Friday, November 21, 2008


nature's bounty mandalaNature's Bounty Mandala - (Create Every Day Month) - © Sue O'Kieffe 2008
source image - cherry leaf

cherry in autumnThis mandala reminds me of a bowl for all of the blessings and bounty that nature has to offer. It is deep and wide and has room for love and peace and compassion. I am releasing judgments about people around me who I do not agree with and putting them in this bowl for healing. We must be the change we want in the world.

Have you ever noticed the Messages from the Universe that are posted in the sidebar to the right? You have to scroll down a bit. They are there to remind us (me) of the Universal support available all the time.

2 cherry leavesI created this mandala for AEDM. This morning I received a prompt from Cheryl over at Mandala Oasis to create a mandala of Thanksgiving. Talk about synchronicity! Cheryl asked ...if thanksgiving...forgiving/forgiveness....gratitude...or appreciation were a mandala...what would it look like? ...

Words that come up for me center around enough ... big enough, deep enough, always enough ... with an eight pointed golden star(eight being a symbol of the sun as the divine instigator of endless change .. Circlot, Dictionary of Symbols, 1962) right in the center to remind me of this when thoughts might come up that speak contrary to these truths.

3 cherry leavesLeaves in autumn change color and eventually fall from tree branches. I don't suspect they hang on for dear life resisting change. May we all greet life with joy and change with ease.

~Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas


Leah said...

beautiful!! love the inspiration behind it too.

Anonymous said...

The "stitching" around the edge suggests the Sacred Drum... heartbeat, center wheel, of creation, source of all healing. Beautiful!! Indeed.

John M. Mora said...

native american simplicity and depth

Kate Jobe said...

Another powerful mandala...I love the simplicity and unbounding warmth of this piece.