2018/10/24

Mandalas: How the Sacred Circle Helps Us Reconnect With Ourselves ~ Aletheia Luna


Mandalas: 

How the Sacred Circle Helps Us Reconnect With Ourselves.

October 24th, 2018

By Aletheia Luna

Guest writer for Wake Up World

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They’re omnipresent, cryptic and alluring… but what really are mandalas?
The mandala is one of the most ancient and universal symbols known to man. Meaning “circle” in Sanskrit, the mandala can be found everywhere from Palaeolithic engravings, to medieval alchemy and Tibetan Buddhism. 

Mandala Meaning

At the most basic level, mandalas represent wholeness, unity and harmony. However, every mandala has a unique meaning. Throughout the world, mandalas have come to portray everything from psychological balance (Jungian psychology) and cosmic order (Taoism), to religious beliefs (Christianity) and the impermanence of life (Navajo Indians).
Father of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, himself drew mandalas to aid his self-growth. Every morning he would sketch a circle in his notebook, and within it he would draw what he felt reflected his inner situation. As he wrote in his autobiography: “Only gradually did I discover what the mandala is… and that is the self, the wholeness of the personality, which if all goes well is harmonious.”
However, Jung’s interpretation of the mandala is only one of many interpretations. In Tibet, for example, mandalas are created as meditation aids for the Buddhist monks who design them. In Islam, mandalas are created purely for devotional purposes, and in Celtic paganism, the mandala represents the three worlds of body, mind and spirit.
Clearly, regardless of their meaning, mandalas have always embodied that which is sacred, holy and mystical. It seems that despite our cultural or religious context, mandalas have a universal appeal to our human psyche.

How to Draw Your Own Mandala

“Awareness of the mandala may have the potential of changing how we see ourselves, our planet, and perhaps even our own life purpose.” — Bailey Cunningham
Also see: Adult Coloring:
Creativity, Conscious Evolution and World Peace
Learning how to draw your own mandala is a deeply absorbing, meditative practice. Not only does it unleash your inner artist, but creating your own mandala meaning can produce deeper insights about life itself.


Designing your own mandala is a beautiful way of entering an altered state of consciousness. Benefits include an increased sense of wellbeing, calmness, clarity, emotional stability, wholeness, creativity and understanding. Mandalas are also said to carry their own special kind of vibrational energy. Therefore, they can be used for the enhancement of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Before you create your mandala you will need a few materials:
  • A piece of paper or visual diary.
  • Pencil, permanent marker and eraser.
  • Optional: ruler, compass and protractor for drawing lines and circles (otherwise you can draw them organically by hand).
  • Optional: coloring pencils, watercolor paints or oil pastels.
Steps:
  1. Get comfortable — find a quiet and undisturbed place where you can relax. Being interrupted might cut your creative flow.
  2. Create a purpose — in other words, what is the intent behind your mandala? Do you want to simply express your unconscious mind, or do you have a more specific intention such as creating a meditation aid? Perhaps you might even want to creatively express feelings such as anger, love or gratitude?
  3. Draw whatever comes to mind using a lead pencil that can be freely erased. You might like to use a compass, protractor and ruler… or free-hand draw your designs.
  4. Mandalas are all about symmetry, so it helps to split your page into two. Whatever you draw on one side, draw on the other. This creates balance.
  5. If “mental chatter” enters your mind, stop, breathe and let it pass. Once you’ve reconnected with your creative juice, you can continue drawing.
Once you’ve finished your mandala, you may like to think about coloring it in. Different colors have different meanings, so choose what colors resonate with your intention. Here are some examples:
  • Yellow for joy and happiness.
  • Orange for self-awareness and creativity.
  • Red for energy, passion and strength.
  • Pink for femininity, love and gentleness.
  • Violet for insight and intuition.
  • Purple for mystery and spirituality.
  • Blue for healing and peace.
  • Green for nature, groundedness and connection.
  • White for purity, truth and consciousness.
  • Black for shadow work and power.
Most importantly, your mandala needs to be soulful. Don’t concern yourself too much with making it look “correct” or perfectly symmetrical. We use our analytical left-sided brains too much in daily life! Let your mandala art be free-flowing. This way you’ll enjoy creating it much more and it won’t be a source of perfectionism or stress for you.
Here is a short instructional video:
The mandala meaning varies from culture to culture. What is evident is that the sacred circle has been apparent in nature, religious art and spiritual rituals since the dawn of time. Circles will always be symbolic of oneness and thus appeal to our deeper understanding of truth, completion and joy.
So tell me, do you draw mandalas — and are they a psychological, spiritual or religious art form for you? Also, feel free to share any tips for drawing them below!
Recommended articles by Aletheia Luna:

This article Mandalas: How the Sacred Circle Helps Us Reconnect With Ourselves was originally published on lonerwolf.com, reproduced with permission.

About the author:
Aletheia Luna is an influential spiritual writer whose work has changed the lives of thousands of people worldwide. After escaping the religious sect she was raised in, Luna experienced a profound existential crisis that led to her spiritual awakening. As a psychospiritual counselor, tarot reader, and professional writer, Luna’s mission is to help others become conscious of their entrapment and find joy, empowerment, and liberation in any circumstance. See more of her work at lonerwolf.com.





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2018/10/23

Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution, Real Magic, Nobel Laureates, Dean Radin,

  Notable Scientist Publishes A Book About ‘Real Magic’ That Nobel Laureates Are Endorsing.

y Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution.

October 23, 2018. 

In Brief

  • The Facts: Dean Radin, chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, has published a book called “Real Magic.” It has received praise from multiple scientists, including Nobel Laureates.
  • Reflect On: Despite the fact that controlled scientific experiments have produced significant results, this type of study is still labelled as pseudoscience by many academics, simply because it challenges what they’ve been trained to believe.
Is magic real? That depends on how you define it, but yes, I believe ‘magic’ is definitely real, and I’m clearly not the only one. Cases of ‘supernormal’ powers and ‘magic’ of all kinds have been reported throughout history and across almost all cultures–at least until religion was invented and these topics were ushered into the realm of the ‘demonic.’
Proponents of what we now call ‘magic’  include nearly all ancient literature from all parts of the world, from the Vedic texts and the yoga sutras, all the way to Moses, Jesus, Milarepa and Mohammed. Donald Lopez Jr., a professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and the University of Michigan provides a great example in describing the Buddha:
With this enlightenment, he was believed to possess all manner of supernormal powers, including full knowledge of each of his own past lives and those of other beings, the ability to know others’ thoughts, the ability to create doubles of himself, the ability to rise into the air and simultaneously shoot fire and water from his body…Although he passed into nirvana at the age of eighty-one, he could have lived “for an aeon or until the end of the aeon” if only he had been asked to do so. (source)
The crazy thing is there are also modern day examples, but they mostly come from the black budget government programs. In 2016, I published a well-sourced article providing multiple examples from a CIA document that confirms the existence of humans with ‘special abilities’ who are able to do ‘impossible’ things. You can access that here.

‘Real Magic’

A book recently published by the Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Dean Radin, entitled “Real Magic” has received some great reviews. The main premise is the idea that a hidden power resides within every single human being, a power tied to our consciousness, a power that makes phenomena like psychokinesis, remote viewing, and precognition not only possible but something that will perhaps one day be a normal part of all our lives. The book offers a vision of a scientifically informed magic and explains why magic will play a key role in the frontiers of science.
This falls into the realm of a field of study called non-material science. Nikola Tesla was a huge proponent of this, as he had said that the day humanity begins to study this subject matter is the day that humanity will advance at an exponential rate.

Far From “Pseudoscience”

Dr. Carl Jung once stated, “I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.” This is something we should all hold in our minds as we examine this or other claims that are not part of our current perception.
The amount of statistically significant results when it comes to this reality, usually dubbed as “parapsychology,” is very significant. We are talking about hundreds, if not thousands of studies that have been conducted worldwide for decades.
There seems to be a deep concern that the whole field will be tarnished by studying a phenomenon that is tainted by its association with superstition, spiritualism and magic. Protecting against this possibility sometimes seems more important than encouraging scientific exploration or protecting academic freedom. But this may be changing. Cassandra Vieten, PhD and President/CEO at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (source)
A lot of the statistical results for parapsychology are just as strong, if not in some cases more significant, than a lot of the results which emerge from hard sciences, like physics and mechanical engineering. The Department of Defense has stated that results in this area are a clear sign that these phenomena are real, despite the fact that they are still somewhat unexplainable. As far back as 1999, a statistics professor even published a paper showing the results dealing with parapsychology and mind-body connection are a lot stronger than the results used to approve some of our medications. That study was done by Dr. Jessica Utts, as statistics professor in California who had this to say about Radin’s book:
Real Magic illustrates the limitations of 20th century science and proposes a more comprehensive view that incorporates ideas that have been associated with magic throughout the ages. Blending history, humor, and plausible hypotheses, Dean Radin illustrates that there is a staggering amount of evidence for a broader view of science that offers hope for the future of humanity.” 
Another review:
“A thought-provoking book. The author makes a convincing case for the reality and significance of magic.” —Brian Josephson, Nobel Laureate in Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge
Today, hundreds of scientists are coming together to emphasize that matter is not the only reality. They’ve created a manifesto, and you can find links and access more information about this initiative, which started a few years ago, in an article we published here.
“Some scientists are confident that we already know what is and is not possible. But the truth is that science is very much in its infancy. To advance our understanding requires bold excursions into domains some might consider heretical, including esoteric legends about magic that have persisted for thousands of years. This is what Dean Radin sets out to do with Real Magic. In my judgment, it succeeds in blazing new trails. Well worth the read.” Kary Mullis PhD, Nobel Laureate (Chemistry)

The Global Elite Use Magic

While talking about magic in this sense, it’s also important to mention the global elite, and the idea that they also use metaphysical/magical ‘knowing’ and concepts. Unfortunately, they do so not for the joy of discovery, or from a place of good intention, but from a selfish, egoic place, a place that is in service to self, and not in service to others. This is a big point to consider when discussing whether humanity needs to take down the global elite in order to evolve. You can read more about my thoughts regarding magic and the global elite in the article ‘How Some of The World’s Elite Use Black Magic Rituals To Conjure Up Entities For More Power.’
I believe that as human consciousness evolves and we become more aware of who we are, and our capabilities, we will also realize that love, compassion, and empathy are all needed for us to thrive. Once we completely grasp this, I believe, these ‘abilities’ that lay dormant within us will begin to show themselves more and more.

The Takeaway

The takeaway here is to keep in open mind, and to recognize that what we think we know is always subject to change. Sometimes these things take a while, even if a sufficient amount of evidence has been provided. This type of study opens up new understandings about the nature of our reality, and would change ‘science’ and the current laws that govern it forever. Non-material science truly represents the next scientific revolution.



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Make Some Room ~ The Creator, Jennifer Farley

Make Some Room.

The Creator Writings.

Transcribed by Jennifer Farley.

October 23, 2019.


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The Universe would like to remind you again…..let go!  

During this particular time of change, it will be very important for your forward movement and growth.  

It has been said time and again but, there is still more work to be done!  

Allow yourself to release what is not needed to be transformed to light and love.  Only good can come from it.  

Beauty and peace are coming to you, it’s time to make some room! 

Creator



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