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Let It Bee – Conclusion

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“Let It Bee” mandala is complete, a mere month after it began, a month of opportunities to practice “letting it be”.

Creating each mandala is similar to a semester in school, I am challenged, stretched and compelled to research and study, discuss and report my discoveries.

I write in the mandala journal January 19th, “Over time I seem to have developed a crippling intolerance for the unknown.”  Two days later I see this quote from Eckhart Tolle, “Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for the answers to come to you.

As I wonder why there is a peace symbol in the center of the mandala, the Daily Word post for January 23, 2015 assures, “Peace emanates from my calm center.”

Most significant, as I near completion of the mandala, I find an article about an overwhelmed caregiver learning mindfulness and meditation, (“Where Love Is”, Robbie Pinter, Guideposts January 2015).  As I read her discovered wisdom, “It’s okay, I don’t need to fix this”, my entire being breathes a sigh of relief, and the core lesson of the mandala lands.  My compulsion to rush into action when I perceive a “problem” makes it’s full strength known to me.  It is exhausting to feel the (inappropriate) responsibility to solve each dilemma that comes into view.  From cleaning a smudge on the window (easy!) to responding to the plight of our threatened bee population (what can be done??) I feel an urgency to take action.

I become more aware, it is not that I am never to take action, but that I must withdraw and re-balance before doing so.  As luck would have it, I was sent a video presentation by Meredith Davis, Sedona healer, during the mandala creation, in which she shared the profoundly effective practice of simply closing your eyes, and breathing in to (and out of) your heart center.  From this space, the urgency melts, there is an absence of judgment, worry and fear.  A few moments re-prioritizing in this way bring immense relief and greater wisdom.  I wonder if this is why the hearts are so prominently featured in the mandala.

To watch the mandala come to life,

Filed under: Healing Art, Mandalas

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Current -"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration", said Nikola Tesla. I am exploring this and employing it at the same time through art (painting with color frequency) and sound healing (I'm a certified Biofield Tuner). Combining the elements of sound and color have dramatically shifted life for the better, even during 2020. Past - Born in the desert, grew up painting even through education and career. Quit to pursue painting full time 30 years ago. Got married and divorced, single parented two boys and now delight in my grandbabies. Future - refining the frequency practices, innovating and creating, living more fully, sharing what I've learned to empower you in doing the same! " When the tide rises, it lifts all boats" John F. Kennedy


  1. solarbeez

    As a natural beekeeper, I can see a parallel in the lesson of the Let it Bee Mandala. So many beekeepers think if they see the dreaded varroa mite in their hive, they must act fast. They will want to eliminate the varroa mite by killing it. But if you are poisoning the varroa mites, you’re also poisoning all the other mites, ones that might be beneficial, upsetting the ecology of the hive. I say, “let them bee.” Let the bees take care of the mites. It won’t happen immediately, but in the end, the bees will adapt to surviving, poison-free.
    Thank you for including the bees in the mandala. It’s interesting to me that you can start a mandala without knowing in advance what it will look like, that thoughts, conversations or events can influence it so much, almost like a stream of consciousness.

  2. Thanks Solarbeez! Your natural beekeeping helped inspire the mandala! I hope the mandala will help inspire a more tolerant approach to beekeeping and many other aspects of life.

  3. Pingback: Let It Bee | Adventures in Natural Beekeeping

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