How often do you say to yourself, “I could do more with my life than what I am. My potential is far beyond this.”
But then what happens after you think that? When we begin seeking out ways to actually do what it is we desire our mind yells, “You can’t do that! Are you crazy?” We start to look up online dating or weight loss groups and then toss the idea aside when we think, “Come on, you’ve tried before and you failed. What makes you think this time will be different?” or “You? You think you could do that? Puh-leaze.” This may sound like our own mind turning against us, but it’s merely one way we use to protect ourselves. Whether we were hurt by someone in our family or saw an experience go horribly wrong we’ve created defenses to keep ourselves from feeling that pain again. It’s not wrong, but unfortunately over time those defenses become limiting and trap us long after we’re ready to move on from them. How do we break through these scripts that are so fast we don’t even see the trigger being pulled?
The mandala is an archetypal image whose occurrence is attested thoughout the ages. It signifies the wholesness of the Self. This circular image represents the wholeness of the psychic ground or, to put it in mythic terms, the divinity incarnate in man.