Chakra Mandala and Crystals

Mandala:
The Word comes from Sanskrit and means 'healing circle' or 'Universe'.
The most impressive mandalas are made by Tibetan monks
in beautiful coloured sands.
The creation of them is a meditative process with deep spiritual significance.

The crystals that I have placed around the crocheted mandala
are as follows, from upper left to right:
Red Jasper (Root Chakra)
Cornaline (Sacral)
Calcite (Solar Plexus)
Malachite (Heart)
Amazonite (Throat)
Lapis-Lazuli (Third Eye)
Amethyst (Crown Chakra)

Chakra:
These are energy centres in our body.
There are seven main chakras in our bodies,
going from the lowest Root Chakra, which is at the base of the spine,
right up to the Crown Chakra.

The crocheted mandala in pastel shades with the following crystals
going from the upper left:
Amethyst, Lapis-Lazuli, Chalcedony, New Jade, Calcite, Cornaline and Pink Quartz.

Creating the first letter 'S' of my name

Lapis-Lazuli

Each crystal is said to have specific healing properties.
Right now, I feel very attracted to Lapis-Lazuli.
The colour is a deep and vibrant blue with flecks of gold. There are variations
of colour in each stone. One of mine has more gold and the other
a deep and wonderful blue.
This crystal is a gemstone that helps bring inner peace
and clears the mind of negative thought patterns.
It awakens the third-eye, which promotes a higher consciousness
on journeys of self-discovery.

I like to arrange different crystals around my home according to how I feel
and which ones I feel attracted to at the time.
These days, I'm enjoying the colours and vibrations of those above.

It's an interesting fact that the seven colours of a rainbow
correspond exactly to the colours of the seven Chakras!


I found a very lovely crochet pattern to make my Chakra Mandala.
You can find it here: 




20 comments

  1. A lovely, soothing post with beautiful colors both in the mandalas and the crystals!

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  2. Thank you, Cathy! I do love having colour around me!

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  3. The mandalas and crystals brightened my day. So colorful! The gorgeous blue lapis is one of my daughters favorite stones. A number of years ago I watched Tibetan monks make a sand mandala. The colors and design were beautiful. Knowing they wouldn't be keeping the mandala made it all that more special to watch.

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! So your daughter and I favour the same lovely crystal! Yes, it really is a special experience to see Tibetan monks create a sand mandala!

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  4. I'm speachless! Reading you were attracted to lapislazulli (love that golden one), I got intrigued by why I'm so overly fond of amber and turquoise lately. And I'm stunned! I've been diagnosed with axiale Spondyloarthitis in January and amber has healing powers on rheumatism! As to turquoise... My rheumathologist has a strong holastic approach to rheumatism and works with bioenergitic methods too. He told me I had problems with my throat chakra and guess which chakra turquoise is good for...
    Just told my youngest, who's experiencing lots of doubts about his training as a physiotherapist - and he's been attracted to rock crystal, which helps confidence and endurance. Isn't it amazing!?
    Thank you for this very inspiring post, dear Sandra!
    Have a most lovely day,
    Marjan

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    1. Marjan, how wonderful that your rheumatologist has a strong holistic approach to your condition! I'm sure you will get spot-on help from him! It is said that we feel attraction to the crystals we need in the moment. I'm even crocheting small popcorn flowers that fit the crystals I love right now!

      So glad this posting came at the right time for you!

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  5. This is all so beautiful.
    Your crocheted pieces as well as the artful photos you took with the stones around them. Eye candy, heart candy. Loveliness.

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  6. Oh thank you, Tammie. I do love to arrange the lovely crystals around my home according to how I feel! Making a crochet chakra mandala was really lovely to do as well! Surrounding ourselves in colour is a therapy in itself!

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  7. these are so beautiful. I like the pastel mandala. I don't seem to have the knack for crocheting even after many tries, but I may try again later on.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Thanks so much, lissa. I like the pastel one too! Crochet is so easy to learn these days with so many videos on YouTube and crochet sites. I learnt my first stitches from a little booklet, many years ago!

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  8. So very beautiful - it has a calming effect!

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  9. Thanks so much, Fi. I think the crystals and the colours and harmony make us feel calm!

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  10. Truly such beautiful work Sandra, and I just love the colors you chose.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa. Working with colour is wonderfully therapeutic!

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  11. Linda mandala.
    Adoro.
    Parabéns.
    Um abraço.

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  12. I love all the color and hearing about the different properties of the crystals. Your crochet mandalas are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Nanci! Crochet is a passion and I do love working with colour and the crystals are so beautiful. I like to arrange them in little corners around my home!

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  13. Oh I do love this...the colors, the words, all of it!

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    1. Thank you, Astri! The most wonderful thing about crochet is working with colours, isn't it?!

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