Sitting in Pictures

Most of you are familiar with sand paintings either done by Native Americans or Tibetan Monks.  They are used for various purposes usually healing or prayer. Here in the mainstream treasure maps or vision boards have become popular.  This is a modern extension of what is a very ancient practice. The Hopi people have used a practice for centuries termed, “sitting in pictures” and it involves a version of what called creative visualization. To sit in a picture is a way to find yourself back in harmony with all things including oneself.

It would be difficult for most of us to create an actual sand painting and spend days/nights sitting within the center of the circle and praying but most of us can create a vision board or treasure map for our life.  What is your dream? Where do you see yourself and how does that relate to the rest of the world, to all beings, all things? Are you congruent? Are you on your path or have you deterred off for some reason?

Without going into too much detail draw a circle as large or small and you would like.  glue a recent photo of yourself onto the center point.  Now if you are working to regain health or a former weight level use a photograph of when you felt your best. Now surround the photo with pictures, words form magazines or personal drawings, attach representative pieces or objects if you like. Beads or glitter, ribbons etc are all up to you. Create a physical representation of your creative visualization of your life.  Sit in your picture and let it resonate with body, mind, heart and spirit. Become in harmony, balance or walk in beauty. Place this in a location you will see daily.  Give yourself the pleasure of meditating on the images for 10 minutes a day. Miricals can and do happen.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. evilnymphstuff
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 04:40:09

    Wow! Sounds like a great idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂


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