This month’s mandala inspires us to fly, to soar above the fray, to expand our horizons. Staying in place, playing if safe, holding ourselves back, are less desirable options for us now. As Marianne Williamson says:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
― Marianne Williamson,
And as an added bit of encouragement, we can adopt the message from my Falcon Mandala:
Let me rise above my fear and soar like the one I am meant to be
Ponder this as we color this month’s mandala.
The Mandala Lady
Be sure to check out Section 8 of the 2016 Mandala of the Year.