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Reiki ,Mantra therapy and Vedic Astrology

As a vedic astrology student and learner in life , I am pursuing Vedic astrology from SIVA – Sarvamangala Institute of Vedic Astrology , It sort of integrates my journey into Life Design mandalas with astronomy. I want to share my perspectives of being on a spiritual quest from a long time -led me to the mystical workings of the planetary energies.

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Whenever there is an eclipse or Retrograde , you can pray and surround your aura with positive vibes and the best is chanting mantras and lighting a lamp or a strong intention for protection against the negative effect of the lunar or solar eclipse.

Also as Channels of Reiki , me and my Reiki friends, lately have been experiencing or observing thought waves having lower & negative energies and not so pleasant to deal with .- which are universal or collective projections.

If you have been experiencing or noticing the same let’s all put an intent that these fears and anxieties and lower vibrations dissipate and dissolve along with the eclipse. Please feel to ask for help. Do not take hasty decisions or actions. These global phenomenons don’t have power over us but they do affect people who are extremely sensitive or with a weaker mind/disturbed emotional state. They could be driven to take decisions that may not be fruitful later on .Hence care needs to be taken to not hurry up any decisions till the air or atmosphere around becomes clearer. I am no expert but just sharing a few mantras that can come handy during these times.

I have been listening to some of these and they do have powerful vibes. Chant Aum Namah Shivaya 1008 times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmNjc_EzQx8

Chant Navagraha mantras Prayers for The Sun Lord either Surya Gayatri or Aditya Hrudhayam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SakTUHIxek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnMNC2cx5qw&t=7s

Also chant Hanuman Chalis or listen to it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBeUatFx7HI

Universal Peace Mantra

|| Loka Samantha Sukhino bhavantu || 3 times

To your health and abundance and protection.

Stay safe. My guru’s are Dr Bala Chandra ji and Shailaja Iyer ji PS This is purely my personal opinion and perspective I may be wrong and hence be corrected by my gurus.

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Re-Claim your Self-Worth and Creativity through Mandalas !!

Self worth comes with doing and being your highest possible self. And I enable this through art and healing methods.

One should not underestimate the power of creativity due to its simplicity. Because in simplicity is where it’s beauty lies!

Once you start getting the feel of how to create mandalas, you will start spending hours of unwanted thinking and over analysing, and finally start getting things into the flow and in the most productive and most effective manner!

By creating and drawing mandalas , you can understand and discover what gives you that self worth and claim it back.

Amongst all topics – Self Knowledge is the highest form of education than any other and that can give oneself immense satisfaction and joy!

Image : This excerpt is from a self expression of a Participant who found himself over 3 sessions and his inner strength & resilience through water colouring and mandala creation!

Dharma Chakra of Life or Wheel of Powerful Affirmations by Siddharth
Flower of Life Mandala by Siddharth
Seed Of Life Mandala by Siddharth

Mandala art for healing and insights!

Mandala is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates to mean “circle” or “center.”

We often associate the word mandala with the circular designs that have repeating colors, shapes, and patterns radiating from the center. Mandalas can be precise, carefully measured, geometric, and perfectly symmetrical, or in contrast, free flowing, organic, and asymmetrical. Mandalas are often drawn in circles but they can also be drawn in squares.

Hindu and Buddhist Traditions

In the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, mandalas are an object of meditation to aid in one’s spiritual development. The imagery depicts the universe and the symbols represent one’s spiritual journey, the cycles of birth-life-death, and the interconnectedness of all living things.

The Hindu tradition focuses on the realization of the self as one with the divine. Whereas in the Buddhist tradition, the emphasis is on the potential for enlightenment (Buddha-nature) and the pictures within the mandalas illustrate the obstacles that one has to overcome in order to cultivate compassion and wisdom. Drawing mandalas in this tradition follows strict rules.

Mandalas help you to reconnect to your nature and the earth & cosmic nature. Perhaps the most important thing is that mandalas are a communication vehicle or tool for connecting to GOD,your higher self or your inner voice or the source-in other words that which is greater than yourself.

Several people use mandalas for meditation and contemplation , others use them for therapy and healing. Some people color in mandalas in order to feel relaxed and centre themselves and bring order within the chaos.

Mandala art for therapy and healing

Carl Jung – The renowned swiss psychologist extensively used mandalas with his patients,who would create them as a means to connect with their subconscious , enabling them to work through their issues. For a period , Jung created a mandala every day – an activity that he credits with his personal transformation and healing. Many psychologists like me and therapists in cancer centres today use mandalas as preventive healthcare and form of palliative therapy.

Exhibitions and Art for Cancer Care patients

This is me participating as a Mandala Artist during the ArtforCan Care exhibition exhibiting my healing mandalas. Both of them got sold and went to lovely souls.

Womb cellular healing mandala
Me at ArtforCancare exhibition

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A glimpse of a Mandala Art Therapy session for IIT BHU Students

What is a Mandala ?
Mandala is a sanskrit word for sacred circle. “Mand’ means mark off and ‘La’ means circle or sacred centre.
Essentially mandala means marking a sacred energy circle in the centre .

An hour in the life of IITBHU Students wth Mandala Art therapy

This is what could be possible when students in technology come together for an art expression and understand themselves through this sacred art form.


Students from various departments on a Saturday evening explored themselves through mandala art therapy.For many of them it was a new skill and new way of learning and self introspection.Contrary to the self awareness tools available today, mandala in my experience is the easiest and quickest way to explore and understand your patterns and thoughts.

Whether we wear the Hindu or Buddhist lens of looking at Mandalas – they are the mean to self realisation and portal for enlightenment with the divinity within.

The use of Mandalas or circles is not only limited to Hindu or Buddhism but also come from ancient spiritual methods of the Egyptian Ra symbolism or Christian traditions. If you have noticed churches have forms of mandala or circular paintings and expressions on magnificent stained rose glass windows or chambers- they are none other than mandalas as spiritual or religious teaching devices. Carl Jung a renowned swiss psychologist used mandalas as a tool for self introspection and psychological wholeness.

There are several ways to work with mandalas – right from plain coloring to transformative healing to gaining insights about the self .

In this session ,we explored a simplified way to create mandala patterns – free flow and grid templates and facilitation was around how to interpret the mandalas emerging out of the unconscious mind.

If you are looking for a workshop to impart employee , student or personal wellbeing across emotional/mental/spiritual / intellectual level then connect with me here or on

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Watch the quick glimpse of Mandala art session here >>

Enlightenment At Home through Mandalas

Human Design technology through Mandala art designs

I picked this article from Daily OM but I loved it because it gave clarity on how enlightenment can be attained at home. One need not go very far away to seek or understand themselves.And Enlightenment is also meaning spiritual growth.

Spiritual growth can take place anywhere, if you are open and ready to learn and receive. And I unlock the keys to enlightenment and awakening through mandalas.Mandalas have the power and containers of esoteric ancient wisdom .They bear the energetic keys to resonance or vibrational essence of the soul to the source – ie Creator.In short , mandalas or mandala art forms are a way to unlock your creativity, imagination , manifestation capability and tap into the inner wisdom of your soul self.
Its also a way to connect faster to the infinite creator in you!

Many spiritual seekers feel called to far-flung places across the globe in the interest of pursuing the path of their enlightenment. This may indeed be the right course of action for certain people, but it is by no means necessary to attaining an enlightened consciousness. Enlightenment can take root anywhere on earth, as long as the seeker is an open and ready vessel for higher consciousness. All we need is a powerful intention, and a willingness to do the work necessary to moving forward on our path. 

In terms of spiritual practice, at this moment, there are more tools available to more people than at any other time in history. We have access to so much wisdom through the vehicles of books, magazines, the Internet, television, and film. In addition, the time-honored practice of meditation is free, and sitting quietly everyday, listening to the universe, is a great way to start the journey within. There is further inspiration in the fact that the greatest teachers we have are our own life experiences, and they come to us every day with new lessons and new opportunities to learn. If we look at the people around us, we may realize that we have a spiritual community already intact, and if we don’t, we can find one, if not in our own neighbourhood, then on-line.

Meanwhile, if we feel called to travel in search of teachers and experiences, then by all means, we should. But if we can’t go to India, or Burma, or Indonesia, or if we don’t have the desire, this is not an obstacle in terms of our spiritual development. In fact, we may simply be aware that our time and energy is best spent in our own homes, with our meditation practice and all the complications and joys of our own lives.
We can confidently stay in one place, knowing that everything that we need to attain enlightenment is always available right where we are. 

I work with mandala art therapy and channeling to enable and facilitate growth for individuals and help transform them through the energetic vibrations and frequencies that mandalas offer.

Let me know if you would like to explore mandala art for unlocking yourself and getting started on your spiritual journey with me!

Mindfulness and resilience through Mandala art

According to a HBR study – Organizations are demanding ever-higher performance from their workforces. People are trying to comply, but the usual method—putting in longer hours—has backfired. They’re getting exhausted, disengaged,and sick. And they’re defecting to healthier job environments.Longer days at the office don’t work because time is a limited resource. But personal energy is renewable, say Schwartz and McCarthy.

How might organisations build workers’ physical, emotional, and mental resilience for their employees?

Help your employees systematically rejuvenate their personal energy, and the benefits go straight to your bottom line.

Whats the ROI? Wachovia Bank: Participants in a personal energy renewal program produced 13% points greater YoY in revenues from loans than a control group did. And they exceeded the control group’s gains in revenues from deposits by 20% points.

HOW COMPANIES CAN HELP? By giving their employees a space to express their true selves and manage their energy- at all 4 levels, And….Here’s a great opportunity !

Introducing “Mindfulness through art” workshop that will help employees focus on building mental resilience which is an innate ability to overcome difficult situation, challenges and overall adversities that one faces on a daily basis

It is loaded with activity and action. An action packed day of 1.5 to 2 hours :

1. Understand employee challenges or pain points through non judgemental and non verbal method

2. A mandala art therapy session complimented by a centering meditation technique

3. Body movement to integrated and learn new behaviours or expressions

4. Reflections and wrap up It will help them in developing the ability to do well in times of great stress, urgency and pressure.

Contact : Ranjini Rao through contact us page or email for more details [email protected]

7 steps to Living a purpose-ful life!

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” ~ William Shakespeare

Let’s start with the Basics. I wanted to let you all know that finding a purpose or aligning to your life purpose takes time! Whoever told you that it was rocket science is not authetntic …Its a journey and will reveal itself to you only when you intend to committing to discovering yourself.

So I’m sharing a few Basic steps that could lead you to your life purpose :

1-Awareness

First, you have to be aware that “what is” is not necessarily the genuine expression of your creative, powerful and true self. You have to begin acknowledging the difference of being mindful of how you live in today, the present moment, and how you constantly project your personal desires in the future which have chances of not turning out real.

2-Be Committed

Show your commitment on working on this present path, made more interesting by the unconscious impulses and discover what it really takes to conquer reactivity. Learn to live intentionally and start expressing the real you.

3-Search for Guidance

To find a new direction, you need to search for proper guidance and gain support for new learning for it is only through this that you will get to discover the authenticity of your life.

4-Go for Clarity

Living on purpose requires you to be clear about your own personality. You need to know what values you uphold and identify your passions, strengths and weaknesses, all of which should be aligned as you claim your life’s purpose together with the intention of serving greater good and meeting humanity’s needs.

5-Render Service

The highest form of life fulfillment stems from serving those around you, driven by your desire to express your purpose after you have finally known your inner self.

6-Take a Step Forward

Commit yourself to your brand new path of living on purpose today and step forward as you create a plan on how to you further develop yourself to become better tomorrow.

7-Be Thankful

At the end of the day, living your life’s purpose boils down on saying thank you and being grateful for being alive, with all the chances of experiencing energy, breath and all of the basic goodness of life.

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How to be grateful or Be in an attitude of Gratitude?



Developing an attitude of heartfelt and sincere Gratitude for all your current blessings unleashes the ultimate power for obtaining many more. Give thanks each day and you will see how being grateful for everything you have today can create great changes in your life.

“Thank you” – these two simple words can change one’s life. With the problems that we may face every day in our lives, these two little words are often the most neglected words each day. We always see the worst in life that is why we never become truly happy.

Expressing your gratitude or even being thankful about the things you have is really important. This will change your entire life – the way you see life, the way you handle your problems and the way you cope with the daily challenges.

Gratitude means counting your blessings, thankfulness, acknowledging things that you receive and noticing those simple pleasures in your life. The moment you wake up in the morning, say a little prayer, giving thanks to another life given to you. Gratitude means learning to live a kind of life as if things were miracles, and it also means being fully aware on continuous bases about how much you have been given.

Gratitude also shifts your focus from the things you lack in life towards great abundance that is now present. It is also good to note that psychological and behavioral research has shown the most amazing improvements in life brought by the practice of gratitude. Bring thankful and appreciating life and the things life offers you makes us more resilient and even happier.

Resilient in the sense that no matter what challenges and difficulties we experience, we know that life is not cruel to give us something that we can’t bear. It gives us strength with the belief and the mindset that no matter how many problems we may encounter, the blessings we receive are much greater than them. Gratitude strengthens relationships, reduces stress and improves health.

Once you develop an attitude of a sincere attitude for all the blessing you receive, this unleashes the power for you to receive even more than you already have.

Having the feeling of gratitude essentially means taking nothing for granted and giving thanks about the abundance in life that you have obtained. Gratitude actually fits in with abundance in various aspects. As a famous writer says, “ A lot of people are trapped in the state of poverty by having lack of gratitude.”

An Abundance Mindset always goes with gratitude because we can always attract great wealth as well as abundance with the power of gratitude.


Today I want to reward you with a free gift of a Gratitude Mandala Sheet Design and free ebook on how to develop Gratitude – Register here https://forms.gle/8AkFuMsjBv8qy4bK9 to receive your free Copy on how to be grateful and drawing a Gratitude mandala design!

5 TIPS ON HOW TO REDUCE STRESS AND ANXIETY

Here’s 5 Tips for reducing stress in your work place and for freelancers as an Art therapist , Reiki Master and Counsellor /Executive Coach / Life Coach.

Whether you hold a full-time job as a freelancer , work from home . As the work culture is increasingly changing your lifestyle habits and your routine has changed due to covid 19 conditions , it’s now more important to work more hours for less salary 😟😟 Or more than this it’s important to find a balance – I am a Taj Innercircle Work-life Balance Champion and I could completely understand what you are going through.

I have spent at least 4- 5 years out of a 15 year career with IBM remotely working and I am with you.

So Relax , if you have been stressed out lately from the workload , just follow these simple tips for a quick time out !

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👉5 Tips to reduce stress

👉1- Listen to music : If your workplace permits listening to music during working hours, plug-in the headphones and tune in for some light, acoustic music. Not only does relaxing music ease your brain by taking away stress, but it can also give you some much-needed motivation to complete the tasks in hand. Classical symphonies, relaxing OSTs and acoustic sound all work wonders.

👉2- Take a break by taking a walk : With the constant pressure coming from the weight of the world around us, it’s quite easy to feel bogged down and depressed. This is why one must break away from work once in a while even if it sounds implausible. A simple walk around the home can give you a fresh perspective on things and how to get things done, which is essential for slowing down your thinking and detach.

👉3- Exercise : No, I’m not going ask you to abandon work to visit the gym for a 40-minute lifting session. All you have to do is some simple stretches in between work to feel refreshed and relaxed. You can even go for a 10 min jog, do some pushups, or dance around when no one’s looking to bring back peace of mind.

👉4- Play a game ( virtual or a board game ) : There are so many options available, might as well take a quick board game or play a virtual game.

👉5- Take a mandala class and feel socially connected !

“Art is creativity for the Soul”
“Mandalas give a calming and relaxing feeling to your mind”

We have had participants from WNS , EY , Accenture , Infosys , Intel and many corporates who have attended our online workshops.

And they all feel connected and they share their feelings thoughts and emotions and empathise with each other! Don’t think too much just sign up for our upcoming mandala art therapy class and feel the difference !

These are the benefits of stress management and art therapy :

1.Quit smoking (over a period of time)
2.Manage anger

3.Increase self confidence

4.Stress management

5.Mental focus

6.Concentration

7,Release stress hormones

8.Reduce anxiety

9.Save costs of a therapist or clinical doctor by understanding your problem yourself

10.Obsessive compulsive disorder

11. How to Reduce weight and reduce Stress

Register here 👇👇👇

https://forms.gle/2C29m1iFz2Va7bRD7

Don’t think too much; just try out these simple tips the next time you get stressed to feel the difference!

Watch the video here !

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