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Megalithic Miracles

Day 164:  June 13
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

The Megalithic Discovery of an ancient in tact labyrinth of 2,000 years in the Dharmapuri District of Southern India .         Photo credits: Medium.com

For 2,000 years this simple labyrinth has remained in quiet existence and become a part of local folklore for the people of the village of Vedharampatti. Until 2014, when by accident two researchers studying ancient cairns and structures happened upon the village and heard the stories of their special stone pathway.

This obscure small village rests in agricultural fields in the Dharmapuri district of Southern India.  It has been observed that because of its remote insignificance, the labyrinth has probably been in better care being tended by villagers instead of becoming rigid with rules and study and a tourist trap.

This rectangular design covers an area approximately 56 x 56 feet and is considered one of the largest labyrinths in the world.

On this 164th day…
Explore what you stumble upon today that you had an intention for. It is sometimes surprising to find what you were looking for.

 

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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Mirth’s Reflections

Day 120: April 30
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

Folding triangle labyrinthAs we come to the end of the month and now a third of the way through the quarter of education , its time for reflections of what was created in the Year of Living Honestly. With three concepts this month, a broader perspective of education utilizing amusement provided discoveries to innovate, create and relate differently.

To innovate means to work with what is already established and develop broader insights and evolutions. The basic forms of the labyrinth; the ways to walk, the methods of sharing, the practice of design, artful redistributions, or our personal experiences all began with an idea and the more we appreciate, educate and amuse ourselves with possibilities, the more we evolve the realm of the labyrinth and its use.

Where innovation is redesign and redeveloping on a current element, to create is to bring into existence something new. Creativity can stem from innovation, though true moments of insight that bring a unique perspective are also examples of truth and development of our honest abilities too. Our third concept of relating mirrors everything of importance in the world, because as humans we relate to everything. How we relate is our great adventure, potential and life process.  When using a little humor in our walk of life or a simple walk of the labyrinth we can find it a happy catalyst of our abilities inspiring our creativity and firing innovation. We respond and relate to our own capacity for creativity and innovation as our body opens and our mind invites curiosity inspired from what amuses.

This month’s journey offered a joyful outlook and inspired creative ideals with thirty opportunities, one in each day to bring out more than we might think we were capable of. In the thirty designs and innovations used this month in this blog, each related to the labyrinth and life with amusement and brought a most insightful and rewarding way to relate to my own honest abilities and inventive process, I hope it was for you as well.

With much in amusement,
Lynda Tourloukis
TLS 365 Experience Coordinator

 

On this 120th day…
Reflect in your steps the month of your innovations, Creations and improved Relations with a lighter and brighter more amused outlook.

 

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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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Heart Within Heart

Day 57: February 25
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

A new friend and I have realized our similarities in the area of caregiving. She lovingly cares for her husband who’s care requires regular attention from a paralyzing stroke as I care for an aging mother with mobility issues and cancer. Each of us has worked in the field of relationships, though nothing really prepares one for the relationship of caregiving and the new role of love that is discovered. It is one that in its experience allows us to grow richer, especially during the times when we might rather not.  We encounter things we would have never considered and open ourselves to both the highs and lows of wellness. The vast range of emotion and experience fall between the moments of patience and urgency and at the end of the day, we both agree that we are better off having been a part. It is a blessing to both know, assist and receive from another who walks a similar path.

We had opportunity to spend a little time together today and walked the path of a nearby labyrinth. She was familiar though appreciated the new perspectives in walking and how it might relate to caregiving for both our patients and our patience in the walks of love we could create. It’s a lot like the labyrinth as when we walk in the reflection, we see more of what is and less of what isn’t. It is the heart within the heart that reveals itself as we journey and in that, there is a lot to consider, appreciate and love. Designing this labyrinth today took on this theme of the hearts within the heart that are realized with perspective.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 57th day…
Walk within your own heart today, step in and keep going and growing.

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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.

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Purpose Love

Day 57: February 24
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

Each day offers a new opportunity on the labyrinth and in the suggestions for discovery of the honesty found in our walks, we already know that honesty is present in a walk. What is not always understood is the volume of potential that also exists in a variety of ways. As potential is limitless field of broad perspective, it will never be fully utilized in our lifetime, though tapping into more of what we have been using, that is our quest.

That is what is the honest to goodness truth for us to discover and while it might lay obvious before us on the path, recognizing, learning more and applying it is our great opportunity to find the heart in what we do and honestly love it too.

Today was a simple honest walk of looking into what I do and how I love it immensely. In all honesty it encourages, elevates and inspires others to wake up and take action, improving life quality. For me however it is a contribution to my own creativity and with each offering an introspective into my own understanding and relationship with the potential of the world. The more that is offered, the more the capacity expands and the more love grows. Barbara Marx Hubbard said it eloquently, “When a woman has found her purpose, it is as if she is in love.” There is a heart with spirit that finds its way into the everyday and I wonder that it is not the same experience with men too?

Be blessed in your discoveries today whether sorting out a few things or embracing something new or challenging. Find the arrow that hits your target and the love in it and observe the change in your walk.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 57th day…
Walk as you do when you are in love. Observe the changes when you walk in love with an idea or purpose instead of a person.

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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.

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Creative Scheduling

Day 22: January 22
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

I find the more we practice the more we make the realizations about what is right, what is true and what is aligned with our purpose and beliefs. I got in the habit of creating a short focus of time daily to the labyrinth and that helped me to make more  daily habits that support my efforts.

It isn’t for everyone, though it works for me and has gotten easier over the past 14 years. When we can set up simpler ideas and have some value behind them, we are more likely to find that it isn’t a goal, or overarching commitment, it is pure enjoyment and something we look forward to discovering. In this practice, its about realizing what else we possess in gifts, talents and abilities and what more we are capable of. Think of it as a daily surprise awaiting as it is more honest approach and much more productive.

I have a few labyrinths in design hung on the walls and they make for a quick walk while I am waiting for something. The approach is to encounter the experience as something I am looking to realize or discover more than I know right now. It becomes a growing game of what’s next, what’s more and what else I can do or be. When I make the labyrinths easily available, I’m more likely to use them. A picture on the wall, a hanging finger labyrinth, a design on your floor or even just the very small devices left in different rooms can serve us in simple moments of magic.

Define more of your moments in this way and notice how much easier it becomes to put value into your schedule for daily discoveries. Let’s not forget how easy it is to download a labyrinth walk on a smart phone application.

A suggestion to walk with:

Simplify one important thing today to make it more user friendly.

 

 

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  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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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
Nevada


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:
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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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Natural Discoveries

TLS 365 Experience #105
June 13, 2017

A tree trunk labyrinthA walk in the outdoors can provide us with natural discoveries.
Look Closely.

Today’s Experience submitted:
LA, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


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
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
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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