We are totally in love with flowers this week, with Autumn setting in we are already dreaming of the blooms of next Spring!! So we are off to Columbia Road flower market this weekend for some East London inspiration…

Today we bring you the idea of using a floral Mandala as part of your wedding ceremony. The flower image above would make a very spiritual point to stand and express your love for one another.  Mandala is a Sanskrit word meaning “circle.” In the Buddhist and Hindu religious traditions sacred art often takes a mandala form. These mandalas, concentric diagrams, have spiritual and ritual significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism. They are also a key part of anuttarayoga tantra meditation practices.

In various spiritual traditions, mandalas are used as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. The psychoanalyst Carl Jung saw the mandala as “a representation of the unconscious self,” and believed his paintings of mandalas enabled him to identify emotional disorders and work towards wholeness in personality.

Do you have a mandala? I have been working on mine.. It’s a creative journey that may take a while!!

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