Life is for Growing (Circles of Healing) © Sue O'Kieffe 2010
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Bright blessings,Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Reach for your light when your days are seemingly filled with darkness. We may sorrow and grieve for what has fallen away. Life may offer us circumstances that seems hard to navigate. Take deep breaths and reach within and know that your internal brightness is always available, wanting so much to be discovered and brought forth to shine and share with the world. A ring of eleven angels with outstretched wings surrounds this mandala. Let them lift you upward. You are blessed. You are here.Art Every Day Month. I think this is my 4th year to participate in AEDM, and I only decided to do it this morning. So for the next 30 days, I have decided, as an experiment, to create all of my mandalas with eleven points and to see what messages around the number eleven rise up in me. I will be alternating my AEDM postings here with those on my sister blog, Sue Doodles, so I am not making myself crazing trying to create for both blogs every day this month.
The time of going inward is upon us. We have cycled to that place of meeting with our inner space. We greet the dark in order to find the light. Some of us find comfort there. For others it brings up fear. This is a time of transition, but it is not the end. It is just another moment in time. What I heard this mandala share with me upon completion is that there will always be Light to guide us during our darkest moments. Solace is available and Love is a constant. We are never alone.
Dr. Rajita Sivananda (Judith Cornell Ph.D.) is the award-winning author of MANDALA:Luminous Symbols for Healing. Since a radical awakening in 1979, she began pioneering a method to help others to awaken and heal at the deepest levels. Her method blends the sacred art and the spiritual science of the mandala with theories in quantum physics, raja and kundalini yoga, and transpersonal psychology.
Rajita is remembered as a bringer of light on the planet. Her life was dedicated to helping people on their path to awakening. She introduced people all over the world to healing on many levels using mandalas long before they had regained their current popularity. Rajita was a pioneer in blending sacred art and meditation and today there are many who use her process as a method for spiritual, emotional and physical healing. Her focus was in helping others to awaken by experiencing unconditional love, forgiveness, gratitude for the present moment, connection with Nature and the spiritual depth of Silence. Rajita guided many souls to live with integrity and intentionality, honoring their True Nature.
She leaves a legacy of great award winning books and many mandala facilitators that will continue to bring her brilliant work out to the world for the greater good of all.
We will miss you, Rajita and we are certain that you will continue to do your light work on a higher plane.
Fly with the Great Ones, beloved friend and teacher.