Posts Tagged With: sharing

Virtual Sharing

TLS 365 Experience #281
December 6, 2017

When in the busy of my day online, I would take a few moments to regroup walking a virtual labyrinth on my computer at work. There was an online site in particular I was more partial to, as it gave a variety of walks and it only added the option to include music on the journey. This left the experience of the walk totally up to me.  Where other online sites that popped up over the years were well intentioned with messages, guides or stopping me with reflections; simply sharing the design as the creator intended and leaving the walk up to me became a noble gift.

In turn, I shared the site with others in the office.  There would be a random moment of familiar music that brought a smile to know that another was finding similar benefit and a moment of peace into their day. Grateful for the designers who share their simple gifts that give so much to others like myself.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Abby W., Labyrinth Enthusiast
Indiana


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Good Mourning

TLS 365 Experience #261
November 16, 2017

I lost a dear friend and couldn’t fathom how I might bear the pain of such a deep and precious part of my life. There was a void in my center that I did not think I could fill and the thought of not having another conversation or connection in the physical sense just made me want it more.

Heading out to the labyrinth, I thought to see if it held answers for me and discovered that I began to feel a little more peaceful in remembering my friend. I started having a conversation with her as I walked.  I listened and shared, imagining what she was saying or how she was responding. After awhile it just seemed like we were having one of our natural conversations and the loss slipped away as I listened and connected again.

In the center I held only gratitude and thoughts of further conversations we would have. I realized this was our friendship on another level.  On the labyrinth, new ways begin again.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
D. Shroeder, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


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
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Chapters of Inspiration

TLS 365 Experience #258
November 13, 2017

We might never know who we affect when we share the stories and experiences of the labyrinth and it isn’t really important to know, more to share and grow in what we know by doing so. Sometimes, we do get a glimpse of the difference it makes when we share.

A client who was curious about the labyrinth, met me on a quiet local labyrinth and found that was where she wanted to grow in our time together, so we met regularly and used the labyrinth in our understanding as its location offered a place of refuge where we were undisturbed. Over the time together, many ideas were raised and issues resolved. I could see how the results of the walks played into our sessions regularly. As she moved successfully into her own steps in life, guided by her own resilience and understanding, I would receive messages from time to time about success moments, though not much about the labyrinth or if she still used it.

So it was both surprising and delightful to hear from her in depth, learning how she had enjoyed the labyrinth in our sessions but fallen away from regular use in her daily life. It wasn’t until she began writing and fell into a slump that she remembered one of our technique’s and by using it, found herself back out on the labyrinth. As she walked, the last three chapters for her book were revealed. Even greater,  she realized now the depth of some of our earlier work and how the labyrinth was much more than a tool for coping and has since found inspiration a way to walk.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
G. Cassidy, Life Coach, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

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Simple Contributions

TLS 365 Experience #251
November 6, 2017

The simplest contribution we can make is when we create awareness, education or application of the labyrinth and share it with others. It can be in a presentation where information is offered. It can be in a walk where people experience it. It I can be in design, art, building, or how we use our collective and individual talents to offer the labyrinth to others.  Even just sharing your enthusiasm about the labyrinth with others about is a contribution in answering a question or in the telling of an experience.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
O. Gordon, Labyrinth Facilitation
Nevada


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
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Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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A Closer Walk With She

TLS 365 Experience #236
October 22, 2017

A friend and I took our favorite quotes and authors to the labyrinth.

As we walked we shared the quote or the passage that moved us in the moment, while the other one stopped and listened. We continued on in this way noting the words that filled our ears to our hearts and when we met in the center we spoke of what each message gave us in the telling and how listening to it from a dear friend felt.

Listening is deep love and in this way we opened up channels of ourselves that we didn’t know about each other. Listening to those succinct in the telling held a new meaning and a profound appreciation.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
W.S., Labyrinth Enthusiast
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
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Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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Planting Seeds of Creativity

TLS 365 Experience #231
October 17 2017

Greek Key and Labyrinth The experience of sharing the seed patterns with a group of students had them doodling and designing all afternoon. In fact the next time I visited the class, new designs and ideas germinated from these seed patterns and many had been able to share where they had seen the pattern show up in design, advertising and in items found around the house.

What began as a simple idea to show the formation and foundation of the design, had blossomed into a greater understanding and application for life.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
B. Morris, Labyrinth Designer and Facilitator
Nevada

 


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
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Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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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
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Questions and Answers

TLS 365 Experience #177
Aug. 24, 2017

It was a beautiful day and one of relative calm to walk the labyrinth as a group. We had a painted design outdoors and a canvas labyrinth we had intended to use indoors. With the warmth and call of nature, we opted to move outdoors with intention to walk the labyrinth noting and answering the questions that were affixed to the borders with Post It Notes along the path. As we independently found our answers, we wrote them out in brevity each on a separate post it note and stuck it to the path border where ever we happened to be in the moment of realization.

As our walk progressed, post it notes created our borders with questions and answers. When all had completed we took another walk and found how interestingly enough the answers to a previous question found themselves situated with a different question. It was  a wonderful way to appreciate the value of questions and answers and afterwards in our sharing circle, the conversation grew rich in the discussion about how are questions become our answers and how the answers created questions. In the midst of our communication, a gust of heavy wind stirred up from the otherwise calm day and this unexpected force blew the post it notes into the air and off the painted lines of the labyrinth.

It was as if our questions and answers had come to life, reinforcing our conversation to dance in the sky together as they uplifted with the wind into a recycled purpose. It furthered our appreciation for the walk, the sharing and the messages that came. We couldn’t have planned a better ending or perspective.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
B. Holmes, 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
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Tiny Steps

TLS 365 Experience #167
Aug. 14, 2017

Preschool Children on the labyrinth When it comes to children on the labyrinth, their small steps speak volumes of education and entertainment for any who are lucky enough to be in earshot. Sharing an opportunity with our preschool children one afternoon, I was curious to see where their curiosity and natural exploration would lead them.

So I lead them to the labyrinth and asked them to tell me what they saw in looking at the labyrinth. The answers were a priceless collection of ideas. Then I asked them to explore and some ran, some were tentative and still others were remarkably care free. At first they formed a line and wiggled as they walked. Then they began to play a kind of snake game trailing after each other.

The more they moved, the more they became independent and soon there was a mixture of collective movement in independent style. I marveled at watching how they interacted with the labyrinth in their own way and how these little tiny beings took steps to explore every inch and make it their playground of discovery.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J. Friedman, Educator, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Indiana


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

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True Learning

TLS 365 Experience #106
June 14, 2017

My education comes when I share. I may begin sharing about the labyrinth with groups and organizations and even offering some innovative ideas in my walks, though the true learning comes in observing the interactions of people with the labyrinth and each other. It is in what they share that my education always improves.

Then, appreciation raises considerably.

Today’s Experience submitted:
Wanda H, Labyrinth Enthusiast, Educator
Nevada


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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