Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mandalas 7-27-11

Mandalas are symbols that reflect wholeness.  Usually geometric, the design emanates from the center and is brightly colored.  Mandalas are used in meditation as focusing tools -- yogis sometimes practice yantra yoga, the yoga of meditating upon a symbol or mandala as a way of focusing the mind into clarity.  Jung interpreted the appearance of mandalas in dreams as resolutions of opposites and symbols of wholeness.

With the birth of the symbol, the regression of the libido into the unconscious ceases.  Regression changes into progression, blockage gives way to flowing, and the pull of the primordial abyss is broken.         C.G. Jung

There are many sites on the internet where you can print blanks of mandalas to color yourself.  Try this as a sixth chakra exercise in focusing.

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