Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Forest Wisdom Mandala
source image: fiddlehead fern
walk in nature with you. The experience was powerful because I really listened to everything around me. I wanted to hear! When I was culling through the photos I had taken, I was especially struck by this image of fiddlehead ferns. I liked viewing the fronds as natural venetian blinds of the forest, creating a portal into another, more subtle layer of the woodland floor.
The mandala that emerged is also subtle, calming, soothing and somewhat yummy. There is just something about these eleven petalled mandalas that speaks directly to my spirit, and my intuition continues to guide me to create mandalas with eleven points.Eleven is a magical, mystical number that represents illumination and deep insight.Can you hear the creek waters singing and the happy buzz of hummingbirds as the zip by when you look into this mandala? What do you feel or see or hear when you breathe into this circle?
I chose to surround this mandala in a foggy mist as a reminiscence of the environment so many mornings here on the North Coast of California. The soft lavendar color is also mystical and healing.
Fiddlehead fern unfurls from a tight spiral to finally reach out to the world. The message it offers in mandala form is Never stop growing. Continue to expand. Shine with your own special light. Be loving to yourself as well as to each other. Be happy. We are all one.
Sacred Circle Mandalas
Forest Wisdom Mandala is available on Etsy!