(link to motm fixed 2/3/2012)
For me the year 2012 is all about transformation…letting go of that which has stopped serving me and getting to the core of who I really am and who I really want to be.
This month’s mandala of the month encourages us to go beyond the surface to that place that lies beneath. Any changes we make on the surface are just cosmetic. To really transform anything, especially ourselves, we need to go to the core of our being.
I can wear clothes that make me look healthier however until I face my issues with food, my body still carries 40 excess pounds. I can make myself look busy with my business however until I really look at why I seem to be stuck in the role of a “starving artist” (which is ironic based on the previous sentence) I will continue to just “look” busy while completely missing the mark of my idea of success.
Time for us to dig deep and explore the deep recesses of our being-ness. What could use some transforming? What works just fine? What habits and practices are failing to serve us?
Ponder this as you color this month’s mandala of the month.
Coloring Tip #2
Take your time with coloring mandalas. You can allow yourself more than one sitting to finish them. This month you have 29 days to color this mandala. Take your time with it and enjoy the process of coloring.
Treat it like a meditation where you allow yourself 10-15 minutes each day or every other day, to contemplate the topic of the mandala or whatever topic you wish. Keep the topic in mind as you color. Be aware of any insights or thoughts that may come to you as you color. Let it talk to you. Yes they do talk…if you are open to listening to them.
Be sure to download/color Section 2 of the 2012 Mandala of the Year.
The Mandala Lady