Vafara Maëlie 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 Sri Yantra or Shree Yantra which is considered prime most among all the mandalas is a complex multi triangular cosmic grid. Sri Yantra mandala is formed by nine interlocking triangles surrounding the center point. Together the nine triangles are interlaced in such a way as to form 43 smaller triangles in a web symbolic of the entire cosmos or a womb symbolic of creation. Sri Yantra mandala is also used as a good luck symbol and believed to usher in good luck and prosperity.
Hence most of the people associate these mandalas to the Buddhism religion while it has manifested its presence in different forms such as the Yin Yang symbol in the Chinese culture and the circular Aztec calendar that resembles the shape of a mandala. The most commonly associated Buddhist religion and the Tibetan monks have been designing these mandalas since a long time ago which requires specialized knowledge and skill to be acquired for its design. Mandalas essentially start from a center or origin in space that extends outwards in concentric circles. They are viewed as a sacred geometry that emits and attracts positive energy.
Think of coloring as a creative quick-fix
Coloring mandalas is a peaceful pastime used by a variety of peoples and institutions to heal the mind and the body. As someone with both General Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder I know first hand the calming, meditative power of mandala coloring and drawing. The more I color the easier it is for me follow the hypnotic rhythm of the action and push the anxiety away. This is why you can find mandala coloring and creation being used in nursing homes, elementary schools, cancer wards, and mental health facilities across the country. It is simple and it works.
a. Select the mandala that calls to you.