Why Paint a Mandala?
Are you going through a phase of intense personal growth and experiencing a profound re-balancing process?
Maybe you are unable to focus or undecided what to do next?
Do you find that a limiting self belief or lack of a sense of purpose is holding you back?
If you would like to get a better understanding of what makes you unique, what your purpose is
and how you can elevate your influence and impact in the world...
...that is the time when painting a Healing Mandala can be very helpful.
What is a Mandala?
Mandala is Sanskrit for ‘magical circle’ and is a geometrical design and a spiritual symbol in Hindu and Buddhist cultures. It is used for meditation and prayers and is a visual representation of the universe itself, or our inner universe - the wholeness of Self.
There are 3 main types of Mandalas.
...represents different aspects of a philosophical or religious system.
...represents the impermanence of human life. They are destroyed after they are made.
...is intuitive and made for meditational purposes. They are intended to evoke feelings of calm and help to channel our thoughts and achieve a sense of focus and wholeness.
Painting a healing Mandala is a transformative practice that is intended to restore inner calm and wisdom as we continue around the cycle of personal growth.
It gives you an ability to create ‘order’ within your inner world and prevents you from feeling lost and overwhelmed. The mandala allows you to find your own centre where your inner wisdom lies. By letting go of judging thoughts it helps you connect with your personal identity and uniqueness - the very essence of who you are and what you are here to do.
A mandala can be your own personal myth, the all important story that expresses your own real being. So by painting your mandala you are the artist of your life!
Wholeness and Wisdom
It was the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung who brought the healing concept of the mandala to the West and associated them with psychological and spiritual health. He believed that ‘until we make our unconscious conscious, it will direct our lives and we will call it fate..’.
The Mandala painting process gets you into a meditative state and offers a safe space to access your deeper knowing and wisdom by integrating your conscious and unconscious. It is in this open state that you sow seeds of intention deeply into your unconscious. They begin to grow and weave through the layers of your wholeness and eventually manifests in the outer world through our deeds and thoughts.
The intention of the session is to bring yourself into the present moment through your painting, allowing it to guide you into the meditative state. By being in the now you will slowly let go of limiting beliefs of not being good enough - such as ‘I can’t paint’, ‘I am useless at being creative and not artistic’.
Eventually you will get lost in colours flowing into each other and with many layers blending on the canvas. The ego will slowly release its grip and the judging voice will fade away. It will activate the ‘knowing’ within you, that the art that is your life also has infinite ways to layer and blend your experiences and desires into the masterpiece only you can create. You will feel a sense of freedom and start healing your mind from limitations and instead see possibilities.
Here are some personal Mandalas from previous clients as they emerge through the layers of painting and thoughts from their experience.
"It is like nothing else I have experienced...it's helped me build belief in myself, understanding my purpose and aligning my portfolio of work with what is unique about me"
Consultant, Advisor and NED
"It was like my cluttered mind became empty and a sense of calmness took over and all the chaos fell into place...Eureka!"
Founder of Start-up
"Painting a mandala lets you just express yourself and removes that inner judging voice of 'you are not good enough'. It's been truly transformational for my own music and performing.."
"As my business is going through a transition, it helped me see more clearly how the pieces come together. But also accepting letting go of legacy on embracing birth of something new and exciting.."
Founder and CEO of SME
Marie will be guiding you through your one to one painting of the Mandala session. She has a long history of coaching and mentoring founders of business, leaders in industry, artists, musicians and others who want to build and amplify their influence and make a positive impact in the world.
Her approach when working with clients is insightful, creative and unconventional, where she incorporates coaching, psychology, philosophy and spiritual practices.
Her background started in finance, then founded and e-commerce business with successful exit. Since then she has been coaching 100s of tech startups and founders on how to commercialise and fund ideas.
Apart from mentoring and coaching she has a handful of board advisory roles, writes articles for the boardroom on stakeholder governance and impact, and engages with collaborative ad-hoc projects that are focused on making the world a better place.