We are Jewels (Mandalas for Peace) © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image -new fiddlehead ferns
Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface ~ Marianne Williamson
While I was creating this mandala, the words that kept coming up for me were "we are worth it." As the mandala continued to develop I saw a jewel like tapestry , all sparkly and new, unfolding before me.
During one of my recent nature walks, I noticed this new fern growth. I love how the fronds first appear as tight little spirals before unfurling into the sunshine.
If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that I have an affinity for spirals; they represent a core process of spiritual growth. When we spiral back to personal issues that reoccur in our lives, look to see if we are in the same place as we were the last time the subject arose. Reflecting upon our growth on the spiral path helps us affirm our progress.
I want to thank those of you who inquired on my last post about prints of my mandalas. I have purchased a new printer which I should have by week's end (I hope I hope.) It will take me a while to learn how to use it, but I will be able to produce 12"x12" prints when all is said and done. I am also in the process of fine tuning my account on RedBubble, where larger prints of my mandalas will be available. I will be announcing further news here on my blog and via my mandala mailing list. If you want to be added, please email me via the contact address listed on my blog. You can also find me on Twitter as @sueokieffe.
It's a glorious day. Affirm your worth. Go out and shine like the precious jewel you are.
Sacred Circle Mandalas