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Day 58: February 27
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

Describing the simple nature of the labyrinth today to a few interested souls, it was a lesson in conveyance. Some had ideas of the maze, others shared they already knew as they had participated in a walk in the past, while others found this new information. It was a discussion without visual imagery available and in this, picking up on the idea of imagination became a wonderful way to open the doors a little wider with possibility. Having a number of different ways to describe its use and purpose, depending upon the audience, there is always a general communication that everyone can relate to well.

Asking them to close their eyes, an impromptu labyrinth meditation came to mind where visualizations could become volumous and what might be received in the experience could be significant to each in their own way. Using the breath as the path, the labyrinth had opportunity to enter the individual in a virtual walk of imagination. Each had a different connection and a unique response to share as we completed. It just may have been the most honest labyrinth walk ever created and one that allowed for the individual to experience as their own personal pilgrimage in a heartfelt manner.


A suggestion to walk with:

On this 59th day…
Walk the labyrinth of your own mind tracing the steps and relating to it differently with imagination as a guide.


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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Tactile Touch

TLS 365 Experience #252
November 7, 2017

finger labyrinths with seniors

Over the years I have bought many finger labyrinths from TLS Members and bid on several from the silent auction. I use them in working with Seniors who aren’t able to move as freely without a walker, cane or wheel chair for support Sometimes I begin a story and let them come up with an ending, this works well in the schools too.  Other times we talk about life and use the finger labyrinth before and after for different outcomes.

The variety is nice because some need a simple design with few paths, others like the more intricate and narrower lines of the Chartres design. There are many types of textures in the different varieties too as it can help with tactile stimulation with seniors or special education groups similarly. There are many similarities in working with youth and seniors and the labyrinth is something that can be a versatile education that is movement oriented, stimulating and can be fun and playful for either group too.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Mary O’Brien, Labyrinth Facilitator


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Day Twelve… a Trio of Possibility

12DaysOfLabyrinthsPlay along in December, any 12 days or just make it last all month. Today’s post moves beyond the simple preparations into the action of the game itself. Read The Game and How to Play in the link below to follow along. Then send along comments of your experience. 
The Game and How to Play
Preparations…12 Things that Matter
Preparations…12 Gifts, Talents or Abilities
Preparations…12 People of Influence
Day 1  l  Day 2 l Day 3 l Day 4 l Day 5 l Day 6
Day 7 l Day 8 l Day 9 l Day 10 l Day 11 

On the twelfth day of Labyrinths… and the first day of Christmas, there seems a noble twist with very little left on my list. Only the concept of travel, a curious new labyrinth and the importance of an ex comes together on this last of the game of 12 days.

It was indeed quite a task to come to an ending for this last day. Perhaps I just didn’t want it to close and maybe in between the eve and the after walks of Christmas, there was a richness of thought and feeling. In a short couple of weeks I journey back home, so there is much that comes to mind and heart and the closer to closure, the more uncertain certainty becomes.

IMG_4700I had planned to walk the labyrinth located out at a nursery on the outskirts of town, though found with the holidays that their schedule of availability diminished and wasn’t at all sure if they would be open based on a few mixed messages. I had thought to end the year and the game with the idea of growing and a garden center seemed the ideal place to plant some seeds and nurture ideas. The unsettled feeling of their hours of availability had me seeking alternatives to this idea.

IMG_4669As I asked the question of what labyrinth, my eyes landed on a foam core board and the vision labyrinth of one of the workshop participants from the week before. We had the opportunity to meet days after the visioning workshop, and one young man who had been impressed came up to me with a gift of  an internationalized word labyrinth. A simple three circuit design where he cut out words from magazines and pasted them as the borders.

IMG_4701He wanted me to have it and was going to make another because he was so inspired. I hadn’t realized how metaphoric it was until I sat down and moved my fingers around on it. I stopped every so often and my fingers pointed to a word or landed on an expression that spoke volumes. I began to realize how many things came together to form an idea and marveled at how it all related.

The only problem was that this labyrinth was only three circuit and was short and my thoughts wanted to travel. While I enjoyed this experience I began to realize that maybe some automatic writing might help and so I opted to utilize an idea I developed for retreats. I drew out a classical design and put my pen down at the beginning and began to write moving inward spiraling and turning my hand until I reached the center where the writing gave way to realization and instead of the reflection of 2014, I was projecting ideas for 2015.

IMG_4703The reflective return writing led me to consider the travel I had in two month increments throughout the year, the places and purposes of the experiences and the metaphors of it all. This gave me enough time to consider the three elements of this walk and whether to use the first design or use the writing labyrinth design.

FullSizeRender-3 As the idea of travel was still present I ended up using a third labyrinth where the words became the path full of the intentions for projects, places and connections of 2015. So much was coming up that I wanted to find a way to record it memorably and in this way I could move my intentions forward with a simple regular finger walk, just like the vision board idea earlier. All found its way onto a page that happily created a great way to take all the thoughts that were filling my mind and transcribe them to a visual expression.

FullSizeRender-4What I realized was that I moved on three labyrinths today with the idea of travel, had opportunity for creative design and used the strengths and positive influence of my ex husband. We parted with graceful understanding so it is natural that he would have been a part of my year, even though we saw each other less in this year than in any year previous.

When I felt many messages with three labyrinths, I knew he would put his head down and forge ahead one foot in front of the other to come to a natural ending point or conclusion. When I had much to say and used the writing labyrinth, I remembered that the labyrinth could be a good listener like he was and absorb the conversation, knowing I only required a sounding board. The final labyrinth illustrated a way to simply create a list that put a little fun in the functional way it could be used and while this was not at all like my ex, it did remind me of the personal choices I made and my mission in all more purposefully.

In many ways these 12 days have been playful and creative, a game like experience in seeking out and exploring to educate, and a great reflection of appreciation of the year past with a few glimpses into the year ahead.

My focus for today had been traveling, with creativity and innovation as my ability and my ex as a person of influence. What I realize from this trio of labyrinths is that I did some traveling on different paths that held different answers for different questions. I remembered and developed different paths creatively and used the strengths of someone of influence to me to bring perspective with purpose more fruitfully.

Just when I began to feel as if I had missed the bigger picture, it displayed itself in varied form using three labyrinths with three perspectives each unfolding to one purpose.

On this day of closure, I am satisfied with the experiences and know that each was a lesson of purpose just like this game was intended.

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Where is presence found?

Eagles Reach Sanctuary… how could one not find presence here?

This is a good question. Yesterday when I googled the concept of “the presence labyrinth” I found that it showed up in many ways. No, there was not a labyrinth called “Presence” and that must be in what it delivers.

The presence of God, spirit, connection, service and yourself in the moment all came up. I believe it tells us that in our marvelous self identities they are made up of a life of living that shapes us and gives us meaning to live by. So in looking for presence we just might find it in a variety of different ways.

I think today’s suggestion in a walk is quite simple… begin with what you know and then in all curiosity, branch out and explore. Adopt another viewpoint and see if you can be present with it and define presence from a different set of shoes… oh the growth!

That could be a journey of the whole month and why not, what else have we to do but find meaning, purpose and passion in our walk. Variety is the spice of life, no… I’ll have mine with a dollop of joy thank you very much.

Shaking the spice liberally,

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