Words

Day 75: March 16
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

Day75_InwardsInWords_TheAmusedMuse2018As we move from mid month into the second half our focus after our Monthly Dialogues tends to raise consciousness to take what we explored in the first half of the month of realization to expanding, deepening and enjoying the value of each experience that comes with the wisdom of what was gained.

That is what this month’s focus of Realize and Surprise is all about. Surprise yourself in this last half with what is possible by going a little farther, looking a little deeper or enjoying another aspect of this month that is an awesome appreciation in the study of spirals; math’s moving  magical mystery.

Today was a writing day and in going a little farther, even our words can become a spiral of purpose and practicality that move us into the point.  The design created today was a direct result of the direction the words inspired.

 

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 75th day…
What words spiral you into deeper insight?

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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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Want, Desire and Choice

Day 50: February 19
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

This mornings walk reflected the waking message of truth. Reminded of the story of a young women who walked alongside God on a an ocean landscape where the gentle tides quietly arrived to moisten the sand and provide the proof of existence through footprints, the women revealed her awakening and marveled in her realizations as God patiently listened.

She appreciated what did not and what did as she broke the silence with the awe of what she was feeling. God’s only comment was that she held his hand, because she had wanted to.

The truth of what we truly want, desire or choose shows up in our everyday, realizing that and how much more could occur in this direction takes only the simple act of allowing it to occur. That is why it often takes us a lifetime to sort out what we learn and understand. Let today’s walk be this simple and note what you allow into the experience and how it elevates your own truth, especially if it doesn’t work. That is a truth we know and allow for an important reason. When it does work, we think it is magic. Both are you… enjoy your walk.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 50th day…
Consider without a right or a wrong, what occurs in your walk, and how true it is.

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February’s Focus

As it is the second month of the year, enjoy two opportunities… discovery and realization.

  1. Discover your Love capacity:
    This month’s 28 days will focus on how we are loving the moments we are creating. Learning to be “in love” with our focus, it expands who we are beyond the partnered relational aspects and into the focus of loving what we offer the world, who we are in community, relating at a higher level to everything and everyone; and most significantly,  elevating the relationship we have with ourselves. Prepare for a wonderful experience of exercising the power of love with the freedom of honesty to realize a greater look at possibilities and potential n a delightful way. Discover how capable you are!

2. Realize synchronous evidence:
Inspired by the variety of heart shaped labyrinths, this month capture your experiences with images of the heart. Be on the look out for where the synchronicity of the moments where your heart is in focus and then look around to see where you can find the shape of a heart in symbol. Your awareness will expand and you just might be surprised to find that when we look with an open heart, we can find it in reference near by. It does require a bit of imagination, though the findings are wonderfully worth it. Share all the heart shaped labyrinth images you find with images, links or comments and I will be happy to post the images and moments.
Care to Share and Share to Care!

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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:
Next Mid Month 365 Experience Gathering on February 15th at Noon (EST)  to explore the monthly focus. Share your posts from your walks and experiences with our theme this week at: 365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 

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Mirrored Effect

TLS 365 Experience #270
November 25, 2017

There are times when I used to think that I could not do one more thing. Life can get pretty overwhelming and whether it is in all the things to do and complete, or in all the things I need to be, it just felt like there was no point in going further. It is when I learned to step back and evaluate what I am doing and whether it is worth it, that it became the first step all over again. Either I walked away from what wasn’t necessary or purposeful or walk toward what I began with a new appreciation.

I realized this one day on the labyrinth as I kept finding distraction and losing the path. I started over a number of times before realizing that I did not need to start from the beginning. That made me realize I could start from where I was at and go where I wanted..or not even go at all.

It was no surprise to me to see my kids in this quandry in figuring out homework, projects or just doing something they thought they wanted to do. When I began to change my direction, so did they. Of the things I learn on the labyrinth, this one opened up the gift of a mirror.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Georgia, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois

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The Wisdom of Waiting

TLS 365 Experience #237
October 23, 2017

Our message to the class today was to put something in and take something away.

We demonstrated this balanced equation on the labyrinth by walking in with a problem and returning with a solution. To prove the point we asked for it to be of a personal nature that each could find some element that was the solution or could lead them to one.

As the walk completed our discussion added the value of patience as several had been blank on finding solution, though noted the more peaceful way they felt. We offered a patience meditation and made a writing assignment for the evening.

By the next day everyone had found an answer or element that led them to look in a new direction.  When we teach we discover more than we knew before.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Jen Stone, Educator, Veriditas Facilitator
Indiana


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Driving the Labyrinth

TLS 365 Experience #192
September 8, 2017

Wanting to find two labyrinths in a town I was passing through, I had the addresses and a map to navigate. The first road was on a one way street. This took several circumnavigational tours down the opposite street and back again until finding the opening was farther down than indicated to cross over.

The next direction met construction rerouting, which looped up, over and back again to drive up another street and over. The third direction dead ended and so a turning around was necessary and the drive back brought us to where it seemed we began. Once the navigational labyrinth had been completed, there was the finding of the outdoor labyrinth on hospital property. After several negotiations, corridors, cut throughs and turn arounds, the small garden setting with the labyrinth was a happy discovery.

Going to the second labyrinth was a route more enhanced by construction changes and lane closures and after the fifth turn around we realized that we had been driving the labyrinth longer than we did in discovering and walking it.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Josh Plueres, Educator, TLS Member
Florida


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
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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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A Decision for Indecision

TLS 365 Experience #145
July 23, 2017

It was a day of indecision where chaos lay claim. After too many coincidental experiences of inefficiency, I surrendered to the whirlwind style of the day and what it held. Where my thoughts wanted to sort it all out on the labyrinth later on, every step became a beleagured indenture.

I found it wise to stop and become still as the currents of  the day continued to carry on and in that moment I surrendered my thoughts, I surrendered any need to understand and I just began walking in the way I wanted to.

Without the cacophony, natural function and order returned, the day disappeared along with any need to know or figure it out. The only decision that worked for me in this day of indecision was to stop being a part of it, and in this my steps will always take me in the direction I want to go.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Carol T., TLS Member, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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

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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A Trip of Self Education

TLS 365 Experience #116
June 24, 2017

I educate myself with the labyrinth every time I use it. Whether I am walking on a designed path, drawing it out, using the finger labyrinth or doodling designs, I learn something.

It can be just the changing of direction that makes me stop and think. It can be in reaching a final point only to realize the destination is in returning to the next beginning. It can also be from the whole experience of it.

I see myself in a whole new way after a trip through the labyrinth.

Today’s Experience submitted BY:
Juanita L., Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
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Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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

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Full Circle

TLS 365 Experience #104
June 12, 2017

I had walked the labyrinth for years independently enjoying my experience before sharing it with others. I know what I felt, though like many researched, read and discovered the many nuances and fascinating perspectives over time. Somehow each little bit of information made the experience that much more significant and it seemed like this pattern held both simplicity and complexity.

When I was asked to share the experience, it was for a change of seasons and a change of direction. Somehow I just knew what I would share as we are always about change on the labyrinth, and always moving in new directions.  I assembled quotes of so many that had walked before with perspectives of each walk and very simply asked each to embrace the change each felt from path to path and start to finish. The nervousness disappeared when I invited each to the experience as I didn’t need to do anything but allow each to walk their way and discover as I had.

Our talk that followed was full of rich and appreciable stories and sharing. I found it an incredible honor to share what I deeply related to and discover some of the same messages I had experienced over time being repeated in this circle of individuals. I realized this is what it meant to come full circle… on this circle of steps.

Today’s Experience submitted:
A. Livingston, Labyrinth Enthusiast & Facilitator
Washington


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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