Thursday, October 15, 2015

How to Engage your Creative Inner Goddess While Reducing Stress

I wanted to give something to my fellow goddess followers that would enable them to be creative and would also help with stress reduction and mindfulness. Something that would help to engage the creative self and also to help forget the worries of the day. So I decided to create some goddess centered mandalas that can be downloaded, printed and colored all from within the comfort of your own home. Creating mandalas, drawing and coloring are all proven stress reducing activities.

Imagine coming home from a long day at the office, changing into some comfy clothes, pouring yourself a glass of Cabernet, grabbing your colored pencils and your mandala and getting cozy in your favorite spot. You start to rummage through your bag of colored pencils hearing the sound of the pencils clanking together, while looking for your favorite colors. As you start to color in your mandala, a feeling of calm comes over you and you realize that you've relaxed and stopped stressing about the day. You allow your mind to focus in on one thing and loose yourself in the colors.

The colors you choose also have some meaning as well. Bright colors like reds, oranges and yellows are very energizing and great to use if you're feeling depressed. Blues and greens are soothing and calming and great to use if you're feeling anxious or agitated. Shades of purples and violets will totally relax your mind and body. Listen to your intuitive voice when choosing your colors. She will guide you in the right direction.

Coloring mandalas are fun and they're pretty! Especially when they are filled with color. You can even frame your mandalas and change out the picture with the season or with your mood. Another positive aspect of coloring in mandalas is that it engages your intuitive voice and helps you to listen to and trust it better.

All of these mandalas were hand drawn by me and lots of love and creative energy went into making each one. I currently have a few mandalas in my etsy shop and plan to keep adding over the next few weeks. Next to add is a Yule goddess mandala! If you would like to start coloring go to Goddess Mandala on Etsy to download and print. Please feel free to post pictures of your mandalas once you have them colored. I would love to see how great they turned out! Have any suggestions for my next goddess mandalas? Please leave me a comment telling me what you'd like to see.
Happy coloring!

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