Posts Tagged With: Time

A Trail of Travels

Day 315  November 11
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways

Week Two: Grateful

The labyrinth will take us places in the realm of a walk. It has the ability to expand our dynamic of space and time when we travel the path to discovery. It falls instep with where gratitude can take us to places within ourself or open the world for a wide new realization. We travel far with grateful reference in all we engage with.  Realizing how great the distances become is often noted after the journey has taken place and we step back for a moment of reflection, as is often the case with the labyrinth’s trail.

The Letter T with Labyrinth Inscription

T is for Tremendous

 If we are to understand the nature of grateful in the larger sense, then to consider the idea of what is tremendous can be a word we can magnify proportion with. It is an exaggeration that can help us to add some degree of measure to what is often immeasurable and overlooked for the immense proportion that is offers. We tend to exaggerate drama and ill will, so a sense of tremendous might put things in perspective

 


Daily Insights : On this 315th day…
Exaggerate and Magnify the good things you find on your path today to larger proportion. Realize Gratefulness.


November’s Focus

Banner Image of Grateful Pathways for November 365 Experiences

Week Two Focus: GRATEFUL

In discovering the elements of gratitude, thanks is an expression we use to communicate our sense of what we hold gratitude for. Explore the ways Thanks is communicated this week on the labyrinth in daily walks, group facilitation, program creation, offerings, artwork, illustration and design, building canvas or permanent designs, books written or poetry created. However you find thanks as the path, on the path or of the path you are on… how is it expressed?

    • Personal: consider the ways of your own personal adventures and use.
    • Associations: contemplate the ways of use with friends, family, and relationships or other acquaintances.
    • Environs: realize the community uses, organizations, landscapes encountered.
    • Global: imagine the ways that what you do reaches others in the world environs.

Share and become part of history and her story…

Consider the topic with the ways you currently use the labyrinth for self or sharing with others:

• Personal Walk
• Group Walk, Program, Workshop, Education, etc.
• Designs, Artwork, illustrations, photos of labyrinth you walked, etc.
• Building concepts, tips, techniques, design ideas, etc.
• Personal Development, Guidance, Growth orientation, etc
• Writing, poetry, creations, installations, etc.
• Learn something new about yourself, others or the labyrinth this month.

Questions:   365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


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Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.

Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you have discovered in the first half of the month, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what may bring morel insight into the second half of the month with a labyrinth connection and a greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

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Remembering Aid

Day 9: January 9
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

Memorial Wall Las Vegas, NevadaFinding myself in the downtown section today,  I thought I would revisit an area I am intending to add service to in building a labyrinth. Their is a memorial heavy with intense feeling that a labyrinth might move in a healthy way. For the past few days there seems to be a direction calling forth service with the labyrinth and today I happened to catch the end of a tribute ceremony of survivors. In speaking with an individual that has found a mission as a daily guardian for the site, the grassy area that seemed a natural place to add a labyrinth seemed to hold something of sacred persuasion and where many walked across it, he suddenly became protective of any intrusion, including the aid of a labyrinth of which he was unfamiliar.

It is a reminder to move with respect and consider all parties in what is offered.  A few told me of their stories in a more open way than in prior visits and I realized that time was passing and shock had moved a bit into the natural grief process for this community. Listening was the best response and in hearing the stories, much time would have to pass for the healing to process. We tend to be in the moment when tragedy strikes with compassion, though it ebbs as our life moves on forgetting the continued need and simple acts of those who are struggling or still finding a way to make sense of what does not. The thought occurred to me that instead of using other community members in the building, it would better serve the families of this tragedy to come together in the healing of creating it themselves. In this way so much more could be offered. As I drew out a design for one curious individual, I also found  another who shared the resources that would best integrate this idea more delicately.

The honesty of these moments today would best be described as  humbling, heartfelt and hopeful.

Suggestion for your walk:

When we honestly put service for others in place, what do we gain?

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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A Window in the Clouds

TLS 365 Experience #206
September 22, 2017

finger tracing the labyrinth in the clouds.Traveling today was tiring with many delays and reschedules. On the last flight I looked out the window wishing I was aready home and watched as the clouds passed by to occupy time. Each had a different shape and structure and in watching the scenery,  my finger began tracing their shape on the window.  The pattern became that of the labyrinth as moving my finger to follow the different shades of white.

The first I realized was the classical design from a half round shaped cloud. Then a repeating Roman design in the box like cloud that appeared.  A meander followed that from the ribbons that appeared as we moved.  Finally a medieval path in a particularly complex cloud structure. Noting some clouds were fleeting, while others larger and more encompassing,  created awareness for the smaller and quick designs that can be rapidly designed,  as well as the larger that allowed for a little more adventure and time.

It appeared that every cloud might suit a different design of the labyrinth well and it became a sort of game to see how many different designs I could remember and accurately trace on the window. I am sure the cleanup crew must have wondered, though the simple tracing gave my mind something to do that was both exercising the ability to repeat all the designs from memory and activated new and creative ideas for other designs.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J. James, Labyrinth Designer and Facilitator 
Illinois


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A Tithing Labyrinth

TLS 365 Experience #197
September 13, 2017

A Tithing Labyrinth on CanvasA question of Tithing became a conversation in our small group discussion and as we walked the labyrinth after our conversation, the idea for a tithing labyrinth came to mind. Tithing in such a way that time, contribution, service, well being, family and money could all be factors of what we gave a 10% dedication consideration for.

Selecting a six circuit labyrinth, it’s paths could provide a symbolism suggestion for different focus, group or tithing consideration: 

Time: Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months
Contribution: Personal, Professional, Family, Friends, Local, Global
Service: Prayer, Purpose, Mission, Offering, Actions, Universal
Well Being: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Faith, Finance
Relationship: Self, Family, Friends, Coworkers, Community, Humanity
Money: Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters, Half Dollars, Dollars

Designed in shades of green for the newness or “greening” opportunity that we would be open to as Tithing individuals.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
LAT, Labyrinth Designer
Nevada


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Candles of Commitment

TLS 365 Experience #174
Aug. 21, 2017

365 Club Annual Gathering Welcome Walk 2015 IndianaLeading the former 365 Club Welcome Walk at the Gathering one year, I asked each participant to take a candle off the table that resembled the size of their ability to commit. It allowed each to be honest with themselves and to consider a healthy perspective about what they wanted to achieve and the time they wished to devote to the daily experience they wished to keep.

It helped because it wasn’t a measurement of competition, rather a dedication to what each wanted to accomplish in being a part. Some candles were tall, others were thick and the variety helped all to find the right fit for their commitment. Like the stories that were shared when we were independently connected online and in email, lighting the candles off of each other reminded how the flame of any good intention continues and as we completed the experience, the sharing confirmed a call for what our existence was all about.

Annually we can dedicate, connect and confirm, though the message was clear, keeping the light alive was up to the sharing from one to another.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Tourloukis, Labyrinth Facilitator and Designer, Former TLS 365 Club Chair
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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The Labyrinth Zone

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
Florida


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Welcome June

Time moves on the labyirnthWith 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.

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The Ides of our March

TimeLabyrinthThe 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,

Lynda

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