The word mandala comes from the ancient Sanskrit language, and it means “circle” or “centre”. They have been used for centuries in rituals and for meditation. While they look like interesting shapes, there is much more to a mandala than that. If you look around at nature, you will see that there are all kinds of interesting shapes. Bring a snowflake to mind or a spider’s web. These are both intricate and beautiful, and when you look at them, you may find yourself transported into a world of wonder.
What I love about mandalas is the sense of wellbeing that I get when I focus on them and colour them in. I will typically tune into something that is on my mind, connect to my muse and then allow whatever needs to flow, arise.
Mandalas offer you the opportunity to focus in on something and then work your way out from the centre to the outer edges where your consciousness is expanded. Imagine that the centre is the issue and as you work out, you are discovering solutions.
When you concentrate on an aspect of your life, you are energetically connecting to your inner state, intuition, wisdom and creativity, which is then reflected back in not only the process that you use to colour in your mandala, but the colours that you use.
When you start to colour in your mandala, you will notice yourself relaxing and yourself opening up to your inner wisdom and creativity where you will find the solutions you need.
Once you have coloured in your mandala put pen to paper and write about whatever comes up. This is what your heart and soul wants you to know.
The benefits of mandalas
- There is no right or wrong way to colour a mandala so that you can colour them in any way you desire
- You can colour just about anywhere
- Colouring lifts your spirits and brings out the child in you
- You can colour at your own pace
- You are creating a unique work of art
- It connects you to your wisdom and creativity
- It’s relaxing and will help you to de-stress
Now before you think I am going to suggest you get your paints, magazines and glue out – this is much simpler.
Your vision board mandala
- Print out your mandala
- Set your intention
- Write your vision around the mandala
- In each of the central petals write a word this is a part of your vision
- Colour in the mandala
- Journal what comes up
- Re write your vision
Told you it was easy…
If you love mandalas, these two Gratitude Journals have some lovely mandalas in them.
- Ready to create a LIVING vision board – join me in Writing To Heal -Journey Of The Heart