Last week we worked with "moving forward" and taking "action steps" while utilizing the feet and legs as an entry point for the self tracking and excavation process. This week, we will use the metaphor of "filling up" and "creating new space" for ourselves through mandalas. Mandalas are metaphoric in that the circle creates a space of either emptiness or fullness depending on how you look at it. We can therefor "fill up" our empty space with meaning, create and re-create what feels whole and meaningful for ourselves within this process.
Look at your harvesting questions from last week's Creative Engagement:
What am I stepping towards?
What am I moving away from?
As I move forward, what do I need/want?
As I close old doors, what do I need/want?
What are my actions steps for growth and change? This week? This month? This year?
Circle at least ten words that leap out at you and use these as a way to cultivate presence with your "theme". Can you name your theme?
Draw a circle on a fresh sheet of large paper. With theme in mind, begin filling up your empty space with images, colors, shapes and symbols that create a sense of wholeness for you on your path. You can use a collage theme and cut up photos/images or use paints depending on what feels right to you. Think of this as an intuitive map for your journey. What are you creating for your Self in this space? What seeds are you planting for the days, weeks, year to come? What guidance/compass do you need to light the way?