A few Mondays ago, I chose to attend a Mandala Meditation workshop at Integrative Wellness in Mullica Hill. I didn't have a clue what to expect except that I was bringing lots of crayons, markers and colored pencils to share. When we arrived, Judy Dingler, our facilitator/leader, had about 20 mandalas spread out on the table and we were to choose one that we connected with. I thought of Spring that is so present in the air and chose this one that brought a flower to mind. Now, I had an intention, after seeing others that folks had done, to do my coloring with all PASTELS! Nevermind - life doesn't always work as you anticipate. Judy asked us to close our eyes and invite our angels/guides in to work with us. Immediately, I hear, "I am Desiree!!" She was enthusiastic and I knew we were gearing up for a fun adventure! I picked out the pale pink and then the light blue colors to use. After that was done and I was contemplating the next color, Desiree started laughing at me and asked when I ever thought that pastel colors were something that I could easily do?? I tried - honest I did BUT this gave me a clear message about who I am - balanced maybe, but bright and enthusiastic and COLORFUL in the boldest sense of the word. Know what?? I accepted that and had a grand time with the project. Made me realize that it is not we who are in charge sometimes but it is more important to BE STILL and get the message! That I did and everytime I look at this Mandala, I laugh about life and enjoy who I am!!! I put a link here for you to check out a Mandala meditation and see how you resonate with this. GO FOR IT!!