20 01, 2014

Reflections on the Way of the Body

By | January 20th, 2014|Mandala Process: Styles|

The Kinesthete uses physical movement as a primary mode of learning and experiences subtle emotional and spiritual states of consciousness in various parts of their body. Does your need for physical activity make it difficult to sit still? Do you like to explore and express your spiritual insights through movement? Do you feel subtle emotional [...]

20 01, 2014

Reflections on the Way of Contemplation and Meditation

By | January 20th, 2014|Mandala Process: Styles|

The Contemplative or Meditator is drawn to quiet and solitary introspection and seeks to discover the truth within or through communion with the numinous. Do you long for inner tranquility, focus and insight? Are you comfortable spending considerable time alone in silence? Are you called to discover truth and meaning through deep introspection? This is [...]

20 01, 2014

Reflections on the Way of Devotion

By | January 20th, 2014|Mandala Process: Styles|

The Devotee is naturally loyal and lovingly committed to a job, a relationship, a set of principles, a way of life, a daily routine, a religious teacher, a spiritual tradition or a life goal.  Are you more prone to faith than skepticism? Are you are naturally loyal to a job, a person or a community? [...]

20 01, 2014

Reflections on the Way of Imagination

By | January 20th, 2014|Mandala Process: Styles|

The Dreamer naturally dwells in the imaginary awareness of possibility, intrigued by images arising from the limitless depths of consciousness. Do you have vivid and memorable dreams? Are you drawn to spiritual symbols, icons and imagery? Are you naturally interested in mythological stories and beings? Have you had a rich and vivid imagination since childhood? [...]

20 01, 2014

Reflections on the Way of Love & Compassion

By | January 20th, 2014|Mandala Process: Styles|

The Lover naturally experiences the universality of love and seeks to bring happiness and relief to the suffering of others. Do you have a natural empathy for others? Do you long to create happiness and eliminate suffering? Do you have a naturally kind-hearted feeling toward others? Do you feel embraced by a universal love and [...]

20 01, 2014

Reflections on the Way of Nature

By | January 20th, 2014|Mandala Process: Styles|

The Naturalist is most at ease when surrounded by nature, whether in the forest, the desert, the plains, the mountains, streams, lakes or the oceans of the natural environment, in harmony with all the shared elements of existence. Is your connection with nature sacred? Do you regard nature as your place of worship? Do you [...]

20 01, 2014

Reflections on the Way of Reason

By | January 20th, 2014|Mandala Process: Styles|

The Thinker needs to figure things out and create a reasonable foundation for all aspects of spiritual practice. Do you need a good reason before beginning a spiritual endeavor? Do you like to ponder the universal questions of existence? Do you regard reason as a foundation for a spiritual practice? Do you naturally ask the [...]

20 01, 2014

Reflections on the Way of Relationships

By | January 20th, 2014|Mandala Process: Styles|

The Mentsch learns most naturally and expresses spirituality through compassionate interaction with others, gaining deep satisfaction thereby. Do you gain wisdom primarily through relationship with others? Do you prefer the company of others to solitude? Do you like to help others to learn, solve problems and become happy? Do you enjoy being involved in community [...]

20 01, 2014

Reflections on the Way of Wisdom

By | January 20th, 2014|Mandala Process: Styles|

The Sage embodies the wisdom of a life fully-lived and the truths transmitted by profound wisdom-holders throughout the ages. Do you hope for transcendent insight into the true nature of reality? Do you long for the wisdom to guide your own life and help others? Do you aspire to the wisdom of the Buddha, Christ, [...]

20 01, 2014

Reflections on the Question of Existence

By | January 20th, 2014|Mandala Process: Questions|

What is existence? Did existence begin with God? Is there a beginning and end to existence? Does existence evolve and have a purpose? Is the existence of existence dependent on our perception of it? This is an opportunity for you to compose and share your reflections on this particular spiritual question.  Your reflections might be [...]