Welcome to this week’s Inspiration Mandala – “Thank You Mandala”.
This mandala is from my personal sketchbook collection. I created it as a thank you to send others. I love its bright and cheery colours, as well as its link to hearts and flowers.
Its message for inspiration:
Thank you from my heart to yours – for sharing yourself with me.
Thank you for your wisdom and guidance, your generosity and gifts, your patience and love. My heart fills with gratitude and thanks
for all that has been given to me.
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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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