Posts Tagged With: Purpose

A Fine Vine

TLS 365 Experience #291
December 16, 2017

A Labyrinth Vineyard in South AfricaYears ago when looking for holiday gifts, I ran across several wines with a labyrinth name. As my brother in law was a wine salesmen, it seemed the perfect gift from a Labyrinth enthusiast. Investigating further, there was one choice really to settle on as in reading their information, looking up more and later talking to a representative,

I learned that they had indeed planted the first vineyard labyrinth in 2003. In drinking the wine,  one would essentially have enjoyed a taste from each of the vines that made up the labyrinth. It was the name that caught my attention, Labyrinth 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon by Simonsig, the conversation and the purpose and mission in creating that sold me. It also made a wonderful auction item too and turned out to be a very decent wine.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Lyn Connelly, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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Realized Purpose

TLS 365 Experience #265
November 20, 2017

The labyrinth at our Health Center had been received with such enthusiasm only a year ago upon its unveiling, and I wondered as I walked it alone, where were the people using it today? There used to be many and I liked when I was with others, it gave me a sense that this was a tool of purpose; even when I didn’t understand it. The more often I walked it, the more I began to fall away from what I thought it was, to what it became for me.

One day in walking, I began to realize where there were many disagreements in our department, and though they do get smoothed over, the realization of how beneficial the labyrinth would be in smoothing over more of them. In fact, if they used this regularly, there just might be less of those disagreements and more time and energy for creative use.  Walking further, it dawned, that retention is something we gain by using, understanding and realizing importance and purpose. Maybe if I had stopped walking it, I wouldn’t fully understand what I do now.

By the time I finished my walk, I realized a greater value in what I could offer to re-stimulate the labyrinth by sharing my own discovery of repetitive use. I wrote an article and created a walk for our department. Later I created some walks for the center and then for the community. It was in the walking and practice that I learned how to be of value and purpose for myself and my center too. Do what interests you and share it, then you really add.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Jayne T., Volunteer Services, Labyrinth Enthusiast to Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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All Souls Walk

TLS 365 Experience #246
November 1, 2017

A walk on the labyrinth for All Souls Day in the midstIt is the day of All Saints and Souls and post Halloween. It is a day where the veil lies thin across the universe allowing for our time of remembering to move us from the merriment into the meaningful.

As I walk the labyrinth today I am both reminded of the fun and frolic of the light hearted youthful nature the night before and the nature of spirit in the ancestors who have walked their own path. It moves the seriousness of this day into one not to fear, but revere.

Both bring an essence of spirit and as I walk with my ancestors, I am reminded of where I came and what my heritage has brought forth. I am evolved in this heritage as every generation is, walking forth with what has mattered to many before me. As I move from path to path, I call forth the different souls and saints that come to mind in prayer and affirmed gratitudes for their different kind of presence in my world.

It is a day to find the center and mark thoughts of purpose and presents for the souls of the world that walk with us past and present.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
K. Chelms,  Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Messages of Meaning

TLS 365 Experience #239
October 25, 2017

Messages of Meaning... You are an insightful Wonder, thank you for being.... cards and affirmation of labyrinth appreciation... anonymous

 

For years I have made design after design and given them away on cards with affirmative quotes for others.

It is my labyrinth mission and one of great purpose and practice that provides a path to giving.

I receive creativity and more of it when I give. The messages uplift me as I hope they might others in the moment they reach for the card.

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Anonymous,
Labyrinth Facilitator & Designer
Nevada

 


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Labyrinth As Community

TLS 365 Experience #190
September 6, 2017

The community that makes up a labyrinth as plotted on a labyrinthA woman in our city discovered the labyrnth and found an enthusiasm for them, the more she studied and researched. She offered it to her small community group and from there is grew into a small network of interested enthusiasts and it served their small community well.

In this way the labyrinth itself creates a community in its design. It takes one main unicursal individual who finds an interest and becomes the center point and purpose. They create the meeting point for internal and external experiences. A number of devoted individuals are like the borders that hold space for the labyrinth to flourish in its offering and solid in its message to the purpose and community. The labrys are the necessary individuals who help make the pivoting decisions and decisive directions for the community or network and often ask the questions that promote the growth of new directions. Where the group of community comes together for education, application and discovery, they in turn develop the path.

It is with the purpose, supporting foundation and the pivotal change positions that the labyrinth is provided. The community it then serves, will pave the path by its desire for it. Whether it is the larger Labyrinth Society, the local networks, or just a small group of enthusiasts, each member  plays a pivotal role and when we apply those roles to the labyrinth, we might see a purpose within the purpose that is created.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Anna K., Labyrinth Coach
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Weed Walking

TLS 365 Experience #171
Aug. 18, 2017

The labyrinth near me is not old, but older. It has weeds now that the warmer weather has come and there are a few rocks missing. Often there is something kicked out of place, so I know it is used, though not as well cared for. I never thought much about its condition, just that it was older, though now that the weeds have sprung up it appears there is no regular maintenance as I haven’t seen anyone in months.

I decided to simply care for it a little more each day when I came to walk, so began with the outer circle weeding half of it walking in and half walking out. The next time I worked on the next circle inward and the following week the next. By the time I had weeded to the center, still no one had come and some of the outer areas were beginning to grow back. I realized that this might be my simple ministry of weeding and walking and with regularity it could serve others as it served me to bring up ideas that I would like to release.

As the thought occurred, it seemed the whole nature of the walk was to become weedless, releasing any thought or distraction that occurred in my experience and just be with the experience.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J. Bass, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Colorado


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Learning Service

TLS 365 Experience #165
Aug. 12, 2017

Having traveled the breadth and width of Illinois years ago on my own labyrinth tour, I discovered there were about eight labyrinths built by Boy Scouts who were each independently earning the highest distinction award of Eagle Scout by building a community labyrinth.  It surprised me that there weren’t any built by Girl Scouts here or that any had endeavored to develop this for their Gold Award. Though in understanding that their aren’t as many High School girls that stay in scouting as boys, it made more sense.

The Girl Scout labyrinth Project Illinois 2013So, years later when approached by a small group of Girl Scouts who were in eighth grade and High School, I was delighted to mentor them for a year before we actually built the labyrinth for our community.  It was an honor to help them understand how they might personally use it and where it could serve a community.

We held many sessions to learn and appreciate more about the value they were considering offering. While not for their Gold Award, they did receive a badge award for their dedication and service. As they became more familiar, they began searching location options, drawing community interest, securing materials and considering design and purpose. As they planned and prepared they drew in support and assistance and discovered requirements and ideas for what to do once implemented.

The building took only a well planned week to plot, dig, surface, lay materials and develop and in all, members of the community were on hand to service and support the project throughout cheering the girls efforts from start to finish. Happy to be a part, it was great to see community come forth to accept, appreciate and support the labyrinth and the young ladies who learned much about service in the process.

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Lynda Tourloukis, Labyrinth Designer, Facilitator, Coach
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Adventure

TLS 365 Experience #150
July 28, 2017

Today I am headed on a road trip.

I often drive and sometimes across the country. One of the things I like to do is find where the labyrinths are along the way. Sometimes I divert a little farther than I plan, though it is always interesting to meet new labyrinths along the way. They have a story to tell that is unique to the purpose it was built for.

I think of it as a journey and an exploration that is a trip within a trip and where I can plot out its destination on a map, once on the labyrinth… I never know where it can take me.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
SJT, Labyrinth Enthusiast, Designer and Facilitator
Nevada


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Giving Care

TLS 365 Experience #129
July 7, 2017

I am a Caregiver.

No one realizes how intense this can be until they find themselves in the moments of it. It is a rather spontaneous adventure and one that calls us to attention in ways we didn’t think possible, though it is where we find the possible and what lies even beyond that.

The path of curves and circles represents much reminder of choice as I can appreciate the care I give to myself in a daily way. The everyday focus keeps me more than grounded; it offers wisdom, patience and a profound sense of purpose in a meaningful and peaceful message. Daily I am met with new experiences and insights into my self and the role of giving care and with every piece of education I receive, I can apply it more appreciably in the care of another.

The walk of the labyrinth’s many paths also provides a regular time for the care of me.

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


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
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https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

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New Paths New Purpose

TLS 365 Experience #68
May 7, 2017

When I moved to a new state,  there was much that was new, and orienting to the community was different, job, purpose, home and family situation were all different too. Alone in a new area, how to begin was both an adventure and a bit daunting. Anything was possible, though habits and customs familiar didn’t quite seem to fit into all this newness.

The labyrinth was one thing that had given comfort in the past, so seeking out a community of other enthusiasts did not at first yield any prospects of people, though it turned up the labyrinths present. I began visiting the different sites, experiencing and communicating with the people who showed up. Soon, I found in the walking a sense of purpose unfolding, a sense of understanding this community and a sense of home slowly emerging. People became interested in what I had to share and made welcome space.

From those beginnings, others in like mind connected and my sense of newness began to fade. It was as if my pathways were filling with purpose and people and at the center was this labyrinth that had gracefully reminded me how to walk again and find my footing in a new world.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Connelly, 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
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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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