Inspired by Aura-Soma: Trust Mandala

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I’m back! After a long, long absence. Have I mentioned that the biggest lesson in my life is balance? Or that I am a Libran? Or that the zodiac Libra is represented by the scales? None of these modern gadgets but the good old fashioned ones requiring the practiced art of bringing balance to it?

No?

Well, now it’s out there for all to know and yes, my “reasons” for being away so long is that I am terrible at balancing…anything. The human pendulum swinging from one extreme to the other, never quite making it to the centre.

Garden of Gethsemene

Meet bottle 7 of the Aura-Soma system. Named “Garden of Gethsemene”, this bottle is also represented by the major arcana “The Chariot” from the tarot card system. It’s message is to “trust in the process of life, the hope in how things may unfold”. aura-soma-equilibrium-b07

If you know the story of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemene, you’ll remember that it was just before he was captured by the Roman soldiers. The thing is, though Jesus was someone who had amazing faith in God, he was also human. He knew what was in store for him. He knew of the torture and the crucifixion. No one would want such a devastating, torturous death. And so he prayed. He prayed for God to let “this cup” pass, if it was meant to be.

I will always believe that the hardest thing for any one of us to do is to completely let go of control. It is a fearful feeling, to trust in Life/God/Universe/Source so completely that we are able to hand the reins of our life to a Higher Power.

It’s hard to explain. On one hand there is this concept of being so centred and being strong enough to go with the flow of life. On the other hand, it doesn’t mean you’re a push over. This idea of letting go and flowing together with life is something that is cultivated within us. It means not making things more than what they are. It means doing our part but knowing that we are really not in complete control and that, that is okay. It is having the knowledge and the wisdom to realise that no matter how much we think we know everything, we do not. It is having the broad view of life, knowing that life is mysterious and that it doesn’t have to be a struggle. It is having the trust in our connection with life and knowing that life isn’t this horrible thing but an adventure. That we are the heroes and heroines of our life story and like the tales of these heroes and heroines we’ve heard or read of, we will go through experiences and we will succeed.

Yellow, green and olive

The yellow in this bottle represents knowledge. Knowledge that is infused with understanding. It also represents fear.

If we examine fear in ourselves and remove the label of judgment, then the energy, when understood, may have a purpose beyond the conceptualisation of the label itself – The Aura-Soma Source Book; Mike Booth with Carol McKnight; page 73.

So, the yellow represents three things – fear (of letting go of control) and the knowledge and understanding that these fears are only there to show us where and how we can grow. It also represents doubt. But, doubt can be good. It makes us question, it makes us more aware and finally it allows us to discern, what is true to us and what is not.

With this, the yellow then leads us to the green. Here the green represents not only trust (the blue “hidden” within the green), but it also brings us the message of taking a step back and getting a “panoramic view” of a situation. It brings us the message to BREATHE and spaciousness. To take a chill pill and relax. It is only when we do trust ourselves and Life, it is only when we take a step back and breathe deeply, can we be still enough to tap into our intuition, into our hearts and listen to it.

Green is the way, the truth, and the possibility of making the right decision in orienting ourselves toward the right decision – The Aura-Soma Source Book; Mike Booth with Carol McKnight; page 73

It is aligning ourselves to our “True North”, that inner compass which is in all of us, guiding us from within.

What do you think? What thoughts does the green and yellow bottle evoke in you? let me know in the comments below, if you’d like πŸ™‚

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Representing the Chariot of the major arcana, this bottle basically symbolises movement. Movement that happens when we trust, movement that flows with life instead of being stuck, held back because of fear and a lack of trust of ourselves. When we are willing to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective it narrows our minds and hearts so much that we can’t move.

When shaken together, yellow and green become olive green. This colour represents either hope or bitterness. And it makes sense, when we trust with understanding and allow ourselves to be lead by the heart (inner guidance), there is always hope. When we let our fears take control with no understanding of what or why we truly fear, when we hold on desperately to what we think is the only way, when we struggle against the flow of life, and we take away the light we become bitter – with regret, with anger and with hopelessness.

The more we trust the process of life, the more our destiny is likely to unfold. Sometimes it is fear that functions as energy to help us across the difficulties ahead – The Aura-Soma Source Book; Mike Booth with Carol McKnight; page 73

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