The word mandala comes from Sanskrit . Manda refers to “essence, Spirit, or energy” and adding la to any word indicates “a container of vessel for”. So a mandala is “a container for essence, Spirit, or energy” and as such it becomes a wonderful tool for deep inner exploration and understanding.
Mandalas for Personal Exploration Creating a personal mandala is a relatively simple process, yet one that may elicit profound results. In our individual experiences we have uncovered a variety of insights that informed, even transformed, our personal journeys.
There are many ways to approach mandala work. Our work follows a three step process and includes a focus on increased personal awareness with an attitude of openness and curiosity. We will walk you through this exciting process when we gather together, but briefly, here are the three components.
Step One: Intention,/p>
Doing mandala work requires directing our attention inward, to connect with Spirit / Soul / Higher Consciousness and setting a clear intention.
Step Two: Experience Now it is time to fill your circle. Allow yourself to be drawn to the tools that call to you.
Step Three: Integration Using your journal, take time to record your experience.
Mandalas and Feng Shui Mandalas hold great potential for bringing insight into our lives, including creative applications in conjunction with feng shui. Consider some possibilities:
We hope you’ll join us to experience the beauty and power of creating your own mandala!
Circle of Wellness grew out of a collaborative project of four masters of Arts in Holistic Health Studies students who researched the lived experience of creating mandalas. Alanna and Mary are pleased to carry this research forward and have been offering workshops on mandalas to others as a tool for healing and self-discovery.
To contact Mary and Alana & Circle of Wellness, email: firstname.lastname@example.org