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Problem to Possibility

Day 260  September 17
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Labyrinth Expressions

Image of Unique labyrinths design with quote by The Amused Muse 2018

From Problem to Possibility

We have our own solutions and when we walk we discover them.

 


Daily Insights : On this 260th day…
How many possibilities do you discover in your walk in just one day?


September’s Focus

image of the theme for September, Labyrinth Expressions

Time Frame:

Introduction: September 1
Week One: Personal Internal Expression: September 2-8
Week Two: Projected External Expression: September 9-15
–>Week Three: Passionate Inspired Expression: September 16-22
Week Four: Purpose Soul Expression: September 23- 29
Conclusion and Review: September 30

What to do:

Make a Labrinth Expression ->  Take a picture of it ->  Title it and add a description ->  Send it to share it

  1. Begin with your favorite designs of the labyrinth or create your own.
  2. Add something to it like color, elements and/or different aspects to make them stand out and fit the week’s description in a way that you can relate to.
    Reshape, add or subtract elements of the design to make it fit what you want it to say.
  3. Enjoy discerning your expression. Make it fitting, honest and accurate in how it describes your experiences.
  4. Title it, add your artistic name and your location so we can see a world expression of the labyrinth taking shape.
  5.  Share your designs with a simple description to interpret your expression for posting on this site.

If you need Suggestions to help you find a weekly Expression, check our suggestion page.



Simple Reminders for your Labyrinth Expression
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• You can add one design over all, or four designs, one for each week. Send images or photos and description
• It can be an opportunity or a challenge for you.
• There is no right and wrong, only honest expression.
• Don’t wait for perfection, act on impulse and feeling, that is where our expression comes.
• Notice every time that you give of yourself, you become larger.
• Do this alone or do this with others…. be creative!
• We are not asking for personal names, only your creative cultivated name, so the world won’t know it is you; it will know your expression however.
• If you have questions, do leave your email to connect.  365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org


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Join the -NEXT -Mid Month Dialogues
Monday October 15th
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Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

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Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society

 

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Response to Snow

Day 96: April 6
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

Labyrinth of laughter in the snowWhile April Fool’s Day was five days ago, Chicago has weather tricks to keep us fooled all year long. It is the land of wait five minutes…. and we can know a whole new season. Today’s surprise snowfall then really isn’t all that much a surprise, yet it still fools us as we begin to feel the entrance of Spring. Knowing that it won’t last long and become a distraction, it is amusing to watch the shifts and love the surprise. Walking outside in sandals was a bit presumptuous, though happy that boots were in the car. As the car warmed up, the clearing of windows began and in that clearing… there was a bit of fun.

Playing with our days can create such creativity that problems can soon become something we look forward to exercising into solutions and ah ha ha ha moments.

On this 96th day…
Take a problem into the labyrinth today, play with the possibilities each turn provides as a new perspective and see if you don’t find something that is more honest in the answers you develop.

 

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April's Banner Year of Living Honestly 2018April’s Focus

Let this month unfurl your creativity, spontaneity and jocularity. It feels good to feel good and while we have been conditioned to shush our good times, let the labyrinth be our own private creation station of amusement, enjoyment and playful experiments. This month educate with amusement and see how much farther you get. Have fun and be creative.  We have three opportunities to education your potential with amusement this month that involves either your personal walk, your ability to design and how much you can learn by sharing. On your Mark, Get Set…Go!

  1. Innovate – Walk Amused
    In the 30 days that grace this month, play with the way you personally experience the labyrinth. Let this season of education be one of personal bests and enjoy finding a new way to be innovative, creative, inspired and amused in your personal experiences. I’d love to see what you come up with!
    Please share your wonderful experiences! 

2. Create – Design Inspired 
To date I have created 95 different labyrinth creations and designs since the beginning of the year, let that inspire you to create something new this month that is inspiring and firing for your imagination. Einstein said that playing with ideas was the highest form of research and this is an education for all of us.  As you walk in new ways, share your designs as I have done with mine last year and this. Perfection isn’t what we are after, amusement is! I look forward to seeing what you come up with! I will toss out lots of inspiring ideas… stay tuned daily.
Share away and become a glad designer instead of a mad one!  

3. Relate – Share with Care
One of the best ways to learn anything is having to teach or explain it to someone else. Whether you facilitate others, teach or simply share with a few, spend the month discovering amusing new ways to help others get more out of their walk with a lighter attitude and a more earnest enjoyment in what you share. Anything you want to know more about, share and this month share with a fun flair and notice how much more you actually begin to understand. You just might find a side of yourself forgotten. To receive all that, be a great giver.
Share what you discover! 

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Time for Change

Day 52: February 21
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

In our search for ability and capacity in the journey of honesty comes a moment when we have to face the things we do not like or feel we have little control in the outcome. For the world our latest tragedy in Florida is such a moment of utter heartbreak and loss that echoes an ache for a community, a country and beyond. Our prayers and considerations are kind gestures, though they do little to truly ease the errant emotions that rise in suffering, anger and injustice. We seek to make our lives better in revealing what lays in our truth and if ever such a moment arose to call us to rise in action, it is this and from the very first call that was made many years ago, the call only increases and intensifies.

Walking on the change that is called for is an honest moment of realization that everyone can find an action that becomes a contribution to a solution. Education and collaboration take away the stigma of ignorance and isolation and rather than react, proactivity is the necessary path so that we aren’t projecting our own fears into a pot that is overly full; it is no help to rant and rave as that is more of the problem. Walking on solutions today, this link will lead you from a place of not knowing to offer a perspective with studied insight. The honesty in this day, looks within to realize what thing we can do.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 52nd day…
Walk knowing there is a solution that you can do.

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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.

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Walk of Solutions

Day 7: January 7
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

where there is a problem, a solution can be walked upon.Discovering a new labyrinth from an article of research, I made plans to visit it today. It was a project that involved an elementary school and built by students, faculty and parents. Upon arriving, the school was surrounded in chain link fence without public access. School was out of session, though all area schools were addressed in the same outer containment for children’s safety. It is completely understandable, given the climate of unfathomable random behavior that has inflicted communities across the nation in recent years. It speaks largely of awareness as to how out of control this situation has become, when one moment of imbalanced mental aggression can unbelievably be so severe as to inflict a rage of misunderstood vengeance upon societies’ most innocent. Not a soul could fault such a measure of protection, though it says so much about the status of our freedom when met with this heinous instability of mental health as it does to the powerless feeling it creates in a community and the underlying freedom it curtails in a place where we want to provide it the most.

The raw and honest moment of this encounter stirred a flash of healthy angry emotion rooted in the unfairness for our most harmless of citizens on a national and global level. Walking around the perimeter, I could detect the stretch of landscape where it was most likely to reside, though it remained invisible from the distant observation. Instead of walking, I made a silent walk in my mind about what would service this moment and making contact for understanding its specific use for these children might warrant a visit with permission, learning a new story of purpose and perhaps provide an opportunity to offer a program of service with it for students, staff or parental communities.

I walked on these thoughts at a nearby labyrinth and realized it brought an honest new way to make more of the community connections I had been looking to establish. The labyrinth can provide a tool for service in such a variety of ways.

Take the time to define a problem today and realize how great the definition of your solution can be.

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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The Temperature of Gratitude

TLS 365 Experience #141
July 19, 2017

It is so hot that the air seems to be sitting on top of a furnace unmoving allowing the atmosphere to swell and take up what might be left for natural breath.

I came outside this evening in hopes to cool a bit, though it is just as hot outside it seems and as I sit wondering of a way to cool, I look out upon the labyrinth looking for a switch to relieve the intensity. I am used to asking questions of the labyrinth and find a gratitude of the heart in what it answers, knowing it is but a sequential structure for my mind to relax and inner knowing to flow, though it is nice to be able to extend the gratitude outward and get my heart and mind reprogrammed a bit.

It is in this thinking that I rise and move toward the labyrinth in this question of cooler solutions. I walk in and consider that maybe stillness wouldn’t work up a sweat, though I move on. As I move more in quite and subtle ways I begin to consider coolness. As I traverse the paths I remember my body in cool and relaxed ways. I seem to find a calm and a cooler perspective by the time I have reached the center and with much gratitude I begin a coolness meditation with my focus and breath as I walk each pathway and when I arrive at the end.

I find that this discussion has changed my inabilities and found an inner reserve that adapts, speaks and blissfully relaxes the anxieties of the heat. Mind and body are relaxed, ready to rest and appreciating the opportunity to question and answer.

Today’s Experience submitted:
Heath C., Labyrinth Enthusiast
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Winding and Unwinding

TLS 365 Experience #140
July 18, 2017

When you don’t know what to say, walk on it… somehow the spiraling inward and the cross brain transitions unwind the mind so that what was confusing can become clear. When lost in thought, the labyrinth takes on the erratic nature of it all and soothes a gentleness so that finding one’s self is the discovery in the center or at the end.

I used to simply walk the labyrinth or finger walk a smaller instrument to find a sense of grounding and centering, though of late the clarity becomes about the greater giving and contribution that we can make. When we move beyond the problem of thinking the steps on the labyrinth become about solutions and action. As we evolve, the labyrinth continues to provide another layer and a new path.

No matter where you begin, in the end you will always find an outcome more significant and useful in the un winding walk that winds it all together again more purposefully.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Arthur S., 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
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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I Walk, I Receive

TLS 365 Experience #44
April 13, 2017

When I walk the labyrinth, I learn about myself as my deep thoughts percolate to the surface. I get ideas for new projects or solutions to challenges with existing projects.

Sometimes I don’t get any clear insights, but they come later, or something happens later to clarify a challenging mystifying situation. I receive calm and assurance.

Balance.
Peace of mind.
I am better able to meet my world after walking a labyrinth.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
K.W., Labyrinth Enthusiast
New York


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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Creative Spiraling

TLS 365 Experience #12
March 12, 2017

The more I am in the labyrinth…

the more I have creative ideas centered around

sewing projects,

art projects,

and especially writing projects that present solutions to issues my clients

OR

I face or new ways of reframing life,

so I can move forward in

life or business

after

being stuck.

 

Today’s Experience Submitted by:

Kay Whipple, TLS President, Labyrinth Society
New York


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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