Posts Tagged With: Natural

Getting Natural with What’s Natural

Day 227  August 15
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

Image of the labyrinth amidst the rocks of Canyonlands National Park

The Labyrinth of Southern Utah near Zion National Park Entrance. Photo Credits: Lauren Hughes

The natural landscape of the Southwest is something to whole heartedly embrace. With picturesque mountains and open sky, there is a goodness of nature that beckons a call to spend time immersing ourselves. We often don’t notice the absence of the daily cacophony of noise or talk, as the mountains echo with silence and small sounds in a way that helps us to remember. Our spirits can be renewed and revitalized when we grant ourselves permission to discover the innate qualities of our human possibilities and unite them again in divine order.

Just above Flannigan’s Inn at the hilltop beyond the accommodations and services, and situated almost at the entrance of Zion National Park, the labyrinth of contemplation awaits. With all that surrounds an individual on a hike, climbing or simply enjoying the area, the labyrinth can actually be a tool to ground, listen, feel and recall what it is to use more of our sensory perception.

State of Utah as a labyrinth
With a simple walk, we can become aware of what we are coming aware of. That just might be the purpose of this concrete continuous ring of ancient design that is present to provide a number of services, including the soul reattachment commented here. Weddings, ceremonies, events and more are appreciated on this labyrinth located in the southern area of Utah in the town of Springdale.

 

 


Daily Insights : On this 227th day…
Explore your own natural perceptions in sensory expansion as you walk today.


 

Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.
  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires in the first half of the month and apply something that you find unique to your own life walk. Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you discovered, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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When the Water Walks

Day 210:  July 29
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

Image of the stone labyrinth at the waters edge

The Labyrinth at Castlegar in British Columbia. Photo Credit and design: Joan Alexander

The journeys across Canada from the Eastern Providences find their way to the edge of the Western border in British Columbia. Discovering a pathway at the meeting of two rivers on Zuckerberg National Heritage Island in the British Columbian province a small simple labyrinth rests on the river’s edge and invites the river to walk the labyrinth for an annual cleansing as the rivers rise. The natural tides of the Earth are prolific and honest in the way of the waves and to be in the accepting of the waters way with the world and allowing of its natural ingress and egress, is to explore the expansion of abilities.

This is on the mark with our aim and purpose this year to explore and expand our natural abilities. What do we learn of the labyrinths of the world in their placement and purpose when nature becomes a part of its existence and what do we learn of ourselves?

On this 210th day…
Explore your walk with acceptance and allowance today of whatever in in your focus and observe the expansion.

 


June Banner 2018 TLS 365 Experience World Wide Wonder

Welcome June

Our exploration this month is to discover the World Wide Wow in the unique and innovative labyrinth designs world wide that inspire us to move beyond the everyday and give us a larger labyrinthic look at what our path can truly provide. From the idea of living outside your box to simply doing something different everyday, allow this journey of June to educate you and your relationship to life with the labyrinth. We’e taking a global course in Labyrinthing!

  1. Get Global….Explore the World
    Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are  outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in.  They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too.
  2. Act Local…. Bring the World to you
    Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday June 15th at 2pmPST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths in the first half of the month and apply something that you find unique to your own life walk. Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you discovered, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey.  Call connection Information
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Refresh, Renew and Return

Day 201  July 20
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return

Seven circuit stone labyrinth on the edge of sea.

The labyrinth at the edge of the Labrador Sea in New Foundland. Photo Credits: Dominique Hurley

Just north of the Avalon Wilderness Reserve amidst the Witless Bay Islands Park Reserve rests a seven circuit cretan labyrinth on the shoreline of a vacation area. Dropping down from Greenland, one can admire the other side of the Labrador Sea at the tip on the Atlantic Ocean. What a beautiful spot to immerse one’s self with a walk beside the waters along the edge of the New Foundland Coast.

It is a reminder for us in our explorations, to discover the places that allow us to step away from all the busy and renew ourselves. The natural setting of the land’s edge where the ocean and sea meet our a place to refresh, renew and return.

Perhaps that may be a new tri-fold walk of purpose for the travel explorer and the over serious among us to consider in walking the labyrinth. 

 

On this 201st day…
Walk with this concept today of refreshing yourself as you enter the labyrinth, renewing a purpose of truth and returning to a familiar place with a new beginning.

 

Interactive Map Progress
A great Interactive experience this month will include a google map to track where we have been and what labyrinths you submit. Lets see if we can make a labyrinth pathway out of the month of travels based on the locations offered.  We began in Portland, Oregon…. Click here to watch the progress grow this month!

 


World Wide Explorations in the Month of July 2018 for the TLS 365 Experience. Part II
Welcome July!

Our exploration this month is to Walk in reflection of our direction. We traveled from America’s west coast to Australia, Asia and the Swedish Lapland’s and found our centered point in Austria by the month’s end. July will complete our world walk and return us to American shores. It’s been a wild and wooly time of exploration in the world to expand our cultural and connective perspective of the labyrinths and their purposes worldwide. This is indeed the global course in Labyrinthing with world wondering discovered in our wandering.
This month, we return from our center in Austria and traverse the world.

  1. Go Global….Explore the World
    Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are  outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in.  They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too. From Austria to Portland… the second half begins!
  2. Grow Local…. Bring the World to you
    Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area. What will you have created by the end of our month?
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday July 15th at 2pmPST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths in the first half of the month and apply something that you find unique to your own life walk. Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you discovered, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey.  Call connection Information
  4. Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Move with the Earth

Day 200  July 19
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return

A grand view of a pathway to Greenlands Glaciers with an imposed unique labyrinth image and six smaller images of natural Greenland pathways.

Discovering the natural labyrinths of Greenland. Photo Credits: Live Science, Science Poles, The Conversation, Climate News, NASA, Igloo Magazine, Take Part

On the 200th Day of the year, we arrive at the largest island in the world. Both Alaska and Antartica are considered land masses, so that leaves Greenland to holding the reigning privilege. The island is mostly ice, particularly in its center, though at one time had much more available green and through tales of history it was so named to attract others to migrate there by an exiled citizen. Even though its size is over 20 times greater than its neighbor Iceland, Greenland has 2/3 less of a population. Of the 113,000 that call Greenland home most frequent the coastal areas to the southern part of Greenland.

The search for a labyrinth in the time available found small references, such as the Labyrinth Festival that is held there bi-annually and the endless “labyrinth of fjords and glaciers” that were consistently expressed. Though neither had true reference to the labyrinth we are familiar with, even Norse, Viking and Inuit history uncovered interesting facts about inhabitants from the 14th century, though no references to labyrinths. Surprising news, as the labyrinths of coastal far northern countries often held superstitions and used the labyrinth to bring fortune to fisherman.

With this lack of discovery, came the awareness of how much was actually explored in pursuit of the labyrinth.  In this month of explore and return, we are not empty-handed as we return, when realizing the natural labyrinth that Greenland is. Topically on a map it’s highest point is at its center as shown in the small image above to the far left. Greenland is loaded with fjords to navigate and glaciers that both invite and defy adventure. Stone circles and winding paths through the mountainous areas of the natural lands compliment the art and architecture of lines and spirals found in its larger cities. The labyrinth design above that overlays the winding way of the glaciers was found in Igloo magazine and unique in its design, it captures the long threads and diversions of small turns to reach a central space. In our exploration of this 200th day, allow yourself to move beyond the prescribed path and take a note from the natural wonders of Greenland; make the path by moving into your own curiosity in exploration.

On this 200th day…
Explore on this milestone of a day, where you make a labyrinth in your very steps throughout the day. What is a natural path for you and what is a new creation?

 

Interactive Map Progress
A great Interactive experience this month will include a google map to track where we have been and what labyrinths you submit. Lets see if we can make a labyrinth pathway out of the month of travels based on the locations offered.  We began in Portland, Oregon…. Click here to watch the progress grow this month!

 


World Wide Explorations in the Month of July 2018 for the TLS 365 Experience. Part II
Welcome July!

Our exploration this month is to Walk in reflection of our direction. We traveled from America’s west coast to Australia, Asia and the Swedish Lapland’s and found our centered point in Austria by the month’s end. July will complete our world walk and return us to American shores. It’s been a wild and wooly time of exploration in the world to expand our cultural and connective perspective of the labyrinths and their purposes worldwide. This is indeed the global course in Labyrinthing with world wondering discovered in our wandering.
This month, we return from our center in Austria and traverse the world.

  1. Go Global….Explore the World
    Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are  outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in.  They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too. From Austria to Portland… the second half begins!
  2. Grow Local…. Bring the World to you
    Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area. What will you have created by the end of our month?
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday July 15th at 2pmPST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths in the first half of the month and apply something that you find unique to your own life walk. Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you discovered, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey.  Call connection Information
  4. Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Water Focused Walks

Day 157:  June 6
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

The Aqueduct system of Nasca in Peru a natural stone labyrinth of descending spiral

The Cantelloc Aquaducts of Peru. Photo Credits Andean Travel Web

Peru is rife with natural labyrinths, ecological wonder and ancient history. Interestingly enough, they all seem to be designed with life giving water in mind. The ancient Nazca lines drawn by the Nasca people circa 500-700BC were enormous petroglyphs of animal designs that research suggests were a processional route of ritual as a way to worship water. The traversing lines become a natural labyrinth and the culture of walking brings the symbolism of ancient tradition and use of patterns to mind. These petroglyphs are recreated on the grounds of Maria Reiche Villaflores Park in Lima, Peru for individuals to enjoy and walk.

The pre Incan water structure created by the Nazcan civilization is known as the Cantelloc Aquaducts and the spiraling declension of stone form another natural labyrinth centered around the idea of water as do the number of  circular fountains that spiral water in Lima called Magical Water Circles. From the stone caves to the natural circles  found on Machu Picchu, the flow of the labyrinth is alive with possibilities in Peru

 

On this 156th day…
Explore the idea of water as a natural flow and observe the movement, ease and fluid motions as water in your walk today.

 

Interactive Map Progress
A great Interactive experience this month will include a google map to track where we have been and what labyrinths you submit. Lets see if we can make a labyrinth pathway out of the month of travels based on the locations offered.  We began in Portland, Oregon…. Click here to watch the progress grow this month!

 


June Banner 2018 TLS 365 Experience World Wide Wonder

Welcome June

Our exploration this month is to discover the World Wide Wow in the unique and innovative labyrinth designs world wide that inspire us to move beyond the everyday and give us a larger labyrinthic look at what our path can truly provide. From the idea of living outside your box to simply doing something different everyday, allow this journey of June to educate you and your relationship to life with the labyrinth. We’e taking a global course in Labyrinthing!

  1. Get Global….Explore the World
    Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are  outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in.  They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too.
  2. Act Local…. Bring the World to you
    Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday June 15th at 2pmPST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths in the first half of the month and apply something that you find unique to your own life walk. Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you discovered, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey.  Call connection Information
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An Appealing Labyrinth

Day 110: April 20
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

A labyrinth of bananasThe banana is an amusing fruit as it has a natural smile built right in. It’s handy packaging makes it portable and potable in the easy nutrition category. Today we were given  bananas for a snack and in working with youth, they were given a creative fun challenge in developing the many things the banana might represent. As bananas grow in groups called a hand, each banana is actually a finger and when you consider a labyrinth of bananas, you really can call it a finger labyrinth.

The banana’s natural curvature makes for a labyrinth just by laying them end to end and reversing the pattern as well for an inner spiral. Though when considering the great information regarding the healthy benefits bananas offer us, so it’s playable potency is only a small portion of what the banana provides us with.  One might say its fruit with appeal and a finger labyrinth that is appealing.

 

On this 110th day…
Peel back a few layers of reality today in your walk today to discover the essential appeal of what lays within.

 

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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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The Yes of No

Day 102: April 12
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

Yes over No labyrinth design by the Amused MuseToday was a day of hearing too many no’s, too many worries and too much of what won’t work as opposed to a more natural focus on what does.

To this individual who’s made a living on bringing to light what works, what’s right and what is natural over normal, hearing too much in the opposite direction can drive an urgent focus on creativity to restore the balance.  It became a YES day and surrounded by a world of No’s, a design came to mind that developed a labyrinth that might take a while to matriculate to allow the time to remember and redirect a focus to one that isn’t just positive, it can be a more effective and efficient way to do everything.

One can be reminded through the 40 labyrinths of NO before embarking upon the YES and the seven other NO‘s that are found among the YES that all the NO is essential often to find the value of the YES. Sales people are often told to achieve and appreciate the NO as it can be instrumental in defining the nature and behavior of the YES.  For those light hearted enough to play with the NO, turning each one into a YES can provide a wealth of understanding and insight to elevate our human condition.

 

On this 102nd day…
Amuse yourself with the No’s in your life or of this day. Walk with the easy one’s first and in your steps discover the value of each NO and how it leads to a YES.

 

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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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New Patterns

Day 67: March 8
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

In 1979 Helmut Vogel used the Fibonacci sequence to define the geometrical spacing of sunflower seeds using polar coordinates which rotate in postion along a spiral at points measured using the golden mean at a radius to a specific square root. The spacing generated points that form a spiral emulating the pattern of seed placement.  Today’s design inspired the spiraling of non circular shapes based on Vogel’s pattern of spiraling points and angles. While Vogel could not explain why the seeds grow in this specific way, he could use math to define the pattern that moves us closer to understanding the natural world and its relative principles.

Patterns are everywhere, including the customary and routine patterns of our own daily existence. Understanding patterns, like the metaphors of the labyrinth can help us to realize  more of what flows with pattern and what the larger patterns of life can offer us. Walking on this concept today the larger concept of honesty is all about appreciating and adapting more of those larger life possibilities that are outside of our normal use. They fall into the natural geometry of the world. Each step is a pattern and just doing it a little differently, using sensory skills more appreciably, adding music, moving with intention or simply walking alone or with a group can be a way to awaken the patterns of routine existence.  That is an action that can open the door to discover a natural symmetry in using patterns to realize what we are truly and honestly capable of.

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 68th day…
Walk outside of your normal pattern to discover a pattern that flows differently, sequentially and naturally.

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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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The Message in the Wind

Day 51: February 20
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

The weather can sometimes be a test of our truth. When the sun is shining, there isn’t much of a question as we find comfort in the warmth of the sun’s rise. This is the time we appreciate most as it is less conflicted and exists before or after a storm, or any period of seasonal turbulence. As the wind howls around today’s walk, grounding is a necessity as the gusts are picking up on anything not rooted or steadfast. Walking in the whirl of winds brings a message of change. Where change is constant, we find we are resistant to it as humans. We like our routines and known outcomes and change represents the alternative.

Today the weather’s winds are speaking volumes of change, leaving whispered messages for another day in lieu of the howling attentions sought in both its ability to create pressure and movement to provide sound in its spiraled circular masses.  The winds are not gentle in their communication, rather abrupt and demanding. Instead of resisting what might move me from the path of today’s steps, a decision to flow with its motion and use its undercurrent to advantage in staying upright became akin to playing with the wind and creating new paths.

In the release of resistance one can discover how the wind is a natural labyrinth.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 51st day…
What ability rises in the walk of least resistance and pure listening?

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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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A Treemendous Heart

Day 43: February 12
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

Today was another natural day and where it may be snowing in the East, the warmth and sun bringing pleasant days to the desert are welcomed joyfully.  Outdoors with a small group exploring labyrinths and natural areas of the local outer community, trees became a fascination as most stood erect without leaves. Their bark was smooth and the intricacy of the thin branches created an atmosphere of lace that hung from the limbs in a such a way that one understood the natural artistry and insight of jewelers and weavers.

As we hiked along to the labyrinth, a most magnificent tree made its appearance as we came around the bend. It stood spreading its wealth of ages in a circle that seemed to have been cleared just to allow its lineage the opportunity to expand and stand in all its elegant form. The ground beneath was completely open and rock free and it appeared that circles of interested individuals had sat speaking to the elder wisdom from time to time. The group was taken with the spectacle and so we decided to shuffle a labyrinth under the welcoming branches and allow for our heartfelt discussion to emerge like the impending season that would bring the leaves.

Feeling called to the center, the space between the two main branches opened to a small center and placing a hand there, the smoothness revealed a closer look. A heart shape had grown into the very heart of this tree. Looking closer the natural rings were similar to our natural pathways in the labyrinth, though not all as connected. It left its impression and a small design came to mind to appreciate the naturalness of this day, this discovery and a symbol of where the heart is.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 43rd day…
Branch out and find your natural roots in your walk of this day, when you do what shows up?

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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

 

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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