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Earth Integrity

Day 24: January 24
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

To hear the story of creation from Jeffrey Bale is to hear an honest man’s endeavor for truth. Sharing the story of the creation of the Islandwood Labyrinth in Washington State,  Jeffrey shared the respect for nature honoring each stone for its significance and placement in the thousands he instilled into the heartfelt crafting of his design. Honoring where each element came from and thankful for their participation in the humble beauty of his art, it gave participants a deep regard for the single placement of their feet upon the pathways.

The sheer quantity of stone and story that poured into this design will remain a historical element of unassuming  wealth borne of the artistry of one man’s relationship with the integrity of nature’s gifts. Its natural abundance comes in the humility of its design and its modest residence nestled just off the roadway trailing down a very short distance to discover a serenity in seclusion amidst the lineage of tall trees.

One does not often encounter such a deep and abiding honor of an encounter with Earth and art in this way. It’s memory will live long and its meaning will live into a higher regard in the way of development and creation for myself and most likely those fortunate enough to have experienced the venerable honesty of this artist’s message and mission.

A suggestion to walk with:

Focus upon where and how you use your Earth this day.

 

 

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  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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Remembering Aid

Day 9: January 9
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

Memorial Wall Las Vegas, NevadaFinding myself in the downtown section today,  I thought I would revisit an area I am intending to add service to in building a labyrinth. Their is a memorial heavy with intense feeling that a labyrinth might move in a healthy way. For the past few days there seems to be a direction calling forth service with the labyrinth and today I happened to catch the end of a tribute ceremony of survivors. In speaking with an individual that has found a mission as a daily guardian for the site, the grassy area that seemed a natural place to add a labyrinth seemed to hold something of sacred persuasion and where many walked across it, he suddenly became protective of any intrusion, including the aid of a labyrinth of which he was unfamiliar.

It is a reminder to move with respect and consider all parties in what is offered.  A few told me of their stories in a more open way than in prior visits and I realized that time was passing and shock had moved a bit into the natural grief process for this community. Listening was the best response and in hearing the stories, much time would have to pass for the healing to process. We tend to be in the moment when tragedy strikes with compassion, though it ebbs as our life moves on forgetting the continued need and simple acts of those who are struggling or still finding a way to make sense of what does not. The thought occurred to me that instead of using other community members in the building, it would better serve the families of this tragedy to come together in the healing of creating it themselves. In this way so much more could be offered. As I drew out a design for one curious individual, I also found  another who shared the resources that would best integrate this idea more delicately.

The honesty of these moments today would best be described as  humbling, heartfelt and hopeful.

Suggestion for your walk:

When we honestly put service for others in place, what do we gain?

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:
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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A Place of Refuge

TLS 365 Experience #160
Aug. 7, 2017

Near the Emergency Room is the labyrinth. There aren’t ever many people on it, though when there are, it is a place of comfort at a time of need.

The waiting in a Waiting Room can be extraordinary at a time of crisis, as it is where time appears to have slowed down while pain and fear increase. The labyrinth can provide a place of refuge, prayer or centering for those who wait and a productive or healthy application of time and energy. It can provide a hopeful opportunity when a helpless feeling prevails. For adults who know or don’t know about what a labyrinth is and come to experience it at a time of pain, it can provide a knowing or surprisingly unknown sense of comfort for the heart and the mind.

I come here from time to time just to walk, as it is near my home and sometimes I sit quietly and respect the walk of others. I find a refuge of comfort, prayer and purpose here and am grateful to the community that supplied it.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Steven Johnston, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Illinois


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A Walk on Earth

TLS 365 Experience #53
April 22, 2017


On this day of celebrating Earth Day, the Red Rock Canyons of Nevada encircle the circle of the labyrinth, keeping it as a refuge to those who come upon it, those who use it for days like these and those who want to commune with the natural essence of the labyrinth in a most natural setting.

It is a contemporary design with two spirals, and what is very Earth-like about this labyrinth, is that the ending and beginning points tend to shift from time to time as a result of how it is used by human kind.

A fitting labyrinth with a fitting message for Earth day about appreciation and respect for Earth’s use while we are here.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Earth Day Festival
Nevada


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