So in my Friday Medicine Art group this week, I shared this awareness as well as Angeles Arrien's 5 Universal Shapes Experiential, which is explained in depth in her beautiful book The Signs of Life. Realizing this changed my perspective around how I spend my time these days, and shifted me from judgement to joy. This mandala is still not complete, but its getting closer to the essence of where it wants to be. I will post it once again when it is truely complete.
For those who do not know of Angeles Arrien, she is well worth finding out about. She is a cross cultural anthropologist, Basque Mystic storyteller. She has written many wonderful books on myth and symbol as well as researching rites of passage and tying them into contemporary life. She is an inspiration to hear speak and is truly a wise woman teacher. More information can be found on the link to her website.