Creating Mandalas For Spiritual Growth

September 17, 2008 by  
Filed under Healing, Relaxation

By Kevin Forrester

Mandala is a Sanskrit word, which means, “Circle”. This hallowed diagram or meditation symbol is normally round and is a symbolic representation of the cosmos and its energy. It is utilized in Eastern and Native American medicine for curing body, soul, and spirit. Meditative reflection of the mandala can bring the internal light of the soul to awareness, trigger secret powers of the mind and open the heart chakra to the therapeutic power of absolute love.

Coloring and making mandalas is a simple technique. Essentially a form of meditation, you set aside your internal dialog as you produce figures on a page or color in a pre-made figure. As with any form of involved meditation you will be capable of accomplishing the same serene, calm impressions of conventional meditation without the troubles of posturing for hours at a time or trying to discharge your rushing psyche.

Through meditating on a mandala, specifically the heart of the pattern, a person can well be absorbed into the circle to discover their center, and above all else keep that focus. Good for novices or anybody short on time, creating mandalas or using pre-made mandalas is a great way to begin the process of healing and introspection.

Fashioning an individualized mandala can be the equivalent of a journey where you are figuring out in your psyche who you are and what is crucial to you. You may draw a mandala one day and although it can look well balanced the drawings may represent negative emotions that you weren’t aware of. If you work on your Mandala once again you may be able to research in your psyche ways of equilibrating these damaging emotions and adjudicating them with affirmative thoughts to help you feel more joyous and better balanced.

To produce your personal mandala you’ll want to find the place and privacy where you will be able to allow yourself to relax and then to clear the channel for your ideas to pour forth and manifest as an imaginative paradigm.

The artistic value of the mandala is not as important as the meditative insights one gains from creating a mandala. Each person will derive a different experience from their renderings and hopefully gain a new perspective on their life and their problems.

Do not be concerned with how quickly you can draw or color the mantra but keep your mind open to any thoughts or revelations that you receive while you are doing it. Monks have been known to take weeks to complete a single mandala only to destroy it afterward. Enjoy your reflections and you may learn something about yourself.

Using mandalas is one way to unlock the powers of your mind, to break free from your self defeating beliefs and conditioning. Take time to work on yourself and the rest of your life will seamlessly fall into a harmonious vibration. You must take control of your thoughts and emotions before you lose yourself.

Seek A Higher Balance

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One Response to “Creating Mandalas For Spiritual Growth”

  1. Aaron on February 2nd, 2011 5:56 am

    I don’t believe on the effects of mandalas to our mind and spirit but I like the designs so much. Well, thanks for sharing this info on how to create mandalas.