Not I, nor anyone else

can travel that road for you.

 

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My mandala was inspired by the theme of JOURNEY for this three week session. Walt Whitman’s words bring to mind the fact that each of us is on a journey that only we can make.  Although others join us on our journey, it is ours alone.  The images of boats on a river speak to me of journey both outward and inward. Our journey is not only the journey through the physical world, but also our journey within to discover  the gifts of our soul.

You must travel it by yourself.

It is not far.

It is within reach.

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These words  in dark red color are from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass.  It emphasizes the lone journey we are all on.

Perhaps you have been on it

since you were born,

and did not know.

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Perhaps it is everywhere

on water and land.

Walt Whitman


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THEME FOR SESSION FIVE – The  theme during the next three  weeks is “JOURNEY”.

JOURNEY – of discovering  the gifts of our Soul

POEMS & QUOTES – Please read these words  by Walt Whitman in bold type and let it be an inspiration.

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.

Here is the meditation for JourneyMANDALA MEDITATION – JOURNEY

MANDALA PROMPT – What has your journey been in the discovery of our deepest desires? How have you been guided by the journey in your life?

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

P ut me on a boat

E nlighten my way

R emind me of what I’ve learned

H elp me and guide me

A lign my heart with love

P oint me in the direction my

S oul needs to go

SHARING MANDALAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD – I am sharing more mandalas from Sofia in Portugal. These are the seventh through sixteenth in her series 31 days for mandalas. Each one for each day is an inspiration.

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Thank you Sofia for sharing.  More will be shared next week.

PLEASE JOIN THIS 100 DAY JOURNEY. Let these mandalas, prompts and meditation inspire your creativity.

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.

ENJOY & CREATE

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