Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle and symbolic of the Universe or wholeness.
As a healing arts practitioner, I like to use the Mandala as an image of the Self. Dividing the Mandala or circle into four parts and placing the mind, body, emotions, and spirit separately into each,it is evident that every part is interconnected. If one part were to disappear, there would be a hole or an emptiness. When we neglect one part of the Mandala (the Self) it sets off an imbalance. When this imbalance occurs it affects our well being internally and externally.
The metaphor of a Mandala makes sense because it relates to a holistic lifestyle. To achieve maximum well being, where everything is functioning the very best that is possible, we must accept responsibility for our own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Incorporating the disciplines of life coaching, yoga,reflexology, and reiki, Rixie is able to guide her clients to heal those neglected parts of their Self and ultimately achieve a more peaceful, balanced, existence.
To begin your journey, you must acknowledge what might be out of balance in your life.
Each morning take a look at how you will be connecting with your mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Here are some questions you might ask yourself:
- Mind: Will I be reading a book that stimulates my mind today? Am I taking classes or workshops that interest me and are helping me grow personally and professionally? Am I listening and hearing other people and allowing a broader perspective to come into play for me? Am I giving myself time to develop my own ideas and beliefs?
- Body: How will I physically move my body today? Have I tried different ways that fit my body and me? Am I willing to try something different? What nutritious foods will I eat today? Fruits, vegetables, protein, and plenty of water? Will I limit sugar, fats, and fast food? Will I allow for a nap or quiet time today?
- Emotions: Am I OK with how I am feeling today? Are there feelings that I want to express today I have been holding on to? Do I have lots of people in my life today to express them with? Am I able to get in touch with my joy, sadness, and anger? Will I be spending time with people today that love, encourage, and support me?
- Spirit: Will I tap into my inner guidance today? Will I do this through prayer, meditation, while I am walking, running, in my yoga practice? What
can I do creative today that I haven’t done in a long time? Is there a new church or synagogue or meditation group I have been meaning to check out? What am I doing when I am not aware of time passing, when I look up at the clock and a couple of hours have passed by and I can’t believe it?
If you dream about more balance in your life and the holistic way resonates with you, consider Mandala Healing Arts. Through scheduled sessions Rixie will partner with you to develop the whole Self and move you toward the life of your dreams.