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