Thursday, March 04, 2010

Circle of Love Series #1 - Prayer of Light Mandala

Prayer of Light Mandala (Circles of Love Series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2010
source image: rhododendron plant parts

Love says: There is a way; I have traveled it thousands of times ~ Rumi

Usually when I am out on a photoshoot, I focus on photos of flowers in their entirety. The naked remains of this rhododendron flower caught my eye, though, and I was pretty sure it had a wonderful story to share with us. Pistils and ovaries still hold plenty of energy even though the petals have fallen away. The cycle of beauty is continuous. 
My guidance suggested I create an 11 petaled mandala. In numerology, 11 is a master number and represents intuition and wisdom.  

I love being enveloped in all of the greenery that surrounds us this time of year. Green represents the heart chakra, growth and abundance, and offers harmony, balance and a sense of well being. What could be a more perfect color for a mandala? While I was creating this image, I felt uplifted and heart centered. Recently, with all the physical disasters that have been occurring, I have wanted to create art that celebrates humanity's love for each other, and so it is with great happiness that I have started a Circle of Love series that will continue at least through 2010. My art has always been about embodying Love in all its many forms, but now I am setting that intention in a more direct way.

Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas


Anonymous said...

Hey Sue. just read the story about this mandala. My name in numerology comes up as this mandala was particularly intriguing to me.
love it!


cheryl said...

Oh Sue.. this mandala is so ALiVE! wow.. it's radiant.. I feel it's energy :)