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Courage of Conviction

Day 347  December 13
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment Three: Fortitude
Days 347-352

Courageous Convictions

Five pointed star labyrinth image for Segment 3 by TheAmusedMuse.comIn a year long theme devoted to living into our honest ability, it would be remiss to miss a focus on fortitude. Courage is a natural feature of fortitude and when we think of what it represents in the walk of our lives, we can discover it by being honest about what we truly hold value for and what we honestly love. Those are the things that bring our courage to a conviction level. 

When we love and honor, we find our greater resolve to stand up to anything that would threaten its well being, just as we would a loved one. It is where courage is called to an internal place to stand behind what we choose from love and persevere through what is necessary to see the course of a natural path completed. 

Standing up for ourselves is most likely more difficult than standing up for another as a personal stake is involved, though when there is value, there is conviction to stay on the path and make more meaning in the steps from beginning to end, no matter how the course winds. 

Our year long adventure has brought this message to a heart place as each month, trusting and allowing the design to form was much like the design of the labyrinth, one path, one turn and one point at a time.  In considering the design of the Chakra labyrinth, it had always been purposeful to walk it differently and its interesting never to have walked one that began in the standard fashion. 


Daily Insights of this 347th day…
Note the ways in which you stand up for yourself, no matter what in the turns of your walk 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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Abundant Giving

Day 339  December 5
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment One: Giving
Days 335-340

Abundant Giving

image of day 339 Star Labyrinth of GivingWhen we have enough, knowing our basic needs are met, we have the opportunity to rise to the gracious space of knowing enough. In the land of enough, giving has no restraints as if flows freely and naturally knowing the laws of nature are to naturally give and receive. 

The poorest countries prove that we only require enough to find a place of happiness and comfort in the safety it provides, so everyone has equal footing once that level is reached. If we had only a partial labyrinth drawn, the security comes in knowing how to complete it ourselves and appreciate a full walk for ourselves and for others. 

Without worry, we can be free to openly create and love what we inspire. From a place that calls us to share, design or walk for our own well being, comes a place of being grounded and an area to sprout a flow of opportunity for ourselves and for those around us. It is similar to one who installs a permanent labyrinth, from a personal abundance to be shared by who comes across it. 

Having left many sand creations, snow shuffles, simple material designs and a pine cone labyrinth in the woods this year, developing it came from an abundant flow of desire and leaving it behind meant other people could walk and enjoy its purposeful path to, in their own way.  It is one of the things that is so enjoyable about the labyrinth, the love of developing that leaves a path for others to discover in their own time and purpose. We leave a legacy behind.


Daily Insights of this 339th day…
Consider a walk of what is enough and what is truly not enough. How are steps with an abundant mindset give a different perspective?


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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Defining Honesty

Day 2: January 2
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

Let this month of January be full of definitions. As defining as our daily walk tends to be, it’s a perfect tool to use for both defining what honesty is and how we can see its point in all we do. Ask and allow, and honesty will bring forth value. I tend to think about what is right and what is working, anything else is just complication, we want to remove ourselves from that as it is mostly just not true. Keep it all simple and defining everything becomes easier.

If I had to think of a focus for the first month of living honestly, I would begin by defining what honesty really is and what it means to me. The labyrinth provides a wonderful way to have that conversation. Walking into the early morning hours today was a cool definition of the day. Not so cold as other cities, though its crisp, coolness did make for an honest snap to focus. I became aware of the sounds of the light breeze, the gravel beneath me, the scent of the dust and the poplar trees nearby and the subtle sounds of society preparing for its day. Each step became one of clear intent of carrying me forward and where the destination initially seemed to be the focus, what became definable was the present moment of each step. The future of where I was headed and the past of where I came into the walk were absent and all that was left was each moment defined by the meaning I gave to it.

Where there may be a lot of unknown still unresolved in my world, what is clear as I came to a close of the walk, was that it had been defined, clear and awakening. Defining things has a way of making us pay attention to all the details present and honesty has a way of clarifying up perspective. It removes the unnecessary from the equation in front of us and leaves us with what is purposeful and practical. I would say this was a good start to defining what honesty can do for us.

What does it mean to define honesty?

 

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.

Its an unfolding 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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Mirrored Effect

TLS 365 Experience #270
November 25, 2017

There are times when I used to think that I could not do one more thing. Life can get pretty overwhelming and whether it is in all the things to do and complete, or in all the things I need to be, it just felt like there was no point in going further. It is when I learned to step back and evaluate what I am doing and whether it is worth it, that it became the first step all over again. Either I walked away from what wasn’t necessary or purposeful or walk toward what I began with a new appreciation.

I realized this one day on the labyrinth as I kept finding distraction and losing the path. I started over a number of times before realizing that I did not need to start from the beginning. That made me realize I could start from where I was at and go where I wanted..or not even go at all.

It was no surprise to me to see my kids in this quandry in figuring out homework, projects or just doing something they thought they wanted to do. When I began to change my direction, so did they. Of the things I learn on the labyrinth, this one opened up the gift of a mirror.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Georgia, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois

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How to Expand

TLS 365 Experience #218
October 4, 2017

With the sharing that the labyrinth naturally invites;  it is hard not to contribute something somewhere when we involve ourselves with the labyrinth.

  • It can be in the form of a simple education or information.
  • It can be in a new design of the labyrinth.
  • It can be in an expression or idea that comes from a walk.
  • It can be in facilitating an experience for others.
  • It can come from a presentation about labyrinths.
  • It can come in building a labyrinth.
  • It can come in walking and feeling more personally responsible.
  • It can come in a How To example shared.
  • It can be an epiphany that arrives in finger tracing the path.
  • It can come in walking with others.
  • It can come in lending expertise.
  • It can come when we support others who share.
  • It can come when exploring the ways to walk with others.
  • It be personal in giving to ourselves.
  • It can be in how and what we share with others enjoyably.
  • It can be found in professional learning or sharing.
  • It can be a purpose filled mission for ourselves and others.
  • It can fill us when we are given ideas, advice, and acknowledgement too.

Contribution, I find, is a gift of giving, sharing and receiving.
Contribution of the labyrinth is an awareness, education and applicable experience.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Connelly, Labyrinth Facilitator, Life and Leadership Coaching
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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New Beginnings

TLS 365 Experience #154
Aug. 1, 2017

The first of the month is a great time for new beginnings to emerge. The newness of the calendar month takes me out onto the labyrinth and it is there that my deepest desires become internationalized. There is a great ease to consider that this direction is only for a month, and if each day I take another step, I have realized something valuable, useful and attainable in the span of thirty days or so.

Each day is like a new step I make on the first and on the last of the month is a great appreciation and reflection for accomplishment, no matter how large or small… just what I created. In this way, the steps I engage become both practical and magical and create a more thankful and life directed month.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
MM, Labyrinth Enthusiast and 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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The Quiet

TLS 365 Experience #153
July 31, 2017

The quietness of a labyrinth in CaliforniaToday is a quiet day and as I reach for the labyrinth, it becomes a still and quiet walk. I find when I am in this kind of quiet, everything seems slower and more profound. Whether I finger walk or utilize full body, the movements I make are very purposeful as if I can feel the tense and release of muscles. noticing how  each is applied in the momentum. My awareness becomes very exact as the quiet is applied like a blanket, and rolls out in a complete way to encompass the entire body.

The quiet is internal and isolates the outside world from the experience. Each motion is observed for what it is, without any descriptive thought or plan from the mind. It is in these moments of the walk that the action of the leg striding to make its next step is complete with the natural force of the foot bearing weight onto the pathway. In the finger walk it is the extension of the arm and the texture felt under the finger as it reaches its destination along patterns and grooves.

To apply a deep quiet creates an expansion of awareness and greater appreciation of each chosen action.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A. Fischer, 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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A Birthday Labyrinth

TLS 365 Experience #86
May 25, 2017

How many consider creating a birthday labyrinth?

I suggested the idea of walking on your birthday and sharing the experience for our collective 365 Experience. Where I have created quite a multitude of playful and meaningful paths over the years, it seems only fitting to celebrate an individual commemorative or purposeful path  for meaningful meander in honoring this annual celebration of life that we engage with in a way that is unique to each.

Next year I will be changing decades, so it seemed an enjoyable idea for a celebration of the nine years I have been in this one. I chose a nine circuit path and reflected on the beginning of this decade and on each path wandered into the next year. What a wonderful review it was and a great way to begin this last lap with a last laugh in all I have waiting for me in the next 365 days!

As if led to this point without mistake, I step into this year with newness. Cleansed intensely by the old, I know this will be a prosperous and joyous year of cultivating creativity and imagination will find its service in and for the world in a most playful and profoundly planetary manner.

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Lynda Tourloukis, TLS 365 Coordinator
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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