The Sri Yantra is a diagram which represents the entire cosmos; it also represents the union of the divine masculine and feminine. The four upward facing triangles represent the masculine embidoment 'Shiva' and the five downward facing triangles represent the female embodiment 'Shakti'.
To aim to achieve balance of the male and female aspects within, in my world, is vital and is what is required for ongoing optimal health, both physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Every mandala that I create, at a deep level, assists with some form of healing. When I created this one many years ago, it assisted me on my journey of balancing the male and female within. The male is the 'doer' and the female is the 'absorber'. So what does this mean in real terms?
Most people are very familiar with their male. This is the part of the self that is continually doing; he is the one that goes out and makes a living, that physically creates and looks after the home and family, that plays sport, that socialises, that is continually on the go etc, etc. Some people find they must fill their day completely.
How often though, do we pay attention to what the female within needs? The female actually requires that we stop each day and absorb. How can we do this? There are so many ways and it is up to you as to what your preference would be. A few examples would be to meditate, to sit in nature and just be, to sit in an armchair and listen to some classical music, to lay on the beach and listen to the waves. The options are actually endless however we often get so carried away with the doing that it may not be until a major crisis occurs in our life that we are forced to stop. Why wait until then?
My journey with mandalas has assisted me in so many ways to balance the male and female within. The male loves to lay out the mandala and in some mandalas the geometrical shapes. The female loves to feel for what colours and textures will go into the mandala. The weaving of the male and female energies whilst creating the mandala are very much in play. Then upon completion of the mandala, the female can sit and absorb the mandala, meditating with or without intention. The whole process from start to finish is so enriching and healing.
Perhaps it could be time to review how much time you allocate to your male and female each day.
If you would love to know more about creating mandalas, contact me to discover what may be available for you to begin or to continue your mandala journey.
From my heart space to yours, Diddie.