“Free Yourself” is part of an evolution, or (perhaps revolution!), a long time in the making. Without going into story, let’s just say that the last decade or so included a lot more responsibility than freedom, or so it seemed, and my soul was longing for relief.
I began “Free Yourself” in early March, and the large spiral in the center moves all the way through and out of the piece. The triangle in the center was meant to symbolize feminine energy and somehow, even though I am very familiar with the difference, I placed an upward triangle there, (masculine energy symbol) instead of the downward triangle which signifies the feminine.
The mandalas are ever-wise and I believe this heralds the return of a more balanced masculine energy, which complements the feminine rather than dominating it. Our world will certainly benefit from this!
Around the center circle are flames, or, if you like, a circular saw blade, both of which serve to cut through (or burn through) illusions and limitations.
Next you will see the word, “freed”, which contains my last name, a realization made only during the creation of the mandala.
The dancers add the feminine element and…beauty, fun, and frolic! Hearts encircle the piece and the spiral that began in the center continues out to infinity.
The lesson that came to me during the mandala creation (in multiple ways!) was to let go of my perception of how things should be so I could “Trust the Process” and open to the blessings that are TRULY and consistently unfolding along the way.
Place this mandala wherever you need a reminder that you can, in any moment,”Free Yourself” to new perceptions, allowing for more ease and elegance!
This mandala was completed on March 18, 2016.