Day 224 August 12
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United
With historical reference we unite our history with our spiritual significance. Whether we walk with a simple personal memory and reflect on how it shapes who we have become or in a larger sense, realizing how we appreciate a national treasure for its past presence and live with its benefits better as a result today, our past paths provide presence. Such is a case of the simple labyrinth that was added to Lincoln’s Church in Springfield, IL. Familiarly it is called Lincoln’s Church, honored by the attendance of Abraham Lincoln’s family, it is formally called the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield.
The Minister of Lincoln’s Church, and his wife, joined our Heartland Labyrinth Circle years ago, traveling three hours, to attend our monthly group activity. Befriending them both, they presented an invitation to visit their labyrinth. Joining them a few months later, a wonderful tour of the church provided a peak into the many levels this church was designed with. On one of the lower levels was the construction of a simple labyrinth designed with a single strip of black tape. This simple design created in a simple way actually served this church well as it was a spiritual home for a very simple President.
Abraham Lincoln’s simplicity was his genius as was the wisdom of the Minister in opening the smaller congregation to newer ideas. The invitations of the Minister and his wife grew interest and a congregation of families that helped to revive and restore this church that holds reverence for our history and spiritual significance. Most of my older photos were destroyed of this simple labyrinth, so this is a minor representation of the larger understated labyrinth.
Daily Insights : On this 224th day…
Explore how your past brings presence with relevance in your steps 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society