Ancient Voices Mandala (Ocean series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2010
source image: jasper beach stone
Every time I look at this mandala, I am almost overcome by its power. I immediately feel the strength it is offering, as well as recognize the ancient spirit that resides in the source stone. My guidance tells me it is jasper. The source stone reminds me of the face of a native figure. What is he sharing?
I keep hearing the words Be Present. Be Here Now. Don't Forget. I gaze in the center and I hear the words I am here for you.
I love finding hidden things in my mandala art. I was struck both by the shamanic figures and the lips that appear in the points of this mandala. Jasper was worn by shamen for protection and it is also known as the "supreme nurturer," reminding us that "we are not here just for ourselves, but also to bring joy and substance to others to release the bonds of constraint."(Melody, Love is in the Earth).
I am sure over time that I would learn to hear what else it has to share. This is a mandala for all of Us, as it reminds with clarity that we are all in this together.
Sacred Circle Mandalas