I hope you enjoy this new mandala, my expression of Al-Wali, Friend, Protector, and Governor of All. I’ve included the poem “You Were Born Together” by Kahlil Gibran which expresses our need for both deep connection and open expansiveness in true friendship.
How do you balance and hold loving someone deeply while granting them the space they need to expand? What allows you to give your heart openly without losing yourself in the process? How do you befriend and protect yourself, asserting your own needs, while understanding that you are responsible for meeting those needs?