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I’ve become relatively inactive in Beliefnet this past few months, absorbed in the other aspects of my life, but I’d like to start the New Year with a report on my personal progress on working toward the “miracle question” and its way of envisioning change.
On the counseling business side, I’m probably also a 7. I have finished up working at the community mental health clinic I’d been working at for 3 1/2 years and am now fully in private practice in Danvers, MA. Until September, the financial side of this was going surprisingly well — I was getting perhaps a call a week from various sources, and most of them resulted in clients coming to work with me — but this has dropped off since the financial crash, and I need to figure out ways to generate more referrals. I’m working on it.
On the art-making and art-marketing side, I’m probably a 6. I’m still working on finding a market for the flower mandalas (and am happy to hear suggestions / make connections through this forum), but I haven’t created any new mandala work in a long time, nor have I made a lot of headway in finding someone to represent me. I’m continuing work on my Independence Park project (a study of the sea, the sky, and time) and am beginning to broaden the concept in ways I find myself thinking about when I’m doing other things — always a good sign. And I’m starting to appreciate my growing skills as a photographer. I feel that a move to a new level is afoot, though where that will take me I don’t know.
On the personal plain, where I’ve been about a 3 most of the past year, I’m now about a 7.5 and moving up the scale rather quickly, having found a partner quite different from prior partners. I feel seen and connected in a new way, and I find I’m also able to process, both within myself and with her, old baggage, and I’m starting to let it go. In part, this process is due to who each of us is, but it is also helped by my work as a counselor. I seem consistently to be taking insights from my personal work into my practice and vice-versa, so that each enriches the other.
Overall, I’d say I’m a 7, and on the threshhold of a major move up, as the various threads of myself and my life that I’ve been working on integrating since my near-death experience seem, finally, to be coming together. As Tom Petty said in “Learning to Fly,” the future is wide open….
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