Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day.

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It’s about the choice to show up and be real.

The choice to be honest.

 

 

                                                        

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The choice to let our true selves be seen.

                                                                                  

 

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“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.”

                                                                                                                     Brené Brown

 

The theme for this week is “Authenticity”.  The first quote is the same as last week, and a new one just above, are inspirations used during a mandala circle at my studio a few days ago.  Karen Martinez created a “Mandala Mobile” inspired by these quotes.

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The three mandalas are strung together with purple embroidery thread. The mandalas are made from two pieces of paper,  a front and back, both with water colored backgrounds. There are stars that are punched out on both pieces of paper.  Sandwiched in between  is colored vellum so light can shines through as the Mandala Mobile moves when hung by a window.

Karen’s sister Nancy created a mandala also inspired by the quotes, with the words “show up and be real”.

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Christine Torlina used her own hand to create this mandala inspired by what is “real” for her.

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THEME FOR SESSION FIVE – This is the last week of the  theme  “AUTHENTIC”.

AUTHENTIC –How do you show up and be real?

QUOTES – Please read these words in bold blue green type by Brené Brown and let them 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. They help reveal your authentic being.

MANDALA MEDITATION – AUTHENTIC

 

SHARING MANDALAS

These are the final mandalas are from Sofia in Portugal’s a Month for Mandalas series.

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Thank you to all the mandala makers for sharing their 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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