Yesterday, I was sitting, trying to contemplate my feelings, where no questions were being answered despite the innumerable times of asking them. So, I tried a different way to channelise whatever energy I was attracting at that point of time. I have been reading about ‘Mandala art’ and its therapy from quite some time now, so I thought of trying it myself.
Mandala has a history which goes back to the origin of Buddhism and Hinduism and it is recognised for its spiritual meaning and representation as a whole. Apart from its religious and spiritual meaning, according to psychology, this art is a representation of the unconscious self of its creator. therefore the shapes and patterns one create in their mandala, is a reflection of their inner-self, at the time of creation. Ultimately it will be a portrayal of their own in that span when that art is being created.
Well, I had no clue what was going inside my own self, when I was attempting to create this, yet for me it somewhere calmed me, all the chaos and turmoil came to a standstill, and there was a feeling of peace, and also bliss, for the piece of creation I could see on the paper. I might not yet have deciphered those emotions which led me to this, however the fog was lifted, i could see and think clearly after its completion. And probably that’s what I needed, that clarity to think through, to understand myself better.
I always have believed that when certain things are not going a certain way we have imagined, if we divert our energies to a place of creation, we eventually feel better. Nothing is better when you see a physical evidence of something that you’ve created by your own, it gives you peace, confidence and satisfaction which in turn strengthen you to keep moving gradually one step at a time, to finally reach your goal.
I wanted to share my attempt of this creation and also the feelings i experienced before and after this creation. It definitely was an experience worth having and I will definitely be trying my hand in this ‘Mandala art’ to feel better and positive, in future too, for Mandalas are everywhere. They are the structures of our cells, our world, and our universe.