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Mandala art therapy online workshop participants testimonials !

So what did our mandala art therapy online workshop participants have to say once the series was completed over the 5 days?

Here are 5 reviews : 

1-It was an amazing experience and I also extend my heartiest gratitude for it. Over all it was great and I learnt something new during this COVID-19 period of crisis!

2-Thank you for this session Ranjini. It was very healing for me. I got closer to my spirit and soul with Mandala therapy. You are Angelic and Divine !

3-This was one of the very first workshop that I had ever attended and it was amazing . Only if I had proper tools I wouldn’t have had any regrets .

4-What an Online Refreshment!

5-We can learn anything if we put efforts and focus!

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How to find your passion using IGIKAI?

Spending your your in self awareness means constructively using it on anything which motivates you and helps create or reinvent yourself or makes you more confidence and living the best version of yourself!

One such self awareness exercise is reading books; they not only help you add to your knowledge but also enable you to concentrate and gain something insightful and build your expertise.

Some books have such powerful content that you feel like they changed your life and one such book is ‘Ikigai’.

I have been using IKIGAI process with my clients to help them discover themselves again and get back into the flow.Sometimes, in the rush to achieve our goals and racing up to corporate game can exhaust you.

Ikigai is a Japanese secret for a long and happy life. The book takes you around true-life stories of men and women living in Okinawa, a small island in the south of Japan, who have essentially lived content over the ages of 100 and how? Where your passion, mission, profession and vocation collide is where you ‘Ikigai’ is born; the purpose of your life, the joy and fulfilment in your daily routine.

I suggest that everyone should try reading and applying this 5 step method during this phase and make it worthwhile your time and energy !

I am attaching a high rise design template for trying your IKIGAI process.

Give me a shout out if you need help in working with introspecting this with you!


Five Elements of Design for your Life’s blueprint

Just like there are elements of Design while designing marketing campaign , Mobile / Websites , Spaces or Homes – Can we have a different perspective or wear a designers mindset to design our life/ Career/ Business success roadmap?

So , Why #Designthinking is a novel approach to problem solving?

Also , I am sharing my videos and interviews around “How I designed & Reinvented my career roadmap” using Design thinking principles and frameworks and gained success – Balanced Career & Mindset , Balanced Lifestyle ( working for 16 -20 hours a week as against 40 hours a week , and living a life of meaning , purpose and contributing towards self and others.

I know most of you would be looking for clarity on how to get started ,so a few years ago, I had delivered a very powerful Design Thinking talk about how I applied this powerful framework to redesign my entire life. You can Check out more talks like this by joining the Design Thinking Community via

So I Trust and Hope this gives you inspiration to redesign your own life and career to achieve a balanced lifestyle and meaningful and purposeful career or business model !

If you have any queries or questions on how I do provide coaching & mentoring services on Lifestyle Design for Career / Life / Business .

Reach out on Linkedin or reach out to me through Contact Us page

The Concept of 212 Degrees — Inspirational and Motivational series!

This Concept of 212 Degrees — one tiny degree between 211 and 212 degrees, Just like it is in life and business, the difference between running with the pack and leading the pack is that small extra degree of effort, focus, determination.

Source ~ David Natiuk

Though a dated one – we sometimes need to bring our emotions to the brim to have a breakthrough – Emotions such as Anger , Crying , Shouting , Screaming are all expressions of the body to release the blockages to progress towards the future reality or future personality.So the next time you need to keep yourself motivated just do quick check within yourself – are you giving your 200% or 300% to bring a change in your habits?


Throughout South America, Amazonite, also known as “The Amazon Rock,” was modeled after the Amazon River. This is believed to have been found in the Brazilian Amazon River Basin. They were named the ‘hope stone’ because they encourage you to talk with confidence and self-assurance and build hope for the success of the process.

Image Credit : Ranjini’s Angel Oracle Cards Photography , Amazonite Chain

Who should be considering wearing this?

Amazonite is known for its calming properties so is very helpful for the hostile and nervous. During stressful situations it gives the feeling of serenity. Amazonite rock brings equilibrium and peace, rationalizes the irrational and silences the mind. It is really useful for the undecided as it explores the reluctance and lack of confidence in decision taking. 

Why should you consider this?

Amazonite is known for its soothing properties. It soothes your anxiety and nervous system and helps ensure optimal wellbeing. It disperses harmful strength, deterioration and nervous system blockages. It brings balance in both masculine and feminine, lets you see both sides of a problem, or various perspectives. It wakes up your inner child and encourages you to spend time and space in your daily life for fun, joy and play. 

It is inspiring, promoting self-discovery, knowledge of oneself and the ability to accept one’s own honesty and reality. Amazonite forces strengthen faith in shrinking fear of conflict or harsh judgment from others when living by one’s own standards and convictions, all of which are amazonite in nature.

How to wear it? 

It can be used as a wrist mala for prayer beads. It can be worn as a necklace or pendant of amazonite gemstones so it will be near your heart or throat.

Image credits : Ranjini Rao’s Angel Oracle cards with Ammonite Beads Mala

Chakra Enhancer: Amazonite can balance 2 chakras: Heart Chakra & Throat Chakra.

Heart Chakra: Heart Chakra or Anahata Chakra is located in the heart region. It is related to feelings of love, compassion and trust. By balancing this chakra you can get rid of mood swings and have a very optimistic approach towards life. The Amazonite Crystal gives you the wisdom to understand compassion by energizing the heart chakra and helping it. Life can often seem daunting and bewildering, but the Amazonite is bringing order to chaos, with its pure light flowing with love and hope.

Throat Chakra: Throat chakra or Vishuddha Chakra is located at the base of the throat, overlapping the thyroid gland. It represents communication abilities in a constructive manner and positive self expression. By balancing this chakra you can enhance your creativity and satisfaction.

Element:  Earth, Water

Planet: Uranus

Here are the reasons why you would love an Amazonite.
Spiritual Benefits :
Amazonite soothes all your chakras especially the heart center and throat chakra.
It helps you to integrate and synthesize your duality.
You can also manifest and retain the pure energy of universal love.
Emotional Benefits :
It provides for pacification, and eliminates aggravation.
It helps you to fight your fears and worries.
It also dispels irritating and negative energies by soothing your nerves.

Physical Benefits:
The Amazonite helps you fight calcium deficiency the cause of osteoporosis and tooth decay.
It also helps you in dispelling spasms of the muscle tissue.
It safeguards you from nervous system disorders.

“Dear beloved one, use my vibration to express your thoughts and feelings with love and truth, to develop discrimination between what is real and true and what is not. As you unveil the truth, you will be more peaceful and attain ‘Sthirta’ (stillness).”

Tibetan Turquoise

Tibetan Turquoise is Blue-Green or green coloured stone which is considered a very fortunate stone by Tibetan people. They believe it’s a stone that brings fortune and wealth so they gift it to their family and friends to pass on the natural fortune powers. It is also known as a stone of purification because it dissipates negative energy and removes electromagnetic smog from the atmosphere.

Who should be considering wearing this?

Tibetan Turquoise encourages self-realization thus it is very useful for those who live in an imaginary world and are not grounded in reality. This makes you come out of the public-speaking anxiety and keeps you calm. When you are grappling with problems and can’t find a way out, it helps to cultivate an innovative approach to problem solving. It is good for stress and fatigue, as well as providing the ability to stop panic attacks.

Why should you consider this?

Tibetan Turquoise enhances self-acceptance and comfort in spiritual existence. It helps to control mood swings and by suppressing self-damaging mindset, it increases self love. Through maintaining and creating a sense of serenity and harmony it enhances the overall mood and emotion. This helps to regain lost strength and raises spirits that are sagging. This relieves tension and puts back attention to the heart of the centre. It fosters a spirit of kindness towards others. By offering freely love, the contact is a blessing for others and for yourself. It‘s called the stone of acceptance that encourages forgiveness and compassion.

It allows you to interact clearly, speak up for yourself, say your truth and show your individual creativity. It allows you to embed missing pieces of yourself and regain wholeness. The embrace of the light and the dark between us is the foundation of wholeness.

How to wear it? 

It can be worn as a necklace, earrings or rings. To keep it near your heart you should wear it with a necklace & feel strong and life-affirming vibes.It can be use as prayer beads also.

Chakra Enhancer:  Tibetan Turquoise can regulate Throat Chakra and Third Eye Chakra. 

Throat Chakra: Throat chakra or Vishuddha Chakra is located at the base of the throat, overlapping the thyroid gland. It represents communication abilities in a constructive manner and positive self expression. By balancing this chakra you can enhance you creativity and satisfaction.

Third Eye Chakra: Third Eye Chakra or Ajna/Agya Chakra is located in between the eyebrows. It represents analytic abilities, concentration, intelligence and awareness. You will be free from all kinds of fear if this chakra is in balance.

Element: Earth, Air, Fire

Planet: Venus & Neptune

Crystal Healing

Crystals have been used throughout all of history as a source of healing power. Ancient cultures all over the world used healing crystals and stones to align, clear and transform their energy, spirit and physical health. The metaphysical powers of crystals were no mystery to most ancient cultures including the Egyptians, Mayans and Sumerians who regularly adorned their bodies, jewelry and buildings with these sacred stones.

If you’re looking to heal some aspect of your mind, body or spirit, there are essentially 3 primary ways healing crystals can transform your energy and resolve imbalance:

Clearing – Crystals have the ability to absorb and remove certain types of energy from your body. Like a magnet can pick up little pieces of metal shavings, a healing crystal can absorb negative energy from your body.

Energizing – Healing crystals and stones can also push energy into your body, mind or spirit through inducing resonant frequencies. This is similar to the way electricity works by conducting and transferring energy into an object. A crystal can harness energy from the quantum field and send it into your own energy field. Don’t worry, unlike electricity, this crystal healing energy is painless and not dangerous.

Balancing – Our world is very symmetrical. Look at the leaves on trees or even your body. The energy of our planet aligns things in a mirrored pattern. Sometimes, your energy may be misaligned and out of balance, and healing crystals can use the properties mentioned above, which are essentially attracting and repelling, to balance out areas of energetic disharmony.

Wear healing crystals. Since crystals and stones absorb, repel and transmit energy, wearing certain healing crystals can help you balance your energy field throughout the day. Think of the crystals you wear like taking a vitamin. You eat the vitamin and it nourishes your body for the entire day. Putting on your crystal jewelry in the morning or putting certain stones in your pocket is like taking your daily vitamin on an energetic level.

White/Clear: Clearing

Examples: Quartz, Moonstone, Selenite

Uses: White and clear healing crystals are very absorbent. They are perfect for learning and cleansing any type of energy. Many people use clear quartz in their meditation practices because it clears and calms the mind. Be sure to clean your quartz frequently because they do absorb so much.

Brown: Allowing

Examples: Tiger’s Eye, Petrified Wood, Halite

Uses: Brown healing crystals and stones are very grounding. When you think of brown crystals, think of a dirt path in the dark woods. This path shows you the way and protects you on your journey. That’s what brown stones do—guide, protect and clear the way. Use them when you’re trying to make room in your life for something like a new job or relationship.

Red: Energizing

Examples: Ruby, Garnet, Jasper

Uses: Red healing crystals have a lot of energy. You can remind yourself of this by thinking of your reaction to a red stop sign, a red traffic light or a red warning signal. Red invokes sudden surges of energy, so if you need a quick pick me up, you can carry around a red stone as a substitute for something unhealthy like a caffeinated beverage.

Orange: Releasing

Examples: Copper, Sunstone, Aragonite

Uses: You know when you feel really sick and you walk out into the sunshine and feel better? That’s because orange is simultaneously a soothing and energizing color. Orange healing stones release negative energy and clear out room for a boost of health energy. Use them when you’re feeling down in the dumps or you’re dragging your feet.

Yellow: Aligning

Examples: Amber, Sulphur, Mookaite

Uses: Yellow gemstones are great for reorganizing energy patterns. These healing crystals are perfect for times when you’re trying to instill a new habit or break an unhealthy one. Think of yellow stones like a really efficient made. They don’t just cleanse energy, they reorganize it.

Green: Balancing

Examples: Jade, Emerald, Malachite

Uses: Green gemstones are often used for physical healing because of their balancing properties. Often, our illnesses are a matter of too much of something. For example, digestive issues often stem from too much acid or too much unhealthy bacteria. While we need these things to survive, too much of them makes us sick. Green healing stones don’t get rid of negative energy; instead, they tip the scales in the right direction, redirecting our energy flows and balancing them out.

Blue: Communicating

Examples: Sapphire, Sodalite, Angelite

Uses: Just like the blue throat chakra, blue healing crystals are all about openness and communication. If you’re having trouble finding your truth, or you want the truth to be revealed about something, work with blue crystals for healing.

Indigo: Calming

Examples: Kyanite, Azurite, Lapis Lazuli

Uses: Sometimes, like gets really chaotic and you just want to relax and take it easy. Next time you want to treat yourself to a calming spa experience, use the soothing power of dark blue/indigo healing gemstones to mellow out anxious, fragile energy.

Violet: Uplifting

Examples: Amethyst, Iolite, Sugilite

Uses: Violet is one of the most powerful colors, because it vibrates at a very high frequency/wavelength. It is at the top of our color spectrum, combining both the warm and cool ends of all the colors we can see. In this way, anything violet connects you to a higher plane of existence. Violet healing crystals are no exception, and they are perfect if you need to be uplifted, want to induce a spiritual experience or call on higher powers to guide you.

Black: Protecting

Examples: Tourmaline, Apache Tears, Obsidian

Uses: Black healing crystals deflect everything. They are strong and resilient, so they make perfect protecting crystals. If you want to repel any kind of energy, use black stones to drive those negative energies away from you.

Pink: Loving

Examples: Rose Quartz, Morganite, RhodoniteUses: Pink makes us think of romance, and that’s because the color pink is a combination of passionate red and clarifying white. But you don’t have to use pink healing crystals just for romance. They vibrate a compassionate, loving energy, so use them for anything that needs a little bit of sweetness. They’re great for deflecting anger, drawing in romance or just making you feel the love.


Fluorite derived from the Latin word flux which means flowing and blending of things to create a better one. Fluorite is well known for its protective and stabilizing properties. It is very useful for grounding you, making better coordination in mind and body. It also purifies your aura from bad energies.

Who should be considering wearing this?

Fluorite is considered as an excellent crystal for students who have lack of confidence and are cluttered with unwanted thoughts. It is very useful for those who are indecisive in chaotic situations. It is very helpful for those who are facing mental blockage & working in very stressful conditions.

Why should you consider this?

Fluorite stabilizes your mind and increases your concentration. It aids you to de-clutter your brain from unnecessary thoughts, fear & worries; helps you to be decisive even under pressure.  It boosts your self-confidence. It detoxifies your body and aura by neutralizing negative vibes and stress. It boosts the immune system and cell rejuvenation.

It is available in different colors; every color has its different benefits.

Blue Fluorite: It helps in getting rid of emotional chaos and encourages clear communication.

Green Fluorite: It is related to hormonal activities of the body, bringing them into balance. It recharges all chakra and brings synchronization in them. 

Purple Fluorite: It aids in spiritual awakening. It brings clarity in thoughts and aids to get better mental health and psychic conditions.

Yellow Fluorite: It is very useful for creating people, enhances intelligence and visualization.

Rainbow Fluorite: It brings mental awareness. It brings balance in mind, body and soul. 

How to wear it? 

You can wear it or also use a pyramid to place anywhere. Fluorite pyramids can be placed on the work desk to bring focus and reduce tiredness. It can be placed wherever we want to get rid of chaos. It can be placed in a kids room to lower down the over excitement. It should be worn as a pendant to get best results. It helps you to balance all chakras and better health. 

Chakra Enhancer:  Fluorite can balance 4 chakras: Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra and Third Eye Chakra. 

Solar Plexus Chakra: Also known as Manipura Chakra, is located between the navel and the bottom of the rib cage. Physically it is related to the digestive system and emotionally is related to feelings of aggression & ego. You feel energetic, focused & positive if this chakra is in balance. It also increases your productiveness.

Heart Chakra: Heart Chakra or Anahata Chakra is located in the heart region. It is related to feelings of love, compassion and trust. By balancing this chakra you can get rid of mood swings and have a very optimistic approach towards life.

Throat Chakra: Throat chakra or Vishuddha Chakra is located at the base of the throat, overlapping the thyroid gland. It represents communication abilities in a constructive manner and positive self expression. By balancing this chakra you can enhance your creativity and satisfaction.

Third Eye Chakra: Third Eye Chakra or Ajna/Agya Chakra is located in between the eyebrows. It represents analytic abilities, concentration, intelligence and awareness. You will be free from all kinds of fear if this chakra is in balance.

Element: Air, Water

Planet: Neptune

Rose Quartz

Crystals are well known for their healing power. Crystals and stones are used to channelize positive energy to gain good mental & physical health since ancient times. Rose quartz is a pink colored healing crystal. It reinstates anger, misery and hatred, paranoia into compassion and magnifies love, faith and inner peace. It aids in building relations and also helps one to come out from the feeling of self-pity.

Who should be considering wearing this?

Rose quartz is useful for the people who can’t control their emotions.

It is useful for those who are obsessed or fearful. Having trust issues with others. It is ideal for those who are possessive & can’t control the anger.

Why should you consider this?

Rose quartz helps in balancing emotions and in developing the sentiment of gratitude, trust, self-love and assurance. It also enhances the feeling of self-acceptance. It maintains good circulatory & cardiovascular health. It also helps females during childbirth. It also facilitates good sleep in adults and children and prevents nightmares. It is also helpful for those children who are afraid of the dark.

Because of its calming nature it is useful for trauma management.

How to wear it?

It is advised to wear it in a long chain so it remains close to your heart and works effectively.  It removes all kinds of insecurity, builds self-confidence and brings feelings of love.

Chakra Enhancer: Chakras are energy centers of the body that represent free flow of positive energy in the body. Crystals remove blockage of energy and enhance the power of chakras. 

Heart chakra is symbolized with unconditional love and your acceptance for situations and people. Physically it is associated with Thymus gland, heart, lungs, immune system, breast, hands and arms. If your heart chakra is not working well, you will be stressed, fluctuate in blood pressure and heart rate. Rose quartz enhances heart chakra, also known as Anahata. It revives compassion, forgiveness, unconditional love & builds trust. Keeps you calm in crisis or painful situations. 

Element: Water and Earth. 

Planet: Venus

Golden Tiger’s Eye

Tiger’s Eye is a yellow-golden color healing crystal to get relief from fear and anxiety. It is the perfect tool to get prosperity and wealth. It brings harmony and balance. 

Who should be considering wearing this?

Tiger’s eye helps to bring harmony between people who are in chaos because of their different mindset & beliefs in life, they can be family members or at the workplace. Some people have a tendency to go beyond edges that create problems in their lives. A tiger’s eye is the best crystal to bring equilibrium in their lives. It is also helpful for those who can be easily influenced by the external environment and facing issues like mood swings. 

Why should you consider this?

It is a stone of prosperity and harmony. It helps you to increase your wealth and also helpful in creating new opportunities for growth. It boosts your confidence and increases optimization. It gives you a sense of self-realization, strengthens you and gives the mind a wider perspective. It helps you to evaluate the situations from all possible angles, keeps your mind calm and you can handle the challenges in a better way. Spiritually it strengthens your trust in almighty so you can’t lose hope even in most difficult situations.  It brings balance & creates a harmonious relation in people with different viewpoints, religious belief and thoughts. 

How to wear it? 

  • It can be used as prayer beads. 
  • It can be worn as a ring or pendant. 
  • Ring should be worn in the ring finger of the right hand.
  • Pendant should be worn in silver. 
  • You can also wear it as a bracelet.

Chakra Enhancer:  The tiger’s eye balance sacral chakra and solar plexus chakra.

Sacral chakra or Svadhishthana Chakra is located above the pubic bone at the front of the pelvis and three inches below the naval. It is considered the gravitation center of the body & maintains free flow of energy in the body. It is related to imagination, creativity and wisdom. If this chakra is balanced you can get rid of sexual and reproductive problems, menstrual troubles, urinary problems & constipation.

Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura Chakra located between the navel and the bottom of the rib cage. The Tiger’s Eye helps to energize and activates the solar plexus chakra, it represents optimism, analytical ability, emotional balance and intellect. Physically it is related to the digestive system and emotionally is related to feelings of aggression & ego. 

Element: Earth, Fire

Planet: Saturn