Many of you have written to me, sharing that the "3 level check in" has been a powerful go-to resource for you daily, weekly and during tough times. It warms my heart to know that this valuable body-centered expressive art therapy tool is becoming an essential resource in your tool box! Keep up the good work.
With Guru Purnima happening this week (the fullest full Moon of the year), it is a perfect time to work with mandalas and use them as a way to harvest our most essential feelings. In this video, I walk you through the steps of creating a 3 Level Check and then using this to create a Mini Mandala Creative Ritual.
Here are the basics:
Step #1: Do a three level check in for mental body, emotional body, physical body.
Step #2: Draw three circles on a piece of paper and label each one as mental, emotional and physical. Then create your mini mandalas for each of these three bodies. What is the "felt sense" that arrives for each of these? Don't over think this, just create. Remember, it's process, not product right now.
Step #3: Give a name or title to each mandala. Capture the essence in words.
Extra credit: Answer these baseline statements once you've completed your mini mandala process.
I will be continuing to explore the 3 level check in, and how to use it within the creative process, more in the coming weeks.
My new Moon virtual workshop happening in July will utilize the 3 levels of awareness directly, using somatics, movement, drawing and greater harvesting through both creative processes and jyotish applications. I hope you can join me!
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7/14/2014 03:08:01 pm
I am finding that I must go back and do some prerequisite work: more closely study the difference between my emotions and my feelings. My first response to this is how emotionally unhealthy can I be if I am confusing my emotions and my feelings. LOL As always, I am so thankful for the opportunity for growth! Namaste!
Hi Debi, thanks for your comment. Emotions and feelings are likely the same thing. I question whether or not you are getting the mental body messages and your emotional/feeling body mixed up? That's usually where the issues arise. Keep trying to identify mental body and emotional body as well as the physical body and notice what differences arrive for you. Take notes and keep track! Let me know how it goes.
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