A personal doodle mandala as part of my healing process for the loss of our dog Jake who passed away last November.
My coloring for today:
When we tragically lost Jake last November I thought I had worked through my grief. Then when we newly adopted Simon two weeks ago I caught myself calling him Jake enough times that I knew I had some more to do with letting Jake go.
So I did this doodle mandala with the intention of receiving any insights about what I was holding onto and how to let him go. I notice that when I turn my head sideways to the right,the mandala looks like an abstract cartoon image of a dog (red droopy ears, a blue eye and a dark teal eye, and the spiral tongue)…at least to me. 🙂
Anyway I realized I still held onto some guilt about letting him down, feeling like there should have been more that I could do to help him. The whole time coloring, I felt this energy running and playing around me. I’d like to think it was Jake letting me know he’s okay and in a better place.
When I finished, I could still feel some residual stuff and I wanted to completely let go of it so I did a couple of EFT (tapping) rounds to release it. Overall I feel much better and now I can focus directly on Simon.
About the Mandalas of the Day: