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The H Pathway

Day 306  November 2
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

The H Path

The Letter H as a Labyrinth by TheAmusedMuse.com

H is the second letter in the word of thanks, so today enjoy a second helping of gratitude. Standing as a labyrinth itself in this design, you can enjoy its simple trail of sloping lines or walk any labyrinth with the idea of gratitude and the expression of it. Let the bottom of the H become your centering.

H is a pathway for Helping

Help others to know and navigate the path with your assistance, education or insights. Helping naturally elevates the expression of thanks for the helped and the helper. Walk into the labyrinth in the the ways you have been helped and walk out with the ways you have helped others. It naturally brings a desire to thank, raising the essence of our gratitude in a simple walk.

A Few H Words to consider to raise the expression of Thanks:
Take a walk around the labyrinth of your choice today with the thanks in mind and consider how these seven words that begin with H might assist you in the way they convey thanks. Use one on each circuit of a seven path labyrinth and walk mindful of the way they serve and the thanks they naturally bring.

Honor is an esteemed place where gratitude is known, enough thanks and we honor the essential nature of gratitude more fully.

Having might also feel an abundant and expressive of thanks. Having is a general indicator of being in the possession of something and when we are, we often extend our thank you.

Happiness can bring a sense of gratitude forward by the jubilant feeling presented in being happy. We say thank you more when we are happy.

Heart focused is a place that aligns with gratitude as when our heart is of concern, focused and centered, thanks is not far away.

Healthy is something we are all grateful for, as with our health we can do more and better. It is reason enough for great thanks.

Humility is a great source of uncommon peaceful presence in the face of great experiences. It is a place for a heart full of thanks.

Heroes play a role in shaping our lives as we follow those we respect, admire and hold gratitude for. Our heroes big or small hold our thanks given in showers.

 


Daily Insights : On this 306th day…
Consider those you honor, heroes, who have healthy humility and heart and you will know a happy walk of thanks in this day. As you walk in with these, see yourself as these on the walk back out… and know greater thanks.


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 do you express it? Here are a few ways to consider your expression:

    • 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

 


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November 15th
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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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Notes of Appreciation

Day 132: May 12
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Musical path of the labyrinthInspired by music today and celebrating the song of our soul. What makes us move, change attitude and appreciate our surroundings more than a tune that is timeless. Music has a way of speaking to our heart and can interrupt the path we may have been traveling that wasn’t as productive. With music we move differently, step livelier and our path has a partner that speaks to something inside that reminds us that everything is ok.

This design came about in the care of my mother who loves to sing and appreciates music. In those times when she isn’t moving so well or seems to forget, turning on a little music makes all the difference. Drawing out a few notes I was reminded of the music within the labyrinth and its tonal coordinates. Beginning with one note is like beginning with one step;  soon the rest seems to follow in an effortless way. This effortless is a simple example of our honest abilities being used without much consideration when we are in tuned to something we appreciate.

On this 132nd day…
Celebrate the music in your soul steps today, what tune is playing?


The Month of Celebration, Appreciation and Realization
May’s Focus: Celebration

Life is a celebration to explore in the next 31 days. With the idea of walking the labyrinth and its tri-focus on releasing, receiving and reflecting, let’s shift the perspective to one that walks in with appreciation, finds the honest realization from each day and walks out in celebration.  Observe what 31 days of this focus might reflect and how it elevates our life condition.

Four focus points to expand your celebration of this month’s experience:

  1. Share your ideas, in your personal experiences, how you share the labyrinth with others, art, design or method of construction or in other ways that it may be utilized. Let others know about this daily experience and opportunity by sharing it. Find us on this blog and on the Labyrinth Societies Facebook page
  2. Join our Mid Month Dialogues on May 15th at 2pm CST for a lively look at what you have created and will create in the idea of celebration. This month’s theme was a direct result of our last month’s Mid Month Dialogue!
  3. Participate in the daily opportunity of this educational focus of  your personal journey, how you lead, teach or share with others, and what you create for contribution or purpose with this theme.
  4. Remember that our theme is about finding our greater capacities, abilities and true realities in being honest with our potential. We focus on what we can do as it is inherently more useful and productive.

 

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The 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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Purpose Love

Day 57: February 24
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

Each day offers a new opportunity on the labyrinth and in the suggestions for discovery of the honesty found in our walks, we already know that honesty is present in a walk. What is not always understood is the volume of potential that also exists in a variety of ways. As potential is limitless field of broad perspective, it will never be fully utilized in our lifetime, though tapping into more of what we have been using, that is our quest.

That is what is the honest to goodness truth for us to discover and while it might lay obvious before us on the path, recognizing, learning more and applying it is our great opportunity to find the heart in what we do and honestly love it too.

Today was a simple honest walk of looking into what I do and how I love it immensely. In all honesty it encourages, elevates and inspires others to wake up and take action, improving life quality. For me however it is a contribution to my own creativity and with each offering an introspective into my own understanding and relationship with the potential of the world. The more that is offered, the more the capacity expands and the more love grows. Barbara Marx Hubbard said it eloquently, “When a woman has found her purpose, it is as if she is in love.” There is a heart with spirit that finds its way into the everyday and I wonder that it is not the same experience with men too?

Be blessed in your discoveries today whether sorting out a few things or embracing something new or challenging. Find the arrow that hits your target and the love in it and observe the change in your walk.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 57th day…
Walk as you do when you are in love. Observe the changes when you walk in love with an idea or purpose instead of a person.

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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.

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Body Wisdom

Day 39: February 8
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

Why am I loving that?
The simple awareness of asking questions can get us to take a look at what we do on a conscious and unconscious level.  Just because we have always done things in a certain way, doesn’t mean we can’t change them. The world is a changing place so it stands to reason that adjustment leads to evolution.

Today’s walk was a wonder of notice in what felt flowing and what was constrictive. The body shares a variety of messages and when we ask questions or make decisions, our body has a way of telling us how true it is. Listening and feeling in the walk today, the familiar resistance in the back of the neck alerted a direction that just wasn’t serving. The notice of this notice was simple and powerful in the honesty the body speaks to the heart of the matter. A change of direction was like a change of heart and an alignment of honesty.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 39th day…
The body speaks in truth and to the heart of the matter, love the messages of wisdom as you walk into your day.

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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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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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Repeating Patterns

Day 34: February 3
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

Creativity is found in the swirls and designs that are all around us. A study in circles might be considered an infinite loop of endless time coming to the same conclusion repeatedly, though the art of circles has offered us depth and perspective when we move outside the three dimensions and into the Labyrinth Zone.

Using the heart as a medium this month is lending a new way to elevate creative consciousness. On one hand the drawing of the heart labyrinth can take on many design adventures of interpretation, and on the other, there is discovery of a new dimension unused by another’s design with appreciation for pointing the direction.

Creating the heart in your walk might be as easy as finger drawing it in the air as you move with a conscious intention to love every thought that pops up… no matter what. It might be found in walking with thoughts and expressing the word love into each sentence. This of course can lead to some interesting opportunities to noticing an honest resistance or the honest opportunity as well. Recall that this experience of honesty is all about elevating ourselves to what is possible when we speak to the truth in our soul. Love just gives us a reference point and notice of how much we actually do love and ways we might not have thought of that can bring us clarity, simplicity and honesty. It is there that we discover how capable we truly are. Love well today in your walk.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this third day…
Repeat or insert a love motion or expression into what you take into the labyrinth and stay dedicated to the experience to notice the end result.

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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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Observations of Childhood

TLS 365 Experience #99
June 7, 2017

Every time I take a class of students out onto the labyrinth, something magical occurs.
I share the experience with adults often, though when children come to the labyrinth there concerns really get to the heart of the matter and their understanding evolves quickly. It seems as if the labyrinth is a natural resource for a child and what comes out of them is a sense of creativity and understanding that has a refreshing honesty to it.

I think when adults walk the labyrinth they discover that sense of childhood clarity again and relate to what is true. With a lifetime of carrying things, it just takes us a bit longer to set it all down. When we do, we are rewarded with this turning of ourselves it seems into something that sits at the heart of our being. That is when we seem most magical.

Today’s Experience submitted:
S.Tan, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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