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The Last Beginning

Day 31

January 31, 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    Walk into all the beginnings you created this month.
  2. For Your Experience: 
    Realize the variety of beginnings and how they are each a new experience.
  3. Share:   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 Arizona labyrinth photo by LTourloukis
We reach the last day of the month of beginnings with a last lap of the labyrinth. On this 31st day of January, never to repeat itself in essence or experience ever again, consider all the ideas, methods, and intentions that became new beginnings in this month and what they yielded as a result. Each day is a walk of the labyrinth of life, turning to move into a point or purpose and back out again, all day long. Each turn takes us into the main point, purpose or central concept in a way that spirals round and round until it reaches its apex. Every experience a new opportunity, even with the same path, person and process.

Sharing a number of labyrinths with a friend from France on this month’s journeys, this Arizona labyrinth was an old favorite that had new beginnings with an old friend, a medicine wheel and a sweat lodge that had been included. What was old was new again and when its shared with another, there is always something more to see and experience.

 

Shared by:
L. Tourloukis
Labyrinth Enthusiast
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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Holding Others, Holding Self

Day 27

January 27, 2019
Month of Beginnings
Quarter of Consciousness
Let’s Walk the World, a focus of contribution

  1. For Your Walk:
    Experience yourself as an individual solo on the walk and at some point begin to regard yourself as one of humanity walking with others.
  2. For Your Experience: 
    Observe the different ways you regard the experience.
  3. Share:   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:

The Center Point of the LabyrinthRecently, my attention is turning toward the value of being someone who ‘holds’ others – often silently, praying for them or just being a gentle guide in the background. This is a developing ministry for me, (I am an interfaith minister), that is taking me away from my usual preference to be ‘up front’, and probably encouraging me to allow my ego to take less center stage in the process.

I’m increasingly aware that labyrinth walking is a shared experience in which each person experiences their own feelings, thoughts, etc, but at the same time is a part of a greater whole.

Everyone who walks the labyrinth is treated equally, and our egos seem to fade away when we allow ourselves to just walk.

Shared by:
Clive Johnson
Reverend
Sussex, England

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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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The IN of Inspiration

Day 341  December 7
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment One: Inspiration
Days 341-346

The In of Inspiration

image of a star labyrinth for the second segment of InspirationTo be inspired is to touch base with what is within. In our year long adventure of gifts in the form of abilities, talents, skills and capacities, each of them come from within. When we create opportunities to become aware of them, learn more about them and apply them to realize the levels of learning are continual learning. What we share from that process has evolved to become useful to others, and all from a seed planted within.

In is a place of containment. It holds cookies in a jar as effortlessly as it holds the gifts of humanity within humans. In is an enormous place that is without measure and it is a place we go to when seeking comfort, solace or truth. This place of in is a great keeper of many things. It acts like a directional signal and a definition of where things come from. In makes more valuable the invaluable, in its addition and detracts the frequency in infrequent degree. 

Stepping from the border into the labyrinth, we are within. In this year of at least 365 within’s, it has show itself to be a vast and varied place of exploration, creation, acceptance and discovery to name a few of the findings that have raised a curious flow of feeling to follow. 

The place within has expanded and marvelously, there is always room for more. The inspiration each month came from a desire to explore honest living, and in doing so, the within will always be a reminder that we are never without.


Daily Insights of this 341st day…
As you step into the labyrinth today, notice how many other ways you are in or within during the walk or in your life experience. 


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

 


Image of Mid Month Dialogue ReminderJoin the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
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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Daily Celebrations

Day 144: May 24
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Daily Celebrations with a labyrinth overlaid of rectangles and footstepsWhat practices or commitments do you make on a daily basis? Walking the labyrinth is one we can do to compliment our meditation, intentions, prayer, exercise, focus time or conscious presence. Consider our creative time, stress release or even better….joy increase and as we improve through repetition of a process or practice of it we inherently know it even more when we put an intention behind it.

It is in those practices that we can appreciate and celebrate what we are doing to promote new understanding and make improvements, particularly with an understanding of how it all relates to ourselves and our world existence. We might not even realize the small subtle steps we create as we practice and progress.  There are subtle appreciations and realizations waiting for you to acknowledge, take steps today to become more aware of them.

From eating to eating in a healthy way, to walking for discovery or improvement, the many simple things we do all day long may have a sense of repetition that we often don’t think about and gradually our abilities sharpen, strengthen and expand. The time you take today to realize how many little and seemingly insignificant things you do in the fullness of one day gradually point you to a purposeful and useful expansion of yourself. Each is a simple effort that when appreciated and realized becomes cause for celebration. The more you find things to celebrate, the larger you see the world around you.

In this design there are 196 different positive ideas of things you probably do everyday though don’t consider the celebration of them…. bserve the change when you do.

 

On this 144th day…
Walk with all the things you do daily and celebrate those things that you do to improve and appreciate your life.


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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Remembering Aid

Day 9: January 9
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

Memorial Wall Las Vegas, NevadaFinding myself in the downtown section today,  I thought I would revisit an area I am intending to add service to in building a labyrinth. Their is a memorial heavy with intense feeling that a labyrinth might move in a healthy way. For the past few days there seems to be a direction calling forth service with the labyrinth and today I happened to catch the end of a tribute ceremony of survivors. In speaking with an individual that has found a mission as a daily guardian for the site, the grassy area that seemed a natural place to add a labyrinth seemed to hold something of sacred persuasion and where many walked across it, he suddenly became protective of any intrusion, including the aid of a labyrinth of which he was unfamiliar.

It is a reminder to move with respect and consider all parties in what is offered.  A few told me of their stories in a more open way than in prior visits and I realized that time was passing and shock had moved a bit into the natural grief process for this community. Listening was the best response and in hearing the stories, much time would have to pass for the healing to process. We tend to be in the moment when tragedy strikes with compassion, though it ebbs as our life moves on forgetting the continued need and simple acts of those who are struggling or still finding a way to make sense of what does not. The thought occurred to me that instead of using other community members in the building, it would better serve the families of this tragedy to come together in the healing of creating it themselves. In this way so much more could be offered. As I drew out a design for one curious individual, I also found  another who shared the resources that would best integrate this idea more delicately.

The honesty of these moments today would best be described as  humbling, heartfelt and hopeful.

Suggestion for your walk:

When we honestly put service for others in place, what do we gain?

TLS 365 Experience 2018: The Year of Living Honestly
Whether it’s a daily walk, teaching others, sharing an experience, expressions of art, building or design, we explore the questions of what brings us to honesty in our use of the labyrinth. 

In a world of emerging truth, the labyrinth is a great experience to discover more of what is right and true about ourselves and humanity. Join us in sharing the honest moments it reveals.

Daily unfolding the process:
So far we have a daily blog and an unscheduled mid month podcast to explore the monthly focus. Share this week at: 365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

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A Little More Me

TLS 365 Experience #241
October 27, 2017

Every time I walk,more is seen, understood and grown.

There is something infinitely intangible in what is experienced over the liminal threshold of the labyrinth. Each time I become a better person in knowing something else. In the world of making a difference, I do this by just getting better, growing and becoming something of this life that is more fascinating in the process and progress of time.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
D. T., Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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

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Solution Path

TLS 365 Experience #156
Aug. 3, 2017

Getting a group on the labyrinth during a workshop was a wonderful way to get everyone connected.  I found a group that was just not connecting with each other in the material that was presented. As the material worked well with other groups, it was a question.

We had the thought to put everyone on the labyrinth and walk with a few questions. As they completed, we sat down for a discussion and found a very real cultural misunderstanding had occurred. Using the labyrinth helped everyone to understand the point, the process and the practical application as intended and also where the error in judgement had occurred without an issue.

If we had not thought to find a quick way to get everyone communicating in this way, we would have missed a valuable lesson into the cultural implication that had been misinterpreted. No one had a clue that this had not been part of our plan and without skipping a beat, we were back on the path of purpose and progress.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Ann B., Engineer, Labyrinth Facilitator
New Mexico


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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

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Slowing Down

TLS 365 Experience #118
June 26, 2017

The labyrinth is where I learn all about how to slow down and appreciate. I keep finding myself hurried and busy and it seems to really be increasing as there is so much busy and hurry in the activity around me.  It often feels like a feeding frenzy of unnecessary activity.

I am happy to have a place to go that lets me take the slow meander and relax as I move. On the labyrinth I walk intentionally slower, though am seeming to move so fast; until my mind catches up with the pace my body is moving. Instead of my mind telling my body how to react, I reverse the process and now just taking a walk has a whole new meaning.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
G. Andrew, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Colorado


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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

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The Path and Process

TLS 365 Experience #89
May 28, 2017

One of the ways I educate with the labyrinth, is in the process of getting ready for something. Before we begin any great project, a chance to ask some important questions and to learn to listen for the answers.

It teaches when we walk as everyone has to learn to negotiate their space, learn to adjust and listen and because we are typically a group in the project, learn the value of consensus. Everyone learns to appreciate and accept pace because everyone’s individual step can fuse into a collective stride.

As we come to a close,  I build in a walk at the project completion for reflection of the learning in the process at the end. The overall understanding really brings a fullness to the experience as it helps everyone to gain perspective of their individual experience as well as the group and often there tends to be a larger form of overall acceptance in each other as a result.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Dana M., High School Teacher, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

2. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

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

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