Saturday, November 28, 2009

Luminous Light Mandala - AEDM 28

luminous light mandalaLuminous Light Mandala (Circles of Awareness Series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image: leek roots

...for my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. ~ Yoda (Star Wars)


leeks


Consider the function of vegetable roots and how they carry nutrients from the soil into the flesh of the plant and then we eat that flesh and it nourishes us. We are so connected to everything and the connection is, like Yoda reminds us here, the Force.

Part of why I love creating this mandala art is so I can transform the crude matter into luminous light. It's as simple yet as profound as that.

Bright blessings to you on your path!

Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas

This mandala is dedicated to Laura Hegfield, who shines a light divine.







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4 comments:

Laura Hegfield said...

Sue this is so beautiful! I can't believe you dedicated it to me!!!!
And you know how I love the idea of connections and oneness and now of course my occasional Yoda-ese dialect!

Thank you dear one!

gentle steps (or should I thay thtepth-this morning not s's LOL)
xoxo
Laura

John M. Mora said...

your work is floa.ting beautifully and evolving - it has been close to two years soon I think...the light yes the light...

healingmagichands said...

I really love this one, not just because of the beauty and the light it holds, but because of the symbolism inherent in the roots, which you so beautifully point out in your post.

And who would think to look at a picture of leek roots and find such luminous loveliness?

Ascender Rises Above said...

very cool; reminded me of the insect eating plants I saw at the huntington museum in the 'cloud room"