Inspired by tomorrow’s MotD, I created this representational mandala of the overhead view of the Baha’i Lotus Temple in New Dehli, India, a structure designed by Fariborz Sahba to look like a lotus blossom from above.
Most symmetrical mandalas contain an even number of patterns. This one contains nine, a very symbolic number in their faith. Back in 2008 a math professor at Oregon State University came into a shop I owned at that time and made the observation that I only seem to do things in even numbers (mostly 6s and 12s). Until then I yet to consider the possibility of designing them in odd numbers, which is “odd” because I generally prefer odd numbers to even.
Consider the possibility of doing something we normally do in a different way. While the brain likes routine and habits so it uses less energy, it can put us into a rut at times. Changing it up once in a while can give us a new perspective and broaden our horizons.
The Mandala Lady
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My Mission: connecting with our Inner Light in delightful, inspiring ways
For me, creating mandalas is more than just coloring pretty patterns in a circle. I do it because my spiritual evolution and creativity require it of me. My mandala designs come about within an active meditative state, connected with my higher self, my spiritual guides and nature spirits.
Together, we bring into form, mandala art the allows me to re-connect with my own inner peace and joy, letting me explore and expand my own creative spirit to however far and in whatever direction I want to take it.
As part of my own spiritual journey, I encourage, and hopefully inspire, others to explore their own creativity, to help them re-connect with their own inner peace and joy. As a means to that end, I make all of my mandalas available for people to color. Why should I have all the fun?
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