Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Truth Blossoms Mandala

Truth Blossoms Mandala (Circles of Spring) © Sue O'Kieffe 2010
source image: California lilac (ceanothus)

I had a strong expansive experience in my body while creating this mandala. I could feel all the various shades of purple and blue being absorbed into my upper body, especially my throat and face. Sometimes, as this conduit for the art that comes through me, I need more perspective on what is being created. I was curious how others experienced this mandala, so I took my question to my Facebook fans and followers. Many of those dear people who took the time to answer also reported feeling the energy in their throats and upper bodies.Antoine of Chimbre Shamanic Retreat told me the mandala was bleautiful. (I smiled alot ) Julia Chambers of  The Seekers Round Table told me that the number seven (seven petals in this mandala) related to  being a seeker, scribe, and preserver of truth. I asked for help naming the mandala as well, and Cassandra came up with the name, Truth Blossoms,  that resonated for me most. I loved interacting with everyone this way and will definitely do it again. Oh, the influence of blue and the spirit of communication!

Being willing to speak the truth is not only a matter of integrity but also one of self trust. It is a journey of the spirit. There comes a time when holding  back from speaking your truth out of fear becomes debilitating; learning how to speak with clarity rather than reaction is a process. During this re-awakening time of spring, what can you do to prune away old stories and beliefs in order to create a clearing for a blossoming of your  truth? This is how Truth Blossoms Mandala speaks to me.

Bright blessings on your path this day!

Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas

2 comments:

Doe Grozs Art said...

5th chakra, the throat area.. colored blue.. finding one's voice.
May we all find our true inner voice..
beautiful mandala and words. thank you...
Doreen

young-ecletic-encounters said...

Your mandalas just keep getting better and better. Although visually the rise and shine is my absolute favorite this ones meaning really spoke to me and visually I love it also. It always amazes me how what you need just seem to appear, if you are open to it. I use photos and sometimes quotes to express what you express in your Mandalas. Please see my post on my blog for my finding my voice http://young-eclectic-encounters.blogspot.com/2010/03/now-living-fearlessly-excuses-begone.html
May peace be in your heart today
Johnina :^D