Welcome to this week’s Inspiration Mandala titled “Dragon Mandala”.
This mandala was inspired by the Feng Shui remedy of a dragon. I wanted to put something in my house that was a symbol of strength, protection and prosperity. So this is the mandala that emerged from that intention.
You are infinitely powerful and strong.
Behold your weaknesses as nothing more than opportunities
for growth and signs of what is not meant for you. Do not fear.
You are protected. Just trust that the path ahead is safe,
no matter your trepidation. Believe and it will come to pass.
You might have noticed that this mandala is a little different to previous ones – in that it’s not coloured in. Recently I’ve started drawing the outlines of my mandala before I colour them in fully to share with others. When I created this mandala it wasn’t good Feng Shui to put a lot of red in the room, so I left it as is with the intention to colour it in later on. But when I came back to it I decided that it looks OK as it is. What do you think?
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Mandalas are an ancient and sacred art form that involve creating patterns and shapes within a circle. Mandalas have been around for centuries. They have been used in various cultures and traditions (ranging from Tibetan Buddhist sand mandalas, Native American medicine wheels, and rose stained glass windows in Gothic cathedrals). Mandalas have also been used by psychiatrist Carl Jung with his patients after he discovered that drawing within a circle could be used as a tool for self-expression.
There is power when you create a mandala with an underlying intention. The act of sitting down and drawing a mandala also creates an opportunity to be still and totally absorbed in the task at hand. Drawing a mandala can be relaxing and form part of mindfulness practice. Its calming effect can ground and centre us. It can also provide us with a tool for self-expression and reflection.
Mandalas can also be used as part of a meditation practice. You use the mandala to settle your mind and provide a focus point for your eyes to rest on during your mediation. Whenever your mind gets distracted then bring back your focus to the mandala. For more information on how to mediate on a mandala.
Looking for more Inner Creative mandala inspiration?
Then head over to previous Mandala Inspirations (see some more links below), or the Mandala Play Adventure series where I created a different mandala each day from the same colouring page for 30 days.
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