Mantra of the Mandala for September by Patricia Fitzgerald, Irish Mandala Artist, Healing Creations.
This mandala is all about the dream world. The symbol in the centre is one that I saw in a dream. I believe in the power of dreams. I believe in the power of symbol. Both in the waking and the sleeping worlds, we are surrounded by symbols and messages if only we have the eyes to see them. Symbols are imaginative sign posts pointing us the right way in our lives.
Often in our education system, particularly in the west, we learn a rational language. We learn to think with the left side of our brain. We often learn that that is the only way, or the correct way. But by using the right side of the brain we can tap into a whole new world of intuition and imagination. Words are not the whole truth; often they can be someone else’s truth. You need also to travel alone, in silence, with awareness. It is then that the world of symbol and synchronicity reveals itself. Symbols have a language that can be so powerful in leading us in our true authentic direction in life.
Patricia studied Visual Education and Communication at Dun Laoghaire College of Art & Design (IADT) and holds a first class honours degree in Philosophy and Sociology from University College, Dublin. Her first book Healing Creations: Discover your mindful self through mandala colouring and journaling was published in September 2016 by The Collins Press. She hosts workshops on the art of mandala and meditation both in Ireland and abroad.
© Patricia Fitzgerald