2017-191: 4 Mandala Meditation Stones

I felt a bit ambitious today. Earlier this year I worked on four mandala meditation stones without finishing them. Like little puppies wanting attention, these four stones caught my eye. What could I do? They seem much happier now that they’re done.

btw: for all the updates to these stones, I used a variety of gel pens (some are visible in the background); I used acrylic paint for their foundation.

So here they are in alphabetical order:

Andromeda Mandala Meditation Stone

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Andromeda inspires us to explore new worlds, to boldly go where we have yet to go…in both our inner and outer worlds. Looks like a great place to visit.


Forgive Mandala Meditation Stone

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Except for Love, the idea of forgiveness is probably one of the most challenging one we face throughout our lifetime. We are under the misguided notion that if we forgive someone we are condoning what they are doing or did.

Understand that the idea of forgiveness is for ourselves. For without it, we hold on to and perpetuate our own suffering, often without the person who “caused us the harm” even knowing anything OF our suffering.

To take it a step further…when we truly forgive on all levels (body, mind, and spirit), we ultimately end up forgiving ourselves for making the initial decision (often unconsciously or by habit) to take on the suffering in the first place. whew! breathe through that one.

Even today I need to forgive myself for messing up the numbers in the “Forgive” photos. 🙂


I Yam What I Yam Mandala Meditation Stone

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I grew up watching Popeye cartoons and Popeye often said “I am what I am” however when he says it, it sounds more like he’s saying “I yam what I yam”. IYWIY reminds us that in order to move forward we need to know where we are; to accept who and what we are in this moment. From there we create a clearer view of what needs to happen next. All the while, though, IYWIY encourages us to stop taking ourselves so seriously…and eat your spinach!


The Path Mandala Meditation Stone

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I’m regularly asked during readings “am I on the right path”? “The Path” stone asks us to let go of the idea of “right” or “wrong” paths. We are on the path that we are on. If the path we’re on is less satisfying then let’s say another path, then change the path. Ultimately, though, our path is the exploration of this dense human experience, in this 3d/time/space holodeck.

In the end, know that all “paths” lead to “Rome” (enlightenment)…some people take the thruway while others take the longer, more scenic route. It ours to choose.

About the Mandalas of the Day:

I post a variety of in-progress art for that day which can include mandalas from the Mandala of the Week, the Mandala of the Month, the Mandala of the Year, or the Mandala Meditation Stones.

Happy Coloring!

joyfully, Maureen
www.TheMandalaLady.com

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