perjantai 31. heinäkuuta 2015

Week 31. Simple enjoyment.

This week's mandala is created with wood, stones and the pit of a plum as a center.

The flesh of the plum has been eaten, the wood is cut and dry and the stones are hard. Do I get feelings of distress, of deprivation? Yes. Actually, they do come from these thoughts now, but while creating the energy was far from that. The dry, cut wood felt soft and velvety to my fingers, the special stones as honoured guests, the pit of the plum as a seed for something new (carrying the memory of the wonderful, lush and tasty flesh). What a great reminder how over-analyzing leads us away from enjoying what is. The life and beauty in everything.

Leo full moon, stay grounded, enjoy.

Week 31. So simple, so capturing.
A balancing one.

sunnuntai 12. heinäkuuta 2015

Week 28. Loving attention.

This mandala is absolutely amazing. It is a little wobbly, like a jellyfish, not so symmetrical, you could say shaky, but it has a smile. It's a shy smile, the kind of smile shy children have when they notice someone gives them loving attention.

I'm pissed off. The glaciers are melting, forests are dying, the news get worse every day, and still so many of us ignore the change that is happening, hide.

The summer has been cold, rainy, and yet all the flowers are in full bloom, spreading their scent, colours and beauty all around, filling the air with joy. They are giving their everything, everything, to wake us up with beauty, joy and prosperity, but if we don't see it, the tactics will change. It won't be nice.

The shy smile of this mandala says - the Earth needs our loving attention. Loving action in defence of our home. Home is not your house, your city, your country, but home is Earth. Cause when the rain falls, it won't fall on one man's house.

With rage, love, saddness, helplesness - whatever creates your energy -  chanelled into contsructive actions, start acting, using your power. Look yourself honestly in the eye and you will know what it is that you need to do. Because when that shy child smiles, it is something special, and you know it.

We all need loving attention to flourish.
The Earth is no exception.

torstai 2. heinäkuuta 2015

Week 27. Courage.

Whereever there is fear, there is courage.

Contemplate it for a while, for it is a very powerful statement that this mandala is making.

Fear is not trying to keep us from what we are, what we love, it is guiding us there. It is showing us the way, directly and sometimes very ruthlessly, but once we see that fear always works together with it's twin - courage - we begin to understand that fear is on our side. It is a subordinate of the heart. A teacher that gives straight answers once we learn the language it speaks.

Fear will show you the way to yourself, courage will help you walk it. And as twins, fear and courage always show up in equal measure. Trying to avoid one, you'll avoid the other as well. Look the other directly in the eye, and the other is there as well.

 Week 27. Bite your own apple, befriend the snake. 
Learn to know yourself as a woman, as a man, as a child. 
Come to love yourself as a woman, as a man, as a child. 
That is the most courageous act a human being can ever do.