|Mandala supplies - card stock, colour pencils and a pencil sharpener|
We used black card stock and a white pencil crayon to quickly sketch the mandala imagery that came to mind. Then spent some time adding more details with coloured pencils. Finally we made note of the theme or message that came through to us.
Before walking the labyrinth I have no idea of the theme or central image for the mandala I will be creating that day. I simply give myself the gift of time to be at the labyrinth and set an intention as a start. Then I walk to the centre of labyrinth (releasing any cares and worries of the day), spend time at the centre - giving myself time to receive the idea of the visual for the mandala, then return and finish off the walk by creating a mandala. A few examples follow:
|A feather found during my walk - inspires this mandela "Free to Be"|
|Spending quiet reflective time near water reminds me to "Flow Like a River"|
|A walk at the Stewart Park temporary labyrinth encourages me to "Challenge Myself"|
|Today I learn to "Listen to my Heart" instead my "Head"|
|I am reminded that I am on an "Inward Journey"|
I am enjoying the creative process of my 30 labyrinth walk journey - and am not really certain where it is taking me - but I will know when I get there!
Have you created any artwork inspired by labyrinth walking? If so - we would love to hear about your experiences.