I’ve developed a new Saturday ritual, quite by accident. In my search to try new cafes to write, I’ve found a peaceful way to start my weekend. It’s quiet, rustic, and the sun comes through the window making it warm and relaxing. The coffee is great too! All of this helps the words to flow.
A perfect way to not only start a Saturday morning but also the weekend 💕
Lilliana Rose 🌹
Once again I’ve turned to the colouring of mandalas to help me. This time it was to help me connect with the dreams I have for 2018. Thanks to my friend Rebecca at A Blissful Existence for the mandala and related ‘pondering’ questions to answer.
The choice of colour, the geometric design, all helps me to internally withdraw, connect with my soul and listen to what dreams are being whispered, and then to bring them into my conscious thought.
This is a process, an inner journey, calling the dreams, which in turns will help guide me to the paths my soul would like to travel for the year ahead.
The use of crystals helps me to further solidify these dreams in my mind, so they can be like a compass for the months ahead, especially if I lose my way a little (like all good travellers tend to do from time to time!). The colours of the crystals are important, they connect to the colours in the mandala. The green crystals I relate to new starts, significant for the start of the year, but also as the year unfolds, and the new adventures that this year specifically holds for me. The orange crystals I relate to creativity, expression and spirituality, all areas which are very important in my life, especially as an artist.
This ritual while simple, holds many layers, all helping me to connect to the dreams I have for this new year.
I’m ready for my dreams to come true this year!
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To assit in saying farewell to 2017, I’ve been working through the booklet by my friend at A Blissful Existence.
I’ve coloured in the mandala, and then arranged crystals over it as a way to release the past year. I find this process is a gentle, yet powerful way to release the emotions and events that shaped 2017 for me. By answering a series of questions I can focus on how I’m feeling about the past year, in a conscious process so that sneaky emotions don’t slip past without processing.
It’s also a meditative process colouring in the manadal, with a scented candle burning, and relaxing music playing. It helps me to honour the year that was in all aspects not just the good, and then to say farewell. This is my little party to celebrate the past year and to welcome in the new year.
This might look like simple colouring in, but to me, this is much more. The colours chosen tell me something about the hidden thoughts in my mind, and how I’ve coloured the shapes tells me that there are things in my life which have previously been hidden but are now coming to the surface. This allows me to look at parts of my life which perhaps I’ve not given enough attention, perfect timing as I make way for the new year.
This makes room for the new year, which is very exciting!
Happy New Year! How have you farewelled 2017?