Wednesday, April 24, 2013

AHH Mandala -second in a series - with poetry by Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg

AHH Mandala V2 (Circle of Being Series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2013
source images:auralite and hydrangea flowers

A couple of months ago I related the story of receiving a vision to blend the inspirational energies of Auralite crystal and hydrangea blooms into a series of mandalas. This is the second in that series of images.

I have been blessed to partner with the lovely poetess,Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg; the uplifting and inspiring words that poured out of her upon viewing this mandala are shared with you here. You may read more of Maureen's poetry on her Facebook page, Heart's Calling.

find that point of joy,
when all else falls away-
a center surrounded by,
love unfolding,
holding you-
when layers of resisting patterns,
come to reduce you-
make you numb.
and sorrowful.
to find that point of peace,
when shaken by your world-
like layers of light,
unfodling colors,
into serenity touching-
sweet consciousness.
when those moments,
fall from you-
and your smile comes form your soul,
completeness of being-
when all is unseeing,
and what you do see,
becomes melted into-
love's flowing.
grateful for all that has become,
the rest,
will make you-
don't let it break you,
breathe into your point-
of being,
it is there waiting for you-
the part of you,
that you already are.
Heart's Calling
© Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg~

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Many blessings,
Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Vernal Equinox Mandala

Vernal Equinox Mandala (Circles of Being) Sue O'Kieffe © 2013
source images: forsythia, white plum blossoms, tabular crystal


as spring seeds emerge-
through earth,
poking through-
green reaching towards,
the suns warm rays against blue.
that word that brings-
bringing life-
coming to me,
I see my fields turning-
I see my sky aching,
to push through in bloom.
waking in this moment to see,
my bloom and changes that-
bring me,
to my opening.

© Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

AHH Mandala - First in a Series

Ahh Mandala (Circles of Being Series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2013
source images: auralite crystal, dried hydrangea flowers

For the past year and a half, I have been honored and privileged to be an advocate for and caretaker of Auralite crystal, an amazing and most unusual high frequency 1.1billion year old stone that is emerging from the earth at this time. I credit Auralite with significantly assisting me twice in restoring my life, by coming to me at times when receiving its healing energies were critical, and I am blessed to be able to assist it now in walking out on the earth at this moment in our history.  

I meditate or spend time with one or more pieces of Auralite daily. I wear an Auralite pendant and feel  a part of me is missing when I take it off. This crystal has bonding properties that I have not experienced with any other stone.

Recently, while in a meditative dream state I sensed the Auralite make a request to create a mandala using his photograph (my gender preference) and combine it with the energies of hydrangea. I was so pleased with what came through, that I have decided to create a series of mandalas based on these two very giving sources – Auralite crystal and hydrangea blossoms.

Ahh Mandala is an acronym for one part Auralite mandala and two parts hydrangea mandala. I have been using this technique of blending  seemingly disparate imagery to create new multi-dimensional, high frequency patterns since the end of 2012. If you follow my blog, you might have seen other examples of this new focus here and here.

I love the feeling of expansion and opening in this mandala. Spring is beckoning and life forces are stirring. Take a deep breath, spread your arms wide  and go Ahhhhhhh. Perhaps the subtle vibrations of the Fruit of Life sacred geometry pattern embedded in this mandala adds to the feeling of lushness and renewal as well.

When fellow soulful cohort Sarah H viewed this mandala in one of my Facebook groups, she commented: 
What I feel is a powerful surge through the solar plexus and crown...and a unification of the chakras through the core energy (activating those above the body and below, as well as within). Love the playfulness yet powerfulness. Thank you for a lovely experience, Sue

Her comment was especially meaningful to me because she so beautifully tapped into  the inherent healing energies of the Auralite itself.

~Sue O'Kieffe

Sacred Circle Mandalas

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Inviting the Christ Light Mandala

Inviting the Christ Light Mandala © Sue O'Kieffe 2012
source images: hawthorn branches, rose quartz, yellow rose

Christmas Eve morning, before I woke, I had a dream, and I heard these words.

So many of you keep thorns around your heart, keeping Love out. My message to you is to do some pruning. Open up. Let the Love and Blessings of Christ Consciousness fill your heart.

And I saw what looked like a nest made of thorns. Luminous yellow petals floated into the center.

Petaled droplets of Love. Pure Love.

I heard myself ask what wants to come forth, as I witnessed the mandala being created in my dream state. Hawthorn and rose quartz showed up, as well as the number 8, and then I wakened to my day.

It just so happens I have a small hawthorn tree right outside my apartment. And I will tell you that the thorns on that tree are formidable. But hawthorn also contains chemical components that regulate arterial blood pressure, making it an excellent heart stimulant. This is a tree for the heart.

Rose quartz is a dear beloved friend to me by now, having offered many ways to open the heart in appreciation of all things. I love that she once again offered energetic support for this creation.

In my waking state I was faced with the decision of what else to use, and yellow rose, long regarded as a symbol of  Love, said Yes! to me as a representation of Christ Consciousness.

It came a flowret bright, amid the cold of winter, when half spent was the night.

So this is my gift for you on Christmas Day and for this Solar Return as well. 

Brightest of blessings,
Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Flower of Now Mandala

Flower of Now © Sue O'Kieffe 2012
source images: cotoneaster berries and leaves, desert rose selenite

And now let us believe in the new year that is given us-- new, untouched, full of things that have never been Rainer Maria Rilke

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mt Shasta Messenger 12 12 12

Mt Shasta Messenger (Mandala Messages) © Sue O'Kieffe 2012
source images: Mt Shasta pine, clear quartz crystal, pink rhododendron

I began to feel that familiar stirring and knew it was time to be still and listen for what wanted to come through.

In meditation, with selenite crystal on one knee, danburite on the other, and black tourmaline on the chair cushion between my legs, I got quiet and went inside. Immediately, I saw the pines on Mt Shasta reaching up up up in my mind's eye. Not only did were they offering grounded support, but they also held the high vibrational energies of the mountain itself. Inquiring further, I asked if anyone else wanted to come forth. A clear quartz crystal that was one of my mother's stone friends, clearly showed itself to me, as well as a pale pink rhododendron now in bloom outside my door. I also heard the number eight.

I searched through my photographs for tree photos I captured on my last visit to Mt Shasta in 2010, and snapped up the crystal and rhodies while the sun was out.

I felt the quartz held messages from the other side and the rhodie was offering pink for Universal Love. Eight is the number of infinity, reminding us that we have available to us an endless supply of whatever we need.

It took a few days for the mandala to reach completion. This morning, on this most auspicious day, I sat down again with my crystal companions and asked for a message. What I heard was

We are here to celebrate all of humanity on this most joyous day.

Whatever this day holds for you, I hope you find time to do something that is meaningful for you.

Bright blessings,
Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas


Sunday, December 02, 2012

Fierce Transformation Mandala

Fierce Transformation Mandala (Mandala Messages) © Sue O'Kieffe 2012
source images: butterfly, red shouldered hawk feather, danburite crystal

I sat down, took a few deep breaths, and asked What most wants to come through right now? And then I waited.

Celestite rested on one knee; danburite rested on the other. And black tourmaline hung out on the chair cushion, between my legs. These are my crystal trinity. I waited some more.

And then  Butterfly floated into my vision.

What? Oh great, I muttered. Where am I gonna find butterflies? I mean, it’s winter here. And raining.
And then....

Oh wait. Yes. I did capture some photos of a butterfly a while back, didn’t I?

I felt something nod and smile at me.

And then Hawk swooped and soared. I heard Hawk's cry as he headed straight for my third eye. Yikes!

Could I use a feather for this? I wondered. Show me.

And a red shouldered hawk feather appeared in my inner eye. And I felt an incredible feeling of fierceness wanting to be expressed.

More deep breaths. More waiting. I’m starting to feel fidgety and impatient. My mind wants answers. NOW, darnit.

And then I saw soft, soft pink surrounding it all.

Rose quartz? I wondered.

No. Danburite. This friend in my hand had something she wanted  to share.

More listening.  And I’m feeling the danburite is sharing the energy of the Divine Feminine. This is a high vibrational love coming through. The message I’m getting is

Love, No Matter What.

So here we are at the beginning of December. Twenty some days before the world is supposed to come to an end.

I don't believe that for a moment. Do you? I think the world is about to begin, that we are transforming bravely with a great strength and fierce courage to a world where love is all there is. I'm not sure how easy this will be for many of us, but I do think it's worth it.

Love is our first priority.

This is the message that most wanted to come forth.

~Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas

I am so happy to be offering these mandala messages to share with all of you. If this message resonates for you, remember, that we are all one. Are you interested in commissioning me to create a mandala message based on this process for yourself? Please send me an email for further details. I am happy to ship your art anywhere in the world.