A practical, enjoyable and nurturing way to reach your personal growth goals.
In our Moving Meditation Dance workshops, creating mandala art is very important part of the energy balancing process. We are using Mandala Art to help treat a wide range of issues as well as helping people gain confidence and build on their self-esteem, enabling them to reach their full potential. It doesn’t matter if you think you can’t draw – it’s what your Mandala Art represents that is important. It is allowing your own inner guidance to unfold in its own spontaneous way.
In my own personal experience as a facilitator of Unlocking Emotions workshops and also as a participant, I have gained surprisingly useful insights. Some of what has appeared through mandala art is, seeing adjustments to our diet, hearing physical body needs, connecting with angels and spirit guides, healing emotional wounds, refreshing long forgotten memories and talents. A beautiful experience I have had as a facilitator is seeing proud, and at the same time, humble expressions from participants about the Mandala Art they have created and seeing the integration of, whatever needed to come up!
According to art therapist and mental health counselor Susanne F. Fincher, we owe the re-introduction of mandalas into modern Western thought to Carl Jung, the Swiss psychoanalyst. In his pioneering exploration of the unconscious through his own art making, Jung observed the motif of the circle spontaneously appearing. The circle drawings reflected his inner state at that moment. Familiarity with the philosophical writings of India prompted Jung to adopt the word "mandala" to describe these circle drawings he and his patients made. In his autobiography, Jung wrote:
I sketched every morning in a notebook a small circular drawing, ... which seemed to correspond to my inner situation at the time. ... Only gradually did I discover what the mandala really is: ... the Self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well is harmonious
Jung recognized that the urge to make mandalas emerges during moments of intense personal growth. Their appearance indicates a profound re-balancing process is underway in the psyche. The result of the process is a more complex and better-integrated personality.
The mandala serves a conservative purpose—namely, to restore a previously existing order. But it also serves the creative purpose of giving expression and form to something that does not yet exist, something new and unique. ... The process is that of the ascending spiral, which grows upward while simultaneously returning again and again to the same point.
Creating mandalas helps stabilize, integrate, and re-order inner life.
The Roots of this moving meditation dance practice is partially based on Jungian Psychology.
This is love we can give to ourselves and honor our feelings as they are.
YOU ARE LOVE