Contemplative, creative arts practices can serve many purposes on the spiritual path.
This contemplative, creative arts practice works with two aspects of your life that are in conflict, tension, or opposition. Often on the spiritual path, the seeker will find paradox arise where there seems to be no clear way to navigate. In working with the tensions of seeming opposites through an intermodal expressive arts process, one can allow transformation and the emergence of something new to be born.
"Visual journaling, like verbal journaling, is a way to record the nuances of life's experiences. But instead of words, visual journaling involves using one's inner vision to imagine what a thought, feeling or emotional reaction would look like if it were expressed as a color, shape or image." Ganim and Fox, Visual Journaling
Mandala is the Sanskrit word meaning "whole." This contemplative, creative arts practice connects you with a sense of wholeness within yourself.