Posts Tagged ‘art making and healing’

Mandala Mondays- Valentine’s celebration of your delicious self

February 14th, 2011

It’s Mandala Mondays-  self- loving day! Wahoo 🙂

Oh, beautiful glorious being……your soul opens up at this moment to welcome you home!

YOU:

Quirky

Kind

Generous

Confused

Longing

Imperfectly Perfect

Soul

What Valentine’s Day gift would you give yourself on this luscious day of self love?

More patience, peace in your heart, a moment to relax in the sunshine and see the long shadows of the day across your window pane.

What if,

at this moment,

you decided all that really mattered was self-love, quite kindness, and simply being unafraid of being who you are at your divine core.

Then what?

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Mandal Mondays- Live with Intention

January 17th, 2011

This Monday moves in with great gifts of awareness and gratitude, as I spend the morning surrendering sadness and letting go of sticky thoughts that hold me in a place of worry. Like rain moving through or the waves continually embracing the shore; lovingly, I create a sacred space that honors this letting go. As I free myself from my oh so very busy mind I welcome in such immense gratitude. I surrender to the Tusanami of my divine brilliance, welcoming back my truth like a well trusted friend.

I am- in this moment.

“Live with intention.

Walk to the edge.

Listen hard.

Practice wellness.

Play with abandon.

Laugh.

Choose with no regret.

Continue to learn.

Appreciate your friends.

Do what you love.

Live as if this is all that there is.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

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Mandala Mondays

December 13th, 2010

It’s Mandala Monday!! Yippee! I made the leap to daily mandalas 2 week ago and I’ve found myself relishing the process, especially when stress and overwhelm starts to creep in. Here’s what I’ve discovered in the process:

1. It’s easy to put aside something your doing for yourself because of other things (and people) you can to attend to. I can easily get distracted and do something else, but I keep reminding myself of the bigger why..’calm, centered, self-discovery’. I choose (again and again) to carve out the time to self-honor and when I do, the feeling is so delicious!! The days I don’t do it, I forgive and try again. No mandala self-flagellation here!

2. There were a few times these last few weeks when my blood was boiling, and when I took the time to do a mandala before I responded I found myself feeling more calm and level headed. I seriously need to tell someone the next time I’m upset, “Wait a minute I have to make a mandala before we can talk”, and walk around with an art pad tucked in my pocket- seriously!

3. Emotions come up when I give myself permission to sit and feel every day for 15-30 minutes. Surrender, surrender, surrender..isn’t that life in essence?

4. I purchased a new mandala book, and pull out my favorite art supplies. I had noticed in the past I had been saving the ‘good art supplies’ for working with others. So I claim the colorful box of $60 chalk pastel as ‘Mine’; acknowledging that every action of claiming my abundance allows more to flow back into my life- plus it feels oh sooo delightful to play with such rich and vibrant colors.

What have you discovered in the process? If you haven’t joined the Mandala Monday club, you can do so. Just make a circle and see what you create from it. Please feel free to share what you discover:)

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Mandala Mondays are back-Yippee!

November 29th, 2010

Okay, it’s the holiday season and often this causes great chaos and imbalance, since a ‘normal routine’ gets a bit jumbled with holiday gatherings, and lots of rushing about to get things done.

As I was reflecting I realized that one of the most calming periods I can remember in recent years was during the period where I was doing daily mandalas. There was something so purging and calming during those months where my daily practice involved centering with art before I stepped into the busyness of the days.

So I invite you to join me on a delicious journey back to self. I will be making mandalas daily, and although it may not be possible to create your daily mandala, I invite you to join me on Mondays as we celebrate ‘Monday Mandalas’.

Here’s the Mandala De Jour

“Cracked Wide Open”

Please share your mandala links, your artwork, and your centering rituals as we move joyously into a season of centered celebration!

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