Monthly Archives: March 2014

Chaos & Cosmos

I’m excited to be embarking on a new art series that I’m calling “Chaos & Cosmos” where I’ll be exploring the mandala, the alchemy of self-transformation and our interconnectedness. Check out my beginnings here on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenngrosso/sets/72157642364976294/

“There is a thinking in primordial images, in symbols which are older than the historical man, which are inborn in him from the earliest times, eternally living, outlasting all generations, still make up the groundwork of the human psyche. It is only possible to live the fullest life when we are in harmony with these symbols; wisdom is a return to them.” ~ C.G. Jung

Primordial Spiral Mandala

 

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Happy First Day of Spring

Spring Compass Mandala by Jenn Grosso

As the wheel continues to turn, the balance moves from dark to light, sleep to growth. we move always in circles, spiraling forward. I welcome spring with this mandala, a compass of sorts.

Even though it might not quite look like spring yet… we can begin to feel it in the air. Hello spring I’m ready.

“There might be snow or ice on the ground, there might be harsh winds. The entire world is purifying itself, cleansing away the dead and dirty and moving toward balance. Shouldn’t we do the same? ~ The Lunar Tao

“I hope you will go out and let stories happen to you, and that you will work them, water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estés

A Spring Gathering, by Diana Sudyka

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Not Saved

In Progress Mandala

For those discouraging days, when we might catch ourselves asking to be saved from challenging emotions, a reminder that it’s all grist for the mill. When we can ease gently into our unpleasant thoughts and feelings, we begin to surrender little by little and see the lessons behind it all, feeling it all, learning from it all. No saving necessary.

Not Saved
{A Poem} by Jenn Grosso

Those days
When we carry a heavy heart
And sadness wells up inside
The tears pour out uncontrollably
We hope for salvation.
This notion of being saved
It doesn’t come from the outside
And it’s not about saving ourselves
From discomfort
But with every painful emotion
We can release our grip
Onto expecting it to go away.
Instead
See that we are meeting our teacher
And honor the humanness
That brings us to our knees.
Know that place inside
Unaffected by the mind’s waves
That sees us as beautifully
Part of it all
Not needing any saving.

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