Welcome to this week’s Inspiration Mandala titled “You are a Treasure”.
It’s a little different to my usual approach. This week I have two new mandalas to share!
They are both based on the same colouring page template that I created for the Christmas inspired mandala. The main difference is the colour palette. And it is amazing to see the different feelings that they evoke.
For comparison here is the original Christmas inspired mandala.
You are a treasure. Never doubt your special gifts.
They are waiting for you at your disposal –
your gift to the world, your compassion, your great heart. Never doubt it. You have much to give.
Do not hesitate to give as you will be repaid tenfold.
And why not try a colour combination of your own?
This mandala colouring page is available for free download when you sign up for the special Mandala Inspiration Inner Creative mailing list. You are welcome to share your creations on Facebook.
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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