Eitan Kedmy – Receiving New Year with a sand mandala

Eitan Kedmy – Receiving New Year with a sand mandala


My name is Eitan Kedmy I am a multi-disciplinary artist
in drawing and sculpture. In recent years I’ve focused
my artistic creativity on drawing mandalas, and on
studying the power of the mandala as a tool for creating personal empowerment
and spiritual development. During the week of Sukkot I invite
friends and students over for a special mandala ceremony that prepares the soul to receive
the new year. Over three days I create a mandala
from colored sand. At the end of the process
I break the mandala up. It is a ceremony that calls for
release of the soul from any hold to make room
for the blessings of the new year. Eitan Kedmy
Receiving the New Year with a Sand Mandala
Sukkot 2013 Part of the issue of the mandala is
I don’t know what is going to be. I simply place the colors and it happens,
from one moment to the next. And it’s like entering the flow of a river
and just being in the flow. And saying, the river will take me
to the place I need to reach. The moment I take the sand
with my finger and place it it gives me a kind of calm,
that I’m on the way. I act from energy that happens now. Now I feel it, I place this. It gives me a feeling of being
within faith, within a kind of quiet, I’m on some path,
within a force that leads and it’ll be fine.
Whatever happens will be right. – The Mandala Creation Process –
The mandala has a central point. and the search for that point is life. When I create a point
something happens there. I connect to there
and as soon as I connect then it becomes the way,
it’s the jump into the water. When I work I know that it is all
terribly, terribly temporary. I clearly know that the sand is
temporary. It’s very vulnerable in what it leads me to,
those sensitive parts within me. How we can truly do it all with power,
with faith, and devote ourselves 100% when we know that there is no way
to be more than a small flicker. – Intention –
When we have a waste of the energy that goes on preserving something,
because we are afraid, because it comes from…
Then we also have plenty of room. The more we release
the energy of fear, we will have a lot more room for love,
a lot more room for passion, a lot more room to experience
the full force of life. – Meditation –
Notice that our breath connects us between the outer world
and the inner world. Where, which, who is the thing,
what is the thing that this year I know
the time has come to let go of. – The Release Ceremony – I bless myself and I bless
the audience present at the ceremony that both I and the participating
audience can release things in it. It feels good! Filming and Editing:
Shmir Elbaz

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