What we do
Connections With Spirit is owned by Margaret West, a lady of many talents. You can find her website here At Connections with spirit, we offer you training in many different practitioner courses and also many other metaphysical studies. The workshops are designed to not only enlighten you, but also to financially help those she considers are voiceless, with profits from the workshops. Margaret works full time as an alternative Therapist, and this she considers is her income to pay the bills. Profit from the workshops, after paying the facilitators etc, is donated. The prices for our workshops are reasonable and competitive, and we like to think that we give each one our personal touch of beauty and laughter. Cake is always on offer at lunchtimes, as we feel no one should learn without a good slice of cake to fortify them!! We use a few facilitators, who are excellent in their field, but mainly Margaret does all the teaching. So you can be assured that the quality of our courses are always top notch.We also have stalls at the workshops where you can buy beautiful jewellery and Holistic Crystal pendants, which Margaret makes herself. Each pendant is an active crystal that will help with various conditions of the mind, body and spirit.Emma King is Connections with spirit's event manager, events organiser and Personal Assistant to Margaret West. She will be your main port of call for any questions you have or booking details that you may need for any workshops or development circles. Please do add Emma Reiki King and Margaret West to your facebook/twitter friends list to keep up to date with all the workshops and news. We promise not to bother you unless you contact us first for information. Emma's email is connectionswithspiritworkshops(at)hotmail(dot)comWe like to be interactive with students and people, so do feel free to leave any feedback about circles or workshops you have attended. Or just pop by and say hello or ask a question. We will always try to reply promptly.
Thursday, 9 September 2010
Today I want to chat about Mandalas. What are they and what do they do?
Firstly let me explain the word Mandala. It is an Indian Sanskrit word that means "circle". But it is far more than a simple shape. It represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds. When working with it on a spiritual level, Mandala’s may be used for establishing a sacred space, as an aid for meditation and trance. It can help you to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious mind. Carl Jung saw the Mandala as a representation of the unconscious self. He believed his paintings of them enabled him to identify emotional disorders and work towards wholeness. If you really think about it, the Mandala appears in all aspects of life. The celestial circles - earth, sun, and moon. They are healing mediums for the soul - the merging of body, spirit and soul.
In my Psychic Development circle last week we each studied a Mandala for about 5 minutes. I do not recommend that you do this for any longer in the beginning. I discovered that each person experienced a different thing. Mine began to spin. The outer purple rim became blurred and the inner circles more heightened. When doing this I believe you are in a semi trance state of mind. If you relaxed further, the mandala will begin to work on your energy centre's. Energising your chackra's. Calming your mind.
The Mandala can de stress you, enable you to go deeper into a trance state if you are sitting for trance or a trance medium. Here is a link for a free Mandala download. The site is safe. I have just downloaded a few for my Friday development circles. See which one calls to you, colour it in and please do come back here with a picture of it for us to see. Or just share your experience with it.
Do you use a Mandala. Please share your experience with it?