Started coloring Section 1 of the 2012 Mandala of the Year today. I decided to color every section with markers this year. Last year I used color pencils.
Following Susan Jeffers, PhD’s “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway” book for inspiration, I adopted the chapter 1 theme “I can handle it” as my mantra while coloring.
It amazes me how much I tense up when I’m coloring…even though I know coloring is supposed to be a relaxing meditative process. Fear of messing it up seems to always linger in the background as I do my colorings…ergo the tension. I must have repeated “I can handle it” at least 50 times while doing today’s coloring.
Maureen, The Mandala Lady
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My Mission: connecting with our Inner Light in delightful, inspiring ways
For me, creating mandalas is more than just coloring pretty patterns in a circle. I do it because my spiritual evolution and creativity require it of me. My mandala designs come about within an active meditative state, connected with my higher self, my spiritual guides and nature spirits.
Together, we bring into form, mandala art the allows me to re-connect with my own inner peace and joy, letting me explore and expand my own creative spirit to however far and in whatever direction I want to take it.
As part of my own spiritual journey, I encourage, and hopefully inspire, others to explore their own creativity, to help them re-connect with their own inner peace and joy. As a means to that end, I make all of my mandalas available for people to color. Why should I have all the fun?
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