Welcome to this week’s Mandala Inspiration called “Breathe”.
This mandala is another inspired by the chakra energy series – the Solar Plexus Chakra in particular. This chakra is located around the navel and is associated with our physical and emotional centre. When in balance the solar plexus allows us to act with integrity and confidence. This chakra is said to energise us with a source of purpose, drive and motivation.
The mandala’s message of inspiration:
Breathe. Expand. Release.
Let go of what no longer serves you.
Cast away the old hurts, the stale energy, and spent emotion.
Yield and let it melt away. Make way for the new.
Create space for what you do want instead. Allow yourself to stand centred and tall in this newfound loving light.
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Curious about mandalas?
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). Psychiatrist Carl Jung also used mandalas 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, 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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