Mindful Mandala Rows 7 – 15

Now things are getting interesting. The rows are getting bigger so I have more time to work with my Mindful Mandala.mindful-mandala-7-15_750 Many of the stitches are ones that I haven’t done before, or haven’t done in a while so I am paying attention to what I’m doing. There is a bit of counting but that’s been working out well, as I’m finding the repeat stitch counting really kind of adds to the whole meditative aspect of this project. The best part of rows 7 thru 15 has been that glorious, wonderful, ‘I’m a winner!’ feeling that I get when I reach the end of the row and my count is spot on accurate…..

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You know what I’m talking about – that moment when the end of the row is coming up and your count is right and you let out a deep exhale – then realize that you didn’t even know that you had been holding your breath! It is an AMAZING feeling. 😀

Mindful Mandala Osho Zen Tarot Color Inspiration – Abundance

abundanceInspirational and meditative excerpts from the Abundance card.

This Dionysian character is the very picture of a whole man, a ‘Zorba the Buddha’ who can drink wine, dance on the beach and sing in the rain, and at the same time enjoy the depths of understanding and wisdom that belong to the sage. For a woman, the King of Rainbows brings the support of your own male energies into your life, a union with the soulmate within.

I don’t know about any of that, but I DO enjoy wine, dancing on the beach and singing in the rain – with the last two usually being the result of enjoying the first!!

This card made me smile when I chose it. There are so many colors! I chose 4 colors and I am loving the way they work together. I almost didn’t use the red for the last round that stripes the light blue ‘petal’ – but I had committed to using the colors that I chose and red happened to be the last one that I used. I ended up liking it a lot and was glad I trusted the instinct to use it. Looking at the card you can see that most of the red color in it is in ribbons and stripes – so it was the perfect color for that last ribbon outlining the petals.

I’m not sure that I gained any deep insights from this mindful crochet session, but I really kind of felt exactly like this guy looks – relaxed and happy with life flowing and glowing all around him.

Rows 7 thru 15 are good, the Abundance card is good, Life is good!!

Crochet Project Notes – Mindful Mandala

Time to give credit where credit is truly due!

Mandala Pattern – by It’s all in a Nutshell Crochet, YouTube video tutorial link – Mandala Madness

Thanks for reading – I hope you enjoyed rows 7 – 15, which by the way completes the first video in the tutorial series.

~Tami

 

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