To Inspire, Transform & Heal

Linda Wiggen Kraft
Creativity for the Soul

100 Days for Mandalas – The Gifts of Our Soul -Session 5 – Week 10

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs

The word courage comes from Old French (corage) meaning “heart, innermost feelings” and from Latin (cor) meaning heart.  True courage comes from our heart. It is the bravery of our innermost light that guides us to what is true for us, so that we bring our truth, our light, into the world.


Mandala created by Linda Massie

Speaking our truth and living it is at times hard.

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day,

to make you everybody else

means to fight the hardest battle

which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.

                                                                                                                      e e cummings





THEME FOR SESSION FIVE – This is the first of three weeks with the theme “VULNERABLE” & “COURAGEOUS”

VULNERABLE & COURAGEOUS– These go hand in hand. To know our heart, to open it and share its truth requires courage. How do you find that strength?

QUOTES – Please read these words in bold dark red type by Steve Jobs and ee cummings and let them be an inspiration.

MEDITATION – The guided meditation centers and quiets. Enter into the sacred space of the mandala circle to let the colors, shapes and whatever you put into the mandala guide you. The marks you make are perfect, whatever they are. They help reveal your authentic being.


WRITING PROMPT – An easy poem to create in an acrostic poem.  Take a word, any word or words from the quote, and write the letters one on top of each other, down a page. This week I used the word “BEST”  from the quote and wrote a poem/prayer  on rice paper with walnut and sepia ink.



These mandala were inspired by my passion for mother earth and nature and its spirit as symbolized by the leaf.  My journey has been to help others know how nature heals us in body, mind and spirit.



This mandala is about the light from the heavens that is inside us. We are here meant to shine our light into the world.  Paper punches created the stars.



MaryAnn Young creates her mandalas using her finger instead of a brush.  Certain paints and colors  call out to her. The colors flow in a way that is mesmerizing.  Thank you MaryAnn for sharing your creativity.









The first mandala seen in this blog was created by Linda Massie during a Mandala Circle at my art studio. She used the words Vulnerable and  Courageous as inspiration.








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