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Welcome April

Day 91: April 1
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

National Humor Month Begins on the LabyrinthWe find ourselves in the second season of the Year of Living Honestly, discovering the truth about what we are capable of in our walk of focus on the labyrinth. We move from becoming aware of our capacity, to educate with it and be educated by what we chose to do with it. The next three months give us the opportunity to honestly expand turning possibilities into probabilities. Use the labyrinth to educate yourself and also to educate others, as the more you share, the more you become aware of understanding something new.

April is National Humor Month and one of the proving points for great intelligence is in the ability to use humor. It sharpens our wit, invites a greater perspective and elevates our attitude and changes the way we relate to everything. Those who find the amusement in life use more of their capacity and potential as they understand the genius of play and light hearted living. Our world is looking for answers and when we have an elevated perspective, we can access them more efficiently for more effective responses.

Today is April Fool’s Day and while a great many pranks and good natured stunts are being orchestrated, it reminds us that we all want to have reasons to smile more and feel good. Let’s find the fun in our days and ways of walking the labyrinth. Remember that ancient stories tell us of the dances that took place on the labyrinth in ritual, tradition, art and expression. Labyrinths with children and in schools remind us of how to play with it to explore what is possible, just like our year long program here. Might I say here that jokes can be subjects, though enhancing a sense of humor is brilliance in action! 

Innovate, Create and Relate 
You may have noticed that I have been creating daily designs, so far it just felt good to be creative and after each walk, a new idea emerged. The creativity of this year of living honestly is inspiring and I hope it is bringing more of that out in you.

See below for the details of this month’s activities with three fun fabulous options to expand the truth about what more you can discover about yourself when focusing on amusement… just watch your abilities awaken. 

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 91st day…
Celebrate your humor being. Walk and remember how good it feels to feel good, increasing the feeling by being honest about what really feels good.

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FOR MID MONTH REFLECTION DIALOGUES:

The Ides of April
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I hope to hear from more of you in the creativity and wonder you create in the name of amusement.
Wall in wellness and swellness,
Lynda Tourloukis, TLS 365 Experience Designer and Coordinator

Your Amused TLS 365 Experience Coordinator
Lynda Tourloukis

 

 

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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 in this month 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, invent new programs, create new ideas or develop new designs, share your experiences. Don’t wait for it to be perfect, as I’ve found it never gets shared when we wait.. I really look forward to seeing what you come up with! Look for inspiring ideas to come in the posts of the month… stay tuned daily.
Share away and become a glad designer instead of a mad one!  

3. Activate – 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! 

 

The power of the muse is greatly
increased when amused.

Lynda Tourloukis
The Amused Muse & Labyrinth Enthusiast

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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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Conflict Resolution

TLS 365 Experience #257
November 12, 2017

Conflicts indeed can be sorted out on the labyrinth, from the internal conflict we might struggle with on any given day to the difference of opinion that two people might be on either side of understanding. Though differences between groups of people and even our nation might well be served with a walk on the labyrinth.

Over the years of offering walks and talks of the labyrinth, I’ve come to learn of the many ways that indifference can become difference, which makes more matter and at least have an opinion. Difference can become appreciated for what it is and for what is not understood and causes conflict, the labyrinth walk helps perspective to grow and more to be understood and appreciated. Conflict is everywhere and found in everyday, time on the labyrinth allows for time and viewpoint to change.

When I heard the labyrinth was used instead of time out isolation at an elementary school, it brought hope for evolvement in education.  I think if we can get more of humanity to sort out life’s issues on the labyrinth more regularly, we might indeed have the peace we seek.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
N. Jablonski, Labyrinth Facilitator
Ohio


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A Feedback Loop for the Heart

TLS 365 Experience #234
October 20, 2017

Working with others teaches me that there are no limits to what experiences people can have with the labyrinth. The labyrinth seems to get to the heart of the matter and facilitates the change that is needed. It is almost like a feedback loop machine. We walk in with all our humanity and walk out changed for the better. All we need is to have an open heart.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Kay Whipple, TLS Board President
New York


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
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Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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Walking with Our Fathers

TLS 365 Experience #110
June 18, 2017
Labyrinth HandThe labyrinth is often called a feminine instrument as it relates to the lunar calendar and the Earth energies, which we know as Mother Earth. It may be what draws so many more women to the labyrinth than men, however it is an invitation always for everyone.

On this day that celebrates the father, the labyrinth is a wonderful tool to invite an honest reflection for father’s worldwide. As the labyrinth can take a point and spiral it inward, giving us different perspective directions to turn into; bringing in the wealth that father’s offer can be a blessing for humanity as we integrate a walk with that reality on this day.

What if on this day, we reflected on the way a father matters, the connection that children of all ages crave with their father and the one that a father really desires with his children. What if in each step we take, we all realize a step we can make to move closer to the father we have known and better wanted to know? What if we understood what it is that they wish? Consider the ways in which we are touched in heart, a physical hug, a pat, or holding a hand. Consider the ways in which we communicate in listening well, speaking what’s true and holding compassion.

May your walk of fathers, be one that changes your world.

Today’s Experience submitted:
A Father
USA


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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