Enough – I am Enough

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The theme of this three week, and last, session of 100 Days for Mandalas 5, is ENOUGH, I AM ENOUGH.

 

 

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The mandalas I created for this inspiration are Ensō mandalas.  The are a simple circle, usually created with one stroke of sumi ink on rice paper.  I was inspired by this type mandala, which is a Zen Buddhist meditation technique.  The simple one stroke creating a circle is a symbol of everything, the cycle of life. Ensō mandalas are simple, they are beautiful, they are enough.

 

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I created a simple book with folded rice paper and 8 mandalas, each of different colors.  Although not done with one stroke of ink, they were inspired by the simplicity, the completeness and enough-ness of an ensō mandala.  I added pages of  words.  The first an ancrostic  poem from the word ENSŌ.

 

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The eight mandalas are  rainbow colors, the chakra colors of our energy centers.

 

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I wrote the words to one of my favorite quotes about creativity: “Creativity is not a noun, or even a verb, it is a place, a space, a gathering, a union, a where…”

 

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Each color a symbol of energy. Blue is the color of truth, of sky of ocean. And to finish the quote by Matthew Fox:  ” wherein the divine power of creativity and the human power of imagination join forces”

 

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And on the last page, the color of imagination and spirituality, violet.

 

 

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May these simple, easy, complete and ENOUGH mandalas be an inspiration.

 

 

 

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May these mandalas be an inspiration to create.

MEDITATION – The guided meditation centers and quiets. Enter into the sacred space of the mandala circle to let the colors, shapes and whatever you put into the mandala guide you. The marks you make are perfect, whatever they are. They help reveal your authentic being.

May this meditation inspire the wisdom of knowing You are Enough: MANDALA MEDITATION – ENOUGH

WRITING PROMPT – An easy poem to create in an acrostic poem.  Take a word, any word or words and write the letters one on top of each other, down a page. This week I used the word “ENOUGH”   wrote a poem/prayer.

E nough is:

N ow

O nly now

U nleash your heart

G o deep within

H ear the beat of enough

 

NEXT WEEK – Sharing mandalas from my recent mandala workshop.

PLEASE SHARE YOUR MANDALA CREATIVITY
Please share the mandalas and art journaling you create by sending 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.

* A book about ENSŌ art and spirituality is titled ENSŌ and is published by Shambala Press

ENJOY & CREATE

 

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