For those of us who do shamanic work, it’s important to have self care between the sessions. After the session it would be helpful to drink extra water for 4 days to keep you in the flow of the energy. … Continue reading →
Calling in a Container: When you are doing intentional shamanic work it is wise to call in the cardinal directions or to form a similar energetic container to assure that the helping spirits “hear” your intention and so that you … Continue reading →
This is my story: I am sharing here is because many of you have had synchronicities, visions, loss, spiritual crises, miracles, and illness, and are seeking to find a framework to put them in for understand your place in the … Continue reading →
A particularly lovely poster created by Lori Folkins for a Moving Mandala in Port Colborne, Ontario. … Continue reading →
The basis of the mandala is primordial basic ignorance, the ignoring of our true nature. This is how the whole mess that we have got ourselves into started, by a little seed of ignorance, by refusing to dance with the natural play of energy. Nobody actually knows how this started or why, it is just the basis of our present situation—a kind of cloudy ignoring, which spreads through the whole samsaric mandala and provides the basic ground for it. At the same time, this ignorance is extremely intelligent.
Imagine what intelligence it takes to decide to ignore reality and to gradually build up the whole fantastically complicated structure of personality, individuality and egohood! And it goes on deliberately ignoring things as they are, deliberately cutting itself off and thinking it is one thing in opposition to everything else, building up this whole magnificent, wonderful edifice of human beings. This energy of intelligence, however, might just as well be put to good use, and turned into wisdom and enlightenment. That is the whole dynamic behind the mandala. This same energy could just as well be enlightenment and is, in fact, but we don’t realise it.
~ Francesca Fremantle in Buddhism Now, 2004
Once we recognize this unity between the space around us and the space within us, it is a natural step to see how intimately mandalas can describe our inner selves. Every element of our awareness as we move about our … Continue reading →
This is an update on how the Mandala Dance actually works, and why I need to write about it so that if there are untrained people present we can bring everyone along on the wave of energy. In the past, … Continue reading →
This article was published in the Fall 2014 edition of DANS Revue, Dance Nova Scotia‘s newsletter. The entire newsletter can be found at the bottom. First, here is the text of the article by Nancy Sherwood. Training in awareness, and connection … Continue reading →
by Ali Rabjohns. What brought you to walk a shamanic path and work with the Moving Mandala? This shamanic direction came from three fates finding me, to change my life. An energy shift, a shamanic initiation, offered me a chance … Continue reading →