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The Unknown

Day 281  October 8
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Message, Metaphor and Magic

Image of student designed triple spiral labyrinth with metaphor
Topic: The Unknown

The human condition as such makes wrong what is not understood, and the labyrinth illuminates a brighter, lighter realization of what is possible to understand moving unknown into a new appreciative holding space of great capacity to explore at many levels of knowing.


The  Message:
The unknown is a wonderful topic for the magical metaphors and messages of October. The unknown is always present with the known. In yesterday’s workshop that dealt with the joy of the soul, sole walking offered new interpretations of life from the knowledge of what we know, the sight of which we base that on and taking a detour onto the unknown path with blindfolds and a number of activities.

In groups of three, each triad made their own spiral labyrinth, without ever having done it before. They took the messages of the blindfold awareness from a previous activity to walk with greater insight into body mechanics and integration and realized a greater value in our three point message that began the experience. Each moved from knowledge, to wisdom

The Magic: 
The magic occurred in the realizations of what they didn’t think they could do in building the labyrinth, to creating a basic structure to use. In walking with blindfolds they realized how much more they could see and walking with the unknown became the messy labyrinth of miracles appreciating and learning to trust what was unknown, messed up or seemingly somewhat of a mistake to their preconditioned ideas. It became a higher level of insight that didn’t just understand, it expanded to see more realms of known from the largeness of the unknown.

 

 


Daily Insights : On this 281st day…
Walk in great appreciation of what is unknown. Don’t be in a hurry to make it known, allow it to innovate and percolate and then become more than just known.


October’s FocusBanner Image Year of Honest Living October 2018

Use Today’s Topic Above

  1. Walk the Labyrinth with the topic in mind of how it relates to the labyrinth.
  2. Share a message, metaphor or magical experience that occurred with the topic in the walk.
    • Message: Story, Information, related poem, image, design, tip, program, walk, etc.
    • Metaphor: Statement and brevity of the meaning discovered.
    • Magic: The unknown that became known in the experience of the walk.
  3. Choose one of the above, or all three to experience, explore and share.
  4. Title it, add identification and your location and share your experience  as part of the
    Labyrinth Society Wisdom Archive.
  5. 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

 


Image of Mid Month Reflections Join the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
Monday October 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.

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

 

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Patience in Perth

Day 159:  June 8
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

The fun of the water labyrinth is that it's nine squares rise with water around the borders and if you keep moving on the path, you won't get wet.

The Water Labyrinth of Perth by Jeppe Hein.  Photo by Guide to Perth Scoop.com.au

Labyrinths come in all sorts of shapes and sizes each bringing a gift of experience, insight and exploration. They are much like humans as we gain more when we experience, we are inspired by the insights we develop and with exploration, we find out how much more we are capable of. The vastness of potential is unlimited.

Today’s exploration brings us the creativity of the Water Labyrinth of Perth. On the Eastern shores of the great expanse of Australia it might feel at home to use water in this spirited way. The design by artist Jeppe Hein was created for a shopping area called Forrest Place and is made up of nine large squares that shoot water upward from their borders at intermittent times. The actions of the water elevations around the squares are timed so that an individual can walk into a square and stay dry in the center. As the water recedes they can walk to the square that is not raising water and then on to the next at each patient interval until they weave their way around the squares for a complete walk. An ingenious idea to create interest and teach patience and  play with predictability.


On this 159th day…

Explore your ability to make peace with patience and play with predictability. Make one path of both situations and observe how much you make out of them.

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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World We Window

Day 114: April 24
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

Lines of the Labyrinth in windows of the world of weThe truth within us communicates many meanings and messages that encompass our depth, expanse, wisdom, compassion, insight and even our amusement. We are given a lifetime to explore the nature of our truth, capacity and contribution and the more we lean toward the lightness of who we are, the easier the simplicity and exploration and appreciation for the importance of this time which we are allowed to discover. A lighter look at the world can allow us the chance to view it with greater vision and perspective and in doing so we can weave the elements together that bring out more of who we are as a whole.

Today’s sojourn among the Miracle Keepers brought us on an internal journey that became connected in the path we walked collectively. Listening to the sharing of the members became a reminder of how each communication had a way of being relevant to all participants. Listening elevated the feeling of the group on the walk and in the talk and in reflection today’s design developed from the evolution of the experience. It brought a window of light into the window of the world of we. The lines of listening can provide us with many light moments and levity as this might be the actual opportunity in the world wide web to discover the world’s we window.

On this 114th day…
Walk with others who have come on the path before you taking the same steps with individual perspective, walk with those who will come and realize a moment of connectedness in your steps.

 

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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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Realized Walk

TLS 365 Experience #290
December 15, 2017

This is the happy walk of realization!
When working on a project, idea or creation, walking on it over the months has produced little bits of important information. Where walking on it more has created new and different insights. Walking even more in those curiously blocked moments has developed a range of perspective not otherwise noticed. Then when all those moments, in those walks of inquiry, release and prayer have found their saturation point, there is one more walk left. It is the moment of happy realization in the completion, appreciation of the struggle and affirmation of the goal. This is the walk we wait for and when it is said and done, we look for the next idea or project to come.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J. Taylor, Project Manager, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Iowa


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:
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The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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A Natural Walk of Women

TLS 365 Experience #255
November 10, 2017

Using the labyrinth for women’s growth and appreciating the feminine, the metaphors and messages are always insightful and appropriate for our experiences. It seems to promote movement in women and allow a place that is stuck to become free in its spiraling fashion.  The body, voice, imagination, and heart all begin to move in rhythm to the paths and turns.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Charlotte M. D., Labyrinth Facilitator, Womens Educator
Utah


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

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Taking Turns

TLS 365 Experience #235
October 21, 2017

Private Labyrinth... We Turn and Return for the Light, the right and the Insight LAT2015

 

On the Labyrinth
we turn and return
to discover a new light,
to realize what’s right and to gain a deeper insight.

We take turn after turn and return and retun to what we know to let it grow.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
LAT, Designer, Labyrinth Expressions
Nevada

 

 


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

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Mathematical Seeds

TLS 365 Experience #19
March 19, 2017

A  labyrinth-related ‘inspiration’ came in the moment of recognition that the pattern of arrangement of the odd and the even numbers in Paracelsus’ (9 x 9) Magic Square of the Moon corresponds precisely to the seed pattern of the classical labyrinth.

Connecting that cognitive insight with the Pythagorean idea that odd numbers are male and the even female, the labyrinth represents, symbolically, the simultaneous functioning of the intelligible principles rest and motion, and, by implication, the principles same and different.

Further investigation by extension into three dimensions yielded the additional revelation that wrapping a series of these 9 x 9 magic squares around a cylinder constitutes a continuous helix when the numbers on the squares are traced in their ‘natural’ order one through eighty-one. From this one can infer the symbolic presence of life in the ‘seed;’ and from the seed the cosmos, also known as the labyrinth.

Today’s Experience Submitted by:
David Gallagher, TLS Founding Member
New York


The TLS 365 Experience:  A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. 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

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

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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The Wisdom of the Walk

Walking the labyrinth often has often opened up surprises for me in small reflections on how I tend to approach life (e.g. being someone who is most of the time content being on the periphery and often appreciates being alone, but valuing being with others too).

I’ve often been reminded that I don’t need to rush or worry about ‘doing’, and to appreciate being in a safe space where I can allow myself to be open to whatever may come. I had these sorts of experiences early on during my labyrinth walking, so am not sure that I’m receiving anything particularly new now – though in reflection, perhaps I’m just more alert to listen out to the small insights and gifts that the labyrinth so often offers.

 

Today’s Contribution Submitted by:
Clive Johnson
Essex County, UK


Join the TLS 365 Experience: Give & Receive

1. Receive/Bookmark the Daily Experience:
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