When the ladies arrived for art therapy for their very first session, I had them randomly select an image of a flower from magazine clippings. We would use this image as the center focus and create a mandala. To get focused, I led a guided visual meditation I call “A Seed in the Desert”. The idea is that this “seed” sprouts and grows into a beautiful flower representing our lives if we will nourish the seed. The mandala shown here was done by an offender who was able to “see” beyond her desert environment and imagine the possibilities for her future. Is there a seed in a desert place of your life that is ready to sprout and bloom? Why not visualize it and explore the possibilities today?