To feel pain is to be human, but to many, the pain induced by traumatic events can become too much for anyone to handle alone. Today, friends gathered in support of Mandala Healing Arts to share stories of pain, offer words of comfort, and extend hope and laughter to one another. In today's meeting, we discussed healthy ways to initiate or aid in the healing process. Everything from a shift in perspective such as described in Powers of Ten, a film by Charles and Ray Eames, to a pilgrimage such as seen in the new movie Wild, a movie about writer Cheryl Strayed's struggle with the grief she suffers from the loss of her mother to lung cancer. Strayed sets off on her own healing path and finds herself empowered by simply being alone.
I'd like to welcome you to the Mandala Healing Arts project! The goal of this project is to encourage healing and to provide creative healing assistance to those who are undergoing the healing process. Each weekend we will gather for various activities centered around healing. As the project nears Women's Month, the month of March, we will be photo-documenting each meeting to provide you with an update. I hope you will follow our progress in the Mandala Healing Art project and if you are willing, come join us!!