Mandalas for Emotional Healing and Mental Clarity
The point of meditating with mandala art and coloring or creating mandalas, is to clear the mind by forcing it to focus on the mandala design. It is sort of like distracting yourself from everyday distractions. Concentrate on the design to quiet the mind. If you begin to get distracted, thinking about what else you need to do, simply focus on the mandala until you quiet your mind completely.
Choose a mandala design or mandala symbol with a specific goal in mind. This will help you make progress in any area you feel needs further exploration.
- Yin Yang symbols can help you achieve greater balance in your mind and in your life in general.
- A butterfly mandala design can assist with renewal and moving forward.
- Star mandala patterns encourage deeper, more spiritual exploration.
- Chakra colors in a mandala design help you focus during chakra meditation.
Drawing your own mandala design from scratch is the most therapeutic way to use mandala. While you are drawing and coloring your mandala patterns, you will find yourself drawn in and highly focused. After you finish, you will be surprised to find that you feel less stressed and more in control. This is achieved naturally, without you having to actually concentrate on the stress release or emotional healing exercise. You may even experience one of those wonderful “Ah hah” moments when something you’ve been struggling with is suddenly crystal clear and things just begin to fall into place.