At the core of this week’s mandala, I drew six hearts, with their points connected at the center. From there, I added circles and curved lines. Then I felt compelled to shift the right side lines of the heart to the left, and the left side lines to the right, which created a beautiful flower pattern in the middle.
By shifting the lines in this way, I changed the fundamental focus from the hearts to the patterns and the flower. While pretty and interesting, it makes it a bit more challenging to see the hearts, our hearts. As our lives become more complicated, the “complications” tend grab all the attention, overshadowing our true essence, our true selves.
Since rangolis represent a welcoming of some kind and this mandala contains hearts at its foundation, this week’s mandala invites us to create a welcome mat for our hearts, to re-connect with what is at our core, our heart’s desire.
When we look past all the noise and fuss of our day-to-day lives, we may find that we all want the same common desire: to be the joyous expression of love that we already are in spirit.
The Mandala Lady