Monday, March 9, 2015

The Great Round of Mandala: The Void

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.  - Carl G. Jung



This year I am treating myself to a chance to explore the mandala as art and symbol. Julie Gibbons workshop is called Mandala Magic.


The first round to explore is The Void. These are a few of the exercises I worked on during the month while exploring this phase. 



If you would like to know more, Julie has a page about her workshops here. Watch Julie construct a lovely sea inspired mandala here. Another resource is The Mandala Workbook by Susanne F. Fincher.

Does the circle appeal to you? Teresa at the Right Brain Planner offers some wonderful prompts to consider. Perhaps you would like to give circles a try.