Continuing to move through Susan Fincher’s The Mandala Workbook with more Circle exercises. The bleed through on the paper, in this handmade journal found on Etsy, was initially a source of frustration. But I am incorporating the bleed through into entries on subsequent pages and learning a lot about working with what I’ve got in front of me instead of putting a ton of energy into something that I can’t change. The following two mandalas are a case in point. The circles and dots in the teal mandala were created around the structure of the bleed-through from the spider web mandala. The quote from pg. 42 really spoke to me as I am in a the midst of an extended fast.
“The mighty task is to submit to the unknown within and without and allow yourself to be transformed by the experience… Fasting, going without sleep, and separation from the community were often part of these rituals of transition.”