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Wild Silent Steps

Day 202  July 21
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return

A labyrinth of luminaries with a shower of lights at the edge to help light the way.

The Merry and Bright Festival of MUN in New Foundland. Photo Credits: Dominique Hurley

Amidst the Moose and the Elk and the off shore icebergs that are possibly floating by, life is rich in natural settings. Bolstering the ecological with human nature, the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Botanical Gardens feature an abundance of natural local flora with great opportunities to be educated and reeducated with simple walks of wonder. They host a Merry and Bright Festival for a month in December and in 2017 a labyrinth of candlelight greeted guests with a walk in the wild silence.

Be reminded of the moments to celebrate the dark with the light and the simple manufacturing of a labyrinth of luminaries. The tree of lights in this photo aids in the illumination of this simple walk listening to the wild in the silence of the steps.

On this 202nd day…
Listen to the wild in the silence of your steps today and hear what is natural and all around you.

 

Interactive Map Progress
A great Interactive experience this month will include a google map to track where we have been and what labyrinths you submit. Lets see if we can make a labyrinth pathway out of the month of travels based on the locations offered.  We began in Portland, Oregon…. Click here to watch the progress grow this month!

 


World Wide Explorations in the Month of July 2018 for the TLS 365 Experience. Part II
Welcome July!

Our exploration this month is to Walk in reflection of our direction. We traveled from America’s west coast to Australia, Asia and the Swedish Lapland’s and found our centered point in Austria by the month’s end. July will complete our world walk and return us to American shores. It’s been a wild and wooly time of exploration in the world to expand our cultural and connective perspective of the labyrinths and their purposes worldwide. This is indeed the global course in Labyrinthing with world wondering discovered in our wandering.
This month, we return from our center in Austria and traverse the world.

  1. Go Global….Explore the World
    Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are  outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in.  They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too. From Austria to Portland… the second half begins!
  2. Grow Local…. Bring the World to you
    Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area. What will you have created by the end of our month?
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday July 15th at 2pmPST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths 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 an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey.  Call connection Information
  4. Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Want, Desire and Choice

Day 50: February 19
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

This mornings walk reflected the waking message of truth. Reminded of the story of a young women who walked alongside God on a an ocean landscape where the gentle tides quietly arrived to moisten the sand and provide the proof of existence through footprints, the women revealed her awakening and marveled in her realizations as God patiently listened.

She appreciated what did not and what did as she broke the silence with the awe of what she was feeling. God’s only comment was that she held his hand, because she had wanted to.

The truth of what we truly want, desire or choose shows up in our everyday, realizing that and how much more could occur in this direction takes only the simple act of allowing it to occur. That is why it often takes us a lifetime to sort out what we learn and understand. Let today’s walk be this simple and note what you allow into the experience and how it elevates your own truth, especially if it doesn’t work. That is a truth we know and allow for an important reason. When it does work, we think it is magic. Both are you… enjoy your walk.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 50th day…
Consider without a right or a wrong, what occurs in your walk, and how true it is.

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February’s Focus

As it is the second month of the year, enjoy two opportunities… discovery and realization.

  1. Discover your Love capacity:
    This month’s 28 days will focus on how we are loving the moments we are creating. Learning to be “in love” with our focus, it expands who we are beyond the partnered relational aspects and into the focus of loving what we offer the world, who we are in community, relating at a higher level to everything and everyone; and most significantly,  elevating the relationship we have with ourselves. Prepare for a wonderful experience of exercising the power of love with the freedom of honesty to realize a greater look at possibilities and potential n a delightful way. Discover how capable you are!

2. Realize synchronous evidence:
Inspired by the variety of heart shaped labyrinths, this month capture your experiences with images of the heart. Be on the look out for where the synchronicity of the moments where your heart is in focus and then look around to see where you can find the shape of a heart in symbol. Your awareness will expand and you just might be surprised to find that when we look with an open heart, we can find it in reference near by. It does require a bit of imagination, though the findings are wonderfully worth it. Share all the heart shaped labyrinth images you find with images, links or comments and I will be happy to post the images and moments.
Care to Share and Share to Care!

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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 at Noon (EST)  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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Singing the Labyrinth

TLS 365 Experience #173
Aug. 20, 2017

For years I walked the labyrinth in quiet meditation. Then one day I felt like singing and it was a wonderful comfort to be expressive with a connected feeling of my body to the earth and my song to the sky. It opened up much and I found that there are times of silence and times of singing now and the more I sing, the better I feel after a walk.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J.J., Labyrinth Facilitator, Meditation and Breath work
Colorado


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
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Wee Hour Walk

TLS 365 Experience #128
July 6, 2017

Up in the middle of the night, it is dark and quiet and a mysterious curious stillness is present.

I step outside and tip toe to the labyrinth, as if my walk would disturb the silence. Lack of sleep wants to speak its peace and express a truth, a direction or an action. It is where the labyrinth will communicate what is caught up in the mind and restore the body in a depth of deep listening.

Stepping in, time disappears.The night holds a luminous liminal capsule to embrace, and in its application there is a blanket of acceptance for the message that awakens me from slumber and the movement that reveals its meaning and returns me again. Perhaps it is a dream and maybe a reality; its wonder is found in this time I infrequently visit and what I absorb while there.  Just as I reach my ending, I am brought back to a new starting point, knowing a little more than before.

The weight of tiredness now apparent tells me I have found resolve and as I tip toe back into the motionless around me and slide back into the covers, I am reminded of my fluid movement of mind and body as I slow them down to once again drift off and away into the path of slumber.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
CMT, Labyrinth Expressionist
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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Illumination Time

TLS 365 Experience #103
June 11, 2017

It’s quite when I walk.

In the dark of the moon, I like to appreciate the silence and stillness. It is as if I am the only movement. The steady light of the moon illuminates the labyrinth just enough to lay out the path before me and my eyes adjust to the rest. It is a time to savor and often I walk barefoot just to feel all that is natural.

From the activity of my day, all falls away and I am just in the moment with the labyrinth, speaking to it with my footsteps and listening in response with the whole of my body. I become the walk and hear my day more clearly and all to often,  just the moment at hand and find it very comforting and very much, enough.

Today’s Experience submitted:
IM, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Nevada


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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A Greater Communicator

TLS 365 Experience #51
April 20, 2017

Sometimes there is little to say and lots to convey.

That is when the feet communicate much, in the pace, the persistence, and the patterns that form on the walk. The body moves in accord to what calls from within and sometimes what moves from without.

Listening and learning, appreciating and receiving all in purpose with practical steps. The parts come together, beginning, middle and end and relate a mindful reflection that speaks clearer in the silence than voiced words or sound.

We might call it introspective silence, though that itself is the greater communicator.

Walking without, deepens walking within.

 

Today’s Experience Submitted by:
Labyrinth Enthusiast and Facilitator
Midwest


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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Labyrinth Center

CenterLabyrinthBetween the crackling calls of the crows

Silence

Between the sweet swishes of the wind

Silence

Between the questions questions questions

Silence

Between then and now

Silence

Between now and whatever will come

Silence

Between the body and the pulse

Silence

Between the open hands

Silence

Between all the names of mystery

Silence

Between the silence and the silence

Still deeper the silence

And the call

Gary Boelhower

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