Healing with Mandala Art Therapy

Mandala Art


Mandala is the Sanskrit for Circle or Completion, where one makes mandala a window for self-examination inside. Mandala art is a vessel for allowing thought, and the process of creation is a form of meditation Exercises that relieve stress are quick and easy to do and can be used as a focus for continuous meditation. The mandala is a symbol of the universe and gives us the feeling of being part of it as we have it. Our internal communication and is used for understanding, healing, and self-expression in circular structures, reflecting the wholeness of the person creating it.

Nature creating the mandala is a healing and symbolic way. The shapes and colors you create in your MandalaArt will show your inner identity at the time of creation. Your natural state and attitude should encourage and guide you through the creative process. Eventually, you will be creating your own image just as you are when you create a mandala.

Therefore, whatever you feel at that moment, whatever feelings come your way, will be represented in your mandala art therapy. Like most art therapies, it’s not about the final product… it’s about the journey. When you get to your destination, you will have a representation of something that makes sense to you and your image for a short time in the time expressed by your mandala.

Mandala are sacred pieces of art used to awaken healing, spiritual growth and meditation.The word Mandala means 'sacred circle' and is derived from the word 'mandra' which means 'vessel of greatness'. This circle or 'vessel of the essence' is said to represent perfection, health, communication, unity, harmony and life cycle. It is also said to symbolize unity with life.

Mandala also contains geometric patterns that reflect and represent Global Geometry. They usually have a focal point in the center known as the seed and the beginning of the construction of Mandala and all life.

The traditional Buddhist Mandala includes four quadrants that are said to represent loving-kindness, compassion, compassion and equality.These quadrants are also decorated with colors - white, yellow, red, green and blue which are said to cure the soul.

White: Heals ignorance and transforms it into acceptance, purity and wisdom.

Yellow: Heals pride and transforms it into unity, compassion and abundance.

Red: Heals attachment and fear and turns it into confidence, freedom and power.

Green: Heals jealousy and transforms it into unconditional love, understanding and accomplishment.

Blue: Heals anger and transforms it into your sign, your self-expression, and your sense of humor.

Coloring your Mandala, using whatever medium you desire such as paints, crayons, watercolors etc. Focus on your intention and remain open to the healing you may receive.