In November, I was away at a blissful Qi Gong retreat, re-familiarizing myself with the abundant energy of nature, when we were informed about the Paris attacks. On my return home, I felt the need to create a mandala, “Love is the Key”.
As time continues, more teachings come to me through visionaries I admire, John Newton and his ancestral clearing work, Lee Harris (who recently shared an amazing Heart Activation Meditation) and Gregg Braden, who just spoke in Phoenix about “Resilience from the Heart” his latest book. These three wise men and others, emphasize the importance of re-connecting with, and living from the wisdom of the heart, Mr. Braden speaking as a scientist of the neurocytes, (similar to brain cells) that are present in the heart.
Of course the guidance came to bring forth a “Heart Activation Mandala”…
“Heart Activation Mandala” version 1.
Hmmm…Bold and enthusiastic as I felt, this one did not answer the call, so I set about creating Version 2,
and this one felt even farther away from what I am seeking.
How can it be? It is extremely rare that the mandalas do not “turn out”. At the same time I was feeling strangely unphased , which is a welcome change from 2015, during which I felt “stuck” for a seven month period while birthing the “Guidance Mandala”…
So once again, I was lucky enough to be at a QiGong retreat on June 12th (my birthday) and then became aware of the tragic events unfolding in Orlando. I returned home and continue to create what I hope will help serve to activate hearts and restore wisdom as spoken so eloquently by Martin Luther King, “Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Heart Activation Mandala, version 3