Posts Tagged With: Movement

Walk of Darkness Enlightened

TLS 365 Experience #288
December 13, 2017

In curious explorations, the midnight hour is a time of perceived stillness.  The wee hours provide a depth of soul to awaken in the walk of the shadows and realize in the dark hours what grows  in opportunities that will shortly birth into the light. It is not a time of stillness, but one of great activity.

The walk is a listening of what is growing.
The listening hears the movement of flowing.
The movement is subtle evolving knowing.

It is a great and wonderful darkness to walk with as a part of the silent creations stirring.
In the wee hours.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J.Tunney, Labyrinth Walker
Illinois


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Exercising Variety

TLS 365 Experience #283
December 7, 2017

Coming out to find some air, the labyrinth in the garden seemed to invite some blood circulation with a walk. Rubbing palms together and pulling the scarf around my neck, I enjoyed the cool snap of crisp air as I entered. Thinking of it as an exercise, pumping arms and marching steps became part of the movement.

As I was getting into the movement, another joined me on the labyrinth. I had a moment of hesitation as it seemed a private experience and interruptive of another’s quiet time. Just as I was about to surrender my large movements, the other woman did the same arm circles and called out, “Great idea!”.  As we both continued to exercise the labyrinth, we were joined by others who had been watching from inside and soon we had to watch out in our thrusting of arms and legs, not to make a harmful connection.

It became a cheering experience of movement and amusing connection that invigorated all of us. It was also a chance to realize a different experience of the labyrinth, rather than the quiet mindful walks I have known. Realization on the labyrinth comes in many forms and today I moved myself in a variety of ways.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Darlene J., Labyrinth Enthusiast
Ohio


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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


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Moving On

TLS 365 Experience #157
Aug. 4, 2017

Today I had my son in mind. I have missed him and know he is working on building a new life and glad when we can connect. Those first periods of adjustment can require moments to be reminded that evolution requires movement. When I first began the walk on the labyrinth today, I thought of what I missed and by the time I had come around to complete the walk, I was reminded of what both he and I gained in his moving on.  The labyrinth always offers a wise perspective.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
CMT, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Texas


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The Quiet

TLS 365 Experience #153
July 31, 2017

The quietness of a labyrinth in CaliforniaToday is a quiet day and as I reach for the labyrinth, it becomes a still and quiet walk. I find when I am in this kind of quiet, everything seems slower and more profound. Whether I finger walk or utilize full body, the movements I make are very purposeful as if I can feel the tense and release of muscles. noticing how  each is applied in the momentum. My awareness becomes very exact as the quiet is applied like a blanket, and rolls out in a complete way to encompass the entire body.

The quiet is internal and isolates the outside world from the experience. Each motion is observed for what it is, without any descriptive thought or plan from the mind. It is in these moments of the walk that the action of the leg striding to make its next step is complete with the natural force of the foot bearing weight onto the pathway. In the finger walk it is the extension of the arm and the texture felt under the finger as it reaches its destination along patterns and grooves.

To apply a deep quiet creates an expansion of awareness and greater appreciation of each chosen action.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A. Fischer, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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Move and Be Moved

TLS 365 Experience #136
July 14, 2017

Stone LabyrinthThe secret of the labyrinth’s ability is in how we each apply it.

Whether walking, watching, finger walking, drawing or creating a design, the common application is movement. We move with it and it moves us.

Our physicality is shifted, our cognitive construct considers and reconsiders, the way we relate to it, ourselves and others stretches our emotional response and how we connect and our moved internally affects our spiritual inner knowing.

A labyrinth is merely geometry until it’s geography is explored with movement.

 

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


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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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