Section 3 of the 2011 Mandala of the Year is now ready for downloading and coloring. If you have yet to do the previous ones…
As I stated in the Section 1 post, rather than me telling you how to make use of this I’m letting you use it however you feel moved to use it. You can color it for the sake of coloring or you can meditate on a thought, an issue, a loved one, or even something as arbitrary as opening a book and blindly picking out a sentence or paragraph as your guide.
For me, I’m using Gerald Jamposky’s “Love is Letting Go of Fear” book as my guide. As it turns out, he offers 12 lessons which means I can use one lesson per section. Lesson 3 is “I’m Never Upset For the Reason I Think.” As I color this section throughout the month of March, I’ll color with this lesson in mind.
In the Section 1 post, I offer ideas to use with your colorings. Continuing with the Astrological option, you can focus on the third house, which is the house of thinking, learning, communicating, siblings, short trips, associates, neighbors, visitors, written contracts, writing skills, messages, information, primary education topics of siblings, neighbors, and local community. Anything going on in your life with any of these topics? Currently the sun travels through the sign of Pisces, the sign of the fish. Characteristics of Pisces are receptive, super-sensitive, impressionable, peace-loving, serious, sympathetic, charitable, compassionate, artistic, creative, dreamer, dedicated, imaginative, psychic, shy, introverted, spiritual, and reclusive. How do you relate to any of these words? Positively? Negatively?
I would love for you to share your coloring experience in the comments section of this post. What, if any, are you using as your theme? How often do you color? What insights have your gained? I plan to share my experience here as well.
Also you’re welcome to upload photos of your colorings to the Flickr page for the Mandala of the Year. I’ve posted a series of photos showing my progress throughout the month of January.
joyfully, Maureen, The Mandala Lady