Mandala is a Sanskrit for magic circle.
This past couple of weeks I started making Mandalas as a way of meditation. I’m working on the first stage of the Mandalas which is Resting in the Darkness. According the the Mandala Workbook (Fincher, 2009), the natural rhythm of this stage is slow, and if you can come to appreciate this and accept the gifts of deep rest, then this experience can be welcomed… …The stage of resting in the darkness is a natural part of life…”
I felt this summer that I was in that stage, and the meditations I’m working on with the mandalas are helping me move to the next stage, but mostly, to accept the one I am in the present. I’m learning to understand life as part of a circle, as a cycle.
So I made a couple of mandalas, and when I finished, I realized that they represent a situation I’m going through right now, and is understanding the cycles of living with a partner, in this case, Dani. I’m a sign of water, and he is a sign of earth; no coincidence the mandalas I made are blue and brown
I made this illustration representing the feeling of being immovable, from this place called earth. we can move around, or have the feeling of it, but sometimes, we may be moving in circles.
I came to Washington state 2 years ago, and sometimes find myself planning and dreaming about moving to somewhere else.
One of my sisters came to visit me from Venezuela!
That’s the excuse for my absence (yeah, right!). She was here for 5 weeks this summer, and I realized how big of a difference it makes when I’m close to family. last week was my 2nd year anniversary being in the USA. Time goes fast yikes!
We ate so many waffles during her visit (We can’t really find waffles in Venezuela), and now that she’s gone, when I miss her I stuff myself with waffles just to remember the feeling of her being here I know, crazy, right! Do you do that kind of things? I had to ask so I don’t feel as crazy…
Anyways, I thought of sharing a pic from a trip we made to Lake Chelan.