Welcome to this week’s Mandala Inspiration called “The Magic of Possibility”.
This week I decided again to start drawing a mandala without a clear plan for this week’s theme. This is what emerged. It’s far from perfect – lopsided really :-), but I’m still happy with it overall. It expresses an inner core that is in the process of moving and expanding outwards.
Spread your wings to take flight, and open up to all of the possibilities around you. Dream that it is possible. Believe and step into its wonder.
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 a 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 can 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.
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