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828 Shore Concourse, Keyport, NJ
white house, black trim (GPS may say you are here 2 blocks too soon)
Hey peeps! For sometime now I have practiced the art of Mandala coloring for relaxation and a working type of meditation. It brings me a lot of peace and I have been compelled to share it with the rest of you. See info below to read more about it.
I will provide all the needed materials (printed mandalas, crayons, markers) and water and light snacks. Please feel free to bring something to share as well or your dinner if coming straight from work. I set the start time as 6 but it won't matter if you come a little later. While you are coloring I will give each of you the opportunity to come speak to me for a bit and I can give you a little Reiki too to ease your spirit. The cost will be $10, cash only, try to bring exact change.
I hope that you can join us!
Love, Cassie http://cassiesrocknreiki.blogspot.com/
Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”, the primordial shape that represents wholeness, completeness and unity. This ancient and enduring archetype resonates deeply within the human psyche. It is found in all cultures and time periods. Carl Jung discovered that the Mandala, as a potent archetype of the human psyche, could be used as an effective therapeutic tool. In his pioneering exploration of the unconscious Jung observed the motif of the circle spontaneously appearing – both in his own artwork and in the drawings of his clients. He recognized that the urge to make mandalas emerges during moments of intense personal growth. Their appearance reflects a profound re-balancing process is underway in the psyche. Jung refers to the mandala as “the psychological expression of the totality of the self.” Within every human psyche there is wholeness at the core of our Being. This seed of the Self rests at the center. “The mandala serves a conservative purpose—namely, to restore a previously existing order. But it also serves the creative purpose of giving expression and form to something that does not yet exist, something new and unique… The Mandala takes us to the center, revealing what is at the core. It catalyzes the transformative process. In my work with the Mandala since 1980 I have seen its magic revealed in the experience of hundreds of students. It can be as simple as coloring within a circle – expressing the energies of what is on the surface, what lies deeper within, and what is at the core of our lives. It can be experienced spatially in walking a labyrinth or dancing within a circle. Creating and interacting with mandalas helps to recalibrate to our own harmony and integrity. The inner life is re-ordered and restored. Through the Mandala we center ourselves in alignment with the cosmos. At this core of our Being we tap into the unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises. In essence, we come home