TLS 365 Experience #114
June 22, 2017
The Labyrinth appears to be a tool of at least four dimensions. As we can measure the length, width and where it is not a flat, like in the outdoors, there is often some depth to the experience.
As we walk there is also a sense of energetic movement where the stillness of the labyrinth is interrupted by our movement and we stir up the depth of the labyrinth. I wonder if we measured the energy impact in walking from underneath the impact, what it might read.
When we factor in the element of time from our beginning to end and the liminal space in-between that time, we find our fourth dimension. It is here in this fourth dimension that the magic, meaning and moments of consideration seem to move time differently.
We might actually call this dimension, the Labyrinth Zone.
Today’s Experience submitted:
CM, Labyrinth Facilitator
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With the entry of the sixth month of the year we become more aware that the year will be half over by the end of this month. In June we welcome the summer solstice as a seasonal marker and for those in the north, the estival season, which reminds us of the times of celebration and the many festivals that occur in the warmer weather of the northern hemisphere. My friend in Australia reminds me that for him the weather has begun its shift to the hibernal season, where a drawing in occurs in the southern hemisphere.
This brings our attention to the awareness of time. Its passing, present moments and what lies ahead. It is that focus that the month is focused on and as when we stop to measure our daily dose of 86,400 seconds we can be reminded that time moves. May we relish the movements and the bounty of it this month and may it grant us the wisdom of appreciating it for its continuation.
The Ides of any month is indeed in the middle, settling typically on the 15th. The story of Julius Caesar in 44 BC that makes us “Beware the Ides” for March, comes from Shakespeare’s soothsayer foretelling doom for Caesar.
The calendar of Caesar’s time was much different as it was numbered backwards using three points in the calendar for date association. The Nones were either the 5th or 7th day, the Ides were the 13th or 15th, and the Kalends were the first of the following month. It can create an appreciation for the simple way we have to look at time and its relative importance in our busy days.
Somehow it is very relevant when we impose time on the labyrinth. In this image I superimposed an older clock onto the paths of the labyrinth and as it is a lunar calendar in some respects the idea of time and space are very synchronous on the labyrinth.
Today in my labyrinth, I noted times of significance based on the rotation of the clock and the assigned hours where I most felt notice. On a larger scale it related to the months of the year. It was a very telling walk, illuminated with many time related factors and in mid month, a great reminder to stop and take a look at what I have created for March so far and what I still have time to make it into.
Enjoy your own Ides awareness and may time be in step with your desires,