Day 173: June 22
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration
On the westernmost tip of the edge of Russia in the northern area that extends to the White Sea, lays the Onega Bay tucked into a pocket of Russia’s expansive land mass. At the bay’s most northern point the archipelago of the six Solovetsky Islands can be found. The largest of these is the Bolshoi Zayatsky Island which measures approximately 95 square miles. The serenity of its remoteness and its rock formations seem to use it as an instrument for the sun’s focus might make it significant, though its history as a prison camp now occupied by a great monastery may be lend a more transformative perspective. What makes it interesting for our explorations is the 14 neolithic labyrinths that are found. From 6 to 25 meters, they are believed to be around 2,500 years in age without much in history available to tell their story, their stone structures are remarkably well preserved.
In 1992 Unesco declared the monastery to become a world heritage site and data suggests there has been habitation on this island since the 5th Century BC, though up until 1960’s the public was not allowed. It has been the seat of Monastic activity since the 15th century, so the origins may well be a reflective of this northernmost natural environment and sacred institutionalism. There are also references that almost 30 labyrinths exist on this island as well. It is in all the unknown that much speculation arises and with intentional exploration and open mindedness, how we appreciably use what we do gather and share can make all the difference in what we learn about ourselves in making the unknown known.
On this 173rd day…
Explore your unknowns today. Those items that you might like to know more about or the ones that have been shunned. What known facts can surface in your walk of this day?
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!
Our exploration this month is to discover the World Wide Wow in the unique and innovative labyrinth designs world wide that inspire us to move beyond the everyday and give us a larger labyrinthic look at what our path can truly provide. From the idea of living outside your box to simply doing something different everyday, allow this journey of June to educate you and your relationship to life with the labyrinth. We’e taking a global course in Labyrinthing!
- Get 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.
- Act 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.
- Join the online Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday June 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