This two week session of 100 Days for Mandalas is brought to you by the word “pause”.  I took a pause in getting this part of 100 Days for Mandalas out into the blogosphere.

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These two weeks are about the word “dream”.  I have worked with dreams before, not the kind you have at night during sleep, but the kind of dreams that ask a person to look deeply to discover the passions and energy of what is important to experience and bring to the light during this lifetime.  I had to take some time to really consider this.  And I needed a pause to let the answers to “what are my dreams” appear.

I needed to look at what work I had done before, to see if those dreams of the past have come true, and to remember the dreams I had forgotten.  A friend once told me that if you remember the dreams of your childhood, say ages 5 – 10, then you will rediscover your true dreams for your life.  To me life is a journey (as depicted in a spiral above) where we come back to a similar place we started, but with a new perspective and hopefully wisdom, hence the spiral on my first mandala.

 

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About ten years ago I worked with my dreams and what I wanted in my life based on the Feng Shui bagua.  The bagua is a map or template of all the areas of a person’s life that can be reflected in their surroundings, or just looked at in general. I love how all aspects of life are depicted in this template, so that a person doesn’t leave out a part of their wholeness when looking at the parts that bring completness and balance to life.

 

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So this two week session will be an exploration of dreams, from the past and in the future.  I am looking at past dreams and meditating on future dreams as I work through this 100 Days for Mandalas session. The trigrams above (the three lines either solid or not) depict the energy of each section of the Feng Shui bagua.  The solid lines are masculine, the lines with a space in the middle are feminine. Their combinations show a diversity of energy in each part of life. And of course in the center is the perfect balance of yin and yang, just as our center is that perfect balance.

MANDALA PROMPT – Remember the dreams of your childhood. Sit in silence and let the inner child speak to you.  Remember the dreams of your heart.  Sit in silence and let your heart speak to you.  Remember the dreams of your soul.  Sit in silence and let you soul speak to you.

MANDALA MEDITATION – Mandala Meditation – Dreams

SHARING  – The first two mandalas below were created by Pat Huemmer, inspired by the word RECEIVE. The third mandala was inspired by a recent trip to the Southwest’s Four Corners. I love the creativity and diverse beauty of them all.

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PLEASE SHARE YOUR MANDALA CREATIVITY –
Please share the mandalas and art journaling you create by sending me an email with attachments of your art. Please use a high resolution – which can be a smart phone camera – with enough surroundings in the photo.  I can easily crop the image.  Please send to linda (at) creativityforthesoul.com.  Please use the @ sign and no spaces.

ENJOY AND CREATE

 

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