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Soul Walking for Soul Talking

Day 271  September 28
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Labyrinth Expressions

Image of labyrinth with expression soul walking for soul talking

Soul Walking for Soul Talking

The more you walk, the more you can hear your soul talk.

 


Daily Insights : On this 271st day…
Discover the talking that comes from within as you step into your walk today.


September’s Focus

image of the theme for September, Labyrinth Expressions

Time Frame:

Introduction: September 1
Week One: Personal Internal Expression: September 2-8
Week Two: Projected External Expression: September 9-15
Week Three: Passionate Inspired Expression: September 16-22
–>Week Four: Purpose Soul Expression: September 23- 29
Conclusion and Review: September 30

What to do:

Make a Labrinth Expression ->  Take a picture of it ->  Title it and add a description ->  Send it to share it

  1. Begin with your favorite designs of the labyrinth or create your own.
  2. Add something to it like color, elements and/or different aspects to make them stand out and fit the week’s description in a way that you can relate to.
    Reshape, add or subtract elements of the design to make it fit what you want it to say.
  3. Enjoy discerning your expression. Make it fitting, honest and accurate in how it describes your experiences.
  4. Title it, add your artistic name and your location so we can see a world expression of the labyrinth taking shape.
  5.  Share your designs with a simple description to interpret your expression for posting on this site.

If you need Suggestions to help you find a weekly Expression, check our suggestion page.



Simple Reminders for your Labyrinth Expression
:

• You can add one design over all, or four designs, one for each week. Send images or photos and description
• It can be an opportunity or a challenge for you.
• There is no right and wrong, only honest expression.
• Don’t wait for perfection, act on impulse and feeling, that is where our expression comes.
• Notice every time that you give of yourself, you become larger.
• Do this alone or do this with others…. be creative!
• We are not asking for personal names, only your creative cultivated name, so the world won’t know it is you; it will know your expression however.
• If you have questions, do leave your email to connect.  365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 


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Monday October 15th
NOON PST

Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

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Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society

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Soul Touched

Day 251  September 8
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Labyrinth Expressions

image of labyrinth with praying hands...soul

Soul

Walking   Feeling   Growing


Daily Insights : On this 251st day…
Allow the soul to walk, feel and grow in your steps today.


September’s Focus

image of the theme for September, Labyrinth Expressions

Time Frame:

Introduction: September 1
–>Week One: Personal Internal Expression: September 2-8
Week Two: Projected External Expression: September 9-15
Week Three: Passionate Inspired Expression: September 16-22
Week Four: Purpose Soul Expression: September 23- 29
Conclusion and Review: September 30

What to do:

Make a Labrinth Expression ->  Take a picture of it ->  Title it and add a description ->  Send it to share it

  1. Begin with your favorite designs of the labyrinth or create your own.
  2. Add something to it like color, elements and/or different aspects to make them stand out and fit the week’s description in a way that you can relate to.
    Reshape, add or subtract elements of the design to make it fit what you want it to say.
  3. Enjoy discerning your expression. Make it fitting, honest and accurate in how it describes your experiences.
  4. Title it, add your artistic name and your location so we can see a world expression of the labyrinth taking shape.
  5.  Share your designs with a simple description to interpret your expression for posting on this site.

If you need Suggestions to help you find a weekly Expression, check our suggestion page.



Simple Reminders for your Labyrinth Expression
:

• You can add one design over all, or four designs, one for each week. Send images or photos and description
• It can be an opportunity or a challenge for you.
• There is no right and wrong, only honest expression.
• Don’t wait for perfection, act on impulse and feeling, that is where our expression comes.
• Notice every time that you give of yourself, you become larger.
• Do this alone or do this with others…. be creative!
• We are not asking for personal names, only your creative cultivated name, so the world won’t know it is you; it will know your expression however.
• If you have questions, do leave your email to connect.  365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org


The Mid Month Dialogues
Join the Mid Month Dialogues
Saturday September 15th
NOON PST

Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires 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 a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.

 Call connection Information

 Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society

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Water Focused Walks

Day 157:  June 6
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

The Aqueduct system of Nasca in Peru a natural stone labyrinth of descending spiral

The Cantelloc Aquaducts of Peru. Photo Credits Andean Travel Web

Peru is rife with natural labyrinths, ecological wonder and ancient history. Interestingly enough, they all seem to be designed with life giving water in mind. The ancient Nazca lines drawn by the Nasca people circa 500-700BC were enormous petroglyphs of animal designs that research suggests were a processional route of ritual as a way to worship water. The traversing lines become a natural labyrinth and the culture of walking brings the symbolism of ancient tradition and use of patterns to mind. These petroglyphs are recreated on the grounds of Maria Reiche Villaflores Park in Lima, Peru for individuals to enjoy and walk.

The pre Incan water structure created by the Nazcan civilization is known as the Cantelloc Aquaducts and the spiraling declension of stone form another natural labyrinth centered around the idea of water as do the number of  circular fountains that spiral water in Lima called Magical Water Circles. From the stone caves to the natural circles  found on Machu Picchu, the flow of the labyrinth is alive with possibilities in Peru

 

On this 156th day…
Explore the idea of water as a natural flow and observe the movement, ease and fluid motions as water in your walk today.

 

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!

 


June Banner 2018 TLS 365 Experience World Wide Wonder

Welcome June

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!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
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A Slightly Different Path

TLS 365 Experience #297
December 22, 2017

Taking A Slightly Different Path

Visiting family, and up early,  a long walk seemed just the ticket to soothe the stiffness of the long drive the day before. Walking through the woods and onto a clearing, I could really appreciated being present in nature’s new blanket of snow just beginning to fall.

Taking a slightly different path on the way back, I found myself on the grounds of an old abandoned property that looked as if it had been something grand at one time. An intuitive feeling led me behind one of the buildings and what a surprise to find a labyrinth.

I later found this was still used by the community, though at the moment I was the only one present. Where all was still and silent, I stepped onto the labyrinth with much gratitude rising.  The sounds in the silence of the crisp morning were alive with crunch and whistle as the soft breeze of cool air was just enough to appreciate this tucked away treasure.

To think I would have missed this if I took the same walk back, only makes me more glad I didn’t.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
H. Stuart, Labyrinth Facilitator
Iowa


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Found Myself

TLS 365 Experience #283
December 8, 2017

Grace in the Desert Church LabyrinthDiscovered a new labyrinth today.  It had been in existence for a few years, though somehow it missed my radar each time I had been in town for a few months at a time and now was finding permanent residence.

Found myself wanting to visit and take a walk, though other things were pressing.
Found myself on the way home,
diverting to the location of the labyrinth
Found myself parking and walking over,
just for a look.
Found myself walking in, just for a few paths,
to feel the stone resting on terra firm.
Found myself in the center and suddenly realized the name of the church,
Grace in the Desert.
Found what I thought I had been missing.
The connection of church, the feeling of grace, a new home location and the labyrinth. 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Sharyl Pendergast, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


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Good Mourning

TLS 365 Experience #261
November 16, 2017

I lost a dear friend and couldn’t fathom how I might bear the pain of such a deep and precious part of my life. There was a void in my center that I did not think I could fill and the thought of not having another conversation or connection in the physical sense just made me want it more.

Heading out to the labyrinth, I thought to see if it held answers for me and discovered that I began to feel a little more peaceful in remembering my friend. I started having a conversation with her as I walked.  I listened and shared, imagining what she was saying or how she was responding. After awhile it just seemed like we were having one of our natural conversations and the loss slipped away as I listened and connected again.

In the center I held only gratitude and thoughts of further conversations we would have. I realized this was our friendship on another level.  On the labyrinth, new ways begin again.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
D. Shroeder, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


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Walk Before You Talk

TLS 365 Experience #254
November 9, 2017

Having a difficult meeting of our committee board, tensions were rising, communication was not a two way street and stress was on the rise. I was feeling the force of it all and thought of what I do when things make my skin crawl as this was beginning to do.  It was too loud for a walking meditation, and then I remembered the walking meditation of the labyrinth that was right on our premises.

Typically I have enjoyed them in retreat settings and after lunch will come out and walk before the afternoon begins. I spoke up and let everyone know how I was beginning to feel and how unproductive we were becoming. I suggested we all take a walk on the labyrinth to see if we might recall our main points again and be able to find some solutions. One of the managers immediately saw my point and rallied everyone to the labyrinth.

It made such a difference that I suggested we walk the labyrinth before we met so we might come in more grounded and there was some support for this among the group.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Jane Cooper, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Iowa


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Walking and Creating

TLS 365 Experience #199
September 15, 2017

To test myself and remember the pattern of the labyrinth when there is no labyrinth around, I will often begin with the classical design and move in and to the left to circle around fully back to the beginning, dropping down to reverse again around to the other side and turning to reverse once again before circling around again. It is when I get into the center that I often forget whether it is a left or right turn. After a moment it comes back and I move. There are no lines, just walking the labyrinth in a room, outside, in the sand, snow or where ever the moment takes me. I walk, and create it where ever I happen to be.

A finger design always seems easier to create, though the mindfulness and amusement is often in creating one from memory and putting down no tracks, just walking and creating as  I move along.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A. Neely, Labyrinth Enthusiast, Artist
Illinois


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Move and Be Moved

TLS 365 Experience #136
July 14, 2017

Stone LabyrinthThe secret of the labyrinth’s ability is in how we each apply it.

Whether walking, watching, finger walking, drawing or creating a design, the common application is movement. We move with it and it moves us.

Our physicality is shifted, our cognitive construct considers and reconsiders, the way we relate to it, ourselves and others stretches our emotional response and how we connect and our moved internally affects our spiritual inner knowing.

A labyrinth is merely geometry until it’s geography is explored with movement.

 

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


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Happy Valentines Day

Wishing you a day full of loving steps, hearty cheer and peaceful paths all to content the heart.

Valentines Day Labyrinth

Happy Valentine’s Day

This is a heart labyrinth I designed especially for us!

May we walk the path of joy in finding our way healthy and happy in our consciousness today.

Begin on your lower left and enjoy the graceful long looping journey up and over and around and down again, only to rise up and repeat in reverse. Let the long looping traces remind you to breathe in and exhale slowly releasing more on the exhale than on the inhale. As you move toward the center you will find your breathing easier and your head and heart clearer to find what awaits you planting your own two feet in the center.

As you return from your ah ha moments in the center, smile and release it into the path, breathing in at each turn and exhaling longer as you move externally.

When you reach the end of your walk you will feel more oxygenated and clearer in function of mind and body… your spirit will thank you!

Happy Day of  The Valentine, may you be sweet hearted all day long,

Lynda

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