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Patience in Perth

Day 159:  June 8
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

The fun of the water labyrinth is that it's nine squares rise with water around the borders and if you keep moving on the path, you won't get wet.

The Water Labyrinth of Perth by Jeppe Hein.  Photo by Guide to Perth Scoop.com.au

Labyrinths come in all sorts of shapes and sizes each bringing a gift of experience, insight and exploration. They are much like humans as we gain more when we experience, we are inspired by the insights we develop and with exploration, we find out how much more we are capable of. The vastness of potential is unlimited.

Today’s exploration brings us the creativity of the Water Labyrinth of Perth. On the Eastern shores of the great expanse of Australia it might feel at home to use water in this spirited way. The design by artist Jeppe Hein was created for a shopping area called Forrest Place and is made up of nine large squares that shoot water upward from their borders at intermittent times. The actions of the water elevations around the squares are timed so that an individual can walk into a square and stay dry in the center. As the water recedes they can walk to the square that is not raising water and then on to the next at each patient interval until they weave their way around the squares for a complete walk. An ingenious idea to create interest and teach patience and  play with predictability.


On this 159th day…

Explore your ability to make peace with patience and play with predictability. Make one path of both situations and observe how much you make out of them.

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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Triangulated

Day 68: March 9
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

Finding the day busier than expected, time for reflection moved later and later into the day. Finally, a chance to stop and refresh presented itself and while waiting in between, the colorful straws on the shelf  in a glass cylinder made for a quick design with fun in mind. While many intense moments can be wonderful in the education and application of a meaningful experience, the moments to step away and rejuvenate body and mind can be profound in importance and production.  Even with wonderful intensity, moving away from the magnetizing spiral of consumption benefits more with a new perspective. As the focus this month moves us inward with a concentration of the motion and matter of the spiral; work, rest and play are a triad of balance in what we can get caught up in.

Designing, and tracing this labyrinth of triangular function while taking time out, the three important focal points of the day resurfaced in this design. Something as simple as bending straws became a pleasurable new direction of intention and non intention.  A triad seemed to want to express itself in the straws and as it did, it reinforced these three concepts with each fold and turn.  By the time I had reached my  last straw, what brought the three together became  purposefully clear and somewhat amusing in the minimal ease that occurred to provide this insight for the moment and for the larger project I had walked away from.

Not all spirals are circular and not all intensities need be difficult, hard or troublesome. This was intensely brilliant and in playing with straws, a number of messages arrived in a way more expansive processes might have missed. It evidences my belief in the value of play over and over again in its genius method of finding what is truly important. Playing with the labyrinth in walk, process or design seems to provide endless creativity that brings all points together. Today, there was a  triangulated triumph.

 

On this 68th day…
Today triangulate what is important and discover  three main points of focus and as you move in, center and move out, find a triad of truth in what it opens.

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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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Seconds

Day 47: February 16
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

The flip side of love takes our experience into the second half of the month where we can focus on increasing our first half of the month’s experience. Most think the flip side of something is the opposite, though here, are focus is on what’s better and increased in beneficial ways. Always move at your own pace, though if you have looked at what you love and how you love it in the first half, the second half can provide experiential or introspective at how it is related to our own sense of honesty, freedom and elevations.  What we yield in greater capacity when we love bigger, deeper and farther expands what we can love more of in what we did not so readily before.

In the walk of this morning’s adventure, the predawn darkness gave way to sunrise and it occurred that this was a new beginning; a reminder that on this day on the other half of the month a newness arrives. The enjoyment of new creations, exercised development and new looks at love as elevated experiences from the first half, are what dawn in a way that applies some of those designs for different uses and reflections. Repurposing, like the Conversation Hearts left over from last night’s love walk can be used for the school I will be going to in a few days. A fun way to orchestrate an experience of communication and conversation with the hearts as well as a chance to create their own seed patterns to reinforce the value of communication with heart! May your second half bring the happy heart gladness.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 47th day…
Walk on the wonder of the second half, second chance and value of your seconds.

 



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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In the Beginning

Day 23: January 23
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

In the beginning, there is a point of intention, though sometimes we don’t always notice it. We want to walk, practice or just be in the experience and so we come to the walk in whatever way that serves us knowing, though not always knowing the truth that sits with us. We may ask a question and have clarity around it and walk to discover, though in that beginning moment the answer is already understood.

The walk serves to support, open and supply us with evidence that helps us to open and realize more perspective or reason beyond any doubts we might be questioning.

The walk we take helps us to believe more in our own ideas, abilities and inspirations. Each step becomes a clarity of purpose and the more we are open to it, willing and ready, the more likely what is at our beginning can be more visible to us in the ending. Our walk exercises our belief, truth and trust in what we know and in our own way, we find out the subtle honest nuances of who we are and what we are capable of in the steps we take.

Today’s walk in the desert was realized in the steps taken, solidified in the turns made and transitioned into a trust in reaching  the center as a place of holding space.  It deepened with perspective and materialized in the facets of realization that now sparkled with variety by the time the walk came to a close. At the end what was true in the beginning  remained and what accompanied it was an honest evaluation of its full value.

A suggestion to walk with:

How is your beginning more realized at the end?

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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Freedom’s Efficiency

Day 17: January 17
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

With what I have defined so far, honesty is opening more doors and providing more opportunities. It isn’t that we aren’t good and right people, it is however a way to be true to what we are capable of and realize more of what we are not perceptive of currently. In life, we are always growing in one direction or another and it reasons that we will be perpetual students learning more of this vast world and of the greater depths in every meaning we acknowledge.

Walking in stride with this, we can feel quite ignorant, even with an expansive career or extensive studies and experiences. It is a happy ignorance that can humble and grant an audience with our potential. It is also with practice and consistency that we open doors. Honesty just keeps us moving more freely and takes away the constraints of conditioning.

The modest pewter finger labyrinth’s tiny paths created a greater call for attention in today’s walk. In the Dancing Lady Design of this Baltic Wheel Labyrinth, it’s measurement of three inches in diameter is pocketable for easy availability. With two openings, it also gives a choice in the walk and so offers a simple efficiency of a quick walk most everywhere.

Where I used to believe the effective walk was done with the physical body on a permanent structure, with this kind of portability, the small efficiency wins out. Its small power is in its handiness and that makes for a more frequent use, practice and culpability of honest intentions being met. Each labyrinth and type has their place and function, though when it comes to creating an understanding or a promise with ourselves, it is the practice that educates.

A suggestion to walk with:

What becomes more efficient with honesty 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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Healthy Human Moments

Day 13: January 13
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

In the Calico Basin there is a double spiral labyrinth that is a curiosity for some and a haven for others. It is a refuge in nature laid out within the protection of the surrounding mountains and by those who seek its wisdom in intentional groups or hikers who happen upon it accidentally. In meeting an associate nearby, this was the early morning opportunity to make the most of the time available and recharge with the natural Earth rhythms. It is a place where nature is what is honest.

In walking in on the outer pathways, the nature of the double spiral directs us to skip every other path into the center and skip the paths we walked in on as we walk out. It always offers a path we haven’t yet taken and an opportunity to examine what we didn’t know before or move to a new depth of understanding than we had before. Such was the case in the walk of this day. I found myself corresponding with a sister later, which directly correlated the experience. Like landing in Sweden when you’ve prepared for a trip to Italy, embracing the change happens, though the honest moment of shock and realization is to be afforded and acknowledged.

The path we walk out on will be different in this labyrinth than the one we walked in on and by acknowledging the difference; we just might be better at appreciating the nuances that it provides. The healthy honest moment of adjustment isn’t always understood for its value or afforded us. It’s called being a human and when we understand and give ourselves the moment, we walk the path of life more whole.

A suggestion to walk with:

Appreciate your healthy honest human moments of transition 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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The Gift

TLS 365 Experience #302
December 27, 2017

gift of a finger labyrinthThere is a moment of utter delight when opening a gift that was carefully selected and offered with the love. This holiday I received just that gift and I think just watching the opening of it was quite of love for the recipient.

A recent injury sidelined me from daily walks on the labyrinth and while it gave me plenty of opportunity to draw, create and follow the finger paths, at this point in my journey of the labyrinth, I hadn’t owned a finger labyrinth that had any dimension. Opening this gift and discovering the fine marble design was truly a gift of love as it came from my husband and kids who didn’t seem to have much interest in it.

I couldn’t help but experience the first finger walk out loud expressing gratitude in each path for each member and as I turned sharing how each had made me feel. Somehow I filled each path with all that I felt and in reflection shared how this gift had brought the love of family, the joy of delight and the peace of goodwill forth.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Celeste T. , Labyrinth Enthusiast
Arkansas


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Asked and Answered

TLS 365 Experience #204
September 20, 2017

“Calm and Collected.”

This was my response to an individual who inquired of my experience after walking the labyrinth. They had observed though not intruded as I took steps on the path and where I felt my reserve flowing, they sat with inquisitive wonder.

They asked about the labyrinth itself having read a little, though wanted to know the introspective of a walker and I was happy to share my experiences. I found myself called to service in my explanation and listening to what they wanted as I responded about the basics of a labyrinth. It seemed they wanted more, so shared a story and some insights and that is what made a difference.

I noted a sense of dipping of the toes, like the first step of the labyrinth and then a comfort in the walk to share the information desired and the turns from the questions to answer more fully. Deepening with personal introspection neared the conversation to finding the center point that brought their inquisitiveness and my sharing to a conclusion. Asked and answered fount a mutual completion, like the goal or center of the labyrinth.

It takes the walk and the practice to notice how much we operate as the labyrinth over time.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Shelly B., Labyrinth Facilitator
Florida


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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The Intensity of Intention

TLS 365 Experience #201
September 17, 2017

I wasn’t sure what makes one experience more significant than another on the labyrinth, except for possibly the intensity of my intention. Some walks just create ideas and some walks solve an issue or situation. The common factor in either, is in how I am present to the experience. I notice that I move either into a walk with intention to begin it, or walk in a mode of discovery, observing or realizing what comes forth as I do.

As the path progresses, intensity arrives to comprehensively listen more deeply into the experience. I become aware of how much more intently I observe and notice when I walk without intention, as if there would be clues I might miss if I did not.   When I do have a purpose or intention, this point drives what prevails and my awareness into a more significant and appreciable moment of understanding and purpose.

In walking, I realized that intention is always present and choosing to have something in mind or not is an intention. The intensity is fueled by my curiosity and desire to know.

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Savins, Labyrinth Facilitator
Kansas


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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I Begin

TLS 365 Experience #194
September 10, 2017

I beginOnce I step in… I Begin.
I begin to feel.
I begin to see.
I begin to experience.
I begin to explore.
I begin to remember.
I begin to understand.
I begin to know more.
I begin to appreciate.
I begin to realize.
I begin to smile.
I begin to be.
until I come to the end.
Then I complete… and begin again elsewhere.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
N. Armstrong
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
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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