Flower Essence Mandala: Turkscap-Pansy-Dianthus
Flower Essence Mandalas
By Mary Kraemer
I use edible flowers to create by hand a mini-cosmos for healing with the medicinal and spiritual qualities of the flowers and as a mediation tool. I invite you to take a moment to absorb the imageinto your mind and body and feel its qualities transform you.

Mandala in Sanskrit means essence, or containing; also translates as circle-circumference or concentric diagram having spiritual and ritual significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism.
Flower Essence prescription of Giant Turkscap – Malvaviscus Arboreus, Pansy, Dianthus Mandala:
Meditate on the root chakra receiving healing. This essence releases pent up creative forces within the womb area and literally sets one free to dance again in life. Corrective of imbalance: connecting with their sexuality often due to abuse. Eliminates fear and greed and brings contentment. Pansy is an immune builder as it draws out from within the individual the purest quality of heart and mind. Pansy helps us to ‘face’ the world, thereby, strengthening our courage to share our beauty with the world. Pansy clears negative thoughts and opens the heart chakra. Dianthus at the center promotes new perspectives on seemingly endless situations.
In different spiritual traditions, mandalas are used for focusing attention; as a spiritual teaching tool; for establishing a sacred space; and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. Its symbolic nature can help one to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a mystical sense of oneness with the ultimate unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises. 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.
Mandala represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, a microcosm of the Universe from the human perspective and a microcosm representing various divine powers at work in the universe.
Mandalas are a sacred places reminding the viewer of the sanctity in the Universe and its potential in his or her self. The purpose being to put an end to human suffering, be enlightened and to discover divinity within one’s own self.
When I created this design and shot this photo, I used what flowers I had available as well as what design I was drawn to making. I had hoped to heal others as well as myself when making it as is my intention. But it isn’t till I write this that I realize this specific flower combination heals me as well. I too suffer from great bouts of fear and feel unable to dance. My situation being unemployed and a single parent makes my suffering acute as my children are in this situation as well. I really need pansy to help face this situation and clear my negative thoughts. Dianthus additionally helps me have new perspective on the situation seemingly that is endless.
Thanks for giving me a forum.
Mary Kraemer
Edible Flower Photography, Edible Flower Mandalas for Cakes, Healing with Holographic Repatterning
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© 2009, Mary Kraemer
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