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November 11, 2013

MONDAY MANDALA



i think it's import to have a handful of places to go or books to open or paths to walk or garden patches to look upon when you are searching for more than the limited expanse of your own thoughts.

whenever i feel a need for inspiration, i most always turn to the natural world around me ~ it has always been this way, for as long as i can possibly remember. if ever i feel out of sorts, i usually step outside, even into the smallness of our wild backyard, and just quietly take it in.




i have been inspired by a tag on instagram lately titled 'monday mandala' and it has opened new worlds inside of me, as the subtle act of arranging blooms and stems and bits of plants is deeply therapeutic for me. my heartbeat slows and my mind is soft, focused and seemingly endless. there is no one right way to make a floral mandala, you just go where your hands and blooms take you.

it is quite possibly my new favorite hobby, and i wish i had begun years ago.

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    1. oh yes, they are, kerrie! thank you for your beautiful comments, they have meant so much to me. xoxo

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  2. I've been inspired by this as well! I don't know much about it and look forward to learning. xo

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    1. oh you should definitely try one. they are beyond soothing and so addicting. something about arranging flowers without thought just does it for me. xoxo have fun in seattle!

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  3. This reminds me of the offerings they place everywhere in India.
    Beautiful Kerrie!

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    1. oh, i'd love to know more about this! do you have any more info on this? xox

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  4. I've never been, but it is on my bucket list, and I love looking at pictures and hearing others stories who have been to Bali. I said India, but I meant Bali. The Balinese people leave offerings to their gods several times a day. You will see them everywhere on street corners, doorsteps, shop fronts, etc. It's a ritual of giving back, respect and appreciation. Look up Balinese Offerings, and I'm sure you can get a more detailed description. It's such a beautiful gesture and a deep part of their culture.

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