MANDALA – “The more one gives, the greater becomes one’s love.” [Flower A. Newhouse]
S – GOOD – HAPPINESS
Perhaps good happiness comes from the south?
I am not terribly open to love. It seems that as I get older I am out of practice. Truthfully, betrayal by supposed friends hit critical mass for me some years ago and closed me up. Some of us aren’t good at the lovey-dovey stuff, and all the books or quotes in the world don’t seem to undo that. Maybe that’s the Wisdom here, that Good and Happiness can also radiate for those of us who aren’t used to radiating love?
I became curious about who Flower Newhouse was; she was a Christian mystic of all things.
And here is the retreat she and her husband founded:
Still going, and here’s is information from the site about movement in a circle, which seems very close to many of the New Age rituals people use today and also Tai Chi; ancient wisdom we remember in different ways.
“Located adjacent to our Labyrinth is our Paneurhythmy Circle. Paneurhythmy is a system of meditative movements set to sacred music that was brought to the world by the Bulgarian Christian Mystic, Master Peter Deunov, between the years of 1932 and 1942. He teaches that this sacred dance of life unites heaven and earth through a series of twenty-eight easily learned movements in rhythmic circular walking dance. This sacred dance applies the principles of love, wisdom and truth and is a method of balancing the physical, mental and spiritual forces within man.”
That goes very well with the mandala today. Imagine learning this through a card. That’s what I love about cards. I love my cards, maybe I could love humans? Not quite back there yet. I’m closed up like the rose on this card.
Living is a labyrinth, you walk a bit to find the way out, enjoying the interesting dead ends and backtracking and being enclosed for a while. Then you leap out dancing one day, uniting heaven and earth.