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Creative Collaborations

Day 361  December 27
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment Five: Skills
Days 359-364

Closer Connections

Image of Star Labyrinth for Segment 5 of Skills.To explore the skill of unity and collaboration, is to see the value of both sides of a situation, in order to see the greater value that exists in individuals as well as circumstances. Balance only shows us what is different and how both are necessary to equate the two. Harmony offers us the opportunity to bring the usefulness of each side into perspective, much like we might in a walk of the labyrinth, what we bring in helps us in one way to appreciate what we walk out with. 

Developing this skill is one way to lighten our load, as when we learn to see value, we learn to connect with more purpose.  We can both give and receive with others and find its a way to develop ourselves in what, who and how we relate to. In collaboration we bring the divisions together for a true oneness. 

Our experience during August offered a long walk across the United States to explore the ways that labyrinths brought people together in different states. Each day a labyrinth was super imposed on the shape of the state to create a unique individual state perspective with a collective purpose nationally. 

The labyrinths explored in each state provided service to uniting the communities they existed in, offering a purposeful existence for each. They symbolized the simple ways to unite and in visiting 31 of them in the month, a labyrinth trail was created nationally.


Daily Insights of this 361st day…
Walk and consider the skills that have improved with collaboration this year. What gifts where realized?


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

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A Diverse Oneness

Day 231  August 19
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

The Mosaic labyrinth image at the El Sereno Gardens in East LA

The El Sereno Labyrinth of Mosaics in East Los Angeles, CA. Photo Credits: Don Sabin

With the State of California being quite diverse in a variety of ways, the labyrinth is an insightful tool to bring those differences into a healthy harmony and a larger sense of purpose in bringing the gifts of those diversities into a useful united function. While California has much to offer in the way of labyrinths, one particular design and purpose that brings an understanding of diversity to union is the labyrinth designed for the El Sereno Arroyo Gardens of East Los Angeles.

The artist conception from artist Jolino Bessara in collaboration with landscape architect Matt Lysne added this contribution to the growth of the garden and the connection of the community. The contribution of the community to become involved in the building of this project brought the unique interpretations together in a mosaic that wove the novelty and flavor of this urban area into a purposeful fabric of use for the community. Sereno means Serenity, and in the larger focus of creating and building this design, it described the feeling that arose in its development.  The artist used to live in this community and being able to return to add something of who he has become was a reuniting with a sense of completion.

The state of California as a labyrinth image

 

This labyrinth is located at the entrance to the gardens as a welcoming message of unity with serenity. Its colors reflect the natural diversity celebrating the individuality and how it looks when it all comes together for one greater purpose.

 

 

 


Daily Insights : On this 231st day…
Explore the ways in which you are diverse and how those different facets come together for one true purpose 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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Finding Balance

Day 117: April 27
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

A Yin and Yang LabyrinthAfter long periods of exertion comes the balance of restoration, whether we seek it or not. Our body knows the wisdom of rest that mere humans often do not. After a long drive cross country, the days of rejuvenation now rise to spiral away the extended efforts of energy consumed while conversely spiraling inward a remembered natural restorative resilience. In what we release, the wisdom of our human condition is to increase and beyond the idea of balance, is the opportunity to evolve harmonic equation. Im making a labyrinth design out of the balanced Yin and Yang symbol, the labyrinth design overlaid gives a new element and dimension to balance and evolves its purpose.

Today’s message becomes one of amusing creativity with what is called for and what is available and in looking around from the resting place, the Yin and Yang symbol came into focus, it’s natural message of balance was just the right communication for the day. Creativity can be a way of realizing a quiet restorative and bring all sides and viewpoints into one focus.

 

This walk through of the yin and yang can take us on the ride of our differences, yet it also reminds us that it’s symbol is one whole and like our walk of the labyrinth, it is one walk to awaken, respond and realize in steps to fully realize the whole.  In this labyrinth walk of Yin and Yang, begin at the bottom and find your way to the top, cross over the border of duality between white to black at the top instead of exiting and you will end where you began.

On this 117th day…
Amuse your many parts with a walk today that brings the seemingly different sides together as one.

 

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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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The Helical Heart

Day 84: March 25
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

The Helical HeartTheir are a harmony of spirals within the human heart that include a myriad of functions. The muscular shape of the heart is formed by a process of folding into a helix  in four basic motions or narrowing, shortening, lengthening and widening. The actual spiraling nature of this action was not fully understood until Dr. Francisco Torrent-Guasp dissected the heart to find where the heart began and ended. Previously spirals were known to exist internally and externally in the way the ventricles opened to allow the nature of blood flow to spiral though the heart and the natural electrical system flow, though not until this new discovery of the heart’s very nature was it ever considered as a spiral.

Today’s solo walk of reflection allowed for a deeper listening that engaged feeling to experience the path of blood flow through the heart and the expanded breath opening the spiral of our heart and the folding back into place in exhalation. To be still in the realization of this wonder of our continual nature made up as a spiral and then to walk the spiral in conjunction with this concept. The falling in love, out of love and spiring into and out of action may be more emotional in nature, though when connected to the breath it is easier to see the very nature of our ability and actions inspiraled in our existence.

Today’s inspired design follows the spiraling nature of the heart unfolded flat and narrowing, shortening, lengthening and widening in the way of its natural design.

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 84th day…
Create a helix of awareness as you turn and weave your way spiraling into the center of your experiences today. Observe what you walk away with in each.

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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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The Uncommon Three

Day 77: March 18
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

Day77_TheUncommonThree_TheAmusedMuseIn the aftermath of the great greening of clover comes the triple spiral of uncommon commonality. Where the three clovers of yesterday remind us of how much more common place they are, the triple spiral has a way of bringing the powerful concept of three together in its winding opportunity. Where one spiral astounds us in the mathematical ratios, three offers us a repeat and a threepeat of the experience to spiral us to where our truth lies. In Pythagorean understanding the number three is the first true number as its the first number that provides us with a geometrical figure, the triangle. It is a divine number as it gives us beginning, middle and ending. It also offers us past, present and future, birth life and death, and is found as a number of significance for the balance, harmony and support it creates to expand ourselves in cultures, traditions, symbolism and science universally.

With this opportunity to experience one spiraling walk and add another, comes the uncommonality of what is provided in the third as it brings together and expands a unique perspective of our oneness, our duality and humanity on a larger sense. In the smaller day to day existence of our passionate footsteps, it can bring the realms of purpose more practically into perspective.

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 77th day…
Walk with a tri focus to discover insightful, grander and truthful discoveries today.

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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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HeART Communication

Day 35: February 4
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

 

Art is found in the heart, expressed from the soul and displayed in a variety of forms. The labyrinth becomes a truth of tapestry for those who dabble in its design.

For some it is merely for the drafting of an outline for an expedient finger walk and for others, it is the walk of inner creativity, of strokes and pathways leading us to an appreciable pivotal experience.

The lines and movement converge in the walk to relax and reduce what is unnecessary and deliver a reliable conscientious experience that is what honesty is all about.

 

This design began of two minds and ended with two ways to walk, perhaps to rise or soften each side independently. Where I am seeing heart evidence in my walk and walk of life, it is interesting that the past few days have also included drawing and designing ideas of the heART too.  After a walk weighing the duality of many things, some of which were merging and others offered a harmony of differences.  One labyrinth in art brought them both together.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this Fourth day…
Discover the way of your heart and what it leans toward today that is creative or heART centered. Find evidence and truth in your walk and reflections of hearts in your day that symbolize your truth.

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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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