I time traveled to an early episode of Dream Freedom Beauty yesterday with Darcey Blue. She spoke of a practice of leaving mandalas in the wild as offerings to the land and to spirit. I thought, what a wonderful thing to give.
I’ve never crafted a mandala before, but I gave it a go this morning. I walked around my land, gathering fallen leaves, stones, and gently harvesting a few flowers and other plants, communicating my intention of crafting an offering rather than mindlessly pulling at living plants. The morning was windy, but as I took the time to arrange my mandala, the air was still as though to let me do my work. When it felt complete, I sent the prayer:
What may leave will blow away, what may stay will stay.
Then I walked away and let the wind take over.