My Finished Mandala

Completed Mandala

So what is a Mandala?

The word Mandala (pronunciation mon- dah- lah) means “circle”.  A Mandala represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds.

I thoroughly enjoyed painting this one which Shree designed Here . I used watercolours after printing off Shree’s design on some Ivory card which I use for Ink and washes . I commenced my painting starting from the centre. I lit a candle and set my intention and started to paint from the centre outwards.

Mandala

All the time I was painting I was seeing how Shree had cleverly constructed its design, and I used my own intuition as to what colours to paint . Seeing also the various forms which represented to me certain parts of our Earth and Universe..

For instance the wavy lines represented to me the ocean and how it surrounds all our lands, and within how we are made up of the majority of water. The waves also represented our Mass Consciousness joining each element together. The white spots on the blue, both in the centre and around the edges are the planets and stars of the Universe. The Rainbows in each of the four corners are the spectrum of colour found in Water and crystals combining the elements of Earth and Water. The white tear like shapes again is water and how it weaves its way through rivers and streams, our tears and the rain. The Red and Orange represents Fire and Energy, while the four red triangles with the S shape swirl to me represented the Wind of the four corners. Then after I had painted all the colours I went over Shree’s outline again in black paint.

 Even now each time I gaze upon it I see a new element. But for me I just enjoyed being so absorbed within the creation as I blended as one within its flow of energy.

Mandala – Sanskrit word meaning container for essence -energy, circle, totality, completion.

Mandala, is the ‘space’ where the inner and outer worlds meet, a place that can hold and manifest the powerful energy of intention .

Creating a Mandala The internet is full of Beautiful creations of mandalas and their meanings. Just take a look at some Here  

Google Images

Above are some monks who are creating their mandala out of coloured sand After its complete they brush it away, as they symbolise the letting go of the material and the impermanence of this world. They then take the sand to some natural running water so that it can merge with the Earth.

Below is a speeded up version of how Monks created a completed Mandala and its only just over 2 mins long for your to watch. Fascinating. 

 Let the rest of your week be creative as you follow the flow of Life

~Blessings~  Sue ~Dreamwalker 

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  1. ruchira
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 22:15:44

    I love the concept of mandala and actually it is very therapeutic. Loved your mandala, Sue 🙂

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  2. marina kanavaki
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 22:23:13

    Ah, what a beautiful mandala, Sue. I can imagine how joyful and calming this experience must be. I love mandalas. Did your winged visitor reappear when you finished it?
    🙂 xx

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  3. Red
    Sep 03, 2013 @ 22:42:57

    Absolutely beautiful. I like the design you chose. The colors are beautiful, with all of the blues and golds.

    Have a blessed rest of the week, Sue. Much love,
    xxx

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  4. Christy Birmingham
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 01:42:11

    Beautiful design and I love that you painted it in with colors according to your intuition. I see the elements you describe – the Water one jumped right out at me immediately. Ah yes, I am starting to listen to my intuition more. That’s a good sign. Love you! xo

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  5. prenin
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 01:50:10

    Beautiful hun as always! 🙂

    I remember the video from a few years back.

    Such a shame that real beauty was created only to be destroyed… 😦

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

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  6. cat
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 02:01:13

    Like … so much … I read much about mandalas and looked at pics as well … it does remind me a bit of our native American art as well … Love, always, you know that, don’t you, Sue … cat.

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  7. becca givens
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 04:43:54

    Absolutely wonderful, Sue … I love the colors and design you chose!!

    — I use a version of a mandala as a memorial for those who’ve passed … I think I would like to do one of these as well … in time! 😀

    Thank you for sharing with us xoxo

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  8. gingerfightback
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 07:26:17

    Never heard of these before Sue – it is wonderful!

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  9. beverley
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 08:48:40

    Very beautiful, well done for completed it. I have come to understand that a mandala is a representation of life, of an individuals life and completing one becomes a part of who you are and where you are in life. I have printed off several and coloured them in, but would really like to create my own. You started in the middle and i need to remember to do that also, as i always want to see the finished product even before i begin.

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  10. David Tenneson
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 09:11:03

    Many moons ago in about 2000 I watched Tibetan monks who came to London for the celebration of Sacred Tibetan art in all it forms, construct a sand mandala which was then taken and tipped into the River Thames with each grain of sand representing a blessing on the City of London. Love and a million blessings to you Sue, David

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  11. Cat Forsley
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 13:06:12

    So Beautiful sue sue ……………………
    🙂 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 🙂 🙂 xx LOVE XO c

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  12. shreejacob
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 13:32:06

    Oh Sueeeeeee! This was my reaction when I saw the mandala:
    “OH WOW!!!”.

    It’s so beautiful and I loved your interpretation of it and thank you for sharing your thoughts on your beautiful creation! No wonder your winged visitor sat awhile watching you paint it 😀

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 05, 2013 @ 16:36:51

      🙂 Haven’t we done well, I was so pleased with the results too Shree, and loved what Crowing Crone Joss said about our efforts

      I love the conscious evolution of this work by both of you. You’ve turned a mindful approach to art into a work of such depth and beauty.

      Together we created it… a Good feeling 🙂 And THANK YOU xx

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  13. Valentine Logar
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 14:37:05

    I love your selection and your end product, beautiful and peaceful. You always bring to me a sense there is rightness in the world, even when it feels less than right.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 05, 2013 @ 16:34:22

      We may not be able to put the World to rights, but we can all try to bring a little ‘Rightness’ and ‘Peace’ into our own circle/piece of the world Val, and its there it starts, our own little bit of Peace as we start from our own centre to spread it outwards like in the painting … All things start with Self!

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  14. Visionkeeper
    Sep 04, 2013 @ 18:10:37

    Beautiful DW….It expresses you so well! I see lots of life growing all throughout it whether intended or not. Sprouts, trees, water, sun, fire, warmth…You have it all. A collage of growth that coincides with what is going on right now. Shifting! Good job. I am very impressed my friend. Thanks for sharing….Love and hugs….VK xxoo

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  15. Renee Espriu
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 03:55:19

    Simply Beautiful! I love Mandalas. I have actually a piece of art I have to finish that has as its’ base a Mandala…an ocean scene, as the turtle is my totem, if I hadn’t mentioned it. You are an inspiration.

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  16. Crowing Crone Joss
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 16:08:02

    I love the conscious evolution of this work by both of you. You’ve turned a mindful approach to art into a work of such depth and beauty.

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  17. europasicewolf
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 22:24:54

    Lovely Mandala Sue 🙂 I love your beautiful creative spirit and your great artwork 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 06, 2013 @ 11:23:30

      Thank you so much my fury friend 🙂 so pleased you enjoyed gazing upon it as much as I enjoyed creating it with Shree’s original design Enjoy your weekend and hope your paws do not get too wet in this much needed rain here in our region.. hugs Sue xox

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  18. Brenda Guarisma
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 03:35:51

    Ufff. . . SUE Your Mandala Is Super Beautiful and Interesting!!! 🙂

    I Really Like the Symmetrical In Both Sides!!! It Remembers to Me the Principple In Hermetic Philosophy: “As Above, So Below” “As Inside, So Outside”!!!

    Super Greetings DreamWalker!!! I Super Am Super Enjoying Your Post, Because I Love Mandalas!!! 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 06, 2013 @ 11:19:27

      Thank you Brenda, Yes a mandala is like that, So pleased after all these years to have you follow my posts. Big Hugs and BIG SMILES your way, my sweet friend of so long… Love to you Sue xox

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  19. lavendermoongirlblog
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 10:08:57

    Lovely mandala, Sue. I am particularly drawn to the warm orange. I hope you have a good weekend. Xx:)

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 06, 2013 @ 11:17:43

      Thank you Lavender Girl, I think each who look upon any design are drawn to particular aspects which catch their eye, Warm Oranges I particularly like and love Autumn tones as no doubt you have guessed with my background choice of colour 🙂 You too enjoy your weekend, xoxox ~Sue x

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  20. Sue Dreamwalker
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 11:14:11

    Vă mulțumim pentru cădere de Aliosa, dar am scos video ca am crezut ca Binecuvântările nepotrivite pentru tine.
    Thank you for dropping by Aliosa, but I removed your video as I thought it inappropriate Thank you. and Sending you Blessings

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  21. giselzitrone
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 11:57:25

    Hallo liebe Sue wünsche dir einen schönen Freitag,das wuste ich noch nicht das Word Mandala an die Unendlichkeit erinnert schöne Zeichnungen und jede Linie hat seine Bedeutung ein sehr lehrreicher Text und Kusswerk.Genieße das Wochenende glücklich und Froh. Grüße von mir und Freundschaft.Gislinde

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  22. pictimilitude
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 14:02:56

    Wonderful, wonderful – WOW!
    I love your interpretation and I wanted to come over here on Tuesday when you published this – absolutely stunning.
    Your capacity for creative endeavors is nothing short of inspiring and I think perhaps this mandala has centered your heart. 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 09, 2013 @ 13:08:45

      Cyndi, I don’t know if I have answered your comment before Cyndi, LOL, I am catching myself up backwards here LOL.. But thank you for that WOW, I appreciate it… and will pass onto Shree,
      As for your thought on my heart being centred, It surely did bring Peace and calm as I felt connected with the elements while creating…. Time was lost as was my thoughts as I blended within its Contours and Spirals. The Matrix of Life almost like the spider who spins her web, it held me captive xxxx

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  23. Eddie Two Hawks
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 16:57:11

    this is beautiful! lovely and distinctive work Dreamwalker
    peace, Eddie

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  24. Sabina Brave
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 17:18:20

    Beautiful mandal you made 🙂
    xox

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  25. Kourtney Heintz
    Sep 06, 2013 @ 21:08:47

    I love your mandala. Beautiful. How symbolic that the monks use sand and painstakingly create such beauty only to wipe it away.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 09, 2013 @ 12:41:33

      Thank you Kourtney, yes I loved painting it, but half the credit goes to the designer Shree, who has set me now to thinking of creating my own.. Lovely that you dropped on by to comment, great to see you ~Sue xx

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  26. Tom Merriman
    Sep 08, 2013 @ 21:01:21

    Very nice Sue!
    I may have a go at making a Mandala of my own some day soon… I like playing with colour and it seems a good way to focus my thoughts.
    Hope you’ve had a good weekend.

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  27. Ruth Nina Welsh
    Sep 09, 2013 @ 00:30:04

    Just beautiful Sue and such colours. I have some catching up to do as I am behind dear friend! Much love to you xx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 09, 2013 @ 12:16:55

      No worries on catching up Ruth, me too always WAY behind everybody, But I have been trying to limit myself on PC time, as much as I love my Blogging Community, time here flys and I can spend hours here.. So while there has been so much to do in the Allotments and at home and Work, While the Good Summer Sun has shone I’ve been here even less… So I hope all is well with you 🙂 xxxx

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  28. Lizzie Bellotto
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 21:49:03

    I really love your mandala Sue! Making mandala deeply resonates within and connects outward …. I often find myself finding mandalas within surroundings as the spiral of the world and adventure making them…. On my little adventure now combining them with mediations;) thank you so mush for sharing your energy and beautiful mandala!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 11, 2013 @ 10:12:06

      Thank you Lizzie for dropping in and sharing yours 🙂 you have no idea how valued ALL Comments are here upon Dreamwalkers, You All add your colours to our living Mandala’s each and every time you visit. And your visits are much appreciate.. Many thanks 🙂 xxx

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  29. Unsungpoet
    Sep 12, 2013 @ 01:02:52

    This is lovely! And once again came to me today with impeccable timing, angel sent indeed!

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 12, 2013 @ 10:34:48

      Arrgh so pleased about those Winged Ones! They often know more than we as we are sent to pick up *Signs* along the way, So pleased this resonated with you today xox Good to see you too xx
      Sue

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  30. Gray Dawster
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 09:18:23

    I was looking at this one on G+ the other day, it is really beautiful Sue. To be honest I had never heard of them but can appreciate the energy that can be collected and generated, adding peace and tranquillity to those that connect.

    You have a lovely insight to the world around us my great friend, if only everyone followed your fine example then the world would be a better place to live.

    Have a sweet Friday Sue and enjoy everything 🙂

    Andro xxxx

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  31. Michael
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 23:08:10

    Hi Sue, I’m here from Ka’s reblog! I love the mandala you painted. Thought you may enjoy these (see link below)… I had the pleasure of meeting their creator once, and she is truly a beautiful soul.

    http://www.maagalot.com/159929/Gallery

    Michael

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Jun 03, 2015 @ 13:55:14

      Michael, thank you, Yes you were right I did enjoy her works of art, fantastic.. Her new addition ‘The Sacred Tree’ caught my eye and reminded me of my own Tree Art I did some time ago… ‘As Above so Below’ I called mine..
      You can find that one here.

      Many thanks my friend

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