What Is It About Mandalas?

Since ancient times, Mandalas have been used for meditation, calming the mind, and healing.

© Angela Treat Lyon - Flight Song - in the coloring book DelightIn old Tibet, Mandalas were used in the process of training the mind to be quiet, so that That Still Place Within was more easily accessible.

It was said that the Divine lives at the center of the Mandala. With that in mind, the Mandala was used as a focus point for meditation. As the mind quiets and becomes still, the meditator finds the Divine at the center of his own being.

(image: Flight Song – in the coloring book Delight)

I read about this use of Mandalas years ago. Later on in my life, when an entire series of 70 mandalas came through me, I realized that that was the intent within them: that the Divine would reside at each design’s center.

Research I’ve done personally with mandalas I have drawn and painted indicates that Mandalas are the actual visual forms of the resonance traces of specific frequencies of sound/light.

Research done by Hans Jenny in the early 1900s shows that when sound is transmitted through a thin layer of sand on a metal plate, the sand vibrates in such a manner as to create designs in the sand, the patterns shifting with the sounds transmitted. 

It works because of the Principle of Entrainment.

Maybe you’ve seen a roomful of Grandfather clocks whose pendulums all swing together. This is called entrainment.

© Angela Treat Lyon - Confidence in coloring book SimplicityA mandala’s core energy interacts with the patterns of our electromagnetic frequencies – our resonance patterns – which then align with the optimal vibrational intention of the Mandala at a very deep level. Thus one can carry or radiate that Mandala’s frequency in one’s own energy field.

(image: Confidence in coloring book Simplicity)

Mandalas can be “activated” by using light and sound: by running lights over them, and/or in conjunction with crystals, toning, over-toning or chanting – and, of course, as you color them, thinking of something you love or aspire to. Many of my Mandala paintingss have been used in cancer centers and retreat centers to help bring about peace, tranquility and healing.

Use Mandalas to add beauty to your home or personal space, as a focus for quiet meditation or contemplation, in a healing process, or combined with sound and/or light in your own sacred process or ritual.

They make great gifts for friends and family.




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