In seeking potential candidates for this week’s Mandala of the Day theme, Sticks and Stones, I found many fascinating examples of how intriguingly people combined two completely different elements into one amazing work of art.
When meditating for this week’s Mandala of the Week mandala, this design idea popped into my head. I saw it as stones, with holes in their centers, being balanced onto branches and attached with twine, rope or possibly leather to keep them in place. Using the same materials, I saw the smaller stones being attached and balanced to the tips of smaller branches.
Realistically re-creating this design would be rather challenging. The holes would need to be much larger to accommodate the odd-shaped branches. Conceptually, though, it could be done…if someone were so inclined to do so.
In the practice of Feng Shui, the use of “sticks and stones” incorporates two elements: wood/sticks (relates to natural growth and vibrant health) and earth/stones (helps to generate nourishment, knowledge, and stability in your life).
From an article posted on FreePeople.com, Fp Brigette states:
Balance seems to be the key to everything.
That may sound like an oddly vague yet bold statement, but again and again I find that imbalance often leads to negative outcomes; and balance, to positive ones. From the foods we eat and the clothes we wear, to the overall lifestyles we live, it’s all about balance.
This week’s mandala encourages us to create balance in areas of our lives where we want to promote natural growth, vibrant health, knowledge and stability.
The Mandala Lady