Maidin maith gach duine? Conas atá sibh go léir ar maidin?
Good morning everyone? How are you all this morning?
More rain today by the looks of things. Where has the sunshine gone? I hope it will come back by the end of the week so that we can officially begin our summer holidays!!
Yesterday I made a sacred space. I put it on the windowsill that looks out to the garden because I love my garden at the moment and like how it 'comes in ' through that window. I used a small little plant that I love because it is so tiny. To me, it is a symbol of strength because this little stem broke off a bigger plant and when put in soil, it survived and is doing really well despite only having a tiny amount of nourishment from the soil in this pot. I also used beautiful shells I have gathered from beaches I have visited. I have a little worry stone that I like to move around my hand and it has a calming feeling. I have a greeting card here too, with a lovely kind message from a special person and I have my gratitude journal and a little book of meditations. I like this little calm quiet spot in an otherwise very noisy and energetic house! I hope to sit here for a few minutes every day for some moments of quiet, calm and reflection to give my mind a little break and to think of what is good and right in my day.
Did you get a chance on Monday to make a scared space? What did you put in it? How do hope to use it ?
Today, your task was to make a Mandala. You can link this with your sacred space as they are often used as a tool for meditation. If you ever try to draw or make a mandala you may find it very calming and meditative, because it helps focus and still the mind. And they look beautiful when finished. A mandala pattern starts in the centre and radiates outwards and can be symmetrical or asymmetrical. You will see lots that occur in nature.
Try using items such as:
-found in nature such as fallen petals, twigs, stones, pebbles,
- food such as pasta shells, seeds, nuts, fruit pieces,
-stickers, labels etc
-shells., pebbles, seaweed etc
-drawings you make yourself
Here is a picture of one I made using game pieces and craft bits
Have a look at the mandalas that occur in nature all the time: Isn't nature AMAZING