A mandala is a powerful tool to reconnect with the self but also with the sacred geometry of the cosmos. For thousands of years the mandala has been used in many traditional religious and spiritual practices.
Painting a mandala can also been used instead of a meditation as it calms the mind. Nowadays more and more people find their ways into the practice of painting or drawing mandalas. Not only that we will find peace and more concentration for our minds but also for our souls.
Expressing and using certain colours as well as symbols and shapes can be very powerful. It connects us with the original geometry of the universe and therefore offers a deep connection and stability in the cycle of life.
Why not try it yourself, put some nice relaxing music on, find a mandala that suits you and colour whatever you feel drawn to. You will feel refreshed, clear and deeply rooted after this kind of spiritual practice.
You can also colour a mandala and while you do so you fill and recharge it with energy. This process is called healing mandala and is for everyone who seeks some support, assistance and clarity in their life. In addition to that we can also paint or charge a mandala with healing energy and then pass it on to someone who is in need of healing or comfort. Colours and symbols carry a lot of sacred energy and are able to transform our lives as well as the life of others.
History of Mandala
A mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल, lit, circle) is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe.In common use, “mandala” has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.
The term appears in the Rigveda as the name of the sections of the work, but is also used in other religions and philosophies, particularly Buddhism.
In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of practitioners and adepts, as a spiritual guidance tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. ( – Wikipedia 2017)
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