Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. In addition to its historical meaning and importance I love how it brings together family and friends to spend time with each other. It’s time to reflect and enjoy homemade food. And if you feel like creating a beautiful dinner table decoration in fall colors, I have a perfect little project for you.
Let’s crochet colorful Thanksgiving mandala, it is designed by Lori Carlson. And when you read about the meaning of the mandala below the video, it will give you even better idea why I chose mandala as my Thanksgiving crochet project.
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The meaning of mandala
Mandala translates from Indian language of Sanskrit to mean “circle”. It represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the organizational structure of life itself – a cosmic diagram that reminds us of our relation to the infinite, the world that extends both beyond and within our bodies and minds.
Describing both material and non-material realities, the mandala appears in all aspects of life: the celestial circles we call earth, sun, and moon, as well as conceptual circles of friends, family, and community.
“Awareness of the mandala may have the potential of changing how we see ourselves, our planet, and perhaps even our own life purpose.”
From Mandala: Journey to the Center, by Bailey Cunningham