Cat Animal Mandala Coloring Pages In the strict application of the mandala, there is a central point or focus within the mandala, from which a symmetrical shape emerges. It symbolizes the center that there is in each one of us - it is our source of energy and power. Virtually every known spiritual and religious system refers to this center in man. The Romans worshiped this center as an inner genius. The Greeks called it the inner demon. Christian religions speak of the soul and the Christ in us. In psychology, one speaks of the higher self.