Carl Jung recognized the healing power of mandalas. Tibetan Buddhists use mandalas as part of the spiritual tradition. The Navajos construct sand mandalas for their healing rituals and then they imbibe them with spiritual power. Dalai Lama believes that when a mandala is constructed, something in the atmosphere changes and peace, yes peace, is created.
But what is a mandala? Mandalas are sacred circles,they are symbols of healing and wholeness ............ mandalas .......... facilitate self-discovery.
You can find them in nature ............ have a look at a rose, or orchid or any other flower, pay attention to the spider's web, the shells on a beach, the moon, the sun .......... the list is endless.
The truth is that anybody can create a mandala, as complex or as simple as you want it to be. Wheather you are on the beach enjoying the sunshine, or in the garden sipping a cup of tea,or on the train commuting, commuting ...... or in a boring meeting ...........take a piece of paper with you, a pen ........ and have a go .......... start your mandala today.
But what can possibly do a mandala for you? The process of drawing or paining a mandala is actually a deep meditative process, it brings along calmness, relaxation of the body and mind .....it open the door to that part of you where intuition and creativity are at home.
Earlier today I just felt the need to take a break from my daily work. I felt stressed and overwhelmed, in need for peace and focus. This is why I started a mandala ....... to give my logical brain a break. The result is this one
You can ask questions while working on your mandala, write down the answers that come to your mind .............. because you will receive some answers ..........and .... the beauty of this process is that there is no need to finish your mandala in one session. You can come back to it whenever you want. If you would like to see a fascinating demonstration have a look:
And because I've been interested in mandalas for quite a while, I came across a fascinating website and a programme dedicated to mandalas. Do check it out if you would like to join a group of mandala "aficionados"! You will not regret! The facilitator is Barbara Hagerty. She is a real sweetheart!
Enjoy the experience!