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April Showers

Day 119: April 29
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

April Showers LabyrinthApril showers brought a season of reminders in this month of the fullness of a year. Having traveled in different states this month, the different states of event and experience were realized in most amusing ways. The unusual snows that appeared overnight in Chicago, not once but four times during my stay reminded of the heartiness of the Midwest character as a result of experiencing and adapting to change.

It was as if April had become a perpetual April Fool’s Day joke and as it is National Humor Month, the steps taken in becoming more amused with whatever befalls, became a rich opportunity to enjoy and to listen, learn and laugh with the multitude of overly serious attitudes that perpetuate the circumstances we find ourselves in.  When we are more ready to listen, we hear more. When we are open to curiosity, we learn more and when we laugh more, we create a dynamic introspective of perspective.

The showers of April brought forth a more amusing and appreciative side of ourselves and in the spirit of the season, we encompassed winter, spring, summer and construction season activities all in the interesting span of living a year’s worth of weather in 30 days. With April showers we nourish what we seed and plant, so in this time of seasonable shifts, allow the reflective walk today to harvest what you have sown.

On this 119th day…
Step into your favorite season and notice what occurs in your walk today. Step into each season and observe your responses.

 

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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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Fun Receptions

Day 92: April 2
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

Fun ReceptionsAs we move into this new month and season in our program and year, the events of yesterday included the Easter Holiday as well as the beginning of National Humor Month and April Fool’s Day. The rising of the Blue Moon seemed to be a message as well to take opportunity when it occurs and to rise. It is time to simply be reminded of all we are honestly capable of. Humor helps us to take it all in a little more lightly and to delve into an insightful intelligence that humor provides.

In honor of a whimsical look at life and the recent holiday, rise and multiply with this design of light-hearted levity. Allow it to assist in adjusting the rabbit ears of reception. Listen more keenly, enjoy what is available, and let what comes your way appreciate more richly in your life. Enjoy the fun.

On this 92nd day…
Walk with a new learning of finding amusement with what is available in your day. Tune into receive and allow it to add to your day’s adventures.

 

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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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Change in the Walk of Life

TLS 365 Experience #16
March 16, 2017

The biggest issue people have in life is dealing with change.

Whether changes involve aging, dealing with loss, job changes, health changes, children growing up, overwhelming new responsibilities, or new opportunities, walking the labyrinth with the purpose of self-exploration and awareness brings insights, comfort, and the energy to go on.

People want life to improve, but change is daunting. The key is to ask questions designed to get to the heart of the matter and take those questions into the labyrinth and listen for answers.

The center of the labyrinth is like the eye of the storm.

 

Today’s Experience Submitted by:
Kay Whipple, President, Labyrinth Society
New York


The TLS 365 Experience:  A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
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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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Preparations for Play

Yesterday I prepared for play. Here is a link to the game and a way to better remember in December the experiences of your year and what may lay ahead. The 12 Days of Labyrinths.

12DaysOfLabyrinthsI didn’t have to do much on the first welcoming day of December except to walk. For those of you new to the 365 Club, the promise is to walk everyday and having done so for years, this is always fun because I never know how or when I will walk. Though before I sleep at night, I have found a way that I hadn’t planned and I laugh with how delightfully the universe works… and without question… I of course, laugh everyday too.

12ImportantThe first thing on the set up for 12 Days of Labyrinths play was to create a list of 12 things important to me. I wrote out the first six items…and then I remembered, ha ha… walk. Before I write anything else, I will walk with the intention and so I reached for one of the finger labyrinths. Like a flip had switched on, the remaining six items poured out.

I thought about walking with the idea of my 12 different gifts and abilities and for the 12 people of influence in my life this past year. Chartres Finger LabyrinthThen I thought about the 12 different labyrinths I might like to walk and suddenly the feeling of “planning” and “organizing” came over me. While it has a great functional purpose, the spontaneous honesty that comes when in step does a lot more for me than planning will ever do. Mind that I am a great organizer and planner, though listening and following the feeling is occurring to awaken a more developing part of my brain.

With that in mind I will simply not be in a hurry to play and take what this day gives in the 12 important things. Tomorrow I imagine I shall discover more than 12 gifts in the walk with a hearty laugh knowing more intimately what is really important.

Play well, have fun and use your 31 days of this month playfully contemplating and cultivating the merry meaning of the 12 Labyrinths. 

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