Moon Mandala Circle

Awaken the creative cyclical being inside you that knows how to find her way through the chaos and busyness of life. This is an opportunity to connect with your intuition and the lunar cycle to create unique mandalas to illuminate your intentions. 

Mandalas can help activate your intentions by bringing an idea into form using symbols, words  and colors. Over the course of the year you will learn at least ten unique approaches and techniques to creating moon mandalas. The lessons are designed to be guided explorations, rather than step by step formulas. It is important that you follow your inner voice! That is what I will be practicing and modeling as your guide.

 

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Nurturing what is yet to become, creating something out of nothing ...
Creative life is a spiritual practice.
— Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
 
 
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WHEN? January NEW MOON - December 2018

Each month you will receive a recorded class on the new moon that will explore a unique and different approach to creating a moon mandala. The intuitive process will focus on supporting your creative journey of personal growth.

Lessons will be available in the library of teachings that you can access with your personal log-in.

We will have a monthly call after the new moon to share your process, intentions, mandalas and questions. All calls will be recorded.

 
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WHY JOIN?

Rituals connected to the lunar cycle are a way to align with creative flow.

Mandalas are thought to reveal things your conscious mind can't access.

Art is healing in itself. Creative practices help you access your intuition.

Making your intentions visible is a step to manifesting them in the material, earthly realm. 

Having accountability, reminders and inspiration for a whole year is amazing!

 

 
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Features

The Moon Mandala Circle provides gentle encouragement and support to help you establish a practice of monthly mandala creation.

This year-long circle has aspects of an ongoing art workshop, coaching, lunar inquiry, and women's circle.

You can apply the tools and practices into your work and creative life.

2018 is all about awakening to the moon and deepening your inner wisdom!

 

BEGIN with a seed. What is your heart longing for? Bring awareness to what helps you create a life that is nourishing rather than depleting. Perhaps this will require a shift in perspective, asking for help and receiving support you need, or expanding your capacity to serve. Plant your seeds and tend to them daily. What would they look like and feel like if you drew them on paper?


Because of the routines we follow, we often forget that life is an ongoing adventure. . . Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art: to bring all our energies to each encounter, to remain flexible enough to notice and admit when what we expected to happen did not happen. We need to remember that we are created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed.
— Maya Angelou
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THE PRACTICE

I have been creating moon mandalas on the new moon for a little more than three years. It's amazing to see the reoccurring themes and patterns that emerge. Each one is unique, yet over time becomes a part of a whole.

The first step is creating the space to create.

This is why I created the Moon Mandala Circle - when you allow the lunar cycle to guide you inward around the new moon, you can get in the habit of tapping into visions in the dark.

This is not about being an 'artist' this is about the intention you put into your drawings and collages to activate what you are longing to manifest in your life.

What you infuse into your mandala holds and carries the energy of your intention - this is possible whether you are making glorious stick figures or realistic forms. It's not about how it looks, rather how it feels!

This is what it means to live artfully - whatever it is you are seeking is also seeking you. 

 

 

Imagine a full year of feeding your creative spark and creating moon mandalas to chart your course on this cosmic dance around the sun with the moon as our guide through all the phases of life and creativity. 

Honor your YES! Enrollment in the Moon Mandala Circle is non-refundable. Thank you for trusting the process. 


BONUSES:

When you enroll, you will receive a guide for the recommended audiobook, The Creative Fire, so that you can start to go deeper with understanding the creative cycle and how this relates to your creative flow!

You also will get immediate access to the classroom portal and my Painting Essence approach to a Moon Mandala Intuitive Painting. This lesson illustrates how to create from your intentions and work through the unknown. 

 
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About April 

I am drawn to things that keep me connected to the cycles in nature and reminders that life is an unfolding work in progress. Meditation, creative process, connection to intuition and the cosmic currents get me up in the morning. And my alarm. And my daughters who need breakfast and lunches for school. And kisses. 

"MY ART IS THE WAY I REESTABLISH THE BONDS THAT TIE ME TO THE UNIVERSE."

This powerful quote by the artist Ana Mendieta says everything to me about the drive to create. Her earth-body-works made a deep impression on my understanding of place, belonging, mother nature, identity and the female body.