Posts Tagged With: service

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


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Evolving Service, Evolves Self

TLS 365 Experience #25
March 25, 2017
Appreciation for service and community is evolving at the moment.

I’m especially beginning to appreciate the need for me to make myself accessible to as many different people as possible who may want to walk the labyrinth, e.g. by being sensitive to the fact that English may not be the native tounge of all walkers, and so trying to find uncomplicated ways to introduce the labyrinth to non English speakers.

I’ve no doubt that the labyrinth plays a vital role in bringing balance to communities who embrace it – it fosters a positive energy that touches many lives.

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Clive Johnson, Reverend
Essex UK


The TLS 365 Experience:  A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Awareness Effect

TLS 365 Experience # 22
March 22, 2017

Since stepping over the threshold nearly twenty years ago and entering the liminal space of the labyrinth, my awareness of interconnectedness in life as a vast warp and weft of vibrational energy, has grown and deepened.

It’s hard to put into words the profound difference labyrinths have made in my life. I created a life of service because of labyrinths. I feel consciously connected to thousands of other labyrinth lovers around the world when I walk, do ritual and ceremony, lay down a pattern, and watch others as they walk.

Next to my grandkids, finding the labyrinth has been the biggest blessing in my life.

 

Today’s Experience Submitted by:
Christiana Brinton, TLS Board
Oregon


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

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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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