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Creative Giving

Day 338  December 4
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment One: Giving
Days 335-340

Creative Giving

In a year that inspired a look into what we are capable of, the honesty of creativity brought ideas and opportunities to light with different perspectives. Creativity seemed to burgeon and ideas were plentiful in the variety and open doors that offered a way along a path to the other side. 

Focusing on one topic each month such as the spiral in March or the hear in February, offered new ways to appreciate different values than had been explored. Creativity added unique features and allowed a drop into our own natural wonders to use a little differently. 

We can think of how to create a different walk, and then we might design it or apply it with unique features to bring out the most in the experience. From creative ideas expressed, comes innovative twists that show us the same with a different addition or subtraction, sometimes offering a whole new way to walk. 

Not being able to travel this summer, the armchair labyrinth world excursion not only brought forward different designs not popularly posted, yet the story behind the design or the materials utilized brought out a creative appreciation. It also created a labyrinth design of travel in the navigating from country to country and back again, a labyrinth found its way into the experience on a subtle level of creativity. 

Creativity is everywhere, diving into it is an honest way to give of and into your abilities.


Daily Insights of this 338th day…
Consider the creativity in your giving and receiving today on the path.


December’s Focus

Image of the December 2018 Banner

Refresh, Renewal and Redesigns of Your Year

31 daily walks. ideas, topics and considerations for personal appreciation to professional sharing will be focused in this month utilizing six five-star labyrinths and a summary day to encompass what the magnitude of what has been discovered this year and bring it forward as gifts realized in the ways we gave to ourselves and others and received for ourselves and others.

  1. Follow along Daily or as often as you can
  2. Consider what you have created or developed this year in regard to honest abilities
  3. Reflect on the five day segment focuses throughout the month with those abilities
  4. Review, journal, create or develop your own reflection in a daily experience
  5. Share your experience and add to the Daily Wisdom of the 365 Experience

Review the Gifts in Five Day Segments:

    • Giving to ourselves as well as what we give to others is a reminder of what we do possess in gifts, capacity, ability, skills, and talent that bring us fulfillment. The first five days will focus on what has been developed in this year and what it gave.
    • Inspiration in the inner motivation we possess, the focus of looking back at our discoveries to notice over the next five days about what inspired our capabilities into actionable realizations will be a great topic to select meaningful moments this year.
    • Fortitude in the courage, resilience and mettle that have risen this year when in consideration of the ways we understand, use, and apply the labyrinth and relate it to ourselves either personally or professionally, the next five days will be reflective.
    • Talent is something everyone possesses, discovering natural gifts using the labyrinth in a variety of ways reveals depth of talent to reconsider and perhaps discover something new over the following five days.
    • Skill is learned, developed, and practiced through desire and the more we can apply it in various ways, the more we comprehend with new levels of learning. The last five days will be an opportunity to renew, remember and redesign skills.

Consider the weekly and daily focus presented this month in review and rediscover through the many ways you have used or ideas below that you can use the labyrinth with:

• Personal Walk
• Group Walk, Program, Workshop, Education, etc.
• Designs, Artwork, illustrations, photos of labyrinth you walked, etc.
• Building concepts, tips, techniques, design ideas, etc.
• Personal Development, Guidance, Growth orientation, etc
• Writing, poetry, creations, installations, etc.
• Learn something new about yourself, others or the labyrinth this month.

Questions:   365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


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Action Oriented

Day 332  November 28
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

Week Four: Counting Your Blessings

This week’s experience now entering the sixth path and the sixth day has spelled out the word Blessing. The five former words and days occupied the first five letters and today taking all the actionable words to expand its plentiful nature of adding the ING suffix. As if affirming the prosperity of blessings, every word that attaches itself too the suffix in the name of blessing is a verb oriented action. 

It creates a cornucopia of opportunities to create and be a blessing of the blessings. That is a thanksgiving unto itself. Where blessings can be helping, endearing, cheering, and a host of ample definitions, collectively they offer natural affluence in a confident manner of pure prosperity of soul

The Action Oriented path of the Blessings Labyrinth by theAmusedMuse.comThe Sixth Blessing: Actionable

It will be both blessed and of insightful interest to compile a numerous list of words that suddenly become actionable and bountiful when adding the ING suffix. Walking with a few words on one path such as surveying, conveying and playing for instance have us reviewing the whole of the experience, communicating it and developing it with a lighter attitude. Another path might offer us a chance to heal, help and hope, providing a curative path. By the time we reach the center of the labyrinth, the horn of plenty will spill out in blessings amplified.

Compile your list with care and consider what you want more of to add a word or a number of them to walk and examine the nature of the word, your relationship to it and how it offers a blessing by actively participating with it. 

 


Daily Insights : On the first path of Appreciation in this 332nd day…
Walk as many verbs that are action oriented in your steps today. Add the suffix ING to appreciate all the ways you can walk.


November’s Focus

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Week Four Focus: Blessings

In discovering the elements of gratitude, thanks is an expression we use to communicate our sense of what we hold gratitude for. Explore the ways Appreciation is felt this week on the labyrinth in daily walks, group facilitation, program creation, offerings, artwork, illustration and design, building canvas or permanent designs, books written or poetry created. However you find thanks as the path, on the path or of the path you are on… how is it expressed?

    • Personal: consider the ways of your own personal adventures and use.
    • Associations: contemplate the ways of use with friends, family, and relationships or other acquaintances.
    • Environs: realize the community uses, organizations, landscapes encountered.
    • Global: imagine the ways that what you do reaches others in the world environs.

Share and become part of history and her story…

Consider the topic with the ways you currently use the labyrinth for self or sharing with others:

• Personal Walk
• Group Walk, Program, Workshop, Education, etc.
• Designs, Artwork, illustrations, photos of labyrinth you walked, etc.
• Building concepts, tips, techniques, design ideas, etc.
• Personal Development, Guidance, Growth orientation, etc
• Writing, poetry, creations, installations, etc.
• Learn something new about yourself, others or the labyrinth this month.

Questions:   365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


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December 15th
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Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you have discovered in the first half of the month, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what may bring morel insight into the second half of the month with a labyrinth connection and a greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

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Thanks for the Week

Day 311  November 7
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

Thanks, For a Full Week

the labyrinth of thanks by TheAmusedMuse.com

Gratitude is huge… it is an essence and a quality that is seldom given its due, however when one spends time in its focus, one learns much about the capacity of human realization. Thanks is a mere expression and one part of what gratitude offers, though as you may have observed this week, if you played along with each day’s adventure and explorations of the path of thanks, expressing thanks can be done in many ways with many benefits for many to experience beneficially.

Today is a review walk of seven paths. In the six letters of thanks, let the center be your own expression of the combination of letters to give thanks for the weeks experience as you walk into the labyrinth. As you return in the walk, simply review your reflections of your reflections of the week to see where you stand with value for the simple expression of thanks.

Path 1 – Tell yourself  of the path of thanks that you have thought up, left behind and design in this first path and reflect on how this thanks appeared this week.

Path 2 – Helping brings thanks. Walk in the thanks created in the way it helped honor, what you had in thanks, healthy responses, humility raised, heart filled, happiness lightened and honor in how thanks helped in the expression. Reflect on the ways you helped with expressions of thanks.

Path 3 – Asking and Answering with thanks on this path in memories of this week, how did it move you to your A Game as number one and at the center of thanks? Walk and reflect on this path of conversation.

Path 4 – Natural thanks occur as we leave the center of thanks and when we ascend to it and descend from it. Walk and observe how natural it becomes where thanks can be at the beginning of the end and reflect on the places you found it in between.

Path 5 – Keeping thanks in mind, how do we keep thanks and make thanks a connection we keep up, keep on and in keeping with our lives. Walk and reflect how you’ve kept thanks.

Path 6 – Saying thank you changes us, invites us and activates a vibration of gratitude. Walk with the expression of thanks and observe what has occurred in the sayings you make with it and how it has become a saying you embraced differently in reflection.

Center – Thanks for the center as you walk in, hold space and prepare to leave, consider what thanks you brought in from the paths before you and what you will leave with to reflect on in leaving the center of thanks. Reflect on the volume of thanks you’ve created so far.

Enjoy the thanks you have created in expression this week
on the path of gratitude.

** The design of this labyrinth was created to individualize the elements that make up our expression of thanks. By taking a whimsical walk through our words, each letter allows us to realize how everything is relative and integral to the meaning of the whole. Individual uniqueness has value, though when added to other unique values, we understand our thanks a little better.  Designed by theamusedmuse.com


Daily Insights : On this 311th day…
Reflect on what you have accomplished with thanks this past week and what bounty of thanks has come to you and in what form it has come.


November’s Focus

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Week One Focus: THANKS

In discovering the elements of gratitude, thanks is an expression we use to communicate our sense of what we hold gratitude for. Explore the ways Thanks is communicated this week on the labyrinth in daily walks, group facilitation, program creation, offerings, artwork, illustration and design, building canvas or permanent designs, books written or poetry created. However you find thanks as the path, on the path or of the path you are on… how is it expressed?

    • Personal: consider the ways of your own personal adventures and use.
    • Associations: contemplate the ways of use with friends, family, and relationships or other acquaintances.
    • Environs: realize the community uses, organizations, landscapes encountered.
    • Global: imagine the ways that what you do reaches others in the world environs.

Share and become part of Labyrinth History..

Consider the topic with the ways you currently use the labyrinth for self or sharing with others:

• Personal Walk
• Group Walk, Program, Workshop, Education, etc.
• Designs, Artwork, illustrations, photos of labyrinth you walked, etc.
• Building concepts, tips, techniques, design ideas, etc.
• Personal Development, Guidance, Growth orientation, etc
• Writing, poetry, creations, installations, etc.
• Learn something new about yourself, others or the labyrinth this month.

Questions:   365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


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Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you have discovered in the first half of the month, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what may bring morel insight into the second half of the month with a labyrinth connection and a greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

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The Nth Degree

Day 308  November 4
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

The Path of Position, the Nth DegreeThe letter N as a labyrinth by TheAmusedMuse.com

On the other side of the center of Thanks is the letter N. It begins the descent to the end of the word and provides us with a day to consider what happens as we move away from the center of thanks and consider how similar it is to moving from the center point in the labyrinth to begin the reflective walk of return.

The Natural Position of N

A seven circuit path of Thanks was created for the seven days of this week. As this would be the fourth day and the ending of the middle and beginning of the descent into the week’s end, in the word of thanks, it it naturally positioned. When we are concluded with anything, we may linger a bit, as in the center of the labyrinth, to make sure we are complete in the receipt of understanding the release of the walk inwards and open enough in the center to fully be a receiver of messages, metaphors or realizations or at a point of understanding that we will learn the rest in the walk of return and reflection.  To move on or linger is natural. On this day of Thanks in particular, it focuses upon the beginning of the end.

At the beginning of the end: There are Seven paths to consider

  • Consider this as a path of an inner realm facing outward.
  • What if you began walking at the beginning of the end?
  • When creating, what if we designed a labyrinth from this point?
  • What message sits at the point between centering and leaving?
  • What do you observe of others when facilitating, how do they leave the center?
  • What words of advice would you have about leaving the midpoint?
  • What is natural about this space between two points?

 


Daily Insights : On this 308th day…
Walk as if leaving a point of realization when you enter, note when you leave a point of realization during the walk, is anything new or different?


November’s Focus

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Week One Focus: THANKS

In discovering the elements of gratitude, THANKS is an expression we use to communicate our sense of what we hold gratitude for. Explore the ways Thanks is communicated this week on the labyrinth in daily walks, group facilitation, program creation, offerings, artwork, illustration and design, building canvas or permanent designs, books written or poetry created. However you find thanks as the path, on the path or of the path you are on… how do you express it? Here are a few ways to consider your expression:

    • Personal: consider the ways of your own personal adventures and use.
    • Associations: contemplate the ways of use with friends, family, and relationships or other acquaintances.
    • Environs: realize the community uses, organizations, landscapes encountered.
    • Global: imagine the ways that what you do reaches others in the world environs.

Share and become part of  Labyrinth History

Consider the topic with the ways you currently use the labyrinth for self or sharing with others:

• Personal Walk
• Group Walk, Program, Workshop, Education, etc.
• Designs, Artwork, illustrations, photos of labyrinth you walked, etc.
• Building concepts, tips, techniques, design ideas, etc.
• Personal Development, Guidance, Growth orientation, etc
• Writing, poetry, creations, installations, etc.
• Learn something new about yourself, others or the labyrinth this month.

Questions:   365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


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November 15th
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Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you have discovered in the first half of the month, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what may bring morel insight into the second half of the month with a labyrinth connection and a greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

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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
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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
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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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