Workshop – Mandala Making

Mandala created by a young girl

Drawing Mandala can be a challenge for some but it really is very easy to get started. I watched the above mandala being made and there were many corrections with a pencil before the creator was satisfied with the way it was going. I was impatient to see it unfold but there was no impatience from the young person drawing. As you can see the mandala above is full of life and direction and energy.

Before you begin, prayerfully, playfully ask the Spirit to be present, guiding you through this exercise. Take your time. You can be creative, as you are when you paint, draw, write poetry, dance, sing, and plan or make valentines. You enjoyed these and many more as a child, making your own fantasyland. 

  1. Listen during guided meditation. See if any image comes to you.
  • Use colors drawn to.
  • Use the color where you feel like it belongs, where it has a place.
  • Leave aside preconceived ideas about good or bad – no judgment here.
  • Listen for the inner voice that directs you about the stroke of the pencil/brush or the making of a dot.
  • Anything goes in the making of the Mandala – drip, dab, brush or finger paint.

1 You can blend oil pastels, scrape them away again.

2 You can drop water on the page if you are using paints.

  • Fill all space up, inside and outside the circle and stay with it until time is called.
  • If voice is negative – paint voice on other sheet. 
  • Ask Christ/Divine/Higher Self to stand between you and the critic.
  1. Paint or draw with non-dominant hand. 
  1. Sit and let the drawing rest for a moment before looking at it again.



Love from Rose.

About rlongwort

Licensed Professional Counselor. Dream specialist.
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2 Responses to Workshop – Mandala Making

  1. doris martin says:

    This is gorgeous! I’m inspired. Can you comment on how the unconscious responds to a circle as compared to drawing/painting inside a square. This mandala still has a definite up/down orientation. Thanks!

    On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 4:54 PM Rose Longworth Counseling wrote:

    > rlongwort posted: ” Mandala created by a young girl Drawing Mandala can be > a challenge for some but it really is very easy to get started. I watched > the above mandala being made and there were many corrections with a pencil > before the creator was satisfied with the way ” >

    • rlongwort says:

      It is archetypal, the circle of the sun, nests, etc etc. It is the place of sacred geometry. Some say the soul is round as is the globe. It is also a safe place to put whatever wants to find expression.

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