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Expressive Beginnings

Day 244 September 1
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Labyrinth Expressions

We enter the final month of the third quarter in September of our active applications in this year long experience of exploring a year of living honestly. After eight months of observing, educating and applying an honest truth to what we do, say and become in our walk, we may begin to realize a transformation of of realization occurring on this grand and purposeful adventure.

Our final application of the labyrinth in the next 30 days will complete this quarter and prepare us for the final quarter of the year in reflective contribution. Enjoy this month of application as it takes what we have become aware of and what we have questioned and learned and applies the test of truth in exploration and experimentation of an honest expression. As we have seen in the past eight month, art is an expression of what is happening inside of us and around us. In September our focus shifts to using the labyrinth as an expression and in doing so, bring more choice to our own voice. 

Explore the ways in which you wish to put out discoveries about yourself, your work, your community or your purpose, discovered with the labyrinth. Each week we will shift into how the labyrinth comes alive in expression and relates from personal to professional to passion and purpose. You do not have to consider yourself an artist, just use the labyrinth to make your statement. It may be an interpretation of how we design a labyrinth or a labyrinth design or drawing. It may be a program or walk of personal or group reflection. Let the ways you use the labyrinth come alive in expression.  Consider the tools used and the elements that are brought into use on an individual level or in the ways we share with others. How you express will be your curiosity spoken in creativity and cultivated in visual form.

 


Daily Insights : On this 244th day…
Applying an honest expression to what we create today, is a path to freedom and joy. Explore your creations with expressions that come from within today and note the feeling that arrives. We are always creating in every minute.


September’s Focus

image of the theme for September, Labyrinth Expressions

Time Frame:

Introduction: September 1
Week One: Personal Internal Expression: September 2-8
Week Two: Projected External Expression: September 9-15
Week Three: Passionate Inspired Expression: September 16-22
Week Four: Purpose Soul Expression: September 23- 29
Conclusion and Review: September 30

What to do:

Make a Labrinth Expression ->  Take a picture of it ->  Title it and add a description ->  Send it to share it

  1. Begin with your favorite designs of the labyrinth or create your own.
  2. Add something to it like color, elements and/or different aspects to make them stand out and fit the week’s description in a way that you can relate to.
    Reshape, add or subtract elements of the design to make it fit what you want it to say.
  3. Enjoy discerning your expression. Make it fitting, honest and accurate in how it describes your experiences.
  4. Title it, add your artistic name and your location so we can see a world expression of the labyrinth taking shape.
  5.  Share your designs with a simple description to interpret your expression for posting on this site.

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Simple Reminders for your Labyrinth Expression
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• You can add one design over all, or four designs, one for each week. Send images or photos and description
• It can be an opportunity or a challenge for you.
• There is no right and wrong, only honest expression.
• Don’t wait for perfection, act on impulse and feeling, that is where our expression comes.
• Notice every time that you give of yourself, you become larger.
• Do this alone or do this with others…. be creative!
• We are not asking for personal names, only your creative cultivated name, so the world won’t know it is you; it will know your expression however.
• If you have questions, do leave your email to connect.  365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org


The Mid Month Dialogues
Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on
Saturday September 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.

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  1.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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The Unity in Unity

Day 243 August 31
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

Image of the perennial labyrinth in Unity, ME

The Maine Organizational Farmers and Gardeners Association Perennial Labyrinth in Unity, Maine. Photo Credits: MOFGA.org

Today we complete the many states of exploring our perspective of the ways we can be united in ourselves, with our abilities and in the ways the labyrinth offers. We’ve crossed the nation moving through a great many of our states and even creating a labyrinth of lines that for the first time have to step over a line we’ve crossed before on the map. It reminds us of the many lines we step over and beyond in order to find the honesty of our abilities and purpose. In a year that has had us questioning what our truth is, this experience has led us to discoveries and explorations of ourselves and our relationship with the labyrinth.

As we complete the coast to coast journey, we arrive in the northern and Easternmost state in our nation, Maine. There are a number of beautifully designed labyrinths for private individuals that take in the impressive coastal nature of Maine, and a variety of bed and breakfast, spa centers and botanical gardens that embrace the walk of the labyrinth as well.  The Labyrinth Guild of New England incorporates Maine’s labyrinths and unites the individuals and enthusiasts who are part of the curious circles of support and resource too. A graduate student did a remarkable job of exploring and uniting the passion and purpose of the labyrinth in a thesis report as well as became an instrumental part of the building of a labyrinth at the University of New England in Maine.

 labyrinth image in the shape of the state of MaineAt the end of our walk, we can be impressed at finding so much that unites the interest in the labyrinth with the people who cultivate it in Maine. What better way to end the month and the theme than a walk in Unity. The Maine Organizational Farmers and Gardeners Association is a uniting of those who dwell with the land in form and function with education and advocacy for a growing community of the better ways to use our land for our people. This association, interestingly enough located in the town of Unity, Maine came together to build a labyrinth of perennials for the annual Farm and Homestead Day utilizing 800 square foot of land to build this three circuit labyrinth that will continue to bring life growing forward.

To end our month on a note of unity in Unity was intentional, though very much a gift of divine discovery on this last day of the month. It seems when we are focused intently, the way of the path appears.

 


Daily Insights : On this 243rd day…
Explore a walk of review and reflection of the Unity you put into the concept of unity.


 

image of the map of progress for August 2018 Experience
The Completed Paths of United Insights

US Interactive Map Progress

While we did not travel in all fifty states of the USA, we traveled from Alaska to Maine in coast to coast exploration. While a few of our paths might seem to encourage a new step to stay on the path, the rest made for an interesting unity of one line of labyrinth walking.  Link to our United Path for August

 

August 2018 Theme:


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities 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. 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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People Working with People

Day 226  August 14
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the Bart Rea Learning Circle in Wyoming

The Bart Rea Learning Circle in Casper, Wyoming. Photo Credit: West Winds Magazine

Of the many things we can do with the labyrinth, sharing it with an insight into how people live is one of the best ways for others to understand its purpose and practical uses to enhance the quality of life.  The Bart Rea Learning Circle is a wonderful example of utilizing the fullness of the labyrinth in a variety of educational practices that teach about alternative methods of health and improved well being. A group of individuals gather regularly to offer Yoga on the labyrinth, Stories on the labyrinth, Dances, Parades, Meditations, ceremonies and more.

image of the labyrinth in use in WyomingThey embrace the culture of the labyrinth and together have grown interest by integrating the labyrinth into everything they do to promote wellness. This is unity in action for a better world. People working with people to provide for other people. Classes are provided every week and local events are incorporated on the labyrinth.

State of Wyoming as a labyrinthIn the state of uniting people with purpose, Wyoming has a passion  for sharing and caring. Find out more


Daily Insights : On this 226th day…
Explore the many things you already to with the labyrinth in a variety of ways in your walk today and consider adding anything that adds to your development and desire.


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

 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities 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. 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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States of What Unites

Day 213  August 1
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

50 states of labyrinths imageWelcome August!

As the world seems to be coming apart in some ways, designing new in different ways and shifting in still other ways;  these great directions, might seem to be taking us away or questioning where our path is. In the summer months of June and July, the 365 Experience has explored the labyrinths of the world and their greater purposes and uses while growing in our own explorations as a result. August presents a great way to end the summer season with a national journey exploring more of what brings us together in united purpose with insights from the labyrinths of the land that calls itself the United States.

Exploring the insights of what unites can provide a useful path with common interest in the ways we come together with the path, with ourselves, with our communities and with the world. Consider all the ways that the labyrinth brings insight about uniting. Whether it is the program you have developed, the new design you share, someone who has made a big difference  or just the walk you have with yourself; consider the labyrinth and our messages that unite this month that you might like to showcase in the United States that stand out as applying great unity.

Each day a new focus on the states of what unites will be focused in the United States. Read along, share your perspectives and hone your own states of unitedness this month and elevate our year long focus of living into greater abilities using the path of the labyrinth.

 

Daily Insights : On this 213th day…
Explore an intention for the month on this day, of the ways in which you wish to gain more insight into what unites us into our greater abilities and actions.

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. Posted links begin tomorrow. 


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities 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. 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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A Heart Worthy Purpose with Practice

Day 167:  June 16
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

the heart shaped labyrinth is full of the students of it from the Myanmar Center

The Labyrinth of the Interfaith Ministries of the Myanmar Center. Development and photo Credits: Jill Geoffrion

The designs are varied and inspiring  of the labyrinths in the world of exploration, though along the way we often find the stories of what created them, how they evolved and why they inspired individuals enough to create and share with the world. Many times it is art inspired, other instances stem from a way to bring awareness and still others bring with them a sense of learning, faith and the inspiration of the soul’s speaking.  In the many ways that labyrinths come to be around the world, the story of their creators is sometimes not available or lost and it very often has a very significant footnote in the origination and purpose.

Jill Geoffrion has made it a mission to share an education of the labyrinth within her ministries of sharing bringing people to own their experience by creating, building and developing from the inspired messages they can find when they know where to look. Inspired from the heart the labyrinths of Myanmar are a project of the Myanmar Insititute of Theology and what is inspiring is that their is an opportunity to grow from what is built. As part of the Master Level course a labyrinth is supposed to be built as well as a program developed around using and understanding it, ourselves and the largeness of theology.  It is a purpose with a practice and that can only lead to an evolution.

On this 167th day…
Explore your purposes and the practices around them that support the growth, direction and evolution.

 

Interactive Map Progress
A great Interactive experience this month will include a google map to track where we have been and what labyrinths you submit. Lets see if we can make a labyrinth pathway out of the month of travels based on the locations offered.  We began in Portland, Oregon…. Click here to watch the progress grow this month!

 


June Banner 2018 TLS 365 Experience World Wide Wonder

Welcome June

Our exploration this month is to discover the World Wide Wow in the unique and innovative labyrinth designs world wide that inspire us to move beyond the everyday and give us a larger labyrinthic look at what our path can truly provide. From the idea of living outside your box to simply doing something different everyday, allow this journey of June to educate you and your relationship to life with the labyrinth. We’e taking a global course in Labyrinthing!

  1. Get Global….Explore the World
    Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are  outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in.  They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too.
  2. Act Local…. Bring the World to you
    Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday June 15th at 2pmPST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths 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 an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey.  Call connection Information

 

 

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Hive Celebrations

Day 131: May 11
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

A honeycomb labyrinthThe beehive represents community and in communities there are parts that come together to make up the whole. Bees work together to create a harvest and like all communities that pull together there are times of celebration to commemorate special occasions, honor customs or provide ritual.  Bees are essential for our survival because they pollinate up to 1/3 of the world’s food supply, that’s typically one meal a day.  In their small way, the humble bumble bee and the multitude of varieties that make up the world’s bee population exist and produce simply because it is a function of community. It sends an important message about the small steps we take each day in pursuit of a purpose, goal or dream.

Finding six nests in the low hanging rafters that border the side of the house a year ago, I waited till the season had passed before removing them and offering them to a local beekeeper. Today, they are back perhaps to remind of the importance of our role in community. By removing select honeycombed pockets, the gooey wonders of a walk with honey brings a sweet celebration of the steps in this day.

 

On this 131st day…
Consider your contributions to the many communities you belong to today in your walk and how significant your participation is.

 


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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Steering

Day 116: April 26
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

Day 116 Labyrinth, the wheelHaving spent the better part of the last few days behind the wheel of a car traveling cross country, the wheel became a fascination with circular reality. It purposefully led the direction and where it went straightforward mainly, there were turns and new directions to embrace; each defining the journey and the point of direction. The wheel itself turned left then back to center, right then back to center and continued in a natural way that appreciated the labyrinth and what it can offer in similar migration.

The next time you partake of a journey, consider the directions and redirections made by the simple turn of fate and turn on purpose. Let the wheel of life rotate to bring great directions and reflections.

On this 116th day…
Take a walk today on the labyrinth  and notice turns and directions that guide you. Consider the many turns and directions throughout your day and where they lead.

 

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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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Tetramer Togetherness

Day 81: March 22
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

Tetramer Togetherness Labyrinth DesignThe spiral continues to fascinate in its expansiveness and it is no surprise that the spiral of honesty evolves as we grow into our capacities as human beings in the same kind of fascination, to discover we are more than we think we are.  It can also be a spiral in a different direction when we aren’t discovering or have forgotten our values; the key is that the spiral moves as we do. As human beings we can begin to discover that we are  completely full of spirals in our natural design.  Today this design came about as a direct relation to the research into the spirals of the protein molecules, as it is both a labyrinth and a protein molecule. Our bodies are made up of mostly water and protein molecules, so understanding the non fluid side and its relation to the spiral and our walk of the labyrinth becomes a natural curiosity that expands our understanding, which grows our capacity… and the honesty we live with ourself.

Protein molecules are sophisticated in the complexity and function of their structure, having adapted  in chemistry over billions of years; our evolution is a spiraling growth of adaptation.  There are 20 types of standard amino acids in each protein molecule that give it shape and size. They form into chains becoming unique and different. These chains tend to twist, spiral and turn and when observed, the spiral is evident giving an interesting rise to the labyrinth of human origin.

Today’s design is formed from the microscopic four subunits of peptide chains of protein molecules known as a tetramer. In its circle upon circle connected format each of its quadrants has a purpose that join together to produce something greater. As we walk into a new season it might not be such a stretch to realize how the four seasons indeed create a year. That is the nature of the Tetramer to find value in its role and contribution to the greater whole. Similarly where our molecules automatically know what to do to help us grow, as humans we are quite often confused about our role and our contribution. Connect your molecular spirals and internal labyrinth as it seems when we walk in circles, we figure things out.


A suggestion to walk with:

On this 81st day…
Walk in the value of each part you play in many roles of your life and realize  great value independently and to the whole.

 

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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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Imagination

Day 58: February 27
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

Describing the simple nature of the labyrinth today to a few interested souls, it was a lesson in conveyance. Some had ideas of the maze, others shared they already knew as they had participated in a walk in the past, while others found this new information. It was a discussion without visual imagery available and in this, picking up on the idea of imagination became a wonderful way to open the doors a little wider with possibility. Having a number of different ways to describe its use and purpose, depending upon the audience, there is always a general communication that everyone can relate to well.

Asking them to close their eyes, an impromptu labyrinth meditation came to mind where visualizations could become volumous and what might be received in the experience could be significant to each in their own way. Using the breath as the path, the labyrinth had opportunity to enter the individual in a virtual walk of imagination. Each had a different connection and a unique response to share as we completed. It just may have been the most honest labyrinth walk ever created and one that allowed for the individual to experience as their own personal pilgrimage in a heartfelt manner.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 59th day…
Walk the labyrinth of your own mind tracing the steps and relating to it differently with imagination as a guide.

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February’s Focus

As it is the second month of the year, enjoy two opportunities… discovery and realization.

  1. Discover your Love capacity:
    This month’s 28 days will focus on how we are loving the moments we are creating. Learning to be “in love” with our focus, it expands who we are beyond the partnered relational aspects and into the focus of loving what we offer the world, who we are in community, relating at a higher level to everything and everyone; and most significantly,  elevating the relationship we have with ourselves. Prepare for a wonderful experience of exercising the power of love with the freedom of honesty to realize a greater look at possibilities and potential n a delightful way. Discover how capable you are!

2. Realize synchronous evidence:
Inspired by the variety of heart shaped labyrinths, this month capture your experiences with images of the heart. Be on the look out for where the synchronicity of the moments where your heart is in focus and then look around to see where you can find the shape of a heart in symbol. Your awareness will expand and you just might be surprised to find that when we look with an open heart, we can find it in reference near by. It does require a bit of imagination, though the findings are wonderfully worth it. Share all the heart shaped labyrinth images you find with images, links or comments and I will be happy to post the images and moments.

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Ides of February

Day 46: February 15
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

Today is the walk of reflection of what the month has defined in the growing identity and honesty of who we are and what we are purposefully here to do.  It is again, the Ides of the month and a time that marks our half way point through this month of love.  Where the first two weeks bring a suggestion and walks to consider that suggestion in each day, the second half of the month takes what we discover, realize and appreciate and brings the dimension of reflection and purpose to a broader perspective.

We might think of this month as the first half of walking into the experience and the second half of walking out of the experience. How much more aware and evolved do we become when we have had the first half to consider? I’ve often heard that children have second half growth spurts in their annual aging as if the first half of their year was studying, reflecting and contemplating the world and the second half was diving in and exploring what their awareness could be.  Where the concept of discovery and honesty is both simple and deeply profound, appreciate what you do discover and discard anything that isn’t about your growth and discovery.

 

Here are a few prompts to consider in mid month reflection:

How has what is right and working shown up in your walk?
What is more true today than it was when you began?
What greater appreciation of your walk and yourself do you have?
What has changed in your attitude since the beginning of the year?
What has changed in your life since the beginning of the year?

Always feel free to join in with your thoughts, sharing and offerings that bring more wisdom to this experience.   Correspondence:  365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 46th day…
What is your definition of love?

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February’s Focus

As it is the second month of the year, enjoy two opportunities… discovery and realization.

  1. Discover your Love capacity:
    This month’s 28 days will focus on how we are loving the moments we are creating. Learning to be “in love” with our focus, it expands who we are beyond the partnered relational aspects and into the focus of loving what we offer the world, who we are in community, relating at a higher level to everything and everyone; and most significantly,  elevating the relationship we have with ourselves. Prepare for a wonderful experience of exercising the power of love with the freedom of honesty to realize a greater look at possibilities and potential n a delightful way. Discover how capable you are!

2. Realize synchronous evidence:
Inspired by the variety of heart shaped labyrinths, this month capture your experiences with images of the heart. Be on the look out for where the synchronicity of the moments where your heart is in focus and then look around to see where you can find the shape of a heart in symbol. Your awareness will expand and you just might be surprised to find that when we look with an open heart, we can find it in reference near by. It does require a bit of imagination, though the findings are wonderfully worth it. Share all the heart shaped labyrinth images you find with images, links or comments and I will be happy to post the images and moments.
Care to Share and Share to Care!

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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:
Next Mid Month 365 Experience Gathering on February 15th at Noon (EST)  to explore the monthly focus. Share your posts from your walks and experiences with our theme this week at: 365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 

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