Loving Earth – A Month for Mandalas.

This is the first official week of A Month for Mandalas – Session Two
Planting Mandalas, Mindfullness & Prayers – Connection to Creativity & Nature.
An overview of the entire session is from last week’s blog.

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Each week is inspired by one of the four elements: earth, air, fire and water.  Earth is this week’s inspiration.

earth-leaf-prayer-flag-mandala-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogPrayer Flag Honoring Mother Earth

CONNECTION TO NATURE. The earth is our mother.  It is our home,  the home to all creatures who live on its surface. We are one with this earth.  Our bodies are made of the elements that come from the earth.  Our minds and hearts are of the same materials, but go beyond the material to seek and ultimately find infinite understanding and love of this amazing creation called earth.

 

mandala-earth-book-cover-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogCover of Mandala Book – A leaf as symbol of life on Earth
Acrostic Poem – HOPE

Heal

Our souls to

Preserve our

Earth

MINDFULL CONNECTION & PRAYERS TO OUR EARTH. Our connection to the energy and love for and from the earth is at times diminished.  How to reconnect and honor the earth?  Be mindfull, be in love, be in awe with the amazing creation around you and around the world. Let your thoughts and love be the energy and prayers, that go into the earth, air, waters and light of the sun’s fire.

 

mandala-book-earth-pages-2-3-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogFirst Pages of Mandala Earth Book
Poem:  Help us love our Earth, Always & forever Loving her
(acrostic poem spelling – HEAL)

mandala-earth-book-pages-4-5-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogMandala Earth Book – pages 3 & 4 (note bleed through of paint to back of paper)

mandala-book-earth-last-pages-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogMandala Earth Book – pages 5 & 6

mandala-earth-book-back-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogMandala Earth Book – Back Cover

 

MANDALA PROMPT: Be outside in nature.  Feel the life force of mother earth as the synergy and creativity of earth, air, fire and water bring life forth.  Feel the synergy of your life force by bringing  your unique creativity forth in the mandalas you create.  Let the seeds of your creativity germinate and grow from inside of you so that you realize you are part of the growing from mother earth. Let the mandalas you create be your  honoring and connection to earth.

MANDALA MEDITATION:

PLANTING MANDALAS, MINDFULLNESS & PRAYERS – the theme of this Month for Mandala Session is to help us connect with creativity and nature.  The mandalas created in this session are to help us become more aware, in the moment with nature while at the same time honoring and sending love into the earth, the air, the waters and the fire of light from the sun.   Here is how I am, and hopefully some of you will be, taking mindfullness and prayers into each element:

EARTH – some of the mandalas themselves, or paper copies, will be buried in the ground of my garden.

AIR – each week a mandala prayer flag will be created that will live outside sending its energy into the air.

FIRE – some of the mandalas themselves, or paper copies, will be burned so that the smoke and their energy will go toward the sun. The ashes will be put in the ground.

WATER – some of the mandalas themselves, or paper copies , will be placed in a bowl of water letting the water soak in and dissolve the paper.  The water will then be added to a larger body of water. My plan for now is to take these mandalas at the end of the session to the Mississippi River and add them to the water so these prayers, thoughts and love can flow downstream.

MANDALA SHARING -These are mandalas created by others in my Mandala Circles, Workshops and other places.

mandala-karen-martinez-wire-circles-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogKaren Martinez Mandala – she might create this as a sculpture

mandalas-4-seasons-blog-creativity-for-the-soul copyChristine Torlina – The Four Seasons Mandala

mandala-braided-circle-linda-massie-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogLinda Massie – The 4 Elements

mandala-4-directions-earth-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogTina Sparks – The 4 Directions

SHARING MANDALAS. Please share your mandalas, if you wish, for these blog posts. Mandala makers from around the globe have shared their creativity in these blogs. It is always an inspiration to see how others express their amazing creativity. Send a digital file to Linda (at) CreativityForTheSoul.com  NOTE: put the @ sign in the email address instead of (at).

ENJOY & CREATE – Linda

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