“A mandala is a symbol of the universe in its ideal form, and its creation signifies the transformation of a universe of suffering into one of joy.”
(June 2022 pre-recording)
Materials: pen, coloured pens, 1 piece of paper with 2 circles, one smaller, one larger
Today I would like to invite you to explore the meaning of Purpose
Many of us, ask ourselves
Why am I here?
What is my purpose?
Spiritual teachings define our Purpose as being our truth, in the Vedic teachings, this is called DHARMA.
By stilling the mind, going within, and reconnecting with our essential self, we can rediscover who we really are. By doing this we re-establish our true selves as the guiding light in our lives.
In today’s session, we be using a Mandala, to help still the mind. Mandalas have been used for centuries by many, mostly, eastern religions. A mandala is a symbol of the universe in its ideal form, and its creation signifies the transformation of a universe of suffering into one of joy. It can also be used as an aid to meditation, helping the meditator to envision how to achieve the perfect self.
Begin with drawing a circle, a smaller one, in the center, about the size of a teacup, and then a larger one around that, about the size of a small plate.
Bring your awareness into your heart centre and ask “What is my purpose”
How can I serve myself and also the world around me?
Listen to the wisdom of your heart, as you create…
Beginning in the center, using only outlines, for now, I invite you to start drawing shapes, patterns… anything you wish, you may copy the inspiration in the video or draw your own shapes. This exercise helps to still the mind and become present. There is no right or wrong way of creating a mandala. When you feel ready, you can begin moving outwards into the larger circle, moving at your own pace. You can continue at your own pace, pause the video, color in the shapes…
When you are ready, take some time to reflect on your experience, and any thoughts or images that may have come up.
Music can be found here: The Butterfly effect
Mantra: SAT NAM (Truth)