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Signs of Care

Day 7

January 7, 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Today’s Walk:
    What kind of willingness is present before you begin your walk and how does willingness contribute more to you by the end of your walk?
  2. For Today’s Experience: 
    Take away the little things that make up the bigger things.
  3. Share Today:   Share your message
    When we collectively offer the ways to begin, someone sees a new idea, thought or experience to enjoy. Today, share images, art, ideas, designs, tips, facilitations, building strategies, ideas from your book, poems, teachings, etc.

Today’s Experience:

Image of a cairn on the labyrinthHow do the sight of cairns along the path contribute to your walk?

What is it about the site of those small stones stacked with purposeful intent along the path, one atop the other, as if to come together for one singular significance?  Rounding the circuits of the paths and finding its statuary presence a remainder of another’s walk, it can be a bounty of blessings in the reminders, opportunities and changes of perspective that it offers. To others it is a nuisance, to endure another’s process while attempting to sort out our own.

It can be appreciated where one comes to a labyrinth for a private walk, yet in each walk, a little of each of us is left behind and a little something in the spirit of others joins us as part of the great walk of life. To be distracted might only be a message to care. If we believe that every life matters, we will also know that every life has an ending too. A labyrinth entirely made up of cairns might be a great reminder of that message.

For today, it seemed to be a message that someone lived, someone else cared and some others might have the choice and the chance for a moment of caring too. I wonder what it means for you?

 

Shared by:
L. Tourloukis
365 Experience Coordinator
Nevada

Image by: L.Tourloukis


January 2019 banner image

January: A Month of Beginnings

With a focus on sharing this month and the ways we set up our plans to the actual way we place our first step, beginnings can offer us a way to realize our outcomes.

  1.  Explore what beginning is like for you, personally or professionally in all you do.
  2.  Observe yourself in this first quarter of the year as a contribution.
  3.  Walk, design, teach, build, express yourself in sharing an experience this month.
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Soul Walking

Day 356  December 22
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment Four: Talents
Days 353-358

Soul Speaking Steps

The inner voice of our abilities might be considered as the soul that speaks. When we note resistance in our body, thoughts or feelings, we know that something is off and rather than merely push through, a moment of listening to the reservoir within might yield a moment that affirm a pattern to push through or ask for a shift of perspective.

Listening to the voice is something many attend to on the labyrinth. Discerning a greater truth in our perception or opening our mind to a different direction. Deep in the seat of our soul is the place we store our values and beliefs. They are what drive us to do and be as we are. They are learned traits and behaviors we adopt to correspond and interact with our environs and come from a variety of sources that shape the process that brings our results. 

Beyond the learned experiences, there is an innate voice that has the ability to be connected to something more universal and relative to all. It’s untrained voice can speak softly at times and become a raging volume when its a calling to act or follow. Somewhere in between is a place where our soul points us to our honest abilities and when we make the time to listen and learn its message as we do in our labyrinth walks, we align with limitless possibilities.

Each experience of the labyrinth this year has soul walking possibilities. They are always present, though it is up to each of us to open and accept as we are ready and willing to do so. When we do, we change the way we walk. 


Daily Insights of this 356th day…
Walk and listen, what is speaking in each step, body from the movement? Mind in thoughts? Soul of feeling? 


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. Following the five pointed star labyrinth this month in five points:

  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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Global Inspirations

Day 345  December 11
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment Two: Inspiration
Days 341-346

Global Inspirations

 

Image of a five star labyrinth design by TheAmusedMuse.comAs we are in the final quarter of the year with a focus on contribution, our fourth pointed arm of the star holds offers an opportunity to explore the content of what we offer from an inspirational perspective. In a larger sense of global proportion, today’s walk offers a purpose that engages our abilities to share in a way that addresses fulfillment.

Finding a need in the world and filling it with something useful and of service is a prosperous endeavor for the talents and skills we earnestly possess. It is a contribution and on a global level, even the small good we can do counts. It is the inspiration that the world looks for as a reminder that we were designed with more in mind.  

Discovering the very nature of our existence is represented in the geometric spiral and is pervasive in the natural world and within our human design is an understanding that was explored in the month of March. Each day represented a different perspective as a spiral of inspiration grew from the outer world to the inner.  

To realize the spiraling design of the labyrinth along with our own innate helical intricacies offers an understanding of why we may be drawn to the labyrinth and why we can appreciate the winding metaphors it imparts. The exploration and discovery that moved each day from the external world to an internal one, produced singular inspiration that in sharing in this experience, became a globally focused contribution for more to explore. 


Daily Insights of this 345th day…
Observe how your spiraled nature walks on the spiraling function of the labyrinth today. 


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. Following the five pointed star labyrinth this month in five points:

  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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Saturday
December 15th
NOON PST

Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.

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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A Trail of Travels

Day 315  November 11
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

Week Two: Grateful

The labyrinth will take us places in the realm of a walk. It has the ability to expand our dynamic of space and time when we travel the path to discovery. It falls instep with where gratitude can take us to places within ourself or open the world for a wide new realization. We travel far with grateful reference in all we engage with.  Realizing how great the distances become is often noted after the journey has taken place and we step back for a moment of reflection, as is often the case with the labyrinth’s trail.

The Letter T with Labyrinth Inscription

T is for Tremendous

 If we are to understand the nature of grateful in the larger sense, then to consider the idea of what is tremendous can be a word we can magnify proportion with. It is an exaggeration that can help us to add some degree of measure to what is often immeasurable and overlooked for the immense proportion that is offers. We tend to exaggerate drama and ill will, so a sense of tremendous might put things in perspective

 


Daily Insights : On this 315th day…
Exaggerate and Magnify the good things you find on your path today to larger proportion. Realize Gratefulness.


November’s Focus

Banner Image of Grateful Pathways for November 365 Experiences

Week Two Focus: GRATEFUL

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 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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Thursday
November 15th
NOON PST

Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.

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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Prophecy

Day 303  October 30
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Message, Metaphor and Magic

image of gravel labyrinth outlined in the desert with temple and metaphor of prophecy by TheAmusedMuse.com

Topic: Prophecy

An invention of intention for intervention 


The  Message:

A prediction is prophecy, though to predict is to prophesy. The act of inspiration, interpretation and revelation of divine messages are known to every culture as a future portent being delivered by a prophet through the direct communication of a higher source. From ancient times to modern, seeking the divine is an inherent natural human trait as knowledge is only a part of what we are here to understand. In all cultures and religions, prophets, elders, mystics and seers are deemed as pseudo science as proof is unattainable from a scientific perspective, yet the belief, feeling and appreciation continues in spite of the mob of fear that judges and attacks. Whether our aim is to be prophetic or merely know ourselves better, acceptance becomes a first step on the path.  

The Magic: 

Taking a look at all the magical and mystical that surround the lore of the labyrinth this month, brings the favorable, fantastic and far reaching of our human capacity to ask questions and listened learning as receivers for the answers we seek, when we first aspire to journey the labyrinth. Unwinding the mind is a magical way to realize what is caught in between.

 


Daily Insights : On this 304th day…
Invite an intention into your walk and consider former predictions and the nature of the steps each took in arriving.


October’s FocusBanner Image Year of Honest Living October 2018

Use Today’s Topic Above

  1. Walk the Labyrinth with the topic in mind of how it relates to the labyrinth.
  2. Share a message, metaphor or magical experience that occurred with the topic in the walk.
    • Message: Story, Information, related poem, image, design, tip, program, walk, etc.
    • Metaphor: Statement and brevity of the meaning discovered.
    • Magic: The unknown that became known in the experience of the walk.
  3. Choose one of the above, or all three to experience, explore and share.
  4. Title it, add identification and your location and share your experience  as part of the
    Labyrinth Society Wisdom Archive.
  5. 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

 


Mid Month Dialogues November 15thJoin the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
Thursday
November 15th
NOON PST

Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.

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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Lightness

Day 294  October 21
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Message, Metaphor and Magic

labyrinth path of red dirt and stone in the light rays of the southwest with metaphor of lightness

Topic: Lightness

Our walk of the labyrinth is like a vibrating atom, moving into energy and giving out energy in a cycle that changes in the experience of participation. 


The  Message:

Light is more a behavior of a wave or a stream as it can emulate either at different times. It is photon energy using a combination of electrical and magnetic components that portray reflection, refraction, diffraction and interference. Light is a concept of visual context though as the sun is a radiant source of light, thermal properties can be felt as well as seen. The metaphor of the labyrinth uses the sensory abilities of visual and touch oriented and aligns it with the reflective qualities that are consideration for what is felt and seen. Light passing through different realms of substance is a perspective of refraction. Perceived through small diffusions, light emits patterns of diffraction and when different waves of light cross and intersect, interference occurs from the normal to create a new and natural perspective of difference. 

The Magic: 

In our walk with the metaphor of light, we reflect magical concepts from sight and feeling experienced, we move in different realms of refraction, rather than elemental quality, moving from outer to inner, which changes our gait. We diffuse perspective to see a broader range and interfere our normal with natural.

 


Daily Insights : On this 294th day…
In the lightness of your walk today, discover what becomes purposeful and useful from unbalanced beginnings.


October’s FocusBanner Image Year of Honest Living October 2018

Use Today’s Topic Above

  1. Walk the Labyrinth with the topic in mind of how it relates to the labyrinth.
  2. Share a message, metaphor or magical experience that occurred with the topic in the walk.
    • Message: Story, Information, related poem, image, design, tip, program, walk, etc.
    • Metaphor: Statement and brevity of the meaning discovered.
    • Magic: The unknown that became known in the experience of the walk.
  3. Choose one of the above, or all three to experience, explore and share.
  4. Title it, add identification and your location and share your experience  as part of the
    Labyrinth Society Wisdom Archive.
  5. 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

 


Mid Month Dialogues November 15thJoin the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
Thursday
November 15th
NOON PST

Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.

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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Culture

Day 283  October 10
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Message, Metaphor and Magic

image of stone labyrinth and pathway with metaphor
Topic: Culture

Enriching our Path Perspectives Step by Step


The  Message:

Culture can be cultivated in families, religions, countries, cities, among friends, in society, at work or within any group that forms a perspective to adopt, appreciate and utilize. The culture of labyrinths is appreciated in the many different designs to walk, the unique ways we might create to walk or the insights and introspective that each culture brings to it or takes away in the experience of it. The labyrinth is a culture appealing to a variety of customs, traditions, habits or heritage for adding possibilities and potential to emerge and evolve understanding, appreciation and definition. 

The Magic: 

In any walk on any given day, the magic of culture touches us all. As we walk we create and cultivate our experiences and even when it seems we walk the same, variables are different enough to develop a deviation each time we pick up the path. We are designers of life’s path every time we step forward to develop or construct, offer a program, describe or define it in words or art, or accentuate it with attention. The Labyrinth is a cultivated path of culture. 

 


Daily Insights : On this 283rd day…
Cultivate the culture of your walk, labyrinth perspective to observe what you add to develop it and what you take away.


October’s FocusBanner Image Year of Honest Living October 2018

Use Today’s Topic Above

  1. Walk the Labyrinth with the topic in mind of how it relates to the labyrinth.
  2. Share a message, metaphor or magical experience that occurred with the topic in the walk.
    • Message: Story, Information, related poem, image, design, tip, program, walk, etc.
    • Metaphor: Statement and brevity of the meaning discovered.
    • Magic: The unknown that became known in the experience of the walk.
  3. Choose one of the above, or all three to experience, explore and share.
  4. Title it, add identification and your location and share your experience  as part of the
    Labyrinth Society Wisdom Archive.
  5. 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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Monday October 15th
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.

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Directive Perspective

Day 265  September 22
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Labyrinth Expressions

Image of the labyrinth from the start point and a quote by the Amused Muse

The Labyrinth is a Directive Perspective

The labrys in the labyrinth is the key place to see a new perspective.

 


Daily Insights : On this 265th day…
As you turn into a new direction, observe what comes up for your reflection.


September’s Focus

image of the theme for September, Labyrinth Expressions

Time Frame:

Introduction: September 1
Week One: Personal Internal Expression: September 2-8
Week Two: Projected External Expression: September 9-15
–>Week Three: Passionate Inspired Expression: September 16-22
Week Four: Purpose Soul Expression: September 23- 29
Conclusion and Review: September 30

What to do:

Make a Labrinth Expression ->  Take a picture of it ->  Title it and add a description ->  Send it to share it

  1. Begin with your favorite designs of the labyrinth or create your own.
  2. Add something to it like color, elements and/or different aspects to make them stand out and fit the week’s description in a way that you can relate to.
    Reshape, add or subtract elements of the design to make it fit what you want it to say.
  3. Enjoy discerning your expression. Make it fitting, honest and accurate in how it describes your experiences.
  4. Title it, add your artistic name and your location so we can see a world expression of the labyrinth taking shape.
  5.  Share your designs with a simple description to interpret your expression for posting on this site.

If you need Suggestions to help you find a weekly Expression, check our suggestion page.



Simple Reminders for your Labyrinth Expression
:

• You can add one design over all, or four designs, one for each week. Send images or photos and description
• It can be an opportunity or a challenge for you.
• There is no right and wrong, only honest expression.
• Don’t wait for perfection, act on impulse and feeling, that is where our expression comes.
• Notice every time that you give of yourself, you become larger.
• Do this alone or do this with others…. be creative!
• We are not asking for personal names, only your creative cultivated name, so the world won’t know it is you; it will know your expression however.
• If you have questions, do leave your email to connect.  365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


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Monday October 15th
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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Shaping your Path

Day 141: May 21
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Three shapes of one pathIn a group of women yesterday, the dialogue following the walk included many of the trials and lessons that individuals were currently in process with. There was a sense of needing to fix the situation, as if the place they were in had no value. Between the over analysis and the curious expectancy of the group, I gave each a piece of paper and asked them to draw a shape that represented their circumstance and then asked them to walk again taking in consideration the shape they had chosen. After the walk, interesting dialogue came about in the way of what was balanced, what cycled and found its end a new beginning and taking notice of different angles and perspectives. Focusing on the shapes seemed to bring out the characteristics of their situation and an interesting matching characteristic of the shapes. This awareness provided an opportunity to see differently and discover that the blessing of the problem with a greater focus on solution.

For a change of perspective to what works, what’s good and what is right; celebrating the walk with acceptance of the shape you are in can make a difference in your steps and in your outcome. This design came to mind afterwards illustrating that point and remind us in our walk that moving through what we think is a problem can often show us the answer. The shapes are different colors to highlight their features and in walking through, it might at first seem confusing to step over into another shape or color, though staying on the one path will take you past confusion and into clarity.

On this 141st day…
Choose a shape to go along with a question and discover what shape you are in by following your path to conclusion and focusing on the characteristics of what you can appreciate.


The Month of Celebration, Appreciation and Realization

May’s Focus: Celebration

Life is a celebration to explore in the next 31 days. With the idea of walking the labyrinth and its tri-focus on releasing, receiving and reflecting, let’s shift the perspective to one that walks in with appreciation, finds the honest realization from each day and walks out in celebration.  Observe what 31 days of this focus might reflect and how it elevates our life condition.

Four focus points to expand your celebration of this month’s experience:

  1. Share your ideas, in your personal experiences, how you share the labyrinth with others, art, design or method of construction or in other ways that it may be utilized. Let others know about this daily experience and opportunity by sharing it. Find us on this blog and on the Labyrinth Societies Facebook page
  2. Join our Mid Month Dialogues on May 15th at 2pm CST for a lively look at what you have created and will create in the idea of celebration. This month’s theme was a direct result of our last month’s Mid Month Dialogue!
  3. Participate in the daily opportunity of this educational focus of  your personal journey, how you lead, teach or share with others, and what you create for contribution or purpose with this theme.
  4. Remember that our theme is about finding our greater capacities, abilities and true realities in being honest with our potential. We focus on what we can do as it is inherently more useful and productive.
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Season of Construction

Day 97: April 7
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

Labyrinth for a Construction SeasonOne could be confounded by the sudden flip of a switch that seemed to take place a few days ago when the Winter season moved into construction season.  What were open roadways now became littered with traffic cones and barrels, barricades and an assortment of ominous looking machines designed to alter the normal routines of our day. After developing an intimate relationship with the striped barrels each day that routinely began to divert my path leading to detours to the left and right that circled back to find the main road in a circuitous manner that could only be described as labyrinthic; it dawned that each day’s travels had been following a path that redirected thought, emotion and physical direction.

This labyrinth under construction brings us through the barricades and beyond where we are redirected not to go, only to find that going there might reveal the secrets under the symbolic manhole cover. Turning mystery into mirth this design brings together the elements of amusement, simplicity and new perspective for a more interesting outcome that inspires creativity with a little cheek!

Follow the lighter gray path from thick to thin and back again.

On this 97th day…
In your walk or work of this day, can you define a way to create something more out of what you are given?

 

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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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