By Tika Bujiashvili

Trainer: Ether Filipovich

“Premonition of a center of personality, a kind of central point within the psyche, to which everything is related, by which everything is arranged, and which is itself a source of energy. The energy of the central point is manifested in the almost irresistible compulsion and urge to become what one is, just as every organism is driven to assume the form that is characteristic of its nature, no matter what the circumstances” Carl Jung

The word Mandala comes from the ancient Sanskrit language and means “sacred circle” or “center.” It’s a simple geometric shape that has no beginning or end. Mandalas represent life as we know it, but they also represent a larger ecosystem and universe that exceeds our consciousness.

Carl Jung is thought to create mandalas as a form of self-expression and exploration of his internal world.

To create a mandala you simply start with a circle and then fill in the circle with colors. According to Jung, “The Self is the true center of personality, but we are much more familiar with the ego, that which we know as “I.” The ego seems to us to be of central importance because we can know it directly with our conscious mind”.

Mandalas can be used as intervention to explore the inner life versus the outer life:”When inside the circle represent what is going on inside of you, outside the circle represent what is going in your life around you.

The mandala has the power to promote relaxation, balance the body’s energies, enhance your creativity, and support healing. And you can achieve all of these benefits while having fun.  It’s about the journey. When you reach your destination, you will have a representation of something meaningful and personal.You’re also acknowledging and declaring your own unlimited potential.

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