Spring fever! Can't you feel it?
Here in the mountains during April, winter advances and recedes, on and off again. The weather is wild! Anything goes: snow flurries, sunshine and warmth, mud and sometimes, rain. There is constant melting, thawing and refreezing. There are icicles and growing grass.
After the deep silence of winter, the sounds of nature awakening are thrilling. Rivers and ditches come alive. Songbirds return. Plant life emerges. Animals rapidly shed their winter coats. The wind is wild!
Spring fever! New beginnings, new growth. Those urges to get going. To wake it up, clean it up, change it up, shed it off or shake it loose. Here is a mandala for focusing and harnessing energies, a container for balanced motion, for planting seeds, for beginning new projects and endeavors and for optimum timing of the unfolding of your intentions.
To use this mandala: Take several, deep breaths. Focus upon an intention, a new beginning that may be physical, emotional, metal or spiritual. Sense your intention or desire being represented by the shapes and colors within the mandala.
Softly gaze at the mandala. Notice the swirling, undulating, unfolding, pulsating shapes and colors within it. See the center sphere spiraling out, unfurling energies after the dormancy of winter. What is dormant within you, waiting to be released?
Notice the blues in the circle surrounding it, filled with the rapid movement of the elements water and air and the yellows for expansion. Absorb the the bright greens of new growth.
Focus upon the open spaces within the mandala. Sense the new growth within you and the new opportunities that will support it. Trust that the timing of their arrival will be for your soul purpose, whether or not this is the time frame that you may otherwise choose.
End, with a thought or more of gratitude. Each time this practice is done, your intention becomes stronger. You may use the mandala to seed further intentions, whether it is springtime or not.