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Prime Walk

Day 63: March 4
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover

In 1963 mathematician Stansilaw Ulam doodled with numbers and ended up with an ordered labyrinth called the Prime Spiral. It is so named because if you circle the prime numbers in the logical ordered sequence he prescribed, what appears are the formations of diagonal lines. Math is an infinite equation for universal discovery and Ulam was a master of finding simplicity in the complexity. Finding simplicity is a sign that we are using more of our capacity and genius, whether the complexity present is ordered or a product of our own development. Expanding our capacity is an honest effort of our ability and our larger purpose in this year.

Life is complex or as simple as we make it. Like the prime numbers in today’s design, a classroom of students today helped to complete the patterns of the spiraled square and followed with completion of  the number sequence that was added. When asked to find patterns they found several and finally one drew a line where the prime numbers lay.  Our conversation was about discovering patterns. Adding a reverse square spiral inside of the existing we shared conversation about how this made more more complexity and what we might gain in insight or intrigue from it. Some enjoyed the complexity citing advantages while others preferred the simple structure and its basic elemental offering. There was neither a right or a wrong, only the opportunity of choice and a way to recognize our relationship with both sides of complexity and simplicity.

A suggestion to walk with:

On this 64th day…
Observe the complex areas of your walk that can be simpler and the simple that might grow different with complexity.


March’s Focus

As it is now the third month of the year and our last month of growing awareness before we delve into the ways of education, allow this month be one that creates both the light hearted discovery and profound realization. How can you create more awareness with the labyrinth personally or in the ways you share with others? Where do you notice a spiral effect that takes you to the point or away from it? Be on the lookout for the spiraling nature this month.

  1. Realize
    In the 31 Days this month offers, become aware of the daily realizations that you create and discover. Walking daily creates compound interest in what you look forward to and discover each day. Let March become your month of expanded capacity as you walk to make each day and adventure in exploration of what more you can explore. Seek to spiral into new and inspiring realization and whether it is rich and profound or light hearted and amusing… be open, walk with intention and you are bound to come away larger.

2. Surprise
One can realize and find much in the depth of understanding that awareness offers us, though when we look forward to realization of that depth and awareness, it can inspire new ways of appreciation and discovery in both our  process and capabilities as we are constantly growing, no matter what age. Invite the element of  surprise into what you realize as it can lift what you discover into seeing a bit more than before.  Notice the spiral effect of how you move from realize to surprise and make discovery more significant and true.

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Repeating Patterns

Day 34: February 3
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

Creativity is found in the swirls and designs that are all around us. A study in circles might be considered an infinite loop of endless time coming to the same conclusion repeatedly, though the art of circles has offered us depth and perspective when we move outside the three dimensions and into the Labyrinth Zone.

Using the heart as a medium this month is lending a new way to elevate creative consciousness. On one hand the drawing of the heart labyrinth can take on many design adventures of interpretation, and on the other, there is discovery of a new dimension unused by another’s design with appreciation for pointing the direction.

Creating the heart in your walk might be as easy as finger drawing it in the air as you move with a conscious intention to love every thought that pops up… no matter what. It might be found in walking with thoughts and expressing the word love into each sentence. This of course can lead to some interesting opportunities to noticing an honest resistance or the honest opportunity as well. Recall that this experience of honesty is all about elevating ourselves to what is possible when we speak to the truth in our soul. Love just gives us a reference point and notice of how much we actually do love and ways we might not have thought of that can bring us clarity, simplicity and honesty. It is there that we discover how capable we truly are. Love well today in your walk.


A suggestion to walk with:

On this third day…
Repeat or insert a love motion or expression into what you take into the labyrinth and stay dedicated to the experience to notice the end result.


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!



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:


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Weighted Steps

TLS 365 Experience #181
Aug. 28, 2017

smooth stones for carrying on the labyrinthUsing the labyrinth to demonstrate the value of simplicity with clients and groups, it is a very effective and experiential way to both present and activate this idea simultaneously.

Confusion comes up when our focus is distracted from our purpose, and while this can be applied to a larger life message, my intent is for easy understanding. Walking the path brings us to the moments of where we are, what is in front of us and consideration for what is now behind.   Creating this walk in many ways for approaching similar and relative threads, this one has a tangible idea of giving each a container to put the things that come up on the path and stick with us, as we move forward.  Placing small stones along the path represent the elements we notice, pick up and carry.

In reaching our center point in the walk, the middle serves as a turning point to consider the use, practicality and basic logic of the things collected and the true weight of their significance or necessity as we walk out and into new experiences.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Connelly, Labyrinth Facilitator, Life and Leadership Coaching

The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Appreciating The Grass

TLS 365 Experience #97
June 5, 2017

Roscoe Grass LabyrinthSummer is here when you can feel the heat of the temperature on your skin and you find a grass labyrinth to sink your feet into the Earth and experience the blades between your toes.

In between the mowings are the shoots of border grass that have the chance to spring up in collaboration to form an outline for a walk or movement of action on the labyrinth. It is a delight to the natural senses.

In this labyrinth a stone has been placed to mark its center and it’s simplicity makes a lot more room to sit on it or with it and consider the weight of any issue. I like the stone in this because it can also remind of the great rock we stand upon as the Earth too.

Today’s Experience submitted:
A. Roscoe, Labyrinth Facilitator, Earth Enthusiast

The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:

2. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Day Three… Finding Unity in the Community

We are playing… The 12 Days of Labyrinths Game
12DaysOfLabyrinthsPlay along in December, any 12 days or just make it last all month. Today’s post moves beyond the simple preparations into the action of the game itself. Read The Game and How to Play in the link below to follow along. Then send along comments of your experience. 
The Game and How to Play
Preparations…12 Things that Matter
Preparations…12 Gifts, Talents or Abilities
Preparations…12 People of Influence
Day 1  l  Day 2 


CPark_SignOn the third day of labyrinths, Charlie Frias Park was the location for the walk of the day. This interesting park, situated near the Red Rock Mountain recreation area, really used the natural elements well and in some uniquely creative ways.

The Park had two levels. The rock formations that surrounded the length of a six block area also contained parking, tennis courts and play areas. The center was the main focus of the park and almost a natural amphitheater that sported a long triple length field at sub level for a variety of sporting events.


They called this a maze, though it had only one entrance path. At one point in the design, it gave a choice of direction and by labyrinth standards, this could be classified as a contemporary style instead of a maze. The one choice just gave the walker an opportunity for a little diversion before completing the walk.

CFriaspark_PathsFrom the list of things that matter in this game, the idea of unity in the community has long been one of my themes in leadership. While in the past I have coordinated people with purpose and passion and brought things together that were meaningful and fitting. This past year I had some new opportunities to create some unique ideas for individuals that wanted to learn some new skills that uniquely fit their abilities. I loved designing specific programs to meet these requests and realized this was just another way to bring the unity of the myriad of abilities each of us has into the community of the individual and how they lived in work and play.



As I walked this labyrinth I was reminded of wanting to bring unity to the many diverse branches that make up my community. Simplify became a word I had been using in this diversely transitioning year as I knew the more I simplified and reduced, the more of what was really important and significant would show up.


CFriaspark_PathsLike this labyrinth, the outline or structure of it was set as the unity and the many ways I could walk it would be the community. If the directions I was taking didn’t fall into either category, it wasn’t necessary and just added complication. This labyrinth had a built in point of diversion, though the choice to take it was always mine. A good reminder that I can choose to keep it simple or stir things up a bit when needed.. it’s all part of my community of choices.

The person who playfully popped into my head was one delightful individual that I had the opportunity to assist in putting a workshop program together with. I created an outline and over months of time we chatted and filled in the pieces. We often side tracked with other conversation, relative though not germane. To build the many aspects of the workshop, we tossed out a community of ideas, and then over time unified them into simple concepts.

CFriaspark_GirlsLike this walk today, two girls happily came running into the labyrinth and raced around to the center. A young boy came with  a dog he hoped would walk the circuits unleashed and then a young mother with two children in tow talking constantly. Each had a different pace and purpose for being there, though all walking together with a common interest in mind building a unity in our community as we walked appreciating each others individuality.



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