Thursday, December 03, 2009

Shadowland Mandala

shadowland mandala
Shadowland Mandala (Exploring the Mystery series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image: purple brussel sprouts

What is the body? That shadow of a shadow of your love, that somehow contains the entire universe ~ Rumi

purple brussel sproutsExploring the mystery of dreams is one of my favorite themes. It seems like as soon as the weather turns cold and days grow shorter, my dream world is revved up ten fold. I am not one of those people who will ever worry about sleep deprivation. I love spending time in the outer realms.

I associate purple with late November and early December. When I saw these purple brussel sprouts at our last farmer's market, I just knew they would have something special to share.

As we expand into new awareness, shadows of our past appear to be recognized and healed. It's not easy work, sometimes, and it calls for us to embrace ourselves with even more love. Sometimes angels appear to help us out. You just never know.

I created this mandala to honor the angel and to honor the shadow and to honor the wonder of dreamland.

Be blessed.

Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas



spldbch said...

I love purple -- it's my favorite color. Beautiful work!

Elena said...

Found you through Angela's blog and had to say your work, and words, are beautiful.

Sierra Sue said...

Wow, deep, dark, luminous, glorious purple. Glory of the humble Brussel Sprout. We'll never look at them the same again. Indeed each of your Mandalas reveals new dimensions in what we had formerly considered "ordinary" objects. No thing is ordinary if we really look! Wonderful work!

healingmagichands said...

What an interesting mandala. Perhaps it is because we have been struggling with squirrels at our bird feeders, but I see a whole ring of little sassy squirrel faces around the center. Maybe i'm obsessing.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

Ellie, that's quite a leap from brussel sprouts to squirrels :D

John M. Mora said...

It does look angelic and I thought that before reading your post, whenb the blog page appeared.

It has almost a chalk pastel quality that tugs me in.

Your work has evolved do much< Sue. They are not designs - they have great cohision, more alive and "organic.".

My best.

Haven said...

Thanks for the nice post.