Cendrillon Mya February 19, 2021 mandala coloring
Unlike writing a diary, doing a mandala journal invokes the transpersonal in its non-verbal form, which is a very powerful way to connect directly to your spiritual essence. The right-side of your brain, for once, does not interfere as much and you can have insights and flashes of inspiration, which come into greater focus by doing mandala drawings or even coloring within mandala coloring books. It’s this transpersonal aspect that makes a mandala journal a very meditative, transpersonal, experience which will produce unique revelations to each individual that tries these exercises.
The visualization and concretion of the mandala concept is one of the most significant contributions of Buddhism to religious psychology. Mandalas are seen as sacred places which, by their very presence in the world, remind a viewer of the immanence of sanctity in the universe and its potential in his or her self. In the context of the Buddhist path the purpose of a mandala is to put an end to human suffering, to attain enlightenment and to attain a correct view of Reality. It is a means to discover divinity by the realization that it resides within one’s own self.
How to use a mandala for meditating:
Adults can also find coloring helpful for relaxation, and it may even serve as an alternative to formal meditation. Coloring is a way to quiet the mind, listen inwardly and open up to higher knowledge, healing, and creativity. People of all ages have used this sort of activity instinctively, such as knitting or doodling. When a structured by creative activity occupies our hands and eyes but not of our concentration, it leaves an opening for the creative suspension of the inner mental chatter. During these times we are freed from habitual urges, as well as mental and emotional discord. Science and medicine have also discerned that this state optimizes the self-regenerative powers of our bodies.
It is part of the ”Photographic Memory” exercises that helps your child remember the colors of different pictures when the pictures are flashed within 1 second.
Step Two: Flip through a coloring book and pick the first design that peaks your interest. I offer some free sample pages on my website (listed below) that have been designed specifically for active meditation.