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Reuniting with Well Being

Day 237 August 25
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the labyrinth at Betty Ford Foundation

The labyrinth at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in St. Paul, MN  Photo Credits: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Minnesota is home to a larger number of labyrinths for a variety of purposes all uniting under the guidance of the Minnesota Labyrinth Network. The latter is a group of enthusiasts who actively pursue education and environment of the labyrinth to bring people together for a common purpose. They hold gatherings, support and provide resource for the group’s interest.

The labyrinth at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation resides at the St. Paul location, pictured above. It is used in a variety of programs to bring individuals in connection with their well being and personal development. Whether it is an  addiction of any kind, their are a variety of ways the foundation serves to provide education, awareness and insight  in the incorporation of the labyrinth. The 12 step programs, events and workshop classes and programs provide for an education with the labyrinth for patient participants, family members, children, staff and continuation programs.

image of the Minnesota state shaped as labyrinthThe labyrinth unites individuals with their own recovery and return to wellness with great support, resource and active engagement. It is a natural success tool for individuals who seek to discover and reunite with wellbeing and personal growth.

There are many Betty Ford locations across the United States and those that utilize the labyrinth have the opportunity to incorporate it with ease in programs that are used nationwide.

 

 


Daily Insights : On this 237th day…
Explore and expand in the steps you take to remember, reconnect, rejuvenate and recover to reunite with your honest and natural sense of wellness and well being.


 

Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Uniting of Mind, Body and Soul

Day 228  August 16
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

the labyrinth image at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico

One of the labyrinths at Ghost Ranch in Albiqui, New Mexico. Photo Credits: Jeanie Griffin

The labyrinths of the Southwest have their own flavor and expression that captivates what is natural and cultivates what is available. The labyrinth at Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center in Albiqui, New Mexico at the edge of Carson National Forest north of Santa Fe and just west of Taos, is another supreme example of natural use for natural use.

State of New Mexico as a labyrinthAs the center is designed for life education, the labyrinth is appropriately placed and used for adaptation and in reflection of many life lessons that come when educating with the wonders found in the Southwestern climate. The bond of education and environment are a magnificent force of reckoning in this setting.

The Bonding of soul with mind and body is the purpose of the experiences at the center, and so very similar to the purpose of the labyrinth…and vice versa.

 


Daily Insights : On this 228th day…
Explore in your steps on the path today, the ways in which your body alerts your mind and your soul alerts both.

 

Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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People Working with People

Day 226  August 14
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the Bart Rea Learning Circle in Wyoming

The Bart Rea Learning Circle in Casper, Wyoming. Photo Credit: West Winds Magazine

Of the many things we can do with the labyrinth, sharing it with an insight into how people live is one of the best ways for others to understand its purpose and practical uses to enhance the quality of life.  The Bart Rea Learning Circle is a wonderful example of utilizing the fullness of the labyrinth in a variety of educational practices that teach about alternative methods of health and improved well being. A group of individuals gather regularly to offer Yoga on the labyrinth, Stories on the labyrinth, Dances, Parades, Meditations, ceremonies and more.

image of the labyrinth in use in WyomingThey embrace the culture of the labyrinth and together have grown interest by integrating the labyrinth into everything they do to promote wellness. This is unity in action for a better world. People working with people to provide for other people. Classes are provided every week and local events are incorporated on the labyrinth.

State of Wyoming as a labyrinthIn the state of uniting people with purpose, Wyoming has a passion  for sharing and caring. Find out more


Daily Insights : On this 226th day…
Explore the many things you already to with the labyrinth in a variety of ways in your walk today and consider adding anything that adds to your development and desire.


Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Dual Devotion Memorials

Day 222  August 10
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

The image of the Memorial labyrinth of Goodland, KS

A memorial labyrinth in Goodland, Kansas. Photo Credits: First Christian Church

When a labyrinth is designed in memorial, it typically stems from the interest of the labyrinth from the individual being memorialized or by the family and/or community that want to create a way to acknowledge the individual for their contributions with a way to continue to also service the community. In this united purpose, the labyrinth is a dual devotion that continues to be an education of life, while it yields to a sacred space to remember and reengage with a walk.

The state of Kansas with labyrinth designHaving traveled through Kansas a few times as well from border to border, it is reminiscent of Nebraska with a straightforward drive of flat plains that seem at time, endless. I observed that there are few labyrinths that span the state of Kansas, rather the majority are found nearer the Eastern border of the state spreading out Wichita and from the Kansas City area of Missouri. There are a few scattered in various locations that make finding them a feeling of good fortune and a happy surprise.  The labyrinth at First Christian Church  in Goodland, Kansas is one of those surprise finds, as it sits nearest the Colorado border in the northern part of the state.

This labyrinth was created and dedicated as a memorial to Marlin and Yvonne Musil who lived, contributed and loved their community. Their love lives on when people join together in a walk or in the simple steps of one who invites themselves to a solo walk, appreciative that the labyrinth exists because of another’s gift of service, friendship and community.


Daily Insights : On this 222nd day…
Explore the contributions you have made in the world that can be a legacy or part of one that speaks to what your greater abilities have been in your walk today



Building Paths of United Insights

US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.

  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Around the Next Turn in Estonia

Day 175:  June 24
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

Red stone labyrinth of St. Mary's Church in Otappa, Estonia

The church labyrinth of Otepää in Estoni . Photo Credits: VisitEstonia.com

There are a small number of stone labyrinths found on the coastal areas of Estonia’s northern border that bear a similar history of purpose as the ones in Sweden, though trekking to the southern part of this country into holy ground, the labyrinth at Otepää is found at St. Mary’s Church and invites a regular walk for spiritual balance.

The brick laid labyrinth of Jaii Farm in Estonia

One of the many labyrinths at Viia Jaani Farm in Estonia Photo Credits: Visitestonia.com

In the lower eastern area of Estonia is the Viia Jaani Farm that celebrates the human condition with sounds and healing offerings. It is also the host of the esoteric Labyrinth festival.

When exploring, a new find is often just around the corner and when fully invested new perspectives and dimensions can expand our understanding and evolve our education. That is what this year long experience is all about. When we grow what we know we evolve our own conditioned existence and step into something that provides us with insight, education and new ways to apply our understanding.

On this 175th day…
Explore what might be just around the corner from your discovery on the labyrinth today, what might expand what you understand?

 

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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Appreciations of Celebrations

Day 151: May 31
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Remembering a fond labyrinthAs we close this merrier month of May in celebration with new realizations and old appreciations, we are uplifted in the capacity we have as humans to look for the path that provides the light. It is our hope this year to provide an honest way to experience the greater abilities of ourselves that can be surprisingly simple and true. In walking this path we can embrace the world changes with our changes in some new ways that help us to evolve as citizens of the world walking a path that is unique to each of us and common to all.

Each day in May, as each day in 2018 a new posting has been provided with illustrations to explore, evolve and energize the subtlety of how celebration provides us a path of possibility for our walk on the labyrinth and the steps we take in our everyday occurrences.  This month we’ve celebrated beginnings, festivals, World Labyrinth Day,  Mother’s, birthdays and more reminding us that one day of celebration commemorates a year of effort. On this last day of May, we also celebrate those we memorialize who stood for the country and served in its defense. Today marks a great celebration of service and whether you are of this great nation or another, walking together as one nation and one world is a fitting way to close our month with great realization of great appreciations.

On the first day… we walk in and on the last we walk out to a new beginning. In appreciation for this opportunity of sharing the celebrations of May!

 

On this 151st day…
Reflect on your month’s education of celebration and how your last walk of the month reflects the appreciations of your realizations.

 


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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Welcome May

Day 121: May 1
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Celebration confetti and balloons rising from the labyrinthIn this year of living honestly we look at the ways we can evolve our understanding of ourselves, our purpose with the labyrinth and our connection to others in the way we share it or comprehend larger meanings. We focus on quarterly concepts such as the awareness we’ve appreciated in the first and the concept of education for ourselves and the way we use the labyrinth with others in these three months. Our focus changes to add ways to appreciate that education differently and while we used the power of amusement to widen our focus, this month’s exploration focuses on the idea of celebration.

Life is a gift to celebrate daily. Life also offers us adversity and many of our former lessons have focused on overcoming and surviving that time for appreciating the celebrations becomes the thing we do for special occasions. Living the idea of celebration through appreciation and realization is an opportunity in the next 30 days to walk differently, share differently and care differently in the month of  May. Look forward to sharing innovations and creations, sharing in our mid month dialogues and taking steps to create a celebratory experience in this month.


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!  See Below
  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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FOR MID MONTH REFLECTION DIALOGUES:

The Ides of May
Tuesday May 15th – Noon CST

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I hope to hear from more of you in the creativity and wonder you create in the name of amusement.
Wall in wellness and swellness,
Lynda Tourloukis, TLS 365 Experience Designer and Coordinator

Your Amused TLS 365 Experience Coordinator
Lynda Tourloukis

 

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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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Sweet Paths of Imagination

Day 106: April 16
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

The Inner meander of Candy Land meets the labyrinthInspired by the game of Candy Land while playing games with youth, the amusement of remembering the simplicity of old fashioned board games rose. Designed in 1948 by a woman with polio, it was tested out in hospital wards with children before being introduced to the public. Having created a variety of life affirming games, some with boards and spinners, I decided to replicate the game of Candy Land after our discussion and laid out the labyrinth while participants made up the various sweet spots and ominous traps while a few others decorated the sides of a box for dice. In short order we had a make shift game using the labyrinth as the path. We altered the experience with a variety of movement techniques to find our way to the center, alternative ideas of what we might do at the sweet spots and collaborative strategies at the places where questionable conundrums came to pass. Lot of variety and much fun. It inspired a number of other activities that could be experienced with the labyrinth. The inside of this labyrinth’s center meander is a replica of the game board path of Candy Land.

Play is an essential of life and an amusing way to educate ourselves on any subject with more experiential hands on appreciation. We have more creativity and insight when we let our imagination take hold and often find much more than we bargained for. When we allow ourselves to play with life, we find an honest appreciation in our capabilities and in play we realize much more than we would were we to read, research, hear or memorize.

On this 106th day…
How might you play with the labyrinth today?

 

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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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Welcome April

Day 91: April 1
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

National Humor Month Begins on the LabyrinthWe find ourselves in the second season of the Year of Living Honestly, discovering the truth about what we are capable of in our walk of focus on the labyrinth. We move from becoming aware of our capacity, to educate with it and be educated by what we chose to do with it. The next three months give us the opportunity to honestly expand turning possibilities into probabilities. Use the labyrinth to educate yourself and also to educate others, as the more you share, the more you become aware of understanding something new.

April is National Humor Month and one of the proving points for great intelligence is in the ability to use humor. It sharpens our wit, invites a greater perspective and elevates our attitude and changes the way we relate to everything. Those who find the amusement in life use more of their capacity and potential as they understand the genius of play and light hearted living. Our world is looking for answers and when we have an elevated perspective, we can access them more efficiently for more effective responses.

Today is April Fool’s Day and while a great many pranks and good natured stunts are being orchestrated, it reminds us that we all want to have reasons to smile more and feel good. Let’s find the fun in our days and ways of walking the labyrinth. Remember that ancient stories tell us of the dances that took place on the labyrinth in ritual, tradition, art and expression. Labyrinths with children and in schools remind us of how to play with it to explore what is possible, just like our year long program here. Might I say here that jokes can be subjects, though enhancing a sense of humor is brilliance in action! 

Innovate, Create and Relate 
You may have noticed that I have been creating daily designs, so far it just felt good to be creative and after each walk, a new idea emerged. The creativity of this year of living honestly is inspiring and I hope it is bringing more of that out in you.

See below for the details of this month’s activities with three fun fabulous options to expand the truth about what more you can discover about yourself when focusing on amusement… just watch your abilities awaken. 

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 91st day…
Celebrate your humor being. Walk and remember how good it feels to feel good, increasing the feeling by being honest about what really feels good.

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JOIN US APRIL 15TH
FOR MID MONTH REFLECTION DIALOGUES:

The Ides of April
Sunday April 15th – Noon CST

Four Ways to Join us: 
1. Join the Discussion online:  https://zoom.us/j/639384214

2. Join the Discussion via phone: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
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4. For International numbers 

Questions: 365Experience@LabyrinthSociety

I hope to hear from more of you in the creativity and wonder you create in the name of amusement.
Wall in wellness and swellness,
Lynda Tourloukis, TLS 365 Experience Designer and Coordinator

Your Amused TLS 365 Experience Coordinator
Lynda Tourloukis

 

 

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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 in this month 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, invent new programs, create new ideas or develop new designs, share your experiences. Don’t wait for it to be perfect, as I’ve found it never gets shared when we wait.. I really look forward to seeing what you come up with! Look for inspiring ideas to come in the posts of the month… stay tuned daily.
Share away and become a glad designer instead of a mad one!  

3. Activate – 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! 

 

The power of the muse is greatly
increased when amused.

Lynda Tourloukis
The Amused Muse & Labyrinth Enthusiast

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