The word mandala gets its root from the word manda, which means substance. The suffix –la implies inclusion.
Image wise, a mandala can stand for the man, the universe, the Divine, the emenents... Depending on the combinations, it’s able to portray everything, to translate the earth's field, to give a basis on which the qualities it represents on earth, our lives and our bodies, reach their goals.
The source of the mandala is its centre, a dot. In the human mandala, it could be us and all the positive developments we want to invite around us. The mandala is a symbol completely free from dimensions, fields and limits. It is the seed, the semen, a single drop, the prominent initial point. It is the centralized point at which everything coincides. Its aim is to eliminate the division of “have-don’t have”, outside-inside, top-bottom, and become a bridge uniting with the whole.
We can, if we channel our intentions in a focused way, create our future. Using the arts (painting, construction, sounds of Tibetan cymbals and crystal bowls), we can focus our energies, so that they flow properly within us.
Afterwards, we can become a human mandala using minerals, depending on what we want to ground in our lives.