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Keeping the Path

Day 309  November 5
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

The Path of KThe letter K as a Labyrinth by TheAmusedMuse.com

K is the fifth letter in the expression of thanks and the first step in the direction of descent. Inwardly it might be considered the fifth path and the path of ascent. This path on a seven circuit labyrinth is the one that tends to makes decisive turns, as seven is the center and the sixth path typically circles the center before entering. The fifth path doesn’t move directly, it navigates and keeps us guessing in the turn of direction. Not always, yet in typical designs, it keeps the interest curious a bit longer in the journey.

K is for Keep

This path holds our intrigue, it keeps on and keeps us in touch with the directions that change. When it comes to gratitude, traveling this path is a keeper of the changes that have progressed to bring us to this point, and the keeper of the experience that brings the reason for expressing it and the expression of it. In this place K is a space holder of going up and coming down.

Walk your path or any one, or all of these seven paths of consideration of what we keep with thanks in mind:

  1. At every labyrinth turn, can you discover something to keep that you’re thankful for?
  2. At every labyrinth turn, can you discover something given that you’re thankful for keeping?
  3. How do you keep the labyrinth real, for self and others, in a way that brings thanks?
  4. What connections do you make and keep on the labyrinth that bring expression of thanks?
  5. In what ways do you keep on, with thanks, when it doesn’t seem possible in a walk or life?
  6. How does keeping make you grateful? How do you see it show up in your walk?
  7. What makes you a keeper, and the labyrinth you walk a keeper, in a way you would express thanks for?

 


Daily Insights : On this 309th day…
With so much focus on letting go, what do you keep that brings thanks on the labyrinth?


November’s Focus

Banner Image of Grateful Pathways for November 365 Experiences

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

 


Mid Month Dialogues November 15thJoin the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
Thursday
November 15th
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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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The Right of What’s Left

Day 134: May 14
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

The labyrinth of revealing turnsThis morning began early with a Middle school audience whose Principal is instituting rocket fire change in a great way for students. As a result our group of presenters were welcomed heartily, musically serenaded and found students ready and prepared for our visit asking great questions and absorbing information with eager fascination. On the surface it seemed a welcome change for an inner city school, though as one in the spotlight to create success in this rapid way, it also appeared that with all the progress and technology promised for improvement, there was a lot of performance to consider from students. In their worthwhile efforts a few left turns may create what’s right.

This concept may have been further expressed as in contemplation of putting a finger on the pulse of the experience, a missed turn occured on the way home. What was realized was that by staying on the path ahead, a labyrinth existed in a park on the left. Slipping off the thoroughfare and into the parking area, the labyrinth resided quietly nestled into the far edge of this interesting diversion of busy main streets. This particular labyrinth is well maintained, clean and appreciably landscaped, and it sits just beyond a playground area for children. It is also a park where many homeless citizens frequent and are found talking, resting, sleeping and gathering. On this day there were quite a number present;  all content with their own perspective and undisturbed by a walker’s simple journey.

The irony of the care, cleanliness and maintenance of the park area and the known condition of homelessness may seem to contrast, though like the calm in-between the busy streets and earl morning’s School Principal’s method; the city has found a way to create appreciation for its contrary realization. Those interesting turns of life that don’t seem to be at first right, can work out best for all concerned and give cause for the greater outlook to be a winning celebration.  Just when we think we know the ending, a turn and a twist occur in our perspective and we might well discover something larger occuring in the labyrinth of life.  Celebrate the left and right turns and appreciation may turn into realization… or realization turns into appreciation.

On this 134th day…
Celebrate your movements that appear to turn one way and take you in another direction. Let appreciation rise for the wise realizations and vice versa.


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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