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April Mandala Challenge

This month’s mandala challenge was inspired by an email that I received from Chel who recently completed the “Make Ten Challenge” in my Mandala Drawing I Course. In the course, there are ten lessons and I encourage students to create ten variations for each lesson. This is an opportunity to explore the many possibilities by experimenting with color, form, and various mediums. When taking the Drawing I class and finishing the challenge, you’ve completed the 100 Mandalas Challenge. I totally enjoyed the challenge. I bet I could do it again and come with 100 different ones. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the world! ~ Chel Congratulations Chel!You’re accomplishment is the inspiration for the April Mandala Challenge. Challenge Details Step 1: Pick a mandala lesson from the Mandala Drawing I course. Not enrolled in the Mandala Drawing I course?Find a free sample lesson in the Mandala Sharing Circle. Not a member of the Sharing Circle?Let’s change that. It’s free to join. Enroll here. Step 2: Create ten variations of the mandala design from Step 1. …

Featured Chakra in April: Heart Chakra

Look at all faith traditions and you’ll find that each of these spiritual paths lead to the same place for healing, love. We often describe “opening our heart” when we are looking for understanding and peace. Of the seven main chakras, the heart chakra is the seat where the power of love, compassion, and connection springs forth. What is Heart Chakra Healing? Chakras are energy centers within the body that regulate, store, and distribute energy. There are seven main chakras that run along the spine. Each chakra relates to specific areas of the body and impacts the mind, emotions, and spirit. Chakra healing is the practice of opening, clearing, cleansing, supporting, and strengthening these energy centers within the body. Certain foods, sounds, smells, colors, crystals, yoga practices, affirmations, and other holistic remedies are some of the many ways to heal a chakra. The heart chakra, or Anahata in Sanskrit, is central to all healing both physically and spiritually. Located in the middle of the chakra ladder, the heart chakra connects our physical chakras with our …