Words can’t do You justice

Express your purpose through art

Express your purpose through art

We cannot know ourselves through words, there is something so beautiful about us that  language simply cannot do it justice. There are certain privileged words that come close to our soul, such as love, peace, beauty, and creativity, but not even these can encompass all that we truly are. Only one form of expression has the potential to embody all that we are and more– Art.

art is literacy of theheart

Art can convey things that words only wished they could. A stroke of a brush dipped in rouge can say more about you than 100 words, than a 1000 words, ever could.

The ancient art of mandalas is one way we can express our creative souls. Who you are, your purpose, your passions, will all sneak unto the paper as you focus your attention on drawing the intricate, symmetrical patterns that make up your mandala.

Mandalas represent wholeness and are considered to be the most perfect medium in which to present a picture of yourself. Through the creative process the mind ceases and one is then able to connect with the truth within. The colors and intricacies of our being reveal themselves boldly as the patterns emerge.

photo 2For the past few days I’ve been working on my very own soul expression mandalas. The experience was distressful at first. I hit so many mental barriers– “this looks awful, I can’t draw worth crap,  I suck at art, and what’s up with all these ominous dark colors?”

Along the way I started to recognize the fear, the control freak, the perfectionist within me, the same things that hold me back in my daily life. I came close to quitting more than once, but this time I chose to work alongside all the insecurities. Fears, doubts, and preconceptions have come in the way of some pretty great things in my life before, I didn’t feel like letting them win this time. So I chose to keep drawing and to allow it.

Allowing is key! Allow means surrendering to the moment and dropping all the unnecessary mind garbage that holds you back in life. Moments of allowing are so liberating, peaceful, and blissful. Mandala drawing is one of these unique instances, when you can breath deeply and calmly and everything seems clear.

If you want to give this  highly creative soul searching project a try the most important thing to keep present is that it Does Not Have To Be Perfect! Whether you have highly developed artistic talents or have two left hands when it comes to art, it really doesn’t matter. If you allow it, the end result will be beautiful and appealing. How can it not be when it’s your soul that you’re expressing, this is always a beautiful thing.  It’s not always easy breaking through the mental barriers, but once you loose the mind you will have found a fun and creative way to access your true self.

Instructions for Drawing a Mandala:

1. Paper; any size preferably 8.5 x 11 or larger.

2. Color pencils, oils pastels, water colors, sharpies– whatever you prefer really.

3. Focus on what you want in life or out of life.

4. Visualize your dreams, goals, aspirations.

5. Draw a circle.

6. Draw a smaller circle in the center.

7. In center circle draw a symbol for spiritual source.

8. Next, meditate on what you want some more.

9. Proceed to draw whatever figures, doodles, geometrical patterns you want.

10. Color it in, let your intuition choose the colors.

11. As you work invest the mandala with yearning, your desire to know your true self and path in life.

12. Stop when your energy feels low or once you feel it is complete.

13. After finishing, place the mandala in a special place where you’ll be able to meditate upon it occasionally.

Happy Drawing!!!

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Categories: Art, Meditation, Spirituality

Author:raimyd

My name is Raimy, I’m a soul-searching writer and amateur photographer. Creative-guru is a by-product of a deep creative passion for personal and spiritual growth.

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12 Comments on “Words can’t do You justice”

  1. April 6, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Love this, Raimy!

  2. April 6, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Great post, Raimy 🙂

    • April 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

      Thank you kindly 🙂

  3. April 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    This is a lovely post!

    • April 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

      Thank you Willow 🙂

  4. April 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    THank you for the inspired sharing!

    • April 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

      🙂 Thanks Marga, so happy you stopped by today.

  5. April 6, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

    Good for you for recognizing your fears and perfectionism and “allowing” in order to work past them. That’s a wonderful metaphor for life as a whole. Just reading this post makes me feel more at peace and centered. Thank you for that gift.

    • April 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

      I’m very happy to hear that 🙂

  6. April 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Love the idea of a meditation mandala, Raimy. Thanks you for sharing. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

    • April 9, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

      Thank you Kozo, maybe you could give it a try with your little ones one of these weekends. 🙂

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