2017-277: Jake

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.

Jake - Greyhound

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:

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

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