Posts Tagged With: Listening

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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Hear the Spiral

Day 61: March 2
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

The spiral is a fascinating natural phenomenon as it can be found in the largeness of our galaxy or in the mighty force of a hurricane and yet exist in the smallness of a seashell. We can find them within the structure of our DNA and human composition and we can find them throughout our culture in civilizations of both past and present. We can see them in nature, art, design and in the patterns of the labyrinth. We can also experience the wonder of the spiral in our natural sense ability in the way we walk through a labyrinth.

With the spiral in mind and in body, an innate sense of hearing was activated today. Listening for the spiraling sounds around and in the depth of listening came the ring of a church bell. Listening took on a new form as each step held an echo of weight and balance in the motion of body and sound. Listening intently, the sound swirled into the cavity of the ear meeting a natural spiral and reverberated through the brain and down the spine. It brought greater notice of the swing in the step and the joint and muscle placement of the walking movement. It was as if an opportunity to become the sound, spiral and the labyrinth all at once presented itself. In this moment a realization occurred of a way to use the Tibetan bowls a bit differently as a listening exercise on the labyrinth. A nice surprise followed as an uplifted feeling spiraled through brain and body at the same time.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 62nd day…
Walk with observance of how the spiral within you moves within the spiral of the labyrinth design.

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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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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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Have and Have Nots

Day 27: January 27
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

It was a dark and stormy night that turned into a dark and stormy day and the yearning to get outside for today’s walk found solace in the warmth of the indoors and comfort in listening to the cleansing process the Earth was experiencing outdoors. The rain’s consistency became a meditation that accompanied an indoor project of rubbings. When my copier suspended operations one day, I found rubbings were a way to quickly produce a more authentic artistic experience for a group facilitation. Today, in listening to the rain, the rubbings became meditative and with a variety to choose from, each finger walk seemed to have a different story. The simple grey tones also reflected the atmosphere quite well and it was interesting to notice where the center provided the brightest space.

A walk outdoors would have provided a nice cool briskness, though what was created indoors provided meditative reflectiveness while accomplishing something useful. Each walk has its own wisdom and truth and dropping away from all we could have, would have or should have reveals something far greater with more value. Defining what we can do, have available and can create makes life simpler, more meaningful and honest.

A suggestion to walk with:

Walk with what you don’t have and what you do have today and notice the difference.

 

 

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  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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Tuning In

Day 26: January 26
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

The walk of today brought out the honesty of listening. We speak much more frequently than we listen and it is an immense skill to hone in learning to create better ways to relate to everything. When listening can become our first response rather than the commonality we think we are creating with our stories, sharing and comments, we give ourselves a moment of leverage to listen, understand more of what is said through words, body language, tone and expression. Then what we communicate comes from a place that adds to the conversation and contributes to the well being. We have efficient and effective communications.

The labyrinth is a wonderful listening tool. It hears  our communication and speaks to us in steps and stages in our ability to listen and hear more of the conversation between the words as we see it at the beginning of our walk and the honesty that invites us gradually to the center. Listening in inspired this labyrinth of the ear this morning after my walk, fashioned after the natural labyrinth found in the ear.

A suggestion to walk with:

Fine tune your listening today in your walk and notice all you hear that isn’t spoken.

 

 

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  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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Activating Sensory

Day 4: January 4
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

Meditation is simple. It is being in the moment of whatever you are doing in a full and present way. Not always easy, but simple in its plan. The flow and cycle of breath can be a simple meditation, though keeping one’s focus on the breath is often distracted by thoughts from the mind. This is where the labyrinth in its walking form keeps one in the flow of meditation as the focus is on the movement where the busy mind unwinds in the traversing pattern and relaxes interruptive thought.

Today’s walk used the double intuipath finger design. Meant for the connection of two, it can serve as a quieting or connection of both hemispheres of the brain. In the dark all sense is heightened, and touch, our first sense, is magnified. Tracing the pattern becomes a synchronized movement that unites what opposes and in the dark the definition of both labor and labyrinth, also become one in experience. It creates a deep listening that encompasses what lays beyond sound. In the dark, feeling is intensified and breath finds a slower more efficient rhythm. It defines the experience, realizing more of the intricate and finite nuances that blend and in this way arrives at an honest and complete expression of the moment.

It is a definition of an honest use of our faculties and an appreciable way to intimately know the lines and patterns of the labyrinth. It is a falling away of everything that is not truth for a great revealing.

What is defined in the intimate listening in the walk of today?


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:
So far we have a daily blog and an unscheduled mid month podcast to explore the monthly focus. Share this week at: 365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

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A Tool Of Gratitude

TLS 365 Experience #268
November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! It is a day for thanks and giving to foster the rest of the days to be of similar praise.

A day of Great and Full Tnanks St. Louis 2010 LATEach walk is one of gratitude, even when we don’t seem to realize it. Creating, discovering, or finding a familiar path is the first gratitude. Without its being there, we would not walk the path…and we have gratitude.  Coming to the walk, arrives in listening to our inner voice and how it calls us to walk. Honoring that is something to be thankful for.  Walking it and allowing for the paths to provide is yet another great and fullness of the labyrinth. Being fast, slow or somewhere in between is our presence on the labyrinth and noticing it is another gift we are appreciative of. Observance itself is a part of our being, though a skill that grows with use and our practice is another gratitude we can enjoy. Completing our walk brings a sense of accomplishment and with that a natural self appreciation too.

No matter how you walk, there is a great sense of appreciation, thankfulness and gratitude that accompanies the labyrinth discovered by those who walk and share it.

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


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Curious Navigation

TLS 365 Experience #248
November 3, 2017

The steps are somewhat painful in the walk today. Each placement takes notice of what is emerging in disease and with keener awareness, Feeling into the pain of the moment to make connection as the broadening and expanding action of my foot as it steps first with heel and then unrolls to make contact using up the whole of each part of the foot.

Noticing with this kind of awareness, I breathe with more ease. With slow motion of the mind and moving more purposefully to acquaint my body from footstep to the gait in between,  I am aware of the juxtaposition of the hips and spine and the overall effect. I am carried from the pain into the listening of the motion that each step requires from the top of the head and its slight bend to the shoulders, evaluating the inertia. Finding slight adjustments for each impact, I walk out of the labyrinth a different person.

I discover I am more curious than furious and that may make all the difference in how I choose to navigate this new journey of life and labyrinth.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
E. S., TLS Member
Florida


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
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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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A Closer Walk With She

TLS 365 Experience #236
October 22, 2017

A friend and I took our favorite quotes and authors to the labyrinth.

As we walked we shared the quote or the passage that moved us in the moment, while the other one stopped and listened. We continued on in this way noting the words that filled our ears to our hearts and when we met in the center we spoke of what each message gave us in the telling and how listening to it from a dear friend felt.

Listening is deep love and in this way we opened up channels of ourselves that we didn’t know about each other. Listening to those succinct in the telling held a new meaning and a profound appreciation.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
W.S., Labyrinth Enthusiast
Illinois


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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Illumination Time

TLS 365 Experience #103
June 11, 2017

It’s quite when I walk.

In the dark of the moon, I like to appreciate the silence and stillness. It is as if I am the only movement. The steady light of the moon illuminates the labyrinth just enough to lay out the path before me and my eyes adjust to the rest. It is a time to savor and often I walk barefoot just to feel all that is natural.

From the activity of my day, all falls away and I am just in the moment with the labyrinth, speaking to it with my footsteps and listening in response with the whole of my body. I become the walk and hear my day more clearly and all to often,  just the moment at hand and find it very comforting and very much, enough.

Today’s Experience submitted:
IM, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Nevada


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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