Do you feel confused, is your mind full of thoughts, ideas and you can’t form a plan of action or a way to put these ideas into practice?
Grab a paper and a pencil and start drawing some lines, adding some dots and unite them to form a circle, then another, some more lines and you will have a pattern that you can use to let your creativity guide you.
You can create a spiral, a flower or nothing precise. Just follow the point where the circle and the line meet and keep going around, from the center each step up until the outer line of the circle. Then you pick all the colors of the rainbow and slowly choose one at random, the one that you feel for the most and place it wherever you want. Slowly filling all the emptiness. In silence and in peace.
Thoughts will try to distract you, ignore them, just follow the lines. If you follow your thoughts you can end up on another line or miss a spot, at the end something will be out of harmony. Every little mistake is a point of distraction. A space in the flow. But if you continue. Every day little by little, there will be fewer mistakes, fewer distractions.
Sometimes you will receive meaningful insights related to your work. So you stop, write it down and continue, or later it can be lost. Then, when you finish, sit one moment in awareness, and you will find the mind sharper and more focused to carry on with anything else. You know what you have to do now.
Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means Circle and it represents the Universe, the unity, and harmony of Creation. It is sacred geometry. A mathematical order where every dot has its place. There is no space for doubts, only a different path to follow with a different outcome, but not less beautiful. There are infinite possibilities.
What the Mandala does, for me, is that it works with our unconscious mind. By following exact lines and thus creating an order, the mind is at rest. Once the decision is made, you just follow through peacefully and completely focused on that one path to follow.
Complete mindfulness. Only one thing to do. One at a time. There is no other option.
And in the end, you feel rested, because the mind has had to focus on one thing and that one thing has brought an immediate result that reflects beauty.
It has given you a space for clarity. When your attention is focused on just one point it can be as powerful as a laser, but when it is scattered in different directions than it will lose intensity and clarity.
Mandalas can teach you many things about life in very subtle ways. If you create one yourself it acts like a form of meditation, a connection with your inner self and the energies that are moving around you.
But sometimes we are attracted to a specific Mandala that we have seen, beyond rational comprehension, that particular geometric form is resonating with you and by looking at it repeatedly in silence or having it near you in the place you work or relax, they heal your mental state.
That is the order your being needs at this moment in time to achieve that serenity which allows you to manifest the ideas and visions or overcome circumstances you are now facing.
You can read about one such deep experience while creating Rainbow Spirals
The online world now offers everything you need at any time, but the sacredness of Mandala remains. Whether you create it yourself, color one already made or buy a design, for you to unlock its great potential, you need to allow a moment of silence in front of it and let it heal you.
These are some links with easy steps to learn to draw a Mandala, but if you would like a little indepth and a step by step guide on how I make them you can download for free my Mandala Guide, more info HERE .
I like to use a compass to do the circles but if you do not have one it is not necessary. There are also many already made Mandalas you can download for coloring from Pixabay, Shutterstock, and many others.
Happy creating and would love to know your experience.