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  • Interpreting Your Personal Mandala * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    Then put it away At bedtime let yourself gaze at the mandala while preparing to sleep Allow thoughts and ideas to rise and fall away This allows the subconscious to develop the theme in your dreams In the morning explore your mandala again Make note of any new insights If you ve had dreams it may help to record them as well If you want to go even deeper meditate on your mandala for a set period of time Afterward make notes You can come back to a single mandala several times to harvest levels of wisdom contained within it Often after a period of time new meanings will make themselves clear Especially if you ve also recorded your dreams Questions For Exploring Your Personal Mandala Notice how the mandala looks What shape is your mandala How many points that is sections is it designed with Is it large or small or in between Is there a lot of space or is it well filled in If it alternates where is it spacious and where complex Have you used much detail or big broad strokes Or a combination Does it have geometric order or chaotic movement or something else How do the elements relate to each other How would you characterize the overall sense of your mandala How do all of these characteristics relate to you and your life in this moment Personal Mandalas As A Spiritual Exercise A person s mandala shows their inner identity values and way of being in the world but this can change radically from day to day So any one mandala is like a snapshot of where you are right now This is also an interesting exercise to do with various other things in your environment What if your house were a mandala Or

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  • Choosing A Meditation Practice * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    s enjoyable to read the mandala to gain insight into my deep self in a gentle way This is one of my favourite spiritual practices And it can be done lightly for entertainment or with deep focus as a powerful spiritual practice So mandala meditations suit everyone whether you don t like meditating or you are an experienced meditator By the way you can download a free mandala template Then pull out the pencils or felt markers and play Mantra Meditation Practice Mantra meditation suits many beginners Mantra is relatively easy to do right from the start yet it progresses easily into a very profound experience And even better perhaps is that it immediately feels wonderful in the body and energy field Another benefit of meditation on a Mantra is that according to the Upanishads and many sages Mantra is said to be the perfect spiritual practice for traversing the Kali Yuga the spiritually deficient and incredibly challenging Iron Age in which we are currently embroiled Divine Light Invocation This is a form of meditation that is very easy to do It s like a visualisation The neat thing about it is that even if you can t see the Light I guarantee it s there Sometimes you just need to accept that it s there even if you can t see it often that s enough for you to be able to perceive it The Divine Light Invocation is incredibly powerful They say if you do 10 Divine Light Invocations a day for a month you will experience a miracle In difficult times I ve been known to do 20 or more per day and I feel like it has saved me See this article and the next for instructions and information on doing the Divine Light Invocation Moving Meditations This is obviously just a sampler of some of the better meditations I ve found for beginners but I don t want to skip this important option Some people simply meditate better with their body being focused as well as the mind If you are like that you can try moving meditations such as Walking meditation Vipassina has a form of this within that technique Tai Chi Qi Gong Yoga a true yoga that encompasses mind training and body consciousness not one of these pseudo yogas that have become so popular in the West eg Bikram s hot yoga one of the least yogic yogas in my opinion Prayer Dance such as the Divine Mother Prayer Dance If You Simply Cannot Meditate If you find that nothing works as a meditation for you you should try Transcendental Meditation It is the easiest pure meditation in the world and gives super fast results and the best part is it works for people that nothing else will work for It s not cheap to get started but you do have infinite ongoing support once you ve taken the beginner course But if nothing else works for you it s definitely worth

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  • Create A Digital Mandala - Tutorial * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    Wicca Altar Ritual Tools Practices Wicca Practices Divination How To Finding Wiccan Name Spirituality Wicca Spirituality Spiritual Practices Mandala Meditation 2012 Other Info Energy Exchange About Erin Testimonials Make Money Online Karma Yoga Position GMO FAQS Privacy Disclosure Healing Subscribe To This Site Making A Digital Mandala Tutorial Making a digital mandala on your computer is a lot of fun Making a mandala by computer is faster and easier than drawing mandalas by hand And it s kind of addicting in a good way They re not as useful as a spiritual tool or a journaling practice however For these you should check out this mandala article Making a mandala by computer is pretty simple This Mandala Tutorial shows you how to create a mandala on your computer You will need Adobe Photoshop for this project Use it today Download Adobe Photoshop CS4 Go to Page 2 of this tutorial to download your free mandala templates With Bright Blessings Part 2 of the Tutorial If you liked this article please give it a thumbs up in Stumbleupon It only takes a second to share the good stuff with other seekers Thanks a lot Mandala Articles Coloring Mandala As A Spiritual

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  • Download Free Mandala Templates - Digital Mandala Tutorial 2 * Wicca-Spiritua
    for free Link opens in new window PDF LINKS for Free Mandala Templates 5 Point Mandala Template 6 Point Mandala Template 8 Point Mandala Template Prepare Your Free Mandala Template Open the 6 Point Mandala Template in Photoshop Do this by right clicking or Control click on Mac on the file on your desktop and choose Open With and scroll to Adobe Photoshop This will launch the Photoshop application and open the document Save it as 6 Point Template Save As is under the File menu Now choose the Wand tool and set its Tolerance for 200 Click the Wand on the black Triangle to select it Choose Copy Choose Select All from the Select menu and press delete You want to erase the entire board Choose Paste The black triangle is now on a transparent background There are other ways to do this but this is the easiest and gets the cleanest lines A Note About Photoshop If you re having trouble selecting copying pasting etc there are 2 likely areas to look at the Layer and the Wand tool The layer may be unselected or locked To select the layer click on it in the Layers Palette View the palette by choosing Layers under the Window menu If the layer is named Background you must change the name Double click on the name of the layer Type in a new name Layer O will work If you can t do anything with your image and there are moving dotted lines around the triangle every time you click on the page your Wand tool is still selected Click outside the triangle once or twice until the lines vanish Then choose the Move Tool the Pointer or Cursor in the Tools Palette Line up the top most corner of the

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  • Digital Mandala Tutorial pt 3 * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    it 6 Flatten It Under the Layer menu choose Flatten Image Once you do this you can t adjust the photo any more unless you Step Backward under the Edit menu to undo the Flattening 7 Copy The Slice You now have a slice of a mandala Copy and Paste it Edit menu A Note About Photoshop Every time you paste an image into Photoshop it will create a new Layer and paste it there All you need to know about this is that you need to select the layer before you can move it or change it in any way Select the layer by clicking on it in the Layers Menu So if you find you can t move the bit you want its layer is probably not selected The nice thing about Layers is that you can change one layer without messing up any of the others You can bring up the Layers Menu by selecting Layers under the Window or View menu 8 Mirror The First Slice Select this pasted image You re going to make it a mirror image of the first slice by choosing Transform Flip Horizontal under the Edit menu Line up the mirrored slice to the first slice so that they match up as closely as possible Make sure the correct Layer is selected and your Arrow tool is selected in your Tools Palette The click and drag the slice beside the original one To get a close up look you can Zoom In using the View menu and then Zoom Out again to see the whole Once they re lined up go to the Layer menu and choose Flatten Image again 9 Creating the Mandala Piece by Piece All that s left is to Copy and Paste this piece over and over then rotate and align the pieces to make a circle So Select All under Select menu Copy and Paste under Edit menu Under Edit menu choose Transform There are two main ways to rotate an image Hover the cursor arrow outside one of the corners of the image box that appears when you choose Transform A curved arrow cursor appears Click and drag and the image box rotates If you hold the Shift Key down as you do this it rotates in 15 degree intervals So holding the Shift Key click and drag until the image rotates 2 increments for a 6 Point Mandala Manually type in how many degrees you want the image box to rotate When Transform is selected the top toolbar changes One of the new icons is Rotate You can hover your cursor over them and a note telling you the purpose of the tool will pop up In the Set Rotation field type in 60 degrees for a 6 Point Mandala Move this new piece into place beside the original Then repeat this process until you have created a whole mandala Rotations for Various Computer Mandalas 5 Point Mandala rotate at 72 144 144 72

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  • Mandala Designs Tips - Digital Mandala Tutorial pt 4
    Money Online Karma Yoga Position GMO FAQS Privacy Disclosure Healing Subscribe To This Site Digital Mandala Designs Tips Troubleshooting Here are some tips for making pleasing mandala designs on the computer Note The tutorial on designing digital mandalas on your computer begins here You will get the nicest mandala designs if you use a section of a photograph that has these characteristics Lines These may be literal lines or suggestions of lines due to colour etc Place the lines on an angle for best results Contrasting colour Browns or reds with greens or blues etc Contrasting tones Dark areas with light areas Plenty of detail Repeating elements Yellow in the centre a splash of it in the middle somewhere a bit on the outside curve that sort of thing Also using a free mandala template with more points usually creates a nicer mandala For example use the 8 point template rather than the 5 point template Troubleshooting Templates If there is a white background instead of faint checkerboard then you ll need to erase the background Select Wand tool and set Tolerance to 100 click on the white area and click Delete button Pagemaker If you can t change from the Wand tool to another tool you need to turn the Wand tool off Do this by clicking on the background and then click on the background again Once the moving dashed lines disappear the Wand tool is turned off and you can select another tool If you are trying to Copy and Paste but nothing is being pasted or the wrong thing is pasted select the layer you want to copy in the Layers palette If the layer isn t selected you can t copy it With Bright Blessings Next Article If you liked this article please give it

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  • 2012 Facts and Fiction: Sorting Out Which Is Which * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    The line between 2012 speculation and fantasy is even fainter than that between 2012 facts and soft facts But they both have the same purpose to explain exactly what will happen in 2012 and why For the purposes of this article I will differentiate based on three criteria what comes from a seemingly reliable source what seems plausible in terms of what we know of the universe and what more than one source agrees on not counting those hundreds of websites who are just copying what everyone else says The Poles Flipping and Earth s Rotation Turning Backwards It seems there are big changes in our magnetic fields and evidence that humans are affected by them The poles have flipped in Earth s history before magnetic south reading as north and vice versa This doesn t mean that the angle of the Earth s poles physically change that the Earth turns upside down or that the direction of the planet s rotation would reverse It happens every 400 000 years or so and takes about seven thousand years to switch over And there s absolutely no evidence that it is going to start anytime soon So while this is not pure fantasy it also seems to have little to do with a particular moment in time especially one less than 2 years away Intercepting A Burst Of Energy From The Galactic Core It does seem plausible that there are periodic pulses of energy from the centre of the galaxy Multiple sources give clues to this process What the result will be anything from worldwide devastation to instant enlightenment no one can say And when it might happen is likewise a complete unknown But it at least seems a possible candidate for a 2012 occurrence The Arrival of Aliens With all the released UFO files from governments around the world including the FBI files on Roswell this had graduated in my opinion from fantasy to speculation What visiting aliens might do here however is again completely unknown It is at least unlikely that they wish to harm us since they ve had plenty of opportunity for that already and in fact there are many hints that they have averted nuclear catastrophes on the Earth Fantasyland And now it s time for the weird and wonderful These are predictions without any solid evidence to back them up or so hotly contested by science that they are unlikely to be true at all However Far be it from me to say that anything is impossible I don t believe in the impossible But I certainly wouldn t put any bets on them These include but are not limited to Passing through a Photon Belt at the centre of the galaxy I haven t been able to find any real evidence that such a thing exists or even can exist Being hit by an asteroid Planet X or wandering black hole While we did have a close fly by of an asteroid on June

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  • Shift of Ages: Great Year and Galactic Year: The Facts * Wicca-Spirituality.com
    the Kali Yuga And the Brahma vaivarta Purana Text 50 says specifically that the Kali Yuga will last for 5000 years Read more about the Vedic prophesies for the Kali Yuga The Hopi Prophecy of the 5th Hoop The Hopi tradition sees us as being in the Fourth Hoop the 4th World Age and moving into the 5th world They too agree that we are at the Shift of Ages now and will see the Fifth Hoop within our lifetimes I haven t found anything saying that they give a specific length of time to each World Age though Okay so we ve determined what the Great Cycle is What about the Great Year Age of Aquarius The second Shift of Ages happening around the year 2012 is the turning of the Astrological Age An Astrological Age is about 2 160 years long This is the time the Sun lingers in one Zodiac sign before dropping back to the next It s been quite difficult to figure out exactly what that means and so many explanations out there have erroneous information in them But this is how that works Precession of the Equinoxes It s a bit tricky to explain First you have to know that the solar system is fairly flat like a thick plate with the orbits of all the planets on the same plane more or less In this illustration the purple represents the imaginary plate and the other planets are not shown Now imagine that around the outside edge of the solar system like the decoration on the rim of the plate are the 12 constellations of the zodiac From our perspective on Earth the Sun appears to travel in front of each of these signs every year Thus we get the Sun in Aries during March in Taurus during April etc Now here s the important part The Sun actually appears to fall behind a bit every year due to the wobble in the Earth s axis This wobble changes our viewpoint of the Sun against the backdrop of the relatively unmoving stars Thus the Sun seems to travel backwards through all the signs of the Zodiac over a long period of time This is called the Precession of the Equinoxes Wherever the Sun appears at the Spring Equinox northern hemisphere is said to be the constellation of the Age Three thousand years ago the Sun appeared in Aries on the 21st of March Currently on the 21st of March the Sun is seen in the sign of Pisces But it s gradually moving backward from Pisces into Aquarius hence the dawning of the Age of Aquarius It takes about 2 160 years for the Sun to move from one sign into another Over 25 800 years the Sun travels through all of the Zodiacal signs and is back in starting position This may seem trivial After all it s really just a matter of where and when we re looking But I think this

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