Posts Tagged With: Natural

Good Mourning

TLS 365 Experience #261
November 16, 2017

I lost a dear friend and couldn’t fathom how I might bear the pain of such a deep and precious part of my life. There was a void in my center that I did not think I could fill and the thought of not having another conversation or connection in the physical sense just made me want it more.

Heading out to the labyrinth, I thought to see if it held answers for me and discovered that I began to feel a little more peaceful in remembering my friend. I started having a conversation with her as I walked.  I listened and shared, imagining what she was saying or how she was responding. After awhile it just seemed like we were having one of our natural conversations and the loss slipped away as I listened and connected again.

In the center I held only gratitude and thoughts of further conversations we would have. I realized this was our friendship on another level.  On the labyrinth, new ways begin again.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
D. Shroeder, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


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The Voice of the Labyrinth

TLS 365 Experience #229
October 15, 2017

Expressions on the labyrinth, a voice for the labyrinth. LAT2012Having painted the outline of a classical design onto a canvas cloth for a walk, I had intended to add other features after the walk completed. There was much in release and discovery in this walk that was offered and participants in the walk asked if they could inscribe their thoughts on the labyrinth.

It seemed like a good idea and though not what had been planned or considered for this labyrinth, it felt right to allow. People wrote messages of hope and inspiration. There was encouragement and truth and a heart that showed up in many places. Peace was a natural expression and the messages of the journey began to be inserted around the labyrinth.

Where I had ideas of what would be added to this, walking and allowing the process to unfold is a bigger and better teacher. Since that time of inscription, others have naturally been drawn to share something on this without being directed. This labyrinth has a voice and expressive quality and it allows what first came out of the experience to continue.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Brunetti, Labyrinth Designer and Facilitator
Illinois


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Walk of Breath

TLS 365 Experience #211
September 27, 2017

Walk of Breath

Our class has been exploring different types of meditation including the labyrinth.
incorporated deeper breathing along with the walking of the labyrinth by using a suggestion from a workshop facilitator.

We began an inhale as we walked into the labyrinth and at the first turn expressed a slow exhale, learning to walk peacefully with the exhalation. At the next turn we inhaled more and soon found the belly extending naturally, the sides expanding and the rise of oxygen into the clavicular area for a fuller expansion of breath. The slow exhale at each turn truly aided us in finding a calm and peaceful reserve.

It was appreciated by all and a way to honestly find step into each facet of our breathing.

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Renee Raseen, Labyrinth Facilitator
Indiana


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Adjustments

TLS 365 Experience #153
July 30, 2017

Experimenting with groups, I asked one who were walking the labyrinth with me on this day to really take notice of the way they walked in the labyrinth and to be keenly aware of the labyrinth, their body movement and the way they took steps inward and outward. Then we walked again and I asked each to walk differently than the last person had, to adjust or change in a natural way the way they stepped in the labyrinth.

The conversation after the walk was rich. It made them more aware at first of the way they moved in life and where many held tension, it was released and noticed. Their was a greater appreciation in just becoming mindful in the first walk. In the second it became inventive and many found that they improved their walk by adjusting their posture and noting their bodies. Others found that they extended themselves in a way that was uncomfortable and adjusted throughout and others thought it playful.

Of the many epiphanies that were shared, the ones that were most moved realized how much they move themselves and their minds to adjust to please others. It became a metaphor of how we walk in life.

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


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A Natural Playground

TLS 365 Experience #147
July 25, 2017

children on the labyrinthThe labyrinth is a playground.

So many take its design and purpose very intently, sacredly and seriously and while each has its purpose and place, what seems forgotten is how versatile the labyrinth can be. I like that it doesn’t have to be one way or one thing, it can be many things to many people.

I use it with young children in a care giving situation. There is a labyrinth in the park nearby and when we use the park for outdoor activities, the labyrinth often becomes a place to play. Sometimes there are dancing and movement activities, at other times we use its maze like quality to race, run and unwind. We play games on the labyrinth as it is a natural place for adventure. We play and pray together.

Through we also create much in collaboration, taking turns, inclusion, communication and creativity is explored so it also becomes a tool of learning. When we leave it up to kids, the labyrinth is a just a natural tool for discovery.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
S. Kissle, Childcare and Play
Illinois


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Barefoot Bliss

TLS 365 Experience #112
June 20, 2017

This is the official 1st day of Summer so I walked the labyrinth in my altogether natural state… barefoot. Love to go barefoot, yet our Midwest weather does not always oblige. That is what makes this first day special. The shoes are off and the walk is profoundly satisfying. Each step is truly kissing the Earth in great thanks for warming and accommodating.

Today’s Experience submitted:
Barefoot Barbara, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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Natural Discoveries

TLS 365 Experience #105
June 13, 2017

A tree trunk labyrinthA walk in the outdoors can provide us with natural discoveries.
Look Closely.

Today’s Experience submitted:
LA, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


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Appreciating The Grass

TLS 365 Experience #97
June 5, 2017

Roscoe Grass LabyrinthSummer is here when you can feel the heat of the temperature on your skin and you find a grass labyrinth to sink your feet into the Earth and experience the blades between your toes.

In between the mowings are the shoots of border grass that have the chance to spring up in collaboration to form an outline for a walk or movement of action on the labyrinth. It is a delight to the natural senses.

In this labyrinth a stone has been placed to mark its center and it’s simplicity makes a lot more room to sit on it or with it and consider the weight of any issue. I like the stone in this because it can also remind of the great rock we stand upon as the Earth too.

Today’s Experience submitted:
A. Roscoe, Labyrinth Facilitator, Earth Enthusiast
Illinois


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A Natural Spiral

TLS 365 Experience #94
June 2, 2017

Red Rock LabyrinthThe Labyrinth of the Red Rocks is not exactly a labyrinth, more a double spiral that moves one into the center and offers the opportunity to review your journey as you move outward or take a new one as the intersecting second spiral moves from the center as well.

Local energy workers and enthusiasts use this as a contemporary labyrinth and host full and new moon ceremonies out here and often create a small fire in the center to release what you wish to leave behind or increase the energy you wish to take out again.

Out in the valley of what is natural, individuals are invited to remember the natural world and what is natural about our human condition.

 

Today’s Experience submitted:
LAT, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


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The Nature of Turtles

The Turtle Labyrinth at Teaneck Creek Conservatory

The Turtle Peace Labyrinth was constructed from concrete debris found on-site at the Teaneck Creek Conservancy. To create the labyrinth pathway, volunteers relocated the pieces of rubble by hand from their original location on the banks of the creek to the site of a former ball field (photo courtesy of Richard K. Mills).

The element of water, marshes and wetlands are natural habitats for turtles. As a totem animal the turtle assumes a role of peace in our lives reminding us to walk the natural path of the Earth and to realize the benefits of water flowing. In our minds, our physical bodies and our souls, allowing that which makes up most of who we are to be at ease and enjoy the strides of life.

The Turtle reminds us to take a break from the busy days and look around or within. Traditionally, the turtle is symbolic of the way of peace, whether it’s inviting us to cultivate peace of mind or a peaceful relationship with our environment.

“Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.”

Lyndon B. Johnson

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