The meaning of a Mandala depends on color, geometric elements and culture. The goal of the Mandala is to serve as a tool on our spiritual journey as it symbolizes cosmic and psychic order.
In many spiritual practices, a Mandala represents the entire Universe. In more modern Jungian psychology, the symbol stands for an effort to reunify the self.
The “sacred circle” of the Mandala is found throughout nature and in most aspects of our lives. The universe is permeated with circles and spirals – from the plants, the sun and its orbital/spiral nature, the cycle of the seasons, flowers, seeds, trees, and so much more – even down to the cell itself and the orbital nature of the atoms.
Additionally, it is said that the Mandala has a healing energy that it gives off and can be measured 10 feet out. Many people state, “I don’t know what it is – I just feel a calmness in looking at this (Mandala).” Perhaps that is the part of connection to “wholeness” within. Some Mandalas are specifically for the ‘concentration‘ or ‘focus‘ on them – a form of meditation, which is, once again, for the quiet and healing aspects that come from reconnection to one’s true Self.
On request, I can create a custom design for your home or yoga/meditation room. The gallery below features some recently commissioned examples.