Welcome to the very first mandala in my Mandala Inspiration series!
Each and every Monday I’ll be sharing a new mandala with you.
As this is the first week I thought it fitting to create a fresh start, so I have created the Cleanse and Purify Mandala.
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 linked drawing within a circle to being a tool for self-expression.
There is also 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.
I use the practice of drawing mandalas to connect with my intuition. Sometimes I draw with a particular theme or idea in mind (as I did in today’s post). Other times I sit down with a blank slate and start drawing within a mandala circle to see what reveals itself. I might have ideas about what colours I’d like to use, but I rarely start with a final image in mind. Most often I just go with the flow to see what emerges.
I hope that you continue to follow this Mandala Inspiration creative journey with me. Please share any comments below.
Looking for more Inner Creative mandala inspiration?
Then head over to my previous Mandala Play Adventure series where I created a different mandala each day from the same colouring page for 30 days.
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