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"Once you discover what a mandala is you'll begin to see them everywhere"

Photo by @dimillash

What is a Mandala?

We often associate the word mandala with the circular designs that have repeating colors, shapes, and patterns radiating from the center. Mandalas can be precise, carefully measured, geometric, and perfectly symmetrical, or in contrast, free flowing, organic, and asymmetrical. Mandalas are often drawn in circles but they can also be drawn in squares.

Mandalas are used for meditation purposes allowing the individual meditating to become one with the universe. The symbolism behind the creation of a mandala can have significant meaning for many individuals whether they are Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Pagan or of any other religious orientation. Mandalas can be created by individuals to symbolize their journeys through life.

Mandalas in Nature

These mandalas combine the beauty of the natural world with man's desire to create an artistic rendition of the vastness of the universe...

Benefits of Mandalas

  • Relaxes the body and mind

  • Eases stress, anxiety and depression

  • Improves focus

  • Activates creativity

  • Improves sleep

Creating a Mandala

  1. Have a pencil ready ( I use Micron Pigma)

  2. Play some relaxing music to set the tone.

  3. Focus on the colors you feel are helpful for your purpose, and get them ready.

  4. Let the drawing flow as it connects you to the creative source, as though it has a life of its own.

  5. Feel free to use any shapes, words or symbols.

  6. Look at the mandala and feel its energy.

  7. Once you've created your mandala, put it somewhere you will see it every day, so it can work its powerful magic on your day.

Everyone experiences different feelings. But if you have a relaxed demeanor whilst focussed on the mandala you have obviously achieved what was intended.

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