Posts Tagged With: expression

Invitation

Day 8

January 8, 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Today’s Walk:
    What is your intent to appreciate your experience today?
  2. For Today’s Experience: 
    Observe the ways in which it makes a difference to yourself and to others.
  3. Share Today:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

image of the labyrinth in the desert

 

The labyrinth is a mechanism activated by our intent and appreciation of our own ability to understand what it contributes, and how it contributes to our life in any given moment that we choose to explore and experience it.

When its all said and done, its an invitation.

Shared by:
T. Ames
Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois

Image by: Unsplash


January 2019 banner image

January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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Divine Inspirations

Day 346  December 12
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment Two: Inspiration
Days 341-346

Divinity Inspired

Five pointed star labyrinth image by TheAmusedMuse.comThe longer we explore the depth of the labyrinth, the more we understand our own human nature. With greater comprehension appreciation extends beyond what the mind is conditioned to accept. We begin to realize our body and movement more consciously, we use more of our sensory abilities and we discover a place of feeling. 

We can better know ourselves in a complete way that engages with the honest expression of our soul. We can hear our inner voice and know what moves us in simple intrigue and discern what becomes a curious calling. The unexplainable appears to those who learn to open and allow and when in this natural flow of deep listening and realization our ability to connect with our higher selves emerges. 

Whether its interpreted by faith or simply a flow of sudden understanding, it is a feeling of greater connection inspired as intuitive insight with a divine source. In the knowing moment of knowing listening, we absorb the flow and the feeling and become aligned and in step with the moment. 

Many of those moments have transpired in reflection of this year’s development and creation. From the first day’s directional divine inspiration that put all the pieces together, to the walk of today, a divine message walks in step with the words that flow, or an idea that arrives, and even in the simple turn of a direction in the design of a path. The divine inspires us to inspire.


Daily Insights of this 346th day…
Notice how you make a connection with the flow of what is all around and within in your walk today.


December’s Focus

Image of the December 2018 Banner

Refresh, Renewal and Redesigns of Your Year

31 daily walks. ideas, topics and considerations for personal appreciation to professional sharing will be focused in this month utilizing six five-star labyrinths and a summary day to encompass what the magnitude of what has been discovered this year and bring it forward as gifts realized in the ways we gave to ourselves and others and received for ourselves and others. Following the five pointed star labyrinth this month in five points:

  1. Follow along Daily or as often as you can
  2. Consider what you have created or developed this year in regard to honest abilities
  3. Reflect on the five day segment focuses throughout the month with those abilities
  4. Review, journal, create or develop your own reflection in a daily experience
  5. Share your experience and add to the Daily Wisdom of the 365 Experience

Review the Gifts in Five Day Segments:

    • Giving to ourselves as well as what we give to others is a reminder of what we do possess in gifts, capacity, ability, skills, and talent that bring us fulfillment. The first five days will focus on what has been developed in this year and what it gave.
    • Inspiration in the inner motivation we possess, the focus of looking back at our discoveries to notice over the next five days about what inspired our capabilities into actionable realizations will be a great topic to select meaningful moments this year.
    • Fortitude in the courage, resilience and mettle that have risen this year when in consideration of the ways we understand, use, and apply the labyrinth and relate it to ourselves either personally or professionally, the next five days will be reflective.
    • Talent is something everyone possesses, discovering natural gifts using the labyrinth in a variety of ways reveals depth of talent to reconsider and perhaps discover something new over the following five days.
    • Skill is learned, developed, and practiced through desire and the more we can apply it in various ways, the more we comprehend with new levels of learning. The last five days will be an opportunity to renew, remember and redesign skills.

Consider the weekly and daily focus presented this month in review and rediscover through the many ways you have used or ideas below that you can use the labyrinth with:

• Personal Walk
• Group Walk, Program, Workshop, Education, etc.
• Designs, Artwork, illustrations, photos of labyrinth you walked, etc.
• Building concepts, tips, techniques, design ideas, etc.
• Personal Development, Guidance, Growth orientation, etc
• Writing, poetry, creations, installations, etc.
• Learn something new about yourself, others or the labyrinth this month.

Questions:   365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


Image of Mid Month Dialogue ReminderJoin the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
Saturday
December 15th
NOON PST

Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.

Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you have discovered in the first half of the month, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what may bring morel insight into the second half of the month with a labyrinth connection and a greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

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Qualities of Giving

Day 337  December 3
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment One: Giving
Days 335-340

Qualities of Giving

image of the segment one star labyrinth Its not often that we think of the qualities found in the gift of giving. To observe in the past year, the art of others who have build installations, artistic statements or simple designs from a place of purpose for a specific reason, each held characteristics and elements relative to their purpose in giving. Some made personal declarations, others made statements of the world and still others hoped to give inspiration for change and development through their contributions. 

Gifting a sister with a special labyrinth design on her birthday and in doing so inspired to create designs for others for their special occasions, giving becomes the art offering of ones abilities for the benefit of another. Helping a community to grieve by bringing them together to build a labyrinth in memorial is a gift that continues to give to the community to sort out meaning on the path of the labyrinth. 

Exploring a month for expression of what emerges from an experience gave a choice for the voice to articulate evidence of explored new dimensions. In each instance of giving this year, qualities defined themselves in  our steps. 


Daily Insights of this 337th day…
Define the characteristics and qualities of giving in your walk of today.


December’s Focus

Image of the December 2018 Banner

Refresh, Renewal and Redesigns of Your Year

31 daily walks. ideas, topics and considerations for personal appreciation to professional sharing will be focused in this month utilizing six five-star labyrinths and a summary day to encompass what the magnitude of what has been discovered this year and bring it forward as gifts realized in the ways we gave to ourselves and others and received for ourselves and others.

  1. Follow along Daily or as often as you can
  2. Consider what you have created or developed this year in regard to honest abilities
  3. Reflect on the five day segment focuses throughout the month with those abilities
  4. Review, journal, create or develop your own reflection in a daily experience
  5. Share your experience and add to the Daily Wisdom of the 365 Experience

Review in Five Day Segments

    • Giving to ourselves as well as what we give to others is a reminder of what we do possess in gifts, capacity, ability, skills, and talent that bring us fulfillment. The first five days will focus on what has been developed in this year and what it gave.
    • Inspiration in the inner motivation we possess, the focus of looking back at our discoveries to notice over the next five days about what inspired our capabilities into actionable realizations will be a great topic to select meaningful moments this year.
    • Fortitude in the courage, resilience and mettle that have risen this year when in consideration of the ways we understand, use, and apply the labyrinth and relate it to ourselves either personally or professionally, the next five days will be reflective.
    • Talent is something everyone possesses, discovering natural gifts using the labyrinth in a variety of ways reveals depth of talent to reconsider and perhaps discover something new over the following five days.
    • Skill is learned, developed, and practiced through desire and the more we can apply it in various ways, the more we comprehend with new levels of learning. The last five days will be an opportunity to renew, remember and redesign skills.

Consider the weekly and daily focus presented this month in review and rediscover through the many ways you have used or ideas below that you can use the labyrinth with:

• Personal Walk
• Group Walk, Program, Workshop, Education, etc.
• Designs, Artwork, illustrations, photos of labyrinth you walked, etc.
• Building concepts, tips, techniques, design ideas, etc.
• Personal Development, Guidance, Growth orientation, etc
• Writing, poetry, creations, installations, etc.
• Learn something new about yourself, others or the labyrinth this month.

Questions:   365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


Image of Mid Month Dialogue ReminderJoin the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
Saturday
December 15th
NOON PST

Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.

Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you have discovered in the first half of the month, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what may bring morel insight into the second half of the month with a labyrinth connection and a greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

 Call connection Information

Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society

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Embrace

Day 329  November 25
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

Week Four: Counting Your Blessings

 The grace of a blessing is offered without condition and bestowed in a variety of forms. Not always gentle, a blessing is a connection of our internal expression that is met in someway by our action that stirs it into our presence for realization and appreciable gratitude. In the state of higher gratitude of practice or consciousness, we are likely to see more blessings as we change our ability to tune in.

To embrace the abundance that blessings bring, being available to receive is an essential quality to possess. Asking may be a beginning process, yet allowing ourselves to experience and appreciate them is a necessity. It is when we embrace and own the experience of receiving that we become true in what we give and offer to others. As the blessings are not always understood, we may dismiss what we ask for if it comes in a different package.

Embracing path of the blessings labyrinth by theAmusedmuse.com
The Third Blessing: Embrace

The labyrinth can seem daunting to some. It is a seemingly curious set of geometric circles, shapes and patterns that flow with spiraled purpose into a center point and back out, traveling on the same path that we travel in on. This makes it a simple instrument, with complexities that show up in the realizations and blessings that occur when we walk with as a natural human spiral on a geometric spiral.

Embracing the unknown, is a way to make known something new, different and beneficial. As a society, we make wrong what isn’t understood and when we embrace the unknown with curiosity to make small knowns, we change our dynamic understanding. That alone is a blessing, though by inviting and accepting more, the blessings tend to pour.

 


Daily Insights : On the first path of Appreciation in this 329th day…
Embrace the blessings that show up on your path today.


November’s Focus

Banner Image of Grateful Pathways for November 365 Experiences

Week Four Focus: Blessings

In discovering the elements of gratitude, thanks is an expression we use to communicate our sense of what we hold gratitude for. Explore the ways Appreciation is felt this week on the labyrinth in daily walks, group facilitation, program creation, offerings, artwork, illustration and design, building canvas or permanent designs, books written or poetry created. However you find thanks as the path, on the path or of the path you are on… how is it expressed?

    • Personal: consider the ways of your own personal adventures and use.
    • Associations: contemplate the ways of use with friends, family, and relationships or other acquaintances.
    • Environs: realize the community uses, organizations, landscapes encountered.
    • Global: imagine the ways that what you do reaches others in the world environs.

Share and become part of history and her story…

Consider the topic with the ways you currently use the labyrinth for self or sharing with others:

• Personal Walk
• Group Walk, Program, Workshop, Education, etc.
• Designs, Artwork, illustrations, photos of labyrinth you walked, etc.
• Building concepts, tips, techniques, design ideas, etc.
• Personal Development, Guidance, Growth orientation, etc
• Writing, poetry, creations, installations, etc.
• Learn something new about yourself, others or the labyrinth this month.

Questions:   365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


Mid Month Dialogues November 15thJoin the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
Saturday
December 15th
NOON PST

Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.

Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you have discovered in the first half of the month, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what may bring morel insight into the second half of the month with a labyrinth connection and a greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

 Call connection Information

Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society

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Keeping the Path

Day 309  November 5
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

The Path of KThe letter K as a Labyrinth by TheAmusedMuse.com

K is the fifth letter in the expression of thanks and the first step in the direction of descent. Inwardly it might be considered the fifth path and the path of ascent. This path on a seven circuit labyrinth is the one that tends to makes decisive turns, as seven is the center and the sixth path typically circles the center before entering. The fifth path doesn’t move directly, it navigates and keeps us guessing in the turn of direction. Not always, yet in typical designs, it keeps the interest curious a bit longer in the journey.

K is for Keep

This path holds our intrigue, it keeps on and keeps us in touch with the directions that change. When it comes to gratitude, traveling this path is a keeper of the changes that have progressed to bring us to this point, and the keeper of the experience that brings the reason for expressing it and the expression of it. In this place K is a space holder of going up and coming down.

Walk your path or any one, or all of these seven paths of consideration of what we keep with thanks in mind:

  1. At every labyrinth turn, can you discover something to keep that you’re thankful for?
  2. At every labyrinth turn, can you discover something given that you’re thankful for keeping?
  3. How do you keep the labyrinth real, for self and others, in a way that brings thanks?
  4. What connections do you make and keep on the labyrinth that bring expression of thanks?
  5. In what ways do you keep on, with thanks, when it doesn’t seem possible in a walk or life?
  6. How does keeping make you grateful? How do you see it show up in your walk?
  7. What makes you a keeper, and the labyrinth you walk a keeper, in a way you would express thanks for?

 


Daily Insights : On this 309th day…
With so much focus on letting go, what do you keep that brings thanks on the labyrinth?


November’s Focus

Banner Image of Grateful Pathways for November 365 Experiences

Week One Focus: THANKS

In discovering the elements of gratitude, thanks is an expression we use to communicate our sense of what we hold gratitude for. Explore the ways Thanks is communicated this week on the labyrinth in daily walks, group facilitation, program creation, offerings, artwork, illustration and design, building canvas or permanent designs, books written or poetry created. However you find thanks as the path, on the path or of the path you are on… how is it expressed?

    • Personal: consider the ways of your own personal adventures and use.
    • Associations: contemplate the ways of use with friends, family, and relationships or other acquaintances.
    • Environs: realize the community uses, organizations, landscapes encountered.
    • Global: imagine the ways that what you do reaches others in the world environs.

Share and become part of Labyrinth History..

Consider the topic with the ways you currently use the labyrinth for self or sharing with others:

• Personal Walk
• Group Walk, Program, Workshop, Education, etc.
• Designs, Artwork, illustrations, photos of labyrinth you walked, etc.
• Building concepts, tips, techniques, design ideas, etc.
• Personal Development, Guidance, Growth orientation, etc
• Writing, poetry, creations, installations, etc.
• Learn something new about yourself, others or the labyrinth this month.

Questions:   365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


Mid Month Dialogues November 15thJoin the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
Thursday
November 15th
NOON PST

Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.

Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you have discovered in the first half of the month, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what may bring morel insight into the second half of the month with a labyrinth connection and a greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

 Call connection Information

Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society

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Middle Riddles

Day 258  September 15
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Labyrinth Expressions

Image of the center of a labyrinth with expression.

Middle Riddles

On this mid month day  comes an expression of the riddles in our middles.
In life the beginning and ending our a mere moment… everything else is a middle point.

 


Daily Insights : On this 258th day…
After you begin your walk… it’s all a middle until you end… what riddle walked in your middle?


September’s Focus

image of the theme for September, Labyrinth Expressions

Time Frame:

Introduction: September 1
Week One: Personal Internal Expression: September 2-8
–>Week Two: Projected External Expression: September 9-15
Week Three: Passionate Inspired Expression: September 16-22
Week Four: Purpose Soul Expression: September 23- 29
Conclusion and Review: September 30

What to do:

Make a Labrinth Expression ->  Take a picture of it ->  Title it and add a description ->  Send it to share it

  1. Begin with your favorite designs of the labyrinth or create your own.
  2. Add something to it like color, elements and/or different aspects to make them stand out and fit the week’s description in a way that you can relate to.
    Reshape, add or subtract elements of the design to make it fit what you want it to say.
  3. Enjoy discerning your expression. Make it fitting, honest and accurate in how it describes your experiences.
  4. Title it, add your artistic name and your location so we can see a world expression of the labyrinth taking shape.
  5.  Share your designs with a simple description to interpret your expression for posting on this site.

If you need Suggestions to help you find a weekly Expression, check our suggestion page.



Simple Reminders for your Labyrinth Expression
:

• You can add one design over all, or four designs, one for each week. Send images or photos and description
• It can be an opportunity or a challenge for you.
• There is no right and wrong, only honest expression.
• Don’t wait for perfection, act on impulse and feeling, that is where our expression comes.
• Notice every time that you give of yourself, you become larger.
• Do this alone or do this with others…. be creative!
• We are not asking for personal names, only your creative cultivated name, so the world won’t know it is you; it will know your expression however.
• If you have questions, do leave your email to connect.  365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org


The Mid Month Dialogues
Join the Mid Month Dialogues
Saturday September 15th
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

 Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society

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Plain Made Simple

Day 249  September 6
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Labyrinth Expressions

Image of classical labyrinth in black and white with emblem plain made simple

Plain Made Simple
It needs no explanation

 


Daily Insights : On this 249th day…
Expand on the walk in the ways plain makes simple and how beneficial that might be.


September’s Focus

image of the theme for September, Labyrinth Expressions

Time Frame:

Introduction: September 1
–>Week One: Personal Internal Expression: September 2-8
Week Two: Projected External Expression: September 9-15
Week Three: Passionate Inspired Expression: September 16-22
Week Four: Purpose Soul Expression: September 23- 29
Conclusion and Review: September 30

What to do:

Make a Labrinth Expression ->  Take a picture of it ->  Title it and add a description ->  Send it to share it

  1. Begin with your favorite designs of the labyrinth or create your own.
  2. Add something to it like color, elements and/or different aspects to make them stand out and fit the week’s description in a way that you can relate to.
    Reshape, add or subtract elements of the design to make it fit what you want it to say.
  3. Enjoy discerning your expression. Make it fitting, honest and accurate in how it describes your experiences.
  4. Title it, add your artistic name and your location so we can see a world expression of the labyrinth taking shape.
  5.  Share your designs with a simple description to interpret your expression for posting on this site.

If you need Suggestions to help you find a weekly Expression, check our suggestion page.



Simple Reminders for your Labyrinth Expression
:

• You can add one design over all, or four designs, one for each week. Send images or photos and description
• It can be an opportunity or a challenge for you.
• There is no right and wrong, only honest expression.
• Don’t wait for perfection, act on impulse and feeling, that is where our expression comes.
• Notice every time that you give of yourself, you become larger.
• Do this alone or do this with others…. be creative!
• We are not asking for personal names, only your creative cultivated name, so the world won’t know it is you; it will know your expression however.
• If you have questions, do leave your email to connect.  365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org


The Mid Month Dialogues
Join the Mid Month Dialogues
Saturday September 15th
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

 Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society

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Expressive Beginnings

Day 244 September 1
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Labyrinth Expressions

We enter the final month of the third quarter in September of our active applications in this year long experience of exploring a year of living honestly. After eight months of observing, educating and applying an honest truth to what we do, say and become in our walk, we may begin to realize a transformation of of realization occurring on this grand and purposeful adventure.

Our final application of the labyrinth in the next 30 days will complete this quarter and prepare us for the final quarter of the year in reflective contribution. Enjoy this month of application as it takes what we have become aware of and what we have questioned and learned and applies the test of truth in exploration and experimentation of an honest expression. As we have seen in the past eight month, art is an expression of what is happening inside of us and around us. In September our focus shifts to using the labyrinth as an expression and in doing so, bring more choice to our own voice. 

Explore the ways in which you wish to put out discoveries about yourself, your work, your community or your purpose, discovered with the labyrinth. Each week we will shift into how the labyrinth comes alive in expression and relates from personal to professional to passion and purpose. You do not have to consider yourself an artist, just use the labyrinth to make your statement. It may be an interpretation of how we design a labyrinth or a labyrinth design or drawing. It may be a program or walk of personal or group reflection. Let the ways you use the labyrinth come alive in expression.  Consider the tools used and the elements that are brought into use on an individual level or in the ways we share with others. How you express will be your curiosity spoken in creativity and cultivated in visual form.

 


Daily Insights : On this 244th day…
Applying an honest expression to what we create today, is a path to freedom and joy. Explore your creations with expressions that come from within today and note the feeling that arrives. We are always creating in every minute.


September’s Focus

image of the theme for September, Labyrinth Expressions

Time Frame:

Introduction: September 1
Week One: Personal Internal Expression: September 2-8
Week Two: Projected External Expression: September 9-15
Week Three: Passionate Inspired Expression: September 16-22
Week Four: Purpose Soul Expression: September 23- 29
Conclusion and Review: September 30

What to do:

Make a Labrinth Expression ->  Take a picture of it ->  Title it and add a description ->  Send it to share it

  1. Begin with your favorite designs of the labyrinth or create your own.
  2. Add something to it like color, elements and/or different aspects to make them stand out and fit the week’s description in a way that you can relate to.
    Reshape, add or subtract elements of the design to make it fit what you want it to say.
  3. Enjoy discerning your expression. Make it fitting, honest and accurate in how it describes your experiences.
  4. Title it, add your artistic name and your location so we can see a world expression of the labyrinth taking shape.
  5.  Share your designs with a simple description to interpret your expression for posting on this site.

If you need Suggestions to help you find a weekly Expression, check our suggestion page.



Simple Reminders for your Labyrinth Expression
:

• You can add one design over all, or four designs, one for each week. Send images or photos and description
• It can be an opportunity or a challenge for you.
• There is no right and wrong, only honest expression.
• Don’t wait for perfection, act on impulse and feeling, that is where our expression comes.
• Notice every time that you give of yourself, you become larger.
• Do this alone or do this with others…. be creative!
• We are not asking for personal names, only your creative cultivated name, so the world won’t know it is you; it will know your expression however.
• If you have questions, do leave your email to connect.  365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org


The Mid Month Dialogues
Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on
Saturday September 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

  1.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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The Labyrinth in the Maze

Day 172:  June 21
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

In the Yanquan Province there is a labyrinth that extends throughout the Philosophers Garden at the foot of the Great Wall of China

The Philosophers Garden along the Great Wall of China. Photo Credits: Marguerite Carstairs

The Great Wall of China is a world wonder that is approximately 2300 years old and extends just over 13,000 miles through nine provinces. In the Northern section lays the Yangquan Shanxi Province that includes the Niangzi Pass also known as the Ladies Pass to honor the garrison that hosted an army of women led by the daughter of the first Emperor of Tang Dynasty. There is much that honors the feminine contribution in protection of its people in this area of the Great Wall. This might make it not so surprising to discover a labyrinth that is called a maze yet is a labyrinth at the ground level near the Ecological Gardens. It is called the Philosophers Maze and where it creates a labyrinth in one area, it extends to traverse through the entire garden structure. Golden statures of soldiers remind of defense, while a gallery of Calligraphy balances with the wisdom of expression that enhances the ambience of the environs. It is said that the philosophers walked the labyrinth with an idea and by the time they came to the end, they had manifested their calligraphic story.

The exploration and discovery of this labyrinth was a journey of search and research as its subtle existence was present, though where it could have led to dead ends and confusion, it turned into a labyrinth with an open mind to discover what else might be significant and related. Each clue led to another and soon the labyrinth revealed itself. The difference in all was the ability to look for possibility and be open to explore and discover with clear intent. Turning a maze mind into a labyrinth is to look past what appears to be a dead end by appreciating and turning into a new beginning.

On this 170th day…
Explore your relationship with labyrinth and maze today, do we turn one into the other for a useful outcome?

 

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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The Art of Simplicity

Day 170:  June 19
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

the spiral labyrinth of Muro Art Forest

The Undulating Spiral labyrinth of the Muro Art Forest. Photo and design by Dani Karavan

In the Southern area of Japan lays a remote landscape of artistry known as the Murou Art Forest in the countryside region of Nara in the village of Muro. It is the work of Israeli designer Dani Karavan who creates life-size monuments and tributes. He is known for creating monumental pieces and installing them in significant places of the world. The landscape of this forest park brings translates the natural world with artistic expression. In this park Karavan uses the idea of the spiral triumphantly with a Bamboo forest spiral that opens into a spiraled canal. The pattern continues into a simple labyrinth of a spiral that follows the stream in undulating curvature.

When one thing leads to another, we evolve and idea, concept or in the case of the Muro Art Forest, a design. The labyrinth here seems to bring a natural ending or start a natural beginning. Walking all three sections and returning gives us a full labyrinthic journey into art, expression and nature. Walking the spiral to and from can give us the simplicity that is nature in purest form. In the many complex designs and concepts available, the simple clean lines of opportunity can be impressive.

On this 170th day…
Explore in your walk of this day the natural way that one thing leads to another and how it comes to an expression for you.

 

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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