The center of each Mandala is like your own heart to your body. The center of the Mandala is so important because it brings about life to the rest of the creation process. In each time I begin a new one, I take a breath as a reminder of how Sacred this moment is. With that breath, I let go of perfection and ego…just for that moment.
It took me time to really understand how much taking that breath would save me from giving up. At first, there was no confidence whatsoever of creating one in the first place, until I let go of trying to strive for perfection. Then the Mandalas transformed to something incredibly more meaningful for me and to those who I made them for. With each experience of every Mandala, I take that back to practice with my own life in as many moments that I can. There still lies faith in remembering to take a breath and letting go of perfection so that the moments I have with my family will transform themselves to something more meaningful over time. That takes work.
Each day and every day, in our household, we rely on routine. Well, when you have as many different personalities and talents in our household, finding a generic “one size fits all” routine does not exist. Over the years, I have come to terms that new routines will present themselves when the old ones do not work anymore. Truthfully, I still do get frustrated and am nowhere near perfect in handling the change. However, I keep thinking back to the creation process of a Mandala and that reminds me of what is Sacred.
What is Sacred, at this moment, is the relationship with family and the memories we create together. Since my name is also Mother, I need a tool to serve my wellness because I continue to take care of the wellness of my family. That tool is breath.
Allowing myself to take a breath gives me that reminder that at the center of it all lies my heart. The heart that loves, the heart that forgives, the heart that asks for forgiveness, and still continues to beat over and over again in order create this beautiful Mandala of moments.
Christina Grossman, M.A, C.A.
Founder of Sacred Reminders, LLC
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Life can be busy and comes with challenges, but it can come down to the little things of adding that light and spark into our life that can give us the empowerment to get back on track with our wellness for self.