Making a crystal Mandala The word Mandala in Sanskrit, means “circle”. A Mandala represents wholeness. Making a crystal Mandala can help to clear your mind and prepare you for meditation. Meditating on a Mandala helps you to centre your mind and body and encourages you to heal from within, from your centre outwards. You need: different types of crystals, a quiet room with space on a table or on the floor to put down your crystals, a black crystal such as hematite, black obsidian or black smoky quartz to ground you after the meditation. Crystal Mandala  Place your stones in a pattern on the floor or table. Start by making an inner circle. They don’t have to be all the same type of crystal, they can be different types of tumble stones. The crystals must point out. Then make an outer circle of stones. Fill in the Mandala using a pattern of crystals. There is no design it can be any pattern that pleases you. The act of placing your stones out in a pattern helps to clear your mind and prepares you for meditation. You can make your patterns as simple or as complicated as you like. At the end energise them with a pendulum. Swing the pendulum around and over the Mandala clockwise. Meditation Add incense and candles. Write down all the chores that keep popping into your mind when you try to meditate and then put the paper to one side. This is a time for you. Close your eyes and breath in slowly. Imagine you are breathing in light. Open your eyes and look at your Mandala. Look at the shapes, the depth the texture and the colour. Don’t try to analyse what you see, just relax. Remain looking at your Mandala for as long as you feel comfortable. Close your eyes and think about any images that may have come to you while you were looking at the Mandala. Think about how you feel emotionally and physically. Let the thoughts come into your mind and then float away. When you are ready bring your focus back to your surroundings and open your eyes. Hold a black stone, such as Hematite, Black Obsidian, or black smoky for 5 minutes to help you ground. Have a drink of water. Permanthea
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Making a crystal Mandala
The word Mandala in Sanskrit, means “circle”. A Mandala represents wholeness. Making a crystal Mandala can help to clear your mind and prepare you for meditation. Meditating on a Mandala helps you to centre your mind and body and encourages you to heal from within, from your centre outwards.
You need: different types of crystals, a quiet room with space on a table or on the floor to put down your crystals, a black crystal such as hematite, black obsidian or black smoky quartz to ground you after the meditation.
Crystal Mandala
Place your stones in a pattern on the floor or table. Start by making an inner circle. They don’t have to be all the same type of crystal, they can be different types of tumble stones. The crystals must point out. Then make an outer circle of stones. Fill in the Mandala using a pattern of crystals. There is no design it can be any pattern that pleases you. The act of placing your stones out in a pattern helps to clear your mind and prepares you for meditation. You can make your patterns as simple or as complicated as you like. At the end energise them with a pendulum. Swing the pendulum around and over the Mandala clockwise.
Meditation
Add incense and candles. Write down all the chores that keep popping into your mind when you try to meditate and then put the paper to one side. This is a time for you.
Close your eyes and breath in slowly. Imagine you are breathing in light.
Open your eyes and look at your Mandala. Look at the shapes, the depth the texture and the colour. Don’t try to analyse what you see, just relax. Remain looking at your Mandala for as long as you feel comfortable.
Close your eyes and think about any images that may have come to you while you were looking at the Mandala. Think about how you feel emotionally and physically. Let the thoughts come into your mind and then float away.
When you are ready bring your focus back to your surroundings and open your eyes.
Hold a black stone, such as Hematite, Black Obsidian, or black smoky for 5 minutes to help you ground. Have a drink of water.
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