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Happy Wishes for 2019!

the 2019 365 Experience Labyrinth Image and Design by theAmusedMuse.com

The TLS 365 Experience begins 2019 with a walking year of becoming aware of the ways in which we are a contribution, how we can learn more and why we become more when we share, add, give or contribute. There is much to appreciate in ourselves and our world when we become part of the experience.

Having created the slogan “Let’s walk the world as one” for World Labyrinth Day many years ago, to appreciate contribution, we might appreciate ourselves and others more as we spend 2019 exploring being a part of the walking ways of the world. 

Our experience includes:

Quarterly Themes of Awareness • Education • Application • Contribution
Monthly Topics to enhance the annual objective
Daily Experiences to embrace, experience, evolve and enjoy

Exploring Contribution can include:

Finding a Walking Buddy from around the world
Becoming part of a world project with the labyrinth
Creating a collective of labyrinths, designs and or community
This… can be an exhaustive list of ways to become a part of something

Become part of the Daily Wisdom

  1. Walk with the Contributed focus from the Wisdom of Others who walk
  2. Contribute something from your experience to keep the program going
  3. Partner, collaborate, grow, build and add to the world this year.
    Realize:
    • If you put it on Facebook, it will be appreciated as part of this collective wisdom. words, art, poems, expressions, programs, designs, tips, techniques, and more are ways to share your experiences. We all have experiences.
    • Realize how much more you learn, grow and become as a contributor
    • Just when you think you can’t, this experience shows what is possible.
    • Become part of something bigger, as an archival legacy of labyrinths
    • Share, add, give, offer, teach, facilitate, contribute are all words of growth.

The experience is simple and begins today with your walk, experience and sharing. It is surprising how many want there sharing to be perfect, lose that idea and realize that every walk is what it is, each offers us something and every sharing is valuable and greatly appreciated for its unique wisdom.

The 365 Experience will be posted in the next week on the website, though daily an idea will be prompted in this daily blog. Get Excited!

 


day one 2019 imageJanuary 1
Beginnings

Walk with the idea today of the 364 other days that will follow. Consider what you might gain from a world walking buddy, being part of a world project, participating with others and what wisdom each might bring.

Walk with it • Share your experience


 

Looking forward to another year of fantastic experiences. Realize if each shared only once this year, there would be quite a lot of wisdom to learn from in how, why, what, where, with who and when we use and appreciate the labyrinth!

Lynda Tourloukis
Feel free to share your thoughts, ideas and questions. I look forward to cheering your experiences!
Lynda Tourloukis
365 Experience Coordinator and Designer
Questions:   365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

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The Unknown

Day 281  October 8
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Message, Metaphor and Magic

Image of student designed triple spiral labyrinth with metaphor
Topic: The Unknown

The human condition as such makes wrong what is not understood, and the labyrinth illuminates a brighter, lighter realization of what is possible to understand moving unknown into a new appreciative holding space of great capacity to explore at many levels of knowing.


The  Message:
The unknown is a wonderful topic for the magical metaphors and messages of October. The unknown is always present with the known. In yesterday’s workshop that dealt with the joy of the soul, sole walking offered new interpretations of life from the knowledge of what we know, the sight of which we base that on and taking a detour onto the unknown path with blindfolds and a number of activities.

In groups of three, each triad made their own spiral labyrinth, without ever having done it before. They took the messages of the blindfold awareness from a previous activity to walk with greater insight into body mechanics and integration and realized a greater value in our three point message that began the experience. Each moved from knowledge, to wisdom

The Magic: 
The magic occurred in the realizations of what they didn’t think they could do in building the labyrinth, to creating a basic structure to use. In walking with blindfolds they realized how much more they could see and walking with the unknown became the messy labyrinth of miracles appreciating and learning to trust what was unknown, messed up or seemingly somewhat of a mistake to their preconditioned ideas. It became a higher level of insight that didn’t just understand, it expanded to see more realms of known from the largeness of the unknown.

 

 


Daily Insights : On this 281st day…
Walk in great appreciation of what is unknown. Don’t be in a hurry to make it known, allow it to innovate and percolate and then become more than just known.


October’s FocusBanner Image Year of Honest Living October 2018

Use Today’s Topic Above

  1. Walk the Labyrinth with the topic in mind of how it relates to the labyrinth.
  2. Share a message, metaphor or magical experience that occurred with the topic in the walk.
    • Message: Story, Information, related poem, image, design, tip, program, walk, etc.
    • Metaphor: Statement and brevity of the meaning discovered.
    • Magic: The unknown that became known in the experience of the walk.
  3. Choose one of the above, or all three to experience, explore and share.
  4. Title it, add identification and your location and share your experience  as part of the
    Labyrinth Society Wisdom Archive.
  5. 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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Monday October 15th
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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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An Unfolding Decade of Wisdom

Day 145: May 25
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

The Lotus Labyrinth Design by Lynda TourloukisLast year I mentioned the idea of creating a birthday labyrinth and as I have created special labyrinths for organizations to community and for family and friends, I hadn’t yet designed a labyrinth specifically for birthdays or to signify a new year. For me this day signals a new year and a new decade as well. Walking on the decade of the past there was much in observance and celebration of the gains and losses and great appreciation for all. It had been a decade of laughter, play and great creativity and now the curiosity of what a new decade might offer left much in wonder. It is with the community of friends, family, acquaintances, supporters and collaborators that the sage in wisdom spoke to allowing what appeared and using what came naturally and simply.

In cleaning up paperwork and completing tasks, the Lotus Labyrinth I designed last year fell out of a folder and floated onto the table and as if by magic resurfacing to remind of the simple joys that went into creating it and its natural flow. At the time it seemed to have a purpose not yet realized, though its return and appearance today spoke volumes in the wisdom of what might lay in the decade ahead.

The lotus symbolizes purity, rebirth, awakening, spirituality and wisdom. An interesting finding is that there are five main colors of lotus from blue, white, purple, red and pink. In this design, pink is the actual predominant color displayed in the larger display of the art. The pink lotus is said to the true flower of the Buddha.  As this new birthday rises and new decade dawns, to be in association of these qualities and characteristics are a happy and humble message of the journey of the year ahead as well as the many years into the unknown. The unfolding of years is like the gifts in the blossoming petals that stretch out and find their fullness. Each being a unique and individual splendor, though importantly each representing a part of the whole floral experience.

Feeling the newness spread out in vast array and knowing it is all a gift to experience, celebrate and enjoy as we were designed with joy in mind in this wily and wonderful life.

 

On this 145th day…
Walk in celebration of your own birth today and be reminded of what showed up in representation. How does that still show up in today’s simple walk?

 


The Month of Celebration, Appreciation and Realization

May’s Focus: Celebration

Life is a celebration to explore in the next 31 days. With the idea of walking the labyrinth and its tri-focus on releasing, receiving and reflecting, let’s shift the perspective to one that walks in with appreciation, finds the honest realization from each day and walks out in celebration.  Observe what 31 days of this focus might reflect and how it elevates our life condition.

Four focus points to expand your celebration of this month’s experience:

  1. Share your ideas, in your personal experiences, how you share the labyrinth with others, art, design or method of construction or in other ways that it may be utilized. Let others know about this daily experience and opportunity by sharing it. Find us on this blog and on the Labyrinth Societies Facebook page
  2. Join our Mid Month Dialogues on May 15th at 2pm CST for a lively look at what you have created and will create in the idea of celebration. This month’s theme was a direct result of our last month’s Mid Month Dialogue!
  3. Participate in the daily opportunity of this educational focus of  your personal journey, how you lead, teach or share with others, and what you create for contribution or purpose with this theme.
  4. Remember that our theme is about finding our greater capacities, abilities and true realities in being honest with our potential. We focus on what we can do as it is inherently more useful and productive.
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Finding Balance

Day 117: April 27
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

A Yin and Yang LabyrinthAfter long periods of exertion comes the balance of restoration, whether we seek it or not. Our body knows the wisdom of rest that mere humans often do not. After a long drive cross country, the days of rejuvenation now rise to spiral away the extended efforts of energy consumed while conversely spiraling inward a remembered natural restorative resilience. In what we release, the wisdom of our human condition is to increase and beyond the idea of balance, is the opportunity to evolve harmonic equation. Im making a labyrinth design out of the balanced Yin and Yang symbol, the labyrinth design overlaid gives a new element and dimension to balance and evolves its purpose.

Today’s message becomes one of amusing creativity with what is called for and what is available and in looking around from the resting place, the Yin and Yang symbol came into focus, it’s natural message of balance was just the right communication for the day. Creativity can be a way of realizing a quiet restorative and bring all sides and viewpoints into one focus.

 

This walk through of the yin and yang can take us on the ride of our differences, yet it also reminds us that it’s symbol is one whole and like our walk of the labyrinth, it is one walk to awaken, respond and realize in steps to fully realize the whole.  In this labyrinth walk of Yin and Yang, begin at the bottom and find your way to the top, cross over the border of duality between white to black at the top instead of exiting and you will end where you began.

On this 117th day…
Amuse your many parts with a walk today that brings the seemingly different sides together as one.

 

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April's Banner Year of Living Honestly 2018April’s Focus

Let this month unfurl your creativity, spontaneity and jocularity. It feels good to feel good and while we have been conditioned to shush our good times, let the labyrinth be our own private creation station of amusement, enjoyment and playful experiments. This month educate with amusement and see how much farther you get. Have fun and be creative.  We have three opportunities to education your potential with amusement this month that involves either your personal walk, your ability to design and how much you can learn by sharing. On your Mark, Get Set…Go!

  1. Innovate – Walk Amused
    In the 30 days that grace this month, play with the way you personally experience the labyrinth. Let this season of education be one of personal bests and enjoy finding a new way to be innovative, creative, inspired and amused in your personal experiences. I’d love to see what you come up with!
    Please share your wonderful experiences! 

2. Create – Design Inspired 
To date I have created 95 different labyrinth creations and designs since the beginning of the year, let that inspire you to create something new this month that is inspiring and firing for your imagination. Einstein said that playing with ideas was the highest form of research and this is an education for all of us.  As you walk in new ways, share your designs as I have done with mine last year and this. Perfection isn’t what we are after, amusement is! I look forward to seeing what you come up with! I will toss out lots of inspiring ideas… stay tuned daily.
Share away and become a glad designer instead of a mad one!  

3. Relate – Share with Care
One of the best ways to learn anything is having to teach or explain it to someone else. Whether you facilitate others, teach or simply share with a few, spend the month discovering amusing new ways to help others get more out of their walk with a lighter attitude and a more earnest enjoyment in what you share. Anything you want to know more about, share and this month share with a fun flair and notice how much more you actually begin to understand. You just might find a side of yourself forgotten. To receive all that, be a great giver.
Share what you discover! 

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Thresholds

Day 115: April 25
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

The labyrinth of doorwaysWaiting brought attention to the environs of the room in which participants acted as waitees, each with a unique way to pass the time. It seems when we wait we forget the opportunity to simply communicate. We have the commonality of why we are waiting and what we are waiting for, though engaging people into simple conversation can sometimes seem a challenge. Finding no need to push beyond the boundaries of receptivity, the mind can be entertained with an engaging experience of imagination in the use of what surrounds us that we don’t often see. What became present was the doorway.  59 rings displayed the natural origin of the wood in age of the hallowed tree that it was produced from and amused by the circular nature of the rings, the design of the doorway became a new threshold experience for the labyrinth.

Passing time with amusing pursuits invited the creativity to see beyond mere rings and into the wisdom of this doorway. It brought opportunities to discover more beyond its stationary position in the wall and left to imagination and inspiration of what possibilities might lay just beyond the door frame. Always inspired by doorways and the invitation to live on the other side differently, each doorway holds that opportunity. Yet, why wait to go through with waiting being the operative word for the day; seize the potential of play and beyond the mind of design and like this new doorway, waiting can be a productive and potential building bit of amusing insight. The labyrinth can be a doorway to unlimited possibilities.

 

On this 115th day…
Step over the threshold into the labyrinth today and notice what is opened, how wide its opened and what is welcomed. Notice the doorways of your day afterwards for an insightful day of possibility

 

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April's Banner Year of Living Honestly 2018April’s Focus

Let this month unfurl your creativity, spontaneity and jocularity. It feels good to feel good and while we have been conditioned to shush our good times, let the labyrinth be our own private creation station of amusement, enjoyment and playful experiments. This month educate with amusement and see how much farther you get. Have fun and be creative.  We have three opportunities to education your potential with amusement this month that involves either your personal walk, your ability to design and how much you can learn by sharing. On your Mark, Get Set…Go!

  1. Innovate – Walk Amused
    In the 30 days that grace this month, play with the way you personally experience the labyrinth. Let this season of education be one of personal bests and enjoy finding a new way to be innovative, creative, inspired and amused in your personal experiences. I’d love to see what you come up with!
    Please share your wonderful experiences! 

2. Create – Design Inspired 
To date I have created 95 different labyrinth creations and designs since the beginning of the year, let that inspire you to create something new this month that is inspiring and firing for your imagination. Einstein said that playing with ideas was the highest form of research and this is an education for all of us.  As you walk in new ways, share your designs as I have done with mine last year and this. Perfection isn’t what we are after, amusement is! I look forward to seeing what you come up with! I will toss out lots of inspiring ideas… stay tuned daily.
Share away and become a glad designer instead of a mad one!  

3. Relate – Share with Care
One of the best ways to learn anything is having to teach or explain it to someone else. Whether you facilitate others, teach or simply share with a few, spend the month discovering amusing new ways to help others get more out of their walk with a lighter attitude and a more earnest enjoyment in what you share. Anything you want to know more about, share and this month share with a fun flair and notice how much more you actually begin to understand. You just might find a side of yourself forgotten. To receive all that, be a great giver.
Share what you discover! 

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A World We Window

Day 114: April 24
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

Lines of the Labyrinth in windows of the world of weThe truth within us communicates many meanings and messages that encompass our depth, expanse, wisdom, compassion, insight and even our amusement. We are given a lifetime to explore the nature of our truth, capacity and contribution and the more we lean toward the lightness of who we are, the easier the simplicity and exploration and appreciation for the importance of this time which we are allowed to discover. A lighter look at the world can allow us the chance to view it with greater vision and perspective and in doing so we can weave the elements together that bring out more of who we are as a whole.

Today’s sojourn among the Miracle Keepers brought us on an internal journey that became connected in the path we walked collectively. Listening to the sharing of the members became a reminder of how each communication had a way of being relevant to all participants. Listening elevated the feeling of the group on the walk and in the talk and in reflection today’s design developed from the evolution of the experience. It brought a window of light into the window of the world of we. The lines of listening can provide us with many light moments and levity as this might be the actual opportunity in the world wide web to discover the world’s we window.

On this 114th day…
Walk with others who have come on the path before you taking the same steps with individual perspective, walk with those who will come and realize a moment of connectedness in your steps.

 

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April's Banner Year of Living Honestly 2018April’s Focus

Let this month unfurl your creativity, spontaneity and jocularity. It feels good to feel good and while we have been conditioned to shush our good times, let the labyrinth be our own private creation station of amusement, enjoyment and playful experiments. This month educate with amusement and see how much farther you get. Have fun and be creative.  We have three opportunities to education your potential with amusement this month that involves either your personal walk, your ability to design and how much you can learn by sharing. On your Mark, Get Set…Go!

  1. Innovate – Walk Amused
    In the 30 days that grace this month, play with the way you personally experience the labyrinth. Let this season of education be one of personal bests and enjoy finding a new way to be innovative, creative, inspired and amused in your personal experiences. I’d love to see what you come up with!
    Please share your wonderful experiences! 

2. Create – Design Inspired 
To date I have created 95 different labyrinth creations and designs since the beginning of the year, let that inspire you to create something new this month that is inspiring and firing for your imagination. Einstein said that playing with ideas was the highest form of research and this is an education for all of us.  As you walk in new ways, share your designs as I have done with mine last year and this. Perfection isn’t what we are after, amusement is! I look forward to seeing what you come up with! I will toss out lots of inspiring ideas… stay tuned daily.
Share away and become a glad designer instead of a mad one!  

3. Relate – Share with Care
One of the best ways to learn anything is having to teach or explain it to someone else. Whether you facilitate others, teach or simply share with a few, spend the month discovering amusing new ways to help others get more out of their walk with a lighter attitude and a more earnest enjoyment in what you share. Anything you want to know more about, share and this month share with a fun flair and notice how much more you actually begin to understand. You just might find a side of yourself forgotten. To receive all that, be a great giver.
Share what you discover! 

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Deconditioning

Day 54: February 23
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

In the essence of love comes the considerations of the greater capacities of men and women. As changes occur in the vastness of the world and feminine wisdom rises, the honest truth of what we are all capable of will be the rising point that moves us forward as humanity. When we love our differences, are honest about the fact that evolution is occurring and seek to improve the quality of all lives, the right of who we are will bring us into a place that elevates the status of humankind in both women and men.

After a talk of just what it might take to ease the conditions of change now facing the roles  of men and women, the walk of the collective on the labyrinth seemed to bring more realization to the moment and many epiphanies were met with personal solutions.

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A suggestion to walk with:

On this 54th day…
Walk on your changing role and what you might like to realize more of.

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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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Container of Renewal

TLS 365 Experience #216
October 2, 2017

The labyrinth is a container that is big enough to hold anything that is too big for me to handle. It is a place of sacred peace that embraces all the wild emotions that life pulls out of me and finesses them into acceptance and wisdom. I feel supported, I feel guided on the path, and illumined by the center. In the choosing to re-enter my life by walking the path out, I am renewed.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Kay Whipple, TLS Board President
New York


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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

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Giving Care

TLS 365 Experience #129
July 7, 2017

I am a Caregiver.

No one realizes how intense this can be until they find themselves in the moments of it. It is a rather spontaneous adventure and one that calls us to attention in ways we didn’t think possible, though it is where we find the possible and what lies even beyond that.

The path of curves and circles represents much reminder of choice as I can appreciate the care I give to myself in a daily way. The everyday focus keeps me more than grounded; it offers wisdom, patience and a profound sense of purpose in a meaningful and peaceful message. Daily I am met with new experiences and insights into my self and the role of giving care and with every piece of education I receive, I can apply it more appreciably in the care of another.

The walk of the labyrinth’s many paths also provides a regular time for the care of me.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Al T., Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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

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