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The Right of What’s Left

Day 134: May 14
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

The labyrinth of revealing turnsThis morning began early with a Middle school audience whose Principal is instituting rocket fire change in a great way for students. As a result our group of presenters were welcomed heartily, musically serenaded and found students ready and prepared for our visit asking great questions and absorbing information with eager fascination. On the surface it seemed a welcome change for an inner city school, though as one in the spotlight to create success in this rapid way, it also appeared that with all the progress and technology promised for improvement, there was a lot of performance to consider from students. In their worthwhile efforts a few left turns may create what’s right.

This concept may have been further expressed as in contemplation of putting a finger on the pulse of the experience, a missed turn occured on the way home. What was realized was that by staying on the path ahead, a labyrinth existed in a park on the left. Slipping off the thoroughfare and into the parking area, the labyrinth resided quietly nestled into the far edge of this interesting diversion of busy main streets. This particular labyrinth is well maintained, clean and appreciably landscaped, and it sits just beyond a playground area for children. It is also a park where many homeless citizens frequent and are found talking, resting, sleeping and gathering. On this day there were quite a number present;  all content with their own perspective and undisturbed by a walker’s simple journey.

The irony of the care, cleanliness and maintenance of the park area and the known condition of homelessness may seem to contrast, though like the calm in-between the busy streets and earl morning’s School Principal’s method; the city has found a way to create appreciation for its contrary realization. Those interesting turns of life that don’t seem to be at first right, can work out best for all concerned and give cause for the greater outlook to be a winning celebration.  Just when we think we know the ending, a turn and a twist occur in our perspective and we might well discover something larger occuring in the labyrinth of life.  Celebrate the left and right turns and appreciation may turn into realization… or realization turns into appreciation.

On this 134th day…
Celebrate your movements that appear to turn one way and take you in another direction. Let appreciation rise for the wise realizations and vice versa.


The Month of Celebration, Appreciation and Realization

May’s Focus: Celebration

Life is a celebration to explore in the next 31 days. With the idea of walking the labyrinth and its tri-focus on releasing, receiving and reflecting, let’s shift the perspective to one that walks in with appreciation, finds the honest realization from each day and walks out in celebration.  Observe what 31 days of this focus might reflect and how it elevates our life condition.

Four focus points to expand your celebration of this month’s experience:

  1. Share your ideas, in your personal experiences, how you share the labyrinth with others, art, design or method of construction or in other ways that it may be utilized. Let others know about this daily experience and opportunity by sharing it. Find us on this blog and on the Labyrinth Societies Facebook page
  2. Join our Mid Month Dialogues on May 15th at 2pm CST for a lively look at what you have created and will create in the idea of celebration. This month’s theme was a direct result of our last month’s Mid Month Dialogue!
  3. Participate in the daily opportunity of this educational focus of  your personal journey, how you lead, teach or share with others, and what you create for contribution or purpose with this theme.
  4. Remember that our theme is about finding our greater capacities, abilities and true realities in being honest with our potential. We focus on what we can do as it is inherently more useful and productive.

 

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Karmic Truths

Day 30: January 30
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

We have a first hand look at the world of honesty from the spam invasion that seems to have found the comment area of our blog. Thanks to those who are sending earnest commentary, questions and sharing. The spammers send complimentary notes, though raise all kinds of ethical questions of taking content with little regard to our purpose here. Whether it’s a technology invasiveness or human transgression, we can find the world around us appears to have moments of dishonor and little regard for our earnest efforts;  walk to re engage what is true, what can be done and what it is that we really do have to do. Sometimes these things take care of themselves, other times we seek assistance and in other situations, we find the lessons of the experience to be telling.

Invited to a few marketing forums already this year, it is surprising to realize how many individuals do not use their own content and rely on others to say what they mean. From idea to implementation it appears possible to have others create your life for you to sell to others.  When participants in my workshops spoke of “stealing” my ideas and activities, it came as a surprise to them that I offered a better way that might keep them more honest, I let them know we engaged to inspire individuals to their own truth and ability. It does seem we are a world asleep to our believing in our own ability and honestly living into what is possible. When one takes on the idea of honesty as we have here,  it is a likely reality that we’ll encounter the opposite side in our experiences. How and where we walk with that can establish the depth of our determination to simply realize something that will service us as much as it will service others. When we discover what we are all about, small minded acts seem to become trivial. We all have our own karmic path to travel and paying attention to the bounty that shows up on ours is a full time experience of greatness.

A suggestion to walk with:

How do dishonest actions inspire your honest ones?

 

 

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  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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The Depths in our Steps

Sept2015_LabyrinthWithinMazesResearching for something completely off topic this morning, the discovery of this labyrinth within the mazes held some intrigue on the surface, and as I looked further I found more.

It seems there are 12 mazes that one can pass through to open into the labyrinth from the perimeter as if indeed it reminds us that the answers are in the interior.

Indeed this image of the Hawara Labyrinth located just south of Cairo, where it rests well below the Earth’s surface tucked into a palace of immense proportion. It is described as a labyrinth, a brain and a pyramid. It is of ancient origin, where explorers and acheologists knew of its sub existence even in the time of Herodotus in 450BC.  The labyrinth is said to be at the center of a palace of 3,000 rooms located on two different levels, where the head of the pyramid deceptively rests upon a sprawling complexity of layers many miles wide and deep.

This labyrinth has only been one of the elements that have intrigued many through the years, though because of its extensive age, anticipated content and expansiveness, there is a consciousness to develop less destructive ways with technology  to explore before excavation.  Klaus Dona, an engineering pioneer  has used space archeology to uncover the image of the labyrinth shown above.  This pioneering technology reached six kilometers below the surface using quantum physics and standing columnar waves, and for all its complexity to the lay person this might be more simply imagined as the science similar to our retail bar codes.

Curiosity spurred on a compelling interview with Dr. Carmen Boulter of Calgary, who has been searching for this labyrinth and the palace for 25 years. This search yields a depth of process and progress where this insightfully accurate technology invites breakthroughs for the modern world beyond ancient excavation.

I think the message in this excavation is simply to know that there is always much more in store and when we examine our situations with more carefully or by utilizing tools of technology to yield a lens that shines a new pathway to a foundational core.

Always looking for a way to look at how we might increase the value of our daily walk, this unearthed image led to a depth of perspective that really broadened the lesson of curiosity, persistence and patience and a reminder to look for the opportunity to use our future to discover our past. As people of great compassion, we discover there is always more beneath the surface.

Dr. Carmen Boulter Interview
Photo image design by 17th-century German scholar, Athanasius Kircher, Ancient Authors and Researchers
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The Time of Technology

Bar Code Labyrinth

From the Journal of Creative Expression by A. E. Souzis

Today marks the anniversary of the Bar Code, also code the UPC code for Universal Product Code. It was first used in 1974 so it has been part of our technological life for 39 years. The idea to create a systematic approach to label food products actually began with a graduate student in 1948 and it took until 1981 to be formally adopted industrially. Though here it is today a standard part of our process of consumerism.

While the Bar Code has been a feature of art and imagery over the years, this use of it as a labyrinth will hopefully catch your eye and perhaps make us all think of the fact that when we walk we are indeed like the scanner picking up the readable threads of what we see, though more significantly reading beneath the surface to what we feel. This might be those white lines of the universe that encompass all where the dark lines are a bit of form and structure for the all to flow in and out of.

Bar Code Labyirnth

A second Bar Code illustration by A.E. Souzis

It is always a creative pleasure to witness how man makes and molds the life around him/her to display perspective. Just a wonder about what life was like before we barcoded, the curiousness mind that designs a difference, and the one that sees it differently through the eyes of artistry.

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