In this month – November – it is time to go inside yourself. To get in touch with your inner self and to refresh and undertake some social participation with your family. In America and England we have now Thnksgiving to celebrate. For most people here in the Netherlands, we have much fun with “Sint Nicolaas” and we celebrate his birthday. Where it is all about, I think, is to have some days in your live that you concentrate on doing something very funny, loveable and social.
Working with mandala’s is the same way of sharing with yourself, your friends, your social surroundings, the most funny, loveable and sometimes also meditative themes of and issues in your live. If you send a mandala drawing (little ones) as a gift for Christmas, New Year or Birthday, you always give something quite personel. You are ‘touching’ people with your little gift, they are touched, in contact with you for a moment. And as your card can stand on a special place: they will still stay in touch with you during the time, that card stands on that place.
I suggest that we send such personel cards to persons in illness, as we want to give them a little bit of energy, as we want to share their sadness, as we want to stay in a sort of deeper contact. In my workshops, winterweeks and summerweeks, I always make cards to share lovely sayings, as they are senteces that inspires people for the day to come.
Learn to share, to give, it is not necessarely to make big gifts: little cards will do!
So for this moment I want to share with you something we try to set in the Netherlands: On the third Advent evening, we will put a Rainbowcard, that all of us made for ourselves, behind the window and we enlighten that picture, drawing, with a light.underneath. It seems to be a wonderfull idea to share with the world. As we do it all together, we will have and bring very much ‘enlightment’ in the world.
Do you want to shar this with all of us?
This Silk painting is mine, I love the Tree of Life as an Theme to give Hope to the world.
If you want to share the idea, make a Tree of Life yourself and put it everywhere where you can to share.
Have a good time, enlighten yourself, go in peace and grow!