Day 230 August 18
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United
The Goddess Labyrinth of Nevada. Photo Credits: L. Tourloukis
Traveling west and north we arrive in the area of Southern Nevada, known as Las Vegas. Where a million people come to escape everyday amidst the four mile past of distraction of glimmer and surrealism, is an intense small community that thrive on both realism and idealism. In the mountainous regions that encircle the town that never sleeps, there is an appreciation for the wide open blue skies and natural qualities of desert life. There are about a dozen public labyrinths available throughout the town, though in the far reaches of it’s northern suburbs is a town called Indian Springs.
In this small ghost of a town, the appreciation for Mother Earth lives in an expanse of land known as the Goddess Temple. The temple itself is a small structure that houses sculpture and tribute to the feminine form of our land and the leaders and dieties of feminine persuasion from Ma’at to Mother Mary. It invites a unity of all to appreciate the Earth and the uniqueness of everyone and unites us in how it brings together the differences for a common goal. The trail that leaves this small structure leads to gardens of desert art and sculpture and up to the labyrinth.
Made of small red and white stone, the shape of the Goddess is embedded in celebration of life in this tribute to Mother Earth. Out where there seems to be nothing is the fullness of Everything, and the opportunity to meditate on it a bit.
Daily Insights : On this 230th day…
In your walk of this day, explore what unites you with nature, the feminine within all of us and Mother Earth in an honest way.
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
Day 178: June 27
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration
The Holy Trinity Labyrinth Creation in the Tramontana Forest of Croatia. Photo Credits: Careassktart
Honoring Vesna, the Slavic Goddess of Spring, and Isis the Mother Protector Goddess of Egypt a simple project of labyrinth design came to life deep within the Tramontana Forest on the Isle of Cres in the Kvarner Bay of Croatia. It is a unique design of stone that is designed into three divisions representing the body, mind and soul. At its center rests a triangular three sided shape of stones representing a pyramid or feminine connection. It is called the Holy Trinity Labyrinth and it is one among seven other labyrinths that are installed here.
There is a Black Madonna statue (so called for its natural darkening of pear wood) in the church and there is much reverence made to the feminine form, Mother Mary and the Goddess in the nearby town of Beli. Each of the labyrinths represent a God or Goddess including Ishtar, Osiris, Tara, Rusalka, Lady and this labyrinth sits inbetween the labyrinths for Vesna and Isis.
Discovering this independent honoring opened the door to what unassumingly sits within this quiet community deep within its forest. An appreciation of the feminine that is rising in everyone and a chance to move and improve the wholeness of who we are as individuals as a result. Each of us possess feminine wisdom and with its rising we are discovering it more.
On this 178th day…
Explore the aspects of the feminine that is waking within you and around you too.
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!
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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Day 72: March 13
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover
Today’s walk was dedicated in spirit to a sister in law who’s caring sharing heart is remembered on her birthday by many. Looping the spirals together combined different ordinations of curved plane with each adding an element to the wholeness of this labyrinth and the thoughts behind its creation. Six sisters brought their feminine spirit together today on the labyrinth inspiring this design. It incorporates the individuality of each individual and the connectedness made when we come together. It moved from one sister’s focus to a focus for all feminine spirit.
As each brought their significant gifts, all benefitted from the exchange of giving and receiving. Like a ribbon in a dance passing through each sister, it picked up their character and larger world element each represented to the whole of our story on our path of tribute and dedication. The three symbols in the center remind us that when two join in one mind, a third element occurs that is a result of the two working together.
It was a moment to realize significance and surprise how the form of this design evolved with the sister tribute, the included women and the feminine elements spiraling together A light insight into how spirals show us our movement and engagement with existence, either walking into it, from it or in the moments in between. Combining spirals, elements and purpose with the labyrinth makes the whirled go round with ease, enjoyment and great relevance.
A suggestion to walk with:
On this 72nd day…
Walk in mind of connection and in all you encounter, give a name to what it represents and note how it relates with the next item you encounter and so on.
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.
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.
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.
Day 54: February 23
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love
In the essence of love comes the considerations of the greater capacities of men and women. As changes occur in the vastness of the world and feminine wisdom rises, the honest truth of what we are all capable of will be the rising point that moves us forward as humanity. When we love our differences, are honest about the fact that evolution is occurring and seek to improve the quality of all lives, the right of who we are will bring us into a place that elevates the status of humankind in both women and men.
After a talk of just what it might take to ease the conditions of change now facing the roles of men and women, the walk of the collective on the labyrinth seemed to bring more realization to the moment and many epiphanies were met with personal solutions.
A suggestion to walk with:
On this 54th day…
Walk on your changing role and what you might like to realize more of.
As it is the second month of the year, enjoy two opportunities… discovery and realization.
- 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.
TLS 365 Experience #183
Aug. 30, 2017
Each month the full moon gives opportunity to be in step with feminine graces on the labyrinth. On this day a walk with others for the spirt of daughters to remember and renew the lives as daughters and emergence to Mothers and Grandmothers. Each was once a daughter and in the light of the full moon a celebration is called in the steps and stages of moving as daughters beginning our walk in the age of the maiden. Continuing as we meet the center into the growth as woman in mothering and initiating the birth of many opportunities. Returning our walk in the sageness of the crone as we walk out into the world in reflection of what has come and what will come in step with the tides of change with more appreciation for the feminine mysteries and meanings.
Today’s Experience submitted by:
D.T. Labyrinth Facilitator, Daughters of Evolution
The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving
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