Always looking for clear direction, I sought the help of (yet another) business coach. As I lamented not feeling clear about which pursuits to prioritize, she suggested that I follow the procedure that I recommend in my mandala journey workshops…drop into meditation, ask for guidance, pay attention to the information that presents, and create a mandala.
My meditation yielded the following clues, a grasshopper, a snake/serpent, and fire/flame. Turning to my reference, “Signs and Symbols Sourcebook” by Adele Nozedar, I was astonished to find the following;
Grasshopper – a symbol of good luck, as well as of death and resurrection.
Snake/Serpent – a symbol of healing powers, regeneration, reincarnation and more specifically, the ouroboros, the ancient circular emblem of serpent continually swallowing its own tail epitomizes eternity and continued renewal.
Fire/flame – the power to create and destroy, symbolic of the spirit and life itself, in sanskrit, the word for “pure” and “fire” is the same.
Excited by the theme, I started on the mandala, this time with the outer circle first. I planned the ouroborous, placed the grasshopper inside and added a sacred heart with flames. The outer circle has flames as well, in an unplanned but significant number of 27, which according to Joanne Sacred Scribes, is an indication that I am encouraged to believe in myself, my intuitive messages and inner-promptings.
The mandala is created with a medium that is less familiar to me, the Neo-color water-soluble wax pastels. Although it is quite different from the work I usually create, the thrill of the meditation/mandala process is undeniably present, the rediscovery of access to the quantum field where the information is present and available if one can simply relax into receptivity.
“What is meditation but the process of descending into the self, beneath the stream of superficial thoughts, to that place of stillness where the mind of God, with all its infinite information, is freely accessible.” – from “The Twelve Conditions of a Miracle” by Todd Michael.
As usual, the mandala provided clarity, affirmation and reassurance. I invite you to try your own mandala journeys and report your discoveries!