Why create a Mandala?
♦ Regenerative and curative power – activate the latent powers of the mind. The meditative process helps to focus and open the heart to the healing power of unconditional love.
♦ Calming and relaxing effect – on the mind and body, thus focusing and strengthening the will to heal.
♦ Brings joy as it facilitates the healing of a sense of psychological fragmentation.
♦ Make the invisible visible – expressing paradoxical situations or patterns of ultimate reality that can be expressed in no other way.
♦ Reveal unity between human existence and the structure of the cosmos – opening up a perspective in which things can be understood as a whole.
♦ Gives form and expression – to an intuitive insight into spiritual truth by releasing the inner light of the soul.
Source: Judith Cornell Mandala Luminous Symbols for healing
“I love the spiritual aspect!
Fantastic! Thank you. I want to do more…“
With the power of your mind you can work changes in the life in the body as well as in the body itself. . . . Mind [consciousness or soul, including intelligence, will, and feeling] can enable you to do anything you want, but you must experiment first in little things until you fully develop that power.Paramahansa Yogananda
Healing Power of Mandalas
The ultimate aim of these practices is Self-realisation – the recovery of one’s authentic Self, not the ego-personality bound by one’s individual circumstances.
This greater Self, is an aspect of transcendental Reality. The recovery of this Self, synonymous with enlightenment, is the mystical experiential knowing and remembering in mind, body, and soul that we are one with the Divine
Mandala – the Sanskrit word for “circle,” is a concrete symbol of its creators absorption into a sacred centre.
Know Yourself Deeper Than Before
By focusing on the manually created Mandala both the artist and meditator can open to the divine energies of deities and to the contents of his or her own spiritual and psychological self. When a practitioner wilfully illuminates and embodies a sacred image from within the psyche while in a meditative state, spiritual transformation, physical healing, and the integration of personality fragments can result.Judith Cornell Mandala Luminous Symbols for healing