To my sorrow I'm not very artistic though I'm more confident about using colour than I used to be. For this mandala I've used a lot of symbols which I've cut out from other mandalas that I've already coloured in.
For the last few weeks I've had the urge to use really deep colours, not especially sharp but really dense, what a friend's husband used to call saturated colours.
I gathered together a lot of symbols and then tried to match them with different parts of my life that I was setting intentions for and that's where I began to feel stressed to the point of being cross. It should have felt fun and it didn't.
So I took a deep breath and tried to listen to my inner wisdom. Nothing for a moment then I realised that it didn't actually matter which symbol I put where because they all fit with everything. Because I was setting intentions that were all going in the same direction, my soul development, all of the symbols would serve me and offer me wisdom, whatever intention I assigned them.
Now the mandala is sitting overnight in a safe place and I'm going to let it take me by surprise tomorrow. I'll know if I need to move anything.
Once I'm happy with the placements I can glue everything, do all the linking and the final words and any further colouring I feel necessary.
I'll post a picture of it with some explanations when it's finished and then create a ritual so that it becomes a living part of me. Looking forward to it.