Mandala means “circle”in Sanskrit and is a powerful symbol that can be found in many cultures and seems to arise out of a universal human psychic matrix which is ubiquitous. It is a symmetrical design within a circle and is usually composed of colours, symbols and patterns. It is said that each mandala holds specific energy. Mandalas are perhaps best known for their symbolic and ritual use in Hinduism and Buddhism, but can also be found in Celtic and many other ancient cultures and religions.
The colours, symmetry and symbols in a mandala can create a powerful energy and help you become more relaxed, more focused and/or feeling inspired. Often people are attracted to a certain mandala in different stages in their lives. It is a subconscious process as we are drawn in by the design and the colour. You can also give your mandala a positive meaning – for example reminding you of a – to you – significant moment in your life. Each time you look at the mandala this will be a powerful inspiration to be positive.
Mandalas are also used in psychoanalyses and in medicine as a healing tool. C.G. Jung used mandalas to reveal subconscious patterns and referred to them “as an instrument of contemplation to aid concentration by narrowing down the psychic field of vision and restricting it to the centre”. He went on to say that “the energy of the central point is manifested in the almost irresistible urge to become what one is, the self.”
An increasing number of clinical studies suggest that meditation can boost the immune system, reduce stress, combat depression, reduce pain, lower blood pressure and stimulate the release of melatonin, a hormone believed to slow cell aging and promote restful sleep. Meditation by means of concentrating on a mandala induces harmony and inner peace. Mandalas may be used as a focal point for meditation or relaxation, as a reminder of something significant or just as a beautiful image on your wall that will help you to feel positive or to simply brighten up your day.
it was almost as if angels invited themselves into my mandalas. I like the image of an angel without wanting to attach too much mystery to them; I have however given each angel mandala a positive name and I would like for you to pick up on their special energy of calm and safety. The angels are not always obvious immediately in the mandala and sometimes only seem to come forward after concentrating on the mandala.
Each mandala is painted in the colour of the starsign. Each starsign also has a planet which is also incorporated into the mandala. The sign of Scorpio has two planets incorporated into the mandala. The planet assigned to Scorpio used to be Mars, but when Pluto was discovered it was accepted as the planet for Scorpio.
Each mandala also contains a Tao sign representing balance, the fish-symbol representing prosperity and abundance and the lotus flower to represent the ability to overcome problems. This way the mandala can also spread the positive energy of these symbols.
Buddha and elephant mandalas:
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Series of paintings of women with a mandala, among which seven paintings related to the seven main chakras. Each painting is in the colour of one of the chakras and there is a mandala at the location of the relevant chakra. Each mandala women painting also has a specific meaning and two sailing boats which represent freedom in the form of angel wings.
Tao mandalas: Each image contains the symbol of Tao (balance). Other symbols are incorporated into the design, such as like Angel to give Light, Fish for Prosperity and Lotus to overcome problem.