Mandala Painting – Alhambra Dreams
This Mandala painting was inspired by the Alhambra in Granada. I love the precise, geometrical designs.
Materials: Acrylic and oil paint. 24 karat gold leaf, Swarovski crystals.
Size: 1 m x 1 m.
– If you like this design but prefer a different size or colour please contact me for further details.
– The painting is ready to hang and enjoy.
– I pour my heart into these paintings so all my works are wrapped with care before being shipped.
What is the Meaning of Mandala?
The meaning of mandala comes from Sanskrit meaning “circle.” Even though it may have features like squares or triangles, a mandala always has a concentric (circular) nature.
Symbolic Meaning of Mandala. Mandalas offer to balance visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. The meanings of mandala depend upon colour, 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.
Mandalas have been used by lots of cultures. From Buddhism to Hinduism, Aboriginal to Hopi…even ancient alchemy – to be sure, mandalas have served mankind for centuries. The famed Swiss psychiatrist, Dr Carl Jung, employed the mandala in his work with clients. He felt when concentrated upon (explained in this article) deeper human consciousness became elevated to extend the conscious was able to receive revelation about the true potential and wholeness of the self.
How do I use a mandala?
Along with the meaning of mandala, comes the use of it. There are many uses, the following paragraphs will outline the basic process.
The design of the mandala is to be visually appealing to absorb the mind in such a way that chattering thoughts cease, and a more philosophic or spiritual essence envelope the observer which in turn leads to higher consciousness or awareness. In short, a mandala can be seen as a hypnotic, letting the creative hemisphere of our mind run a little freer while our analytical mind takes a little nap.
That said, we use the mandala as a form of meditation for the purpose of gaining knowledge, primarily the kind that resides within each of us.
Before meditating, we must first set an intention. Normally, we select a mandala that appeals to us. It is good to know what the meaning of mandala you’ve chosen – or set your own meanings/intention before focusing on it.
For example, focusing Native American labyrinth mandala, we know this meaning of mandala relates to beginnings, our eternal nature, and how this is relative to our life journey. So, before meditating on the mandala we set the intention to more clearly understand our life journey or be shown guidance in a particular area we are having trouble on the path.
Once we have set our intention, we begin to focus on the mandala. Let your eyes take in the beauty of the designs, allowing your mind to wander as it will.
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