Early humans saw order and cycles in nature and this inspired myths and spiritual practices that made sense of these patterns. The patterns of the seasons, movement of stars, and the accompanying myths gave rhythm and meaning to their lives. Similarly, we find meaning and awe in our world through its many patterns, and we now have a sophisticated science that is ever finding simpler and more powerful explanations. Awareness of life patterns nurtures our mind and spirit. Looking deeply at patterns can be a meditative and spiritual as well as scientific endeavor. We include several awareness meditations and fun activities to stimulate pattern awareness and foster mindfulness.
Categories of activities: Spirals (including painting cones, coloring book), spots and stripes (including two art activities), bubbles & bees, changing feelings, walking patterns, fractal patterns (including leaf rubbings), neighbots, birds-eye-view (community pattern visioning exercises), energy patterns (including Lego chemistry), pendulum patterns, and seasonal cycles. Below are a few highlights.