Section 5 of the 2011 Mandala of the Year is now ready for downloading and coloring. If you have yet to do the previous ones…
I encourage you to focus on an issue, topic, sacred writings or whatever is of interest to you while coloring this section throughout the month of May. Of course, you are free to do as you please. 🙂
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 5 is “I Can Escape from the World I See by Giving Up Attack Thoughts.” As I color this section throughout the month of May, I’ll color with this lesson in mind.
In the Section 1 post, I offer a variety of suggestions for focus topics to use while you are coloring. Continuing with the Astrological option, you can focus on the fifth house, which cover topics such as creative self-expression, love affairs, procreation and children, leisure, games and sports, self-fulfillment, joy and bliss. What’s going on in your life in any of these areas?
Currently the sun travels through the sign of Taurus, the sign of the bull. Characteristics of Taurus are will, stubborn, has lessons in life with acquiring a true sense of value, slow, steady, latent power, peace, harmony, beauty, money, long suffering, kind and gentle—jealousy, greed and possessiveness (based on a fear of loss) may need to be overcome. 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