It starts with the circle; whole and complete. In meditation, I draw a pattern idea repeatedly around the circle. Often a whole new pattern emerges, as if a gift for taking the time to encircle the pattern.
With the symmetry mandalas comes a message, inspirational poem, or affirmation. The words usually come to me while either drawing the mandalas or coloring/painting them.
View these as painted mandalas on my Mandala Art site
The words in brackets refer to the name of the mandala coloring book where you can find this mandala.