Here’s what the girls were able to paint after being guided through Jackie Maude’s visual meditation. They sat quietly in the meditation hall upstairs – ok, that’s a bit of a grand name for the mezzanine level of the barn, but hey! it worked! – becoming grounded, feeling safe, going within…being guided with skill and careful attention to detail to drop our usual way of thinking and take a deeper, wider view, opening up our mind’s eye and learning to see what’s there. Then after a yummy mid morning break of cardamon & ginger biscuits and bean brownies (well, who wouldn’t be inspired after such food for thought?) walked silently around our garden in springtime… After an equally picturesque lunch – oops! no time to take photos, you’ll just have to take my word for it! – Sue Hackney took over and explained the idea of a mandala and how it relates to what they saw in their mind’s eye… all pretty cool stuff, don’t you think?!
You’ll be pleased to know that the next Meditation & Mandala Day is already planned for Friday June 14th. Why not try your hand at painting your very own mandala after a morning of mindful meditation. As one of our participants said.. “Thank you very much for a lovely day. I really did enjoy it all enormously. I’ve not found (or made!) time to paint for over two years now and had forgotten just how much I enjoy it!”
Don’t wait to do the things you enjoy doing – just do them!