Saturday, April 28, 2012

Twinkling H2O Mandala

(c) 2012 Colleayn T. Klaibourne

This Mandala was created using Twinkling H2O watercolors and a Micron Pen.  I wish this photo could show the beautiful shimmer these watercolors create.  They are so fun!  (It looks a bit distorted due to the watercolor paper bending slightly at the top, but it really dances as you meditate with it.)   

Monday, April 9, 2012

New Mandalas

(c) 2012  Colleayn T. Klaibourne
Watercolors, Sakura & Uni-Ball Pens, Watercolor and rice paper. 

Hi,  I've been having fun creating new Mandalas this week.  I have found as I have been meditating on them, they have created nice change, growth, insights and opportunities.  The mandalas in the above photo are being enjoyed by some "Fun Buns" created by my Mom.  

The intention for this Mandala is for Financial Healing.  After 2 evenings of meditating on this mandala, I received great insights and unexpected, increased income. 

This was created Easter Sunday, 2012.

A mandala is a symbolic picture or pattern used in meditation. Mandalas come directly from the unconscious mind to heal body, mind and spirit.  The design, colors and its geometry are specifically designed to bring about inner focus and inner peace.  Mandalas most often are in the form of a circle- a shape that represents the self, the Earth, the Sun, and the state of wholeness we strive for. 

The modern usage of the mandala comes largely from Psychiatrist Carl Jung.  He started with his own experience with drawing circles, shapes and designs, and noticed they somehow corresponded to his inner situation, feelings, impressions, and thoughts.  He concluded after some study of the matter with his own drawings and also the drawings of his patients, that these circular drawings were therapeutic, first to draw, then to look at.  Carl Jung saw the circular images his clients experienced as "movement towards psychological growth, expressing the idea of a safe refuge, inner reconciliation and wholeness."

Simply rest your gaze at the center of the image, or slightly above the center, keeping your eyes softly focused.  Do this for 10 -20 minutes per day to experience the benefits of these healing art pieces.   
Try not to stare at it, nor to let your mind wander to random thoughts about the image.  Simply allow the image and its design to soak into your consciousness.  Healing happens at deep levels that may feel spontaneous and immediate, or it might evolve over time.  Mandala meditation allows you to encourage healing at a pace that is right for you.  By setting aside a little time every day to look at a mandala will help you relax and feel balanced.

Each time you meditate on a mandala, you will experience new insights and will help you discover more about who you are. 


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