Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Your Sacred Space Mandala



Your Sacred Space Mandala (Circles of Healing) Sue O'Kieffe © Sue O'Kieffe 2010
source image: cow parnsip leaf

Lots of different projects are keeping me busy right now, but I wanted to take a brief moment to offer you this mandala with the very wise words of Joseph Campbell accompanying it.

Be well and happy and enjoy your lives. I will be back soon with more to share.

Bright blessings
Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Luminous Wisdom Mandala

Luminous Wisdom Mandala (Power Shield Mandala) © Sue O'Kieffe 2010
source image: barn owl feather

I was blessed to be gifted with this barn owl feather. When I started reading about barn owl  medicine, I realized what a special synchronistic gift the feather was.Owls have long been associated with magic, the moon, and mystery. Owl's great hunting abilities help keep nature in balance, and so owl medicine helps us let go of what is no longer needed in our lives.

Think for a moment what your life would be like if you were able to jettison anything that did not speak to you on a Soul level. What would remain? What then would you "hunt" because it provided for you on all levels? That is what Owl medicine teaches us to do. We find that as we begin to move through the process of what we truly want, clearing the old to make way for the new birth of the Self that is close at hand, we find that other obstacles, limitations, fears and anxieties also begin to "die" in our lives. They no longer have the hooks to remain attached to our energy fields and without our support, they must die. (Lynx Graywolf  - http://morningstar.netfirms.com/owltotem.html)

Over the past couple of weeks I have received messages from different sources that I am  going through a spiritual death. The offerings of owl medicine are another confirmation of that message.

Owl, with it's ability to see and hear in the dark, is also connected to the gifts of clairvoyance and clairaudience. According to Ted Andrews (Animal Speak), one who works with owl medicine will be able to see and hear what others try to hide.Owl medicine helps shine light into the dark places of other people's souls.

The eleven rays of this mandala also correspond to the intuitive and illuminative wisdom that owl offers. Vibrationally, eleven also represents vision and moon energy, and is a number of balance. Remember what I shared earlier about owl helping to keep nature in balance? Yea, it's like that! 

When I gaze upon and feel into this mandala, I have the sense that the magic of the moon is contained within the owl's feathers.Just look at the luminous light that is revealed in this mandala! 


Credit: Barn owl photo 

Bright blessings.
Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas



Thursday, August 12, 2010

Im Having a Gratitude Give-Away

Well, I can't exactly give away gratitude, but I can express my gratitude by giving away one of my mandalas.

I've wanted to do this for a while. I promised I would do another giveaway when my mandala art was "liked" by over 1000 followers on Facebook. I want to let all of you know that your support is valuable and appreciated. If you're on Facebook, I hope you'll come over and follow me there (if you aren't already).


So I'm giving away one of these mandalas, a $35 value...your choice...and all you have to do is ask to be entered. But please, leave me some way to contact you. If you sign in anonymously, or your profile name clicks to an unpublished profile on blogger, or something like that, I will have to choose somebody else. That would make me sad. :(

(top to bottom)
Heartspace Mandala
Brightest Life Mandala
Expansion of the Heart Mandala

This is going to be a short giveaway. Friday thru Monday. I'll pick the winner using random.org on Tuesday morning. 


I'm also using this time  to celebrate the grand opening of my new shop on 1000 Markets by offering all of my prints at 20% off listed price. I really like this new online venue with its clean clear easy to understand layout. I hope you come over and take a look.

Once again, thank you for all of your support over the last 4 years I have been blogging here. My intention has always been to offer you inspiring mandala art that supports the healing of your heart and soul.

Bright blessings,
Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Heartspace Mandala

Heartspace Mandala (Circle of Love Series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2010
source image: pearly everlasting


What is our "heartspace"? A space where there is no victory or loss, no victim and no villain, no need of any kind. No agenda of any kind. No Manipulation of any kind, no requirement of any kind. Nothing that exists in our mental and spiritual space except a single question: "What would love do now?" ~Neale Donald Walsch 


Spotting pearly everlasting on the trail is one of those wildflower signals that summer is on the downside and we are slowly sliding towards autumn. It appears in late July around here. Not too many wildflowers will appear after this before the rainy seasons shower us and we begin the cycle all over again. I love seeing  the small white flower clusters highlighting the landscape. 


Using pearly everlasting as the source image for a mandala about the love which endures just seemed perfect to me. I hope it brings you joy and is a source of contemplation as you meditate upon your own heartspace.


Bright blessings to you this weekend,


~Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas

Monday, August 02, 2010

Brightest Life Mandala

Brightest Life Mandala (Power Shield Series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2010
source image: domestic finch feather

A friend who knows I like to create mandalas from feathers gifted me with a little bag of sweet little finch feathers. Im unsure what variety of domestic finch they are, and the scan of the feather is more intense than how I see them in my hands. This is fitting because I think finches are intense, joyous  little birds. According to  Avia Venefica, finches bring us messages about joy, simplicity, and appreciation. I know when I watch goldfinches bobbing in the sky during flight, I certainly appreciate how much joy they bring me. Finches are also about high energy and teach us about enjoying the journey.

When I feel into this mandala, what I experience is intense bright power at the core of my being that radiates outwards into life. The energy of the eleven rays of the mandala will assist in an expression of higher consciousness, uniting spiritual truth to the material plane. Indeed, one quality of finch medicine is to assist us in finding our voice.

Finches offer us the energy for variety and diversity in our lives. Do you like to participate in many  different events (or, perhaps, do you want to?) Then this powerful mandala may assist you with this desire. Do you want a personal symbol  that will help you visualize the bright life you were born to live? Let the energy of the powerful little finch help you fly through life with joy and delight!

Brightest Life Mandala is available at both my 1000Markets shop and at Etsy

~Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas