"Support and honour" - Magnolia Meditation Cushion


About this design:
The white Magnolia flower symbolizes purity, beauty and perseverance, and is often associated with nobility; noble character, greatness of mind, and the strength within us that comes from our ancestral history, and is the basis of our spiritual foundation.

The Sanskrit word for “noble or awakened heart” is Bodhichitta. To quote Pema Chodron, “It is said that in difficult times, it is only Bodhichitta that heals. When inspiration has become hidden, when we feel ready to give up, this is the time when healing can be found in the tenderness of pain itself.”
The magnolia design reminds you to honour your past to help you find the courage to see the Bodhichitta in small, everyday moments. Connecting with your ancestors through meditation can help identify patterns that no longer serve you and give you the strength to let go of limiting beliefs.

When I created this design, I was living in a house with a large magnolia tree in the front yard. It bloomed for most of the year with giant, white fragrant flowers. While initially being inspired just by the blooms, through my meditations, the connection with my Polish/Ukrainian ancestors intensified. I felt very supported by my ancestors, many that I’d never met. The sensation that they were there with me, standing by my side, was beautiful. And then, during a constellation exercise, my grandmother (who had passed away when I was a teen) came to me with words of love and encouragement through another workshop participant.
These experiences influenced this design, and in particular, the intricate “flowery lace” pattern around the mandala, which is reminiscent of the hand-painted Ukrainian eggs that adorned the shelves of my grandmother’s home.

Round meditation cushion with mandala centre designed to help you get comfortable and settle into your meditation practice. This beautifully designed, cotton cushion will help you create a special, sacred space.

Rich colour printed on cotton with a heavy-weight cotton canvas bottom. Tiny pom poms add colour and flare to your sacred space. High quality, digitally reproduced, artwork designed in Canada from original mixed media artwork showing intricate design details and original brush strokes. Beautifully sewn with invisible side zipper, cover is removable for dry cleaning.
Approximate diameter with insert is 22" (55.88 cm) diameter.

Polyfill cushion is 26"
Pillow form (cushion insert) filled with polyester fiberfill - Made in Canada
Cover: 100% Polypropylene (100% non-woven polyester)
Fill: 100% Polyester fibres
Cover-100% Cotton. Trim- 100% Nylon. Designed in Canada, Printed in India. Dry clean only.

Item may be picked up (Vancouver, B.C.) to save on shipping costs.
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