“Art is literacy of the heart” Elliot Eisner / “Arte não é pureza; é purificação, não é liberdade; é libertação.” Clarice Lispector

domingo, 5 de outubro de 2014

Butterfly Mandala

I love Mandalas. They have been part of my life for such a long time and have helped me a lot.

Mandalas, What  Are They?

The word Mandala (pronunciation mon- dah- lah) means "circle".  A Mandala represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds.

The mandala appears to us in all aspects of life, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon and more obviously the circles of life encompassing friends, family and communities. 

Mandalas are circular designs symbolizing the notion that life is never ending. Many mandalas have spiritual significance to an individual or group of individuals. The Hindus were one of the first people to use a mandala as a spiritual tool, but the mandalas most individuals are familiar with, are ones made by Buddhists.

Mandalas are used for meditation purposes allowing the individual meditating to become one with the universe. There are not many who are able to achieve this state of mind from just studying a mandala. The symbolism behind the creation of a mandala can have significant meaning for many individuals whether they are Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Pagan or of any other religious orientation.  

Creating a mandala

The internet has a wealth of mandalas and their meanings.  Many sites have mandalas ready for colouring as a free copy or download.  It is always best to select colours intuitively.  With the assistance of Spirit and Destiny magazine find below colours and their symbolic meanings to assist you making your mandala colour choice:

RED for strength, high energy and passion
PINK for love, intuition and the feminine
ORANGE for creativity, transformation, self-awareness and intuition
YELLOW for learning, wisdom, laughter and happiness
GREEN for physical healing, psychic ability, love of nature and caring
BLUE for emotional healding, inner peace and meditation
PURPLE for all things spiritual
WHITE for spiritual focus
BLACK for mystery, deep thinking and individuality

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10 comentários:

  1. A beautiful butterfly mandala, Karla. And thanks so much for taking the time to explain the meaning of mandalas. It's amazing what we learn on the blogs.

  2. oh excellent! love mandalas too and this is soooo beautiful, so colorful, just a fabulous eyeful! Great job!

  3. What a beauty, Karla, love your 'insect' presentation!

  4. Your mandala is really lovely what a unique answer to the challenge...bravo!

  5. A fantastic Mandala Karla! ♥
    Have a great new week!

  6. a wonderful Mandala! (i´ve worked with them a lot at School...)

  7. Your Mandala is stunning with interesting explanation.
    Wish a great week to you, Karla.

  8. Your Mandala is absolutely beautiful. The colours are brilliant

  9. Your mandala is such a colorful kaleidoscope effect!
    I love it and its beautiful butterflies.
    (Thank you for the explanations dear Karla :)

  10. Oh wow, Karla, I love the dramatic colours. Gorgeous.


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