THE BEST PART OF IT IS THE ACCEPTANCE THAT WE CANNOT DO THIS ALONE: THE PARTS TO MAKE THE MAGNIFICENT WHOLE
This Tree Mandala comes with a story, as all the Mandalas do. Usually, the ones that I make have a center and then grows from there. However, the entire center is the Tree, which is very fitting for all of us this time of year coming towards the Winter Season, the time of reflection.
There are countless Trees of every kind around the world and they have different qualities and purpose, yet all have a common way of living. They all have roots that go into the Earth to receive nutrients and send messages to each other. They have families and networks to help the new Trees and the Elder Trees. All Trees serve to be a sanctuary to almost every living being in their area, from the birds to other plants. They also all begin from a single seed. Most importantly, they all breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen…they all breathe. The Trees have moments of new growth, a time to bear fruit or flowers, and a time to shed their leaves to prepare for the new cycle each and every year.
For Trees, it does not matter what kind of Tree exists on this Earth. They each have their own purpose and importance; most especially, they are all equally important in life. So should we accept that we cannot do this alone because we are all parts to make the whole.
Take a step back and see how all of these wonderful parts in this Mandala create this magnificent creation. There is not just one part that makes this complete, but of many parts of many stones and Trees. Hematite is for roots and grounding. Tree agate is located on the trunk and surrounding the head of the Tree to represent the importance of the cycle’s of life. Lichen is present to remind us of how Lichen is its own example of a symbiotic relationship that thrives. Sycamore, Eucalyptus, and Chestnut are parts that make this whole. Desert Rose Selenite is there to guide us in seeing the bigger picture, in deeper meaning…reminding us what is important.
This is how we should see each other’s importance, by looking at how we make up this magnificent creation. We all have our own way of contributing to life. We all have our own uniqueness and astounding strengths and our own way of honoring this wonderful Universe. We all breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide…we all breathe. This is what makes all of us so incredibly important and magnificent. We cannot do anything alone and so we must appreciate each other and respect each other so that we can all thrive, to continue this beautiful picture of life that we are existing in at this very moment.
Christina Grossman, M.A, C.A.
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I am not the first, nor the last of expressing and sharing the beauty of mathematics in Nature. What I will share in this blog are thoughts, experiences, and lessons learned to validate life, both human and botanical, living mathematically.