Mandalas

The Mandala Form has become a powerful tool for me, because I begin with a circle rather than an entire blank page. Carl Jung used mandala art as a means of helping clients heal through coming to know what was inside and “seeing” it objectively develop over time. There has been much written on this phenomenon of the psyche represented in the contained circle, but the most helpful writing for me has been that of Carl Jung. The symbolic language used in dream interpretation helps me to unpack in meditative prayer the unexpected gifts of each unique mandala. What you see in any of these mandalas, then, may be your gift of prayer. I believe in a God who wishes to communicate in whatever way we allow ourselves to be vulnerable to God’s grace.

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