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Our Super Strengths

Day 348  December 14
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Honest Gifts

Segment Three: Fortitude
Days 347-352

What are your Super Strengths?

Five pointed star labyrinth image for Segment 3 by TheAmusedMuse.comThere are many ways to recognize strength as it arrives in a variety of forms. Measured by endurance and stamina we can appreciate our physical abilities that push, hold and withstand obstacles. Our mental capacity can be tested with the same words though produce our ability to see past, recognize and realize. The emotional capabilities of the mind meet the same words with tenacity, overcoming or breakthrough to new plateaus and ways to relate. On a soul level strength might come in patience, compassion or peace making. We hold many medals for our mettle. 

Each test of our strength offers a new way to relate to the honesty of our innate abilities that sometimes become more refined or surprisingly discovered when we find ourselves on the other side of a solution. To discover our abilities is only a part of the equation, understanding, applying and being able to usefully add purpose with them is the greater realization yet to come. 

Walking with the concept of strength, the ability to surrender at first appears, as it is where we become open to allow more and magnify our muscle of ability. In the release comes the increase and the reminder of review. Day 140 was aptly named The Way that Works, for the labyrinth design that celebrated many directions and reminded that there are always more ways than we might imagine when we are open, willing and ready to receive them. In realizing our strengths, it follows a similar journey of realization and in reflection we can see that it is vast. 


Daily Insights of this 348th day…
Observe the ways you find the labyrinth walk most effective and efficient.


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
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Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.

Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you have discovered in the first half of the month, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what may bring morel insight into the second half of the month with a labyrinth connection and a greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

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Treasured and Invaluable

Day 324  November 20
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

Week Three: Appreciation

Adding more appreciation to our days because it feels good to do so can be a slow and gradual building that reflects upon what is important and matters.  If we find our day realizing the moments that bring out our best, we’ll be less likely to examine or fitting into the ways of others. It becomes an effective use of our time and an active opening to more of what we have available to use.   

Feeling is magnified when we look at the power of the words we use. When we walk with those words into a natural spiraled concentration that winds the way the labyrinth does, we amplify our focus. Appreciation rises in what we treasure and hold invaluable.    

Treasured to Invaluable


Treasured to Invaluable Labyrinth Path by TheAmusedMuse.comWalk in as Treasured

Life’s purpose is to discover what we’re all about, what abilities we possess and the ways in which we can utilize, grow and add them to the world. To know our value is to know what our treasures are. As we walk the labyrinth in self discovery, we see metaphors of our life showing up on the paths before us. It is a way to exercise ability and explore potential capabilities. They are our gifts and our treasures to mine and excavate, like the gems of sunken treasure we can find ways to bring them to the surface. As we realize the gifts within ourselves, we can more easily and readily see them in others. The more we treasure, the more we appreciate.

Walk out as Invaluable

 Stepping into something we treasure, our senses heighten, anticipation is felt as a wiggle within the body and our outlook rises with curiosity. The value we create for our well being is immense as our mind is relaxed and open, our body receptive and our soul is affirmed knowing we are activating our higher abilities. The feeling is invaluable, as no price can be put on elevating well being with wonder. To explore or expand what we can do and be, brings a usefulness to life that make our life worthwhile. Embracing our treasures is life fulfilling and calls our invaluable priceless nature to light and appreciation in sight.

 


Daily Insights : On the first path of Appreciation in this 324th day…
Walk in as treasured and appreciate walking out more invaluable.


November’s Focus

Banner Image of Grateful Pathways for November 365 Experiences

Week Three Focus: Appreciation

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 Appreciation is felt 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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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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Appreciation

Day 319  November 15
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

Week Three: Appreciation

We’ve explored the expression and the expansion elements of gratitude, and this week we delve into a week in the power of feeling. It is much more than a tactile approach as it involves the somatic bodily realization, thought process, related emotion, sensory, energetic and soul emanating understanding all wrapped into the experience of gratitude called appreciation. 

As an element of gratitude, appreciation puts us in touch with what shapes our ability to know in a way that elevates our understanding. As appreciation is longer lettered than our seven day experiences, in six days two letters will be appreciated on the path of what we take into our walk and what we take out of it.

appreciation on the labyrinth. Photo by TheAmusedMuse.comWalking in and Walking Out

Each day of the week of Appreciation is met with two letters, one leads us in and the other leads us out. Explore the words that make up appreciation as the third element of gratitude. This week begins with walking into the labyrinth with the concept of Acceptance of mind, body and soul and walks out of the experience with Possibilities. On this first path of the week, observe the movement between and the experiential understanding of that navigation.

Steps to Appreciation to Experience:

  • A labyrinth walk is appreciated in steps and stages. 

 • Consider what you have and want to have. 

 • Begin with an intention of Acceptance

 • Walk with what you know and let it grow 

 • In what lands on your path, acknowledge.

 • Accept what you can 

 • Consider what lands on mind, in body, of soul or of  

   another. 

 • Acknowledge and accept the little things you see to  

   the big things that you cannot, all as you are able.      

 • Continue, keep walking and discovering.

 • Observe what is occurring, what becomes possible.

 • Realize what is possible to accept. 

 • Realize how much more is possible and accepted.

 • Focus on what is possible. 

 • Notice how possibility grows.

 • Observe appreciation quietly growing. 


Daily Insights : On the first path of Appreciation in this 319th day…
Walk with simple appreciation growing…


November’s Focus

Banner Image of Grateful Pathways for November 365 Experiences

Week Two Focus: Appreciation

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 Appreciation is felt 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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A Route Beyond Routine

Day 313  November 9
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

Week Two: Grateful

The idea of grateful in the realm of great and full moves us beyond the route we normally take to the state of a natural path. It is in our nature to expand and explore. Over time this has evolved the human race and understanding of our planet, the cosmos and the innate nature of our existence. To wonder and be curious is inbred and drummed out in pursuit of the routine. It’s why we want to walk on the wild side now and again, just to remember who we are. To hold the greatness of our reality, how can we not be in gratitude for it? To explore our natural path is to recognize the size of our immense opportunities and the fullness it brings.

The Letter R with Labyrinth Inscription
R is for Realization

 To realize is to recognize from a cognitive perspective as well as a body minded acknowledgement. It is to wholly come into what we make effort to create. Gratitude is that largeness of realization with cherished acknowledgement.  To design, create, build or develop a contribution of labyrinth awareness, education, application or contribution is to realize.

 


Daily Insights : On this 313th day…
Focus on the realizations that offer themselves in your walk, how does gratefulness raise?


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

 


Mid Month Dialogues November 15thJoin the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
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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Sacred

Day 277  October 4
n The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Message, Metaphor and Magic

image of stone labyrinth with Metaphor of Scared to Sacred
Topic: Sacred

In walking, one finds a great rearrangement occurs enabling simple ways to see complex purpose.


The  Message:

A venerated space for divinity is the realm of the sacred, a place to allow the presence of our humility in the face of a magnitude we merely understand. To walk in that space it to be willing to take in the moment as a morsel of the limitless availability and apply it with a mountain of meaning. The nature of our reverence grows in our ability to not understand, but to trust and abide in this implicitly.

The Magic: 

Walking realizations provide expansion from being one person to being one person in the world. In the moment present, walking with any tenacious feeling inward with turning movements of mind and body, a rearrangement from stillness to motion to stillness occurs and changes what’s moved to be moved. In mere steps, what is unsure can become sure and more reverent of the magical change as scared opens wonder of the sacred with respect and reverence. Walking in can move an element into wholly different perspective as one walks out. 

When writing scared instead of sacred, is it a message to trust?

 

 


Daily Insights : On this 277th day…
Walk in a little unknowing, a little scared to walk out a little more knowing and more reverent for what is sacred.


October’s FocusBanner Image Year of Honest Living October 2018

Use Today’s Topic Above

  1. Walk the Labyrinth with the topic in mind of how it relates to the labyrinth.
  2. Share a message, metaphor or magical experience that occurred with the topic in the walk.
    • Message: Story, Information, related poem, image, design, tip, program, walk, etc.
    • Metaphor: Statement and brevity of the meaning discovered.
    • Magic: The unknown that became known in the experience of the walk.
  3. Choose one of the above, or all three to experience, explore and share.
  4. Title it, add identification and your location and share your experience  as part of the
    Labyrinth Society Wisdom Archive.
  5. 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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Monday October 15th
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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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The Path Provides

Day 255  September 12
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Labyrinth Expressions

image of individual walking the labyrinth path

The Path Provides

What’s inside comes out and what’s outside comes in for a remix of realization in each walk.

 


Daily Insights : On this 255th day…
Is your walk from outside in or inside out and what difference does it make in the steps you take?


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.

If you need Suggestions to help you find a weekly Expression, check our suggestion page.



Simple Reminders for your Labyrinth Expression
:

• 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 Mid Month Dialogues
Saturday September 15th
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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364 Unbirthdays

Day 146: May 26
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

The labyrinth among birthday aftermathAfter the annual pilgrimage of another year sets in, what does the next day look like? There is much in celebration and anticipation that arrives with any impending event, though when the event has made its arrival and completes, where do we find ourselves in the emergence of a new voyage? It reflects an altogether different kind of realization, appreciation and celebration.

In our annual trip around the Sun, we move from a single step at the beginning and encounter a wide variety of experiences in our journey to the center of the labyrinth. Similarly our reverse path can be seen as a half year point, the shadow side of our walk, or even the inner experience to name a few of the many ways we might interpret our walk to full circle completion. It is the wisdom of those 364 different journeys that we do the living and the one day in which we give attention to appreciating those steps. The Unbirthday is the walk of awareness, education, application and contributions that make the birthday fully what it is.  For that one singular sensation that we give much attention to, much goes into making it so and when we stop to consider value in the Unbirthday, we can find a richness in the realization of how much it carries.

This double labyrinth design allows for many opportunities, though in the land of the Unbirthday, one could walk one side remembering the promise and messages of the birthday and then take that into the other side of each day of the unbirthday to keep a focus, dream or goal of the birthday. 

 

On this 146th day…
Celebrate the new freshness of your first step today and let it be a great realization of how the others are placed to make it count.

 


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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Pause for Reflection

Day 135: May 15
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Mid Month Calendar Labyrinth

Tis the Ides of the month in the middle of May and a time to mark your calendars as having reached the 135th day of the year marking that we are more than a third of the way through the year at 37%.  On this day we join in dialogue and celebrate what we have found significant in the first half of the month, how it has helped us to realize more of who we are and what we are capable of and how we might have appreciated our journey of discovery so far this month.

The second half of our month offers a chance with realization to celebrate and appreciate in a different way, the things that come across our path, make our trails or migrations that we intentionally design.

Find your significant places on the labyrinth this month, one for each celebration you have created. Rejoice, appreciate and look forward to adding markers of celebration to the second half of your month.

On this 135th day…
In your walk of this day, celebrate what you have realized and appreciated in the month this far.


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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Welcome May

Day 121: May 1
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Celebration confetti and balloons rising from the labyrinthIn this year of living honestly we look at the ways we can evolve our understanding of ourselves, our purpose with the labyrinth and our connection to others in the way we share it or comprehend larger meanings. We focus on quarterly concepts such as the awareness we’ve appreciated in the first and the concept of education for ourselves and the way we use the labyrinth with others in these three months. Our focus changes to add ways to appreciate that education differently and while we used the power of amusement to widen our focus, this month’s exploration focuses on the idea of celebration.

Life is a gift to celebrate daily. Life also offers us adversity and many of our former lessons have focused on overcoming and surviving that time for appreciating the celebrations becomes the thing we do for special occasions. Living the idea of celebration through appreciation and realization is an opportunity in the next 30 days to walk differently, share differently and care differently in the month of  May. Look forward to sharing innovations and creations, sharing in our mid month dialogues and taking steps to create a celebratory experience in this month.


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!  See Below
  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.

JOIN US May 15TH
FOR MID MONTH REFLECTION DIALOGUES:

The Ides of May
Tuesday May 15th – Noon CST

Four Ways to Join us: 
1. Join the Discussion online:  https://zoom.us/j/639384214

2. Join the Discussion via phone: US: +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 639 384 214

3. iPhone one-tap :US: +16468769923,,639384214# or +16699006833,,639384214#

4. For International numbers 

Questions: 365Experience@LabyrinthSociety

I hope to hear from more of you in the creativity and wonder you create in the name of amusement.
Wall in wellness and swellness,
Lynda Tourloukis, TLS 365 Experience Designer and Coordinator

Your Amused TLS 365 Experience Coordinator
Lynda Tourloukis

 

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Defining Lines of Imagination

Day 18: January 18
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

The call for an early morning walk brought an experience of what I would call a semi labyrinth and an opportunity. There seemed to be a directive in my steps and fond remembrance to come to this vacant area where just over a year ago I created a peace labyrinth on parachute material.

At the time a tarp was used underneath, though a surprising realization of paint where the outer edges bled through to leave left an impression of surprise to myself as well as on the concrete surface below.  I thought to repaint the surface at the time, though with predicted rains assumed it would most likely wash the traces away. The honesty defined in this moment brought forth a happy and higher regard for the durability of the paint used and simultaneously,  a responsibility of restoration to leave it a place better than when found.

Presented before me today was a walk of partiality with a charge to restore the area to its former status or to develop it in a better way.  I made the most out of the experience by deciding to walk right into the dilemma and use what was available.  It was an honest walk and a veritable look at the footprints we create. While I could walk the clear lines of the outer edges, the internal lines called for memory and imagination. What were clear were the external memories of my labors, and what was unclear was the imaginative internal structure.

As soon as I stepped into the imaginative uncharted pathways, I knew I would develop it to a more purposeful use rather than a mere resurfacing. My thoughts and actions often tend to lean toward not just making a place better for having found it, but better because of the way we experience and inhabit it. Blocks away from a school and historically vacant, a labyrinth here might be put to better use with this addition than without. I realized I could bring a little paint at a time and enjoy the unfolding process of the creation over time in it’s gradual development.

A suggestion to walk with:

Create a way to make something better today because you were there.

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.

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