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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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E The Expanding Passage

Day 316  November 12
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

Week Two: Grateful

The great and full of gratefulness is beginning to take on larger proportions of our human capacity. It is our potential being realized with simple suggestive ability. It is a natural way to comprehend the way in which expansion occurs. With specific direction and intention toward a widening focus of gratitude, our walk of the labyrinth and our steps in life can know and begin to expand the realm of what is beyond merely knowing. Wisdom is found in the applied realization of what is known and finding it brings gratitude.

The Letter E with Labyrinth Inscription

E is for Evolving

 One cannot help but grow in this greater expanse of understanding more of what gratefulness offers. In the mere use of the letters of the word, a path has been devised to explore, expand and comprehend. To leave it at that, is to merely know. To apply it and change into a new perspective of the world as a result of defining and applying greatness and fullness, we become an experience that evolves.

 


Daily Insights : On this 316th day…
Observe the subtle nuances that take place from start to finish in your walk, realize all the little ways you evolve.


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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The Labyrinth of Lungs

Day 85: March 26
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

labyrinth of LungsOne of the essential natural spirals for the human condition is the respiratory cycle. It’s purpose is to create an exchange of oxygen from the atmosphere to release the carbon dioxide that forms in the body’s cells. It is a process of inhalation and exhalation of breath to the tune of 23,000 times per day on average. the ratio of the Golden Mean can be found residing within the muscle fibers and rings of the trachea that move the atmospheric oxygen into the environs of the nose, mouth, larnyx and trachea, into the interesting asymmetric area of the bronchi.

The bronchi forms at the base of the trachea and separates into the triple lobed area of lung on the right and the double lobed lung on the left. The Golden Ratio shows up in the fact that the bronchi on left is  longer and the one on the right is shorter by proportionate ration of 1.168, the golden mean. Researchers Bruce West and Ari Goldberger discovered this proportional body significance between 1985-87 .

We may also think of the inhalation of breath is of straight linear composition, however its very nature arches into the body’s oral and nasal cavity into a structure of spiraling components as it moves through a gas diffusion process during the intake of atmospheric oxygen and release of cellular carbon dioxide. This design of today creates simple spirals in-between the ending bronchial tubes and connected alveoli air sacs and network of capillaries moving proportionately from three lobed shorter bronchi to the two lobed longer bronchi before navigating an exit from body to universe.

 

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 85th day…
Walk with notice of breath movement from inhalation to exhalation and the ratio created between the two.

 

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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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A Walk with Theodorus

Day 70: March 11
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

At the square root of the Pythagorean spiral is a spiral of right angles called the Spiral of
Theodorus. Hailing from the African colony of Cyrene, Theodorus lived in both Alexandria and Greece. Much of his life is a mystery, though the theorem of this spiral suggests a few other contributions as a mathematician and a sophist. What is known of Theodorus comes from Plato’s dialogues referring to the mid fifth century BC as a time when he would most likely have been active and contributing. As it relates to this spiral, his theorem suggested that square roots of the non-square numbers up to 17 are irrational. This spiral indicates a lengthening of each right angle and square root as it spirals from a central point. The hypotenuse (longest side) of each right angle builds the support for the next and even though it begins with an isosceles, a right angle of equilateral proportion, the remainder are varied expanding lengths that form the structure of an outward spiral.

If Theodorus were to continue this spiral, many other interesting facts would be revealed and in the last century it was discovered that this spiral in infinite design would never overlap the hypotenuse of any right angle. 

We can find this spiral in everyday construction, such as winding stairs or clocks.  We can also find this design in the natural order of life. The chambered Nautilus shell can show us the angles more clearly. Taking those long right angles and eliminating the bottom of the supporting right angle, one can create a winding labyrinth that spirals to a core as depicted in today’s design from a walk on a makeshift beach area at a hotel. Longing for something more natural and drawing out a quick labyrinth in the sand, the walk focused on what might be more natural and with the Nautilus in mind, the spiral appeared all around in design of color, shape and function.  It was a reminder that what you seek, you will find naturally.

Some whimsical displays of the Spiral of Theodorus

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 69th day…
In your walk of the labyrinth and of the day, be inspired by natural spirals and their seamless integration into everyday life. Realize your own seamless integration and what is more effortless.

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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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Impromptu Education

TLS 365 Experience #272
November 27, 2017

We suddenly had extra time in our schedule open up in between lectures with a speaker absence and adjustment and when put on the spot to engage our group, I offered an exercise to listen and draw out what each heard, giving instructions for following the path of a labyrinth design. Without framework for size or purpose, proportion was off in the drawings, though interestingly consistent in some areas. They were all then shown the design that had been used.

Next I asked them to close their eyes and draw the design with the same set of directions. While some aspects were understandably distorted, the consistency of the design held and most shared that seeing the design in their mind assisted them. We finished by showing all a seed pattern and had them draw it out and then finger walk and journal to complete our time together. It was well received and wonderfully engaging for being an impromptu activity.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Julie S., Educator, Labyrinth Facilitator
Washington


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