Gateways to the Infinite
A mandala can be described as the pictorial version of a musical composition. It is created by applying the mathematical laws of angle and shape in ways that correspond with the natural laws of the Universe. A mandala can also be described as a sacred circle which is used in ritualistic ceremonies and other related practices.
The term, mandala, comes from a Sanskrit word that has two distinct meanings: (1) circle, which can represent the physical world outside of you, and (2) center, which can represent the mental and spiritual worlds within you. When you include both meanings into one term, you realize that a mandala can be thought of as a sacred geometric design that represents the three planes of human existence (e.g. the physical body, the subtle body, and the causal body).
The main purpose of a mandala is to create a sacred space to focus your mind during meditation and turn your attention inward.
What the shapes represent…
Circles represent the universe/ cosmos
Spirals represent growth & learning, change
Triangles represent dreams, goals, and vision
Squares represent the building process; stability and security; the surface of the Earth
What the colors represent…
Red an energy color that represents fire, burning emotions, and action
Orange a prideful color that represents warmth, intensity and fire
Yellow represents light, warmth, and the sun
Green represents health, growth and renewal
Blue a calming color and represents unfailing love, serenity, relaxation, and compassion; related to the Throat Chakra
Purple a life color that represents royalty, authority, and intuition
White represents light, innocence, purity, and divinity