The word “Mandala” in the ancient Sanskrit language means ” center” or “periphery”. It is the inclusion of everything in the universe; something without beginning or end that indicates the higher and the lower and other possibilities of the soul upon which one may choose to meditate.
Mandala Healing Garden is a retreat for those who wish to improve their physical health, spiritual and personal development. Here you will find information about the special combination of therapies made available to you by Sala, a highly trained and experienced wholistic health practitioner who was born and raised in Japan.
We all have a garden in our hearts where seeds grow. If we know exactly what sort of flowers we would like to cultivate, we can learn to sow and nurture it well. There are many species and varieties of flowers. Some love a lot of sun and others prefer growing in the shade. Some can only thrive with plenty of water and others require only a little. All flowers require different environments to thrive in the best form.
Have you ever looked at the kind of flowers you have in your garden? A person who enjoys and celebrates life knows how to care for their garden. An unhappy person usually neglects to maintain their garden regularly and often does not realise there is a garden in their heart.
There are many people who have experienced unsatisfactory or hostile environments while growing up. Unhealthy factors stemming from childhood years could have been stress and traumas inflicted by alcoholic or severely strict parents who didn’t encourage you to grow as a person. When you began working, there may have been an unsupportive superior or boss in the workplace who picked on you and didn’t appreciate the quality of your work.
Due to dissatisfaction with individual circumstances, many of us feel a degree of disappointment, sadness and experience a range of differing negative emotions from time to time. There are those who are inclined to blame others for the way they feel.
Laying blame on others will not help us as weeds of negativity would only grow in the garden of our hearts if not tended to. It is healthier for the soul to take charge of emotions and say “I undertake to sow the seeds of content in my heart”. Psychologically, this is akin to being responsible for yourself and responsible for how you feel, instead of allowing others to influence the ebb and flow of your emotional tides.
The human condition is much like the natural environment where seeds carried by birds and insects may land in places that are not suitable habitats for their growth. Some plants simply adjust to the environment and somehow take root and grow. Others simply wither into the soil and die. Plants can’t complain, neither can they move to appropriate habitats by themselves where they can thrive best. Fortunately humans can “move” if they really want to.
The “move” does not mean having to physically relocate somewhere else but rather it means to begin a process of making changes within the soul. Humans are able to transform negative reactions to positive awareness and sow seeds of happiness.
The therapies available from Mandala Healing Garden will assist you in sowing healthy seeds in your mind, body and spirit. These will equip you with the necessary techniques to create, nurture and maintain a delightful individual garden in your heart. For further details, please contact Sala.