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Hive Celebrations

Day 131: May 11
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

A honeycomb labyrinthThe beehive represents community and in communities there are parts that come together to make up the whole. Bees work together to create a harvest and like all communities that pull together there are times of celebration to commemorate special occasions, honor customs or provide ritual.  Bees are essential for our survival because they pollinate up to 1/3 of the world’s food supply, that’s typically one meal a day.  In their small way, the humble bumble bee and the multitude of varieties that make up the world’s bee population exist and produce simply because it is a function of community. It sends an important message about the small steps we take each day in pursuit of a purpose, goal or dream.

Finding six nests in the low hanging rafters that border the side of the house a year ago, I waited till the season had passed before removing them and offering them to a local beekeeper. Today, they are back perhaps to remind of the importance of our role in community. By removing select honeycombed pockets, the gooey wonders of a walk with honey brings a sweet celebration of the steps in this day.

 

On this 131st day…
Consider your contributions to the many communities you belong to today in your walk and how significant your participation is.

 


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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The Spiral View

Day 90: March 31
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

The Spiral ViewOn this last day of March, the 11th day of Spring and the ending of the first quarter of the year in Awareness, we come upon the end of a fascinating month of realizing the value in comprehension of the spiral and the surprise in discovering how relative they are in our lives. In our year of living honestly, we are essentially realizing and surprising what we are capable of and so with great appreciation we come to the end of the spiral…. or do we?

We defined a spiral at the beginning of the month as a curve in a plane or what occupies the space that moves around a center point in a gradually expanding manner. We’ve explored a number of different components of a spiral and many different types as well as a variety of applications that are easily identifiable and some that require a new perspective. We have also considered in this month a greater relevance for the spiral in our mere existence within ourselves and within the geometry of our universe.

Walking this day in great reflection of the spiraling nature of our existence and ability in review of this time in exploration, what is revealed is a vastness of potential that is open and available to us, were we to only take it in stride. We have this greatness of existence, for but a mere 100 years if we are fortunate, and yet we find much of what we can do untapped. It is the paradox of life to find our abilities on one hand and then discover a new realm of ourselves in sharing them on the other.  In this quarter of awareness, we have looked at how we begin, how we love and now how we integrate universally with all. As it comes to a close, review your realm of awareness and notice how it has grown, adapted or evolved. Prepare for the next season in how we educate what we are aware of.

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 90th day…
Marvel in the presence of your steps in review of this great month of spiraling exploration and this season of awareness. Where you have found truth and honesty with your efforts?

 

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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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Meaning Assigned

Day 14: January 14
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

Sometimes the labyrinth I choose defines the walk and sometimes the walk defines the labyrinth. Years ago when I made a point to travel the expansiveness of the entire state and get to know the labyrinths that were present, I learned the stories of the labyrinth from walking them. What spoke to me emerged from where they were located, the design used, the materials applied and the way it was cared for. I found I could tell a lot about the labyrinth just by walking it. There were rarely any indications as to the intent of any individual labyrinth, only the standard suggestions that most left in signage or pamphlet.

Getting to know the labyrinth we tread upon and the intimacy of time together, comes purely in the moments of created time and observation. It may not seem important to many, though in this walk, however brief, an honest relationship is born and an experience realized. There is much to take in of our surrounding, intent and activity and when we drop into this, it is authenticity defined.  In speaking to people that either provided the care or were responsible for their creation, information that was shared supported the story I felt in walking.

In today’s walk I am reminded of a labyrinth that kept defining itself with deeper and deeper meaning in each path and circuit that appeared. There was no information and no one to speak with; it was simply found in the woods in an area no one seemed to frequent. Further research provided no leads. It became the consequential essential labyrinth; existing for whatever meaning we might wish to give it and for whatever reason we might wish to walk it. Metaphorically; alone in the woods, a truth lies waiting.

A suggestion to walk with:

What meaning brings life to your walk today?

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: 365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

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