Elegant Inspiration Mandala (Circles of Beauty and Light) © Sue O'Kieffe 2010
source image: buddleia
This photograph of buddleia was taken on a warm October morning, a time when I’m still surprised to see such beauty. This particular genus of flowering shrub is often called butterfly bush, so I imagine the blossoms must smell quite wonderful. I love the delicate lavendar colored flowers that seem to emit a come to me energy. If I were a butterfly, I would certainly want to dance on these blooms.
The mandala, comprised of eleven rays, contains a sense of opening both deeper and higher. It invites us inward to develop a more refined state of spiritual development and then lifts us upward with its elevated lavendar and violet hues.
The number eleven itself has many different meanings and connotations, but those who are drawn to this number are often spiritually oriented and psychically inclined. It is a number of balance that invites us to take a look at how balanced we are feeling in our lives. Are you feeling balanced emotionally, physically, spiritually? Are you keeping a good balance between work and play?
Eleven also represents refinement, vision and higher ideals. It was these qualities that most spoke to me when naming this mandala. However this mandala may speak to you, I hope it brings you joy gazing into and feeling the more transcendant energies it has to offer.
Bright blessings on your path always!
Sacred Circle Mandalas