To Inspire, Transform & Heal

Linda Wiggen Kraft
Creativity for the Soul

A Month for Mandalas – LIGHT – part 2

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince

Mandala Created by Girl Scouts from an Elementary School

The Light of Our Hearts. Our brightest light shines from our hearts. We feel love within and send outward from our hearts.

This Month for Mandalas is inspired by LIGHT. This week is inspired by the LIGHT within our hearts.

For those new to a month for mandalasplease open this link and read the beginning of  blog which explains it all.





Our hearts are more than our centers of feeling, they are also centers of intuition, intelligence and perception.




Hearts are the center through which blood is refreshed and flows into each and every cell of our bodies. Heart is the center from which we open up to others.  When we feel a connection with another person, or parts of nature, our hearts are entrained beating together in time on a physical or more subtle level.




mandala-hearts-christine-torlina-valentines-day-blog-creativity-for-the-soul-blogHearts for Haiti – Mandala Created by Christine Torlina shortly after Haiti’s Earthquake

A scientific study published in the journal Psychological Science showed how the feeling of intuition was really a listening to heart rate that helped participants learn to win a game.








By listening to our heart we can become more embodied in our whole self. Indigenous and ancients peoples felt the center of their wisdom and selves was in the heart.



In ancient Egypt the worth of a soul was the weight of a deceased person’s heart, showing how much goodness they had brought to the world during their lives.






LIGHT OF OUR HEARTS –  Read the creativity prompt, listen to the guided meditation and then create.

Gather your art materials.  Let these words from the quotes below inspire you about your light  Listen to the meditation and then create a mandala or mandalas that bring the energy and power of LIGHT into your sacred  circle.  Open to your heart center and feel your light within as it spreads outward into the world and beyond.

These quote below can help us center and settle into our hearts.

“It is the heart I am trying to awaken in an aesthetic response to the world… Awakening the imaging, sensing heart…cannot be accomplished without moving as well the seat of the soul from brain to heart.” James Hillman


“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery


“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” Kahlil Gibran






Let this blog inspire your creativity and help your HEART light shine even brighter.

Please share the mandalas and art journaling you create by sending an email with attachments of your art. Please use a high resolution – which can be a smart phone camera – with enough surroundings in the photo.  I can easily crop the image.  Please send to linda (at)  Please use the @ sign and no spaces.


The mandalas shared in this blog were created by children and adults who took part in my classes and workshops, and by me.  The heart is a common image, a symbol of love, especially on Valentine’s Day.



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