Pink Mandalas, Part Two: Regaining Wholeness

Series introduction: Since my own recovery from advanced breast cancer eight years ago, I have wanted to share the love and support I received. Part of what kept me going was drawing on the radiant energy in the Nature mandalas I make with my husband, David. No matter how down I felt, my heart and my body could be uplifted by these bright, life-filled images. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I have picked out seven of our pinkest mandalas to share, along with some stories and writings about healing.


When I selected this pink mandala called “Inspiration” for my second blog, I thought that I would be writing about how important it is to find sources of inspiration when you are healing. And that is certainly true, but as I sat in stillness, I got the message that I was really to write about the elements in the Inspiration mandala, and what healing energies it shares.


Inspiration Mandala

Inspiration Mandala




The Sanskrit word “mandala” can be translated as “sacred circle”. One of the most powerful aspects of the Inspiration mandala is its circularity. The radial pattern of petals and the bands of color lead us to see circles within circles, shining from a radiant core. The fact that the image is made from a single element, Peruvian lily petals, gives it a gentle simplicity that also highlights the circular geometry.


I can tell you that one of the most alarming things about getting cancer is that all order in your life is blown away by the necessary chaos of appointments, decisions, treatments, and regimens; not to mention the anguish and emotional depths you and your loved ones plunge into. When I lived in that chaos, I was steadied by the vision of what was ordered, whole in shape, and filled with Nature’s vibrantly colorful life. Through my eyes, I received a multi-dimensional patterning message that helped me feel I could rebuild my own wholeness.


It would be accurate to say that regaining wholeness was the theme of my entire healing. And indeed the words whole, heal, and holy all have the same root. For me, the journey to wholeness began in my core being. My identity as a soulful woman had sustained some wounds that needed profound healing. It was only when I felt my innermost circle of self was reconstructing that I could go on to find the most holistic medical support available.


I was very lucky to connect with Dr. Isaac Eliaz, an M.D. Acupuncturist and creator of regenerative supplements. Dr. Eliaz is a pioneer in the integrative treatment of cancer, and a wonderful person. Integrative medicine is based on treating the whole being. Working with Dr. Eliaz, his whole staff, being with the other patients, being in a clinic filled with sacred art—this greatly boosted my wholeness quotient. You can connect with Dr. Eliaz at www.dreliaz.org and at the end of this blog you can see the TV show made on my healing, including my work with Dr. Eliaz.


Even though my cancer is gone, building wholeness is a lifetime activity. This is one reason why I feel so grateful to be working with our Nature-based arts. I have the opportunity every day to meditate on wholeness in the form of mandalas like Inspiration. These images deliver vibrational doses of wholly restorative energy. I used to refer to such visual healing energy “beauty-medicine”, and it is more potent than you would imagine. Just as gazing at a vase of flowers someone brought us because we were ill or sad lifts our spirits, simply gazing at a pink petal image like Inspiration helps us feel good, and subtly imprints us with holy, healing wholeness


As an outgrowth of my own experience with regaining wholeness, I offer Healing Ally consultation services and classes to women who are on the conscious path to wellness. You can read about my offering on our Healing page.



If you or someone in your family or circle of friends is grappling with breast cancer, David and I send you loving wishes for strength and recovery. And we want to give you two ways to enjoy and share the Inspiration Mandala and our Healing Mandala Notecards, both at a special discount for October.


1. A fine art print of the Inspiration Mandala in any size. Click here to go to our online store for prints and use this 6-letter discount code– PRCYZE– to receive a 15% discount for the month of October.


2. A set of six Healing Mandala Notecards, also on sale for October. Click here to see our selection of Healing Mandala Notecards.


It is our deep desire that these pink mandalas will bring peace and healing joy to all.



To watch this video in Full Screen, click on the “YouTube” button to watch on YouTube. Then click the button with 4 “arrows” to expand to Full Screen viewing.



This is Part 1 of an episode of the TV program, The Incurables, that was produced about Bonnie’s dramatic healing from breast cancer.
To watch this video in Full Screen, click on the “YouTube” button to watch on YouTube. Then click the button with 4 “arrows” to expand to Full Screen viewing.








This is Part 2 of an episode of the TV program, The Incurables, that was produced about Bonnie’s dramatic healing from breast cancer.

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