Posts Tagged With: Movement

The Labyrinth Zone

TLS 365 Experience #114
June 22, 2017

The Labyrinth appears to be a tool of at least four dimensions. As we can measure the length, width and where it is not a flat, like in the outdoors, there is often some depth to the experience.

As we walk there is also a sense of energetic movement where the stillness of the labyrinth is interrupted by our movement and we stir up the depth of the labyrinth. I wonder if we measured the energy impact in walking from underneath the impact, what it might read.

When we factor in the element of time from our beginning to end and the liminal space in-between that time, we find our fourth dimension. It is here in this fourth dimension that the magic, meaning and moments of consideration seem to move time differently.

We might actually call this dimension, the Labyrinth Zone.

Today’s Experience submitted:
CM, Labyrinth Facilitator
Florida


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A Long Walk

TLS 365 Experience #111
June 19, 2017

The Long Walk It seemed like such a long walk.
I was tired and here to walk the labyrinth with a friend. She asked if I would come with and where I had not walked a labyrinth before, I humored her and came along even though all parts of me longed to be elsewhere.

As I stood by contemplating my turn and waiting for the opening, it seemed like a really long walk that didn’t seem to end anywhere. As my turn came I joined in and stepped into this interesting circle. I looked down mostly to keep my balance and make sure my feet knew where to step and where not too. It became easier when I realized the only thing we had to do was follow the path.  I relaxed and enjoyed the outdoors and soon found my movement lighter and flowing and before long I had reached the center. Not long at all.

Years later I reflect back on that first long walk and my initial interpretation. Where I was resistance, the labyrinth’s turns and patterns relaxed and invited. What seemed so long so many years ago now seems so short… Am I done already?

Today’s Experience submitted:
F.Ritz, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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Labyrinth Fitness

TLS 365 Experience #88
May 27, 2017

Tip toes on one path.
Heels on the next.
Slow walking on the third path.
Fast strides on the next.
Heavy steps on the fifth path.
Lightly touching down on the next.
Curling into my steps on the seventh.
Expanding and stretching my way into the center… I arrive.

This is my morning routine on the labyrinth. Sometimes I change it up, though it is my movement exercise, that reflects a great deal as I simply notice how I walk into the world each day on my return.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Chris T, Labyrinth Designer
Texas


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Fun

TLS 365 Experience #84
May 23, 2017

Look at me, zipping through the paths as I do the thing I don’t normally do. I run, skip and even dance a bit today being more myself than ever.

Not realizing, not thinking, just letting my heart soar as I become a sense of frolic making my movement not a walk, but a playful adventure of discovery.

This is fun.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A. Dnyl, Labyrinth Designer
Nevada


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Discerning is Learning

TLS 365 Experience #79
May 18, 2017

Listening into the idea of discernment with a group, we discussed the nature of it in ways of movement, listening, globally and universally present, following a truth and understanding that we don’t have to see or know the whole as we begin, though we understand it more completely in the end.

This was merely a conversation that the labyrinth embodies. When we listen and move with presence, we grow into the global awareness that allows us to follow the path honestly. We know we will find a center with reflection.  We realize too, the whole of the experience is found in the steps we take to create it.

I find in the step by step approach on the path, learning is discerning, and discerning is learning.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Labyrinth Expressionist
Illinois


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Stimulating the Pattern

TLS 365 Experience #70
May 9, 2017

I have to write for others and there are times when it flows and times when I sit waiting for inspiration to visit. It is in those latter times that I stop sitting and decide to move to see what might come.

Finger labyrinths have served well for stimulating ideas and recessed thoughts. Other times a brisk outdoor walk on the labyrinth can move more of the body for different insight and sensation, as more seem to be stimulated in the outdoor experience.

The idea of dance and movement has also come into creation and in realizing the motions of a classical labyrinth, I can take long strides as if I am in the dance of the labyrinth by following its pattern:

Step in and move left. 
Take a long walk in three quarter circle arch and then reverse moving slightly outward and walking a little larger arch of the circle to the other side.
Reverse again moving slightly outward walking along the arch in even larger circumference.
Moving inward briefly about three paces and then back right around and in an almost complete, though smaller circle.
Move inward again, and move clockwise in a much smaller and almost complete circle only to reverse again and walk back in an arch in a slightly larger circle.
Reversing once again moving back in a slightly larger circle all the way around it to come to and opening, where walking in finds a centering point.

Then the ideas really flow.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Connelly, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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A Walk with Words

TLS 365 Experience #50
April 19, 2017

The written labyrinth

Sometimes it isn’t the feet that bring the message, but the words. With a class, each participant drew a labyrinth from the seed pattern and then we walked with words through the labyrinth telling a story into the center.

The center was a place to consider how the rest of their story could continue and what would have to change for the story to complete.

Once that was determined, the rest of the way became clear and the expressions flowed as they moved with their words to the end of the story and the end of the labyrinth.  There was a very complete feeling among the word walkers and a sense of accomplishment and creativity in weaving their messages along the inner path as if it traced the inner mind.

Today’s Experience Submitted by:
L.Tourloukis, Facilitator
Nevada


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Entertaining Education

TLS 365 Experience #40
April 9, 2017

Sharing the labyrinth experience with kids is always an adventure. It can remind us of our own youthful curiosity and at the same time bring about the unexpected direction creatively.

One after school group was particularly wiggly from the long day and while using meditative experiences in the past has been beneficial, this day called for movement.

We set up a game like experience where a set of ground rules established safety and concern for others and then each found a different way to walk the path and no one could walk the same as others before. It proved just the right amount of activity and creativity that led to some interesting discussion about how and what we learn independently and collectively.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Labyrinth Enthusiast
Illinois


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Welcome March… Discover

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St. GilesCripplegate of London    Light after Dark Program

At the beginning of the year there were 12 words that appeared on the New Year’s walk and kept in the order they appeared, Discover was the third on the list. This month is then about discovery.  Discovery can be the simple and honest truths that appear on the path before us or the questions of life that lead to answers. There is perspective on the path to appreciate; and discovery is one item among the many that can lead to presence and purpose.

 

March is a month of change where the winds blow it in naturally and relieve the Earth of debris in some areas, where it moves to settle into others. Take notice of what lands in your life at any time this month and perhaps take it in as a message of movement to make purposeful or simply to blow away.

Discovery is found when we are present and paying attention and whether your eyebrows rise up in surprise or you skeptically investigate with furrowed brow, the activity means that you are indeed engaged in the process. Perhaps as you walk, you take notice of your brow and discover what results you get in relation to the tiny hairlines that converge to protect what the eyes see. Engage in discovery and let your path shine purpose.

 

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March Forth…

Marching forth at Chartres Cathedral

Today, being March the 4th, the message is loud and clear as if almost a glad message to remind the idea of moving differently this month on the labyrinth.

May we March forth and recall our humble beginnings today. That first introduction to the labyrinth and reflect a bit on where we are now.

How long ago did we hear about the Chartres cathedral labyrinth and even if we have not visited, we are somehow a part of it in spirit.

From those beginnings, where have we taken our interest, curiosity and emergent ideologies about the labyrinth? How did we move through it all to come to our understanding today and where oh where are we headed tomorrow?

March forth on this fourth and with a determined step and a curious heart…perhaps what we uncover is a purposeful direction of great meaning or a simple subtle message. In what unfolds, it is always ours to enjoy and employ.

My walk today had a March of Monday Movement and as one of my missions is to make Monday a Funday instead of the dreaded obligation… Monday movement in a different way has a whole lot of meaning.

Marching  forth together,

Lynda

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