Tuesday, April 21, 2009


we are jewels mandalaWe are Jewels (Mandalas for Peace) © Sue O'Kieffe 2009
source image -new fiddlehead ferns

Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface ~ Marianne Williamson

While I was creating this mandala, the words that kept coming up for me were "we are worth it." As the mandala continued to develop I saw a jewel like tapestry , all sparkly and new, unfolding before me.

During one of my recent nature walks, I noticed this new fern growth. I love how the fronds first appear as tight little spirals before unfurling into the sunshine.

If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that I have an affinity for spirals; they represent a core process of spiritual growth. When we spiral back to personal issues that reoccur in our lives, look to see if we are in the same place as we were the last time the subject arose. Reflecting upon our growth on the spiral path helps us affirm our progress.
I want to thank those of you who inquired on my last post about prints of my mandalas. I have purchased a new printer which I should have by week's end (I hope I hope.) It will take me a while to learn how to use it, but I will be able to produce 12"x12" prints when all is said and done. I am also in the process of fine tuning my account on RedBubble, where larger prints of my mandalas will be available. I will be announcing further news here on my blog and via my mandala mailing list. If you want to be added, please email me via the contact address listed on my blog. You can also find me on Twitter as @sueokieffe.
It's a glorious day. Affirm your worth. Go out and shine like the precious jewel you are.

~Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas


Cheryl Finley said...

Simply beautiful. The texture and color...all of it.. just beautiful. A jewel for sure.

WWW said...

Gorgeous!! What a wonderful image to use for a mandala; Nature rocks!!

Cyndee Greene said...

Oh Sue...I have been following you for a while. Your work just moves me SO deeply.
This one touches me even deeper since it is such a reflection of my life today.
Just a few days ago, I was mesmerized by my fern & its process of unfolding. Now I know why. Thank you for your quote from Marianne Williamson & for ALL that you wrote. It's as if it was just meant for me :) My Spirit Guides have been telling me this. Yet I think I needed it articulated by someone here. People look at me as if I am speaking Greek when I talk of this deep inner work that I am doing. It is painful & it is deep. And it is powerful & auspicious! And I know that I am at the heart & core of my work.
I'm thrilled to come here today, as I am always. What I realized today in reading this, is that I am not where I was the last time that this subject arose. So today I am affirming my progress.
Thank you my dear one for all that you do!!

Maureen Frank said...

Simply beautiful

Apple said...

I love this mandala! Awesome!!!