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The Inspired Uninspiring

Day 95: April 5
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

The linear labyrinth of NebraskaNebraska is the gateway between two important personal destinations. Selected for its time saving feature, the duration from one point along Interstate 80 from the Colorado border to the Iowa border is a straight point from end to end. On either side of the expressway lay open fields with an ever expansive open sky that appears to make it last forever. The state of humor might well be Nebraska as the drive from west coast to the midwest encounters the uneventful nature along this route and creates cause for imagination to occupy the monotony of what seems an endless voyage. The view from the expressway appears to be a moving picture that simply does not change for just under 400 miles.

Finding the humor in this day was discovered in finding inspiration in the uninspired surroundings. Drawing a labyrinth included the straight six hour journey, though realization of the spiral occurred in the use of the off ramps that provided a circular reference for leaving the highway to refuel, spiraling back  afterwards to resume the trip. The off ramps provided opportunities for food, sanitary necessities and stretching the body and with each, what seemed dull, suddenly had lively possibilities.  The double spiral at the top suggests a centering point before returning again…. or freedom to the other worlds of Iowa, Colorado and beyond though only temporarily as there will be a return home again.  The repeating process through the double spiral and back down the straight highway of spiraling off ramp diversions awaits when ready or time permits a brand new path elsewhere.

Making inspiration out of the uninspiring has made an amusing difference in perceptions of Nebraska.

On this 95th day…
Discover an imaginative way to walk the same path differently. Be amused by your imagination and the variety of ways you find.



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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Galactic Steps

Day 62: March 3
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

The most ancient spiral in our universe is being discovered and researched at the Australian National University and known simply as Galaxy A1689B11. It appears to be 11 billion years old and is considered to be very rare, as spirals are not often found in the early stages of Universal origins.

The importance of this ancient spiral holds a key to unlocking the sequencing of galaxies in their formation and expansion as expressed by noted astronomer Edwin Hubble in 1925. In a spiral galaxy the arms that extend and wrap around  the center are categorized by their tight circular formation or by its looseness. Stars are formed in the arms and the center is known as the great bulge. It is where old stars are located and black holes exist.  One can perhaps better understand the nature of labyrinth design in this tight or loosely structured circular circumference and relate to the black holes with infinite curiosity of what seems to be similarily in the center of the labyrinth; perhaps as a vortex of possibility.

Taking in the vastness of this ancient universe and our spiral shaped Milky Way galaxy, steps on the path today were more infinitely more expansive in consideration. While the majority of galaxies are spiral, there are also elliptical and irregular varieties; each circular in nature. It makes the labyrinth’s similar qualities more interesting and curiously significant. Walking into the labyrinth offers a universe of possibilities and finding a black hole of infinite wonder in its center can become a repository for release or an endless supply of imagination. To walk larger and become more than we currently know is the ultimate in honest realization and whether it is a small realization or a large one, the surprises of discovery always make it more delightful and insightful.


A suggestion to walk with:

On this 63rd day…
Walk each step larger than the step before in infinite wonder and expansion relating to a larger universal design.


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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Seasonal Path Order

TLS 365 Experience #247
November 2, 2017

The autumn season in the Northern Hemisphere provides the opportunity to move beyond distraction. It is a time when many things not originally intended appear on the labyrinth.

Leaves of Spring and Summer release and deposit different stages of their change to join the labyrinth. The winds take up their wiles and pick up simple objects to carry them over. The rapid growth of summer’s weeds can also leave behind the dried and dying residuals between the cracks. Where our once clear and present path can be strewn with a number of objects, it is a time to discover what it is that meets us on our journey through the labyrinth.

It is interesting to look at the synchronicity of what emerges onto our path in a metaphoric note as we realize the days of summer have gone, leaving remnants of the change for us to step in stride with, negotiate, remove or avoid.

The walks of autumn can provide us with possibilities, problems or perspectives and sometimes all three at once.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J. Wainright, Labyrinth Facilitator

The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Creating Community

TLS 365 Experience #27
March 27, 2017


To me, the labyrinth is a container for infinite possibilities, inspiration, and comfort.

After giving labyrinth walks in the Rochester , NY area for nearly 20 years, my partners and I have created an ever-growing awareness of the labyrinth in community.

Our events support the community, not only through the peace people get through walking, but in the collaboration created

We support a local massage school
by allowing their students to give chair massages at our walks.

 We support local healers
by allowing them to do energy work at the walks and advertise their practices.

We support a local college
by encouraging them to send their students to our walks to learn about the labyrinth.

We support local churches
by creating labyrinth programs for them


Today’s Experience Submitted by:
Kay Whipple, TLS President
New York

The TLS 365 Experience:  A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:

2. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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May Flowers

Labyrinth LessonsAfter a month of release, cleansing and cultivating steps toward walking with a lighter load, this is the month that welcomes the flowers and the blossoms of chance. As the sun warms and beckons us out of doors, this is the month to step outside of the life lines that are familiar and greet what lies just outside our safe serenity.

May gives us blooming possibilities and our walks this month on a tool that always yields largely depends upon our participation. Look for what pops up right under your feet as you walk. Take off your shoes and get grounded in the reality of the world as it brings forth the flowers of May as if it has been waiting all Winter long to give us this gift.

Inhale deeply the aroma of choice and exhale long into the stride of the season to enjoy the messages, patterns and moments of connection just waiting to be created each day, all month long.

Enjoy the 31 flavors available this month with your daily walk of wonder.

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