Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Brilliance of Gratitude

If you can just appreciate each thing, one by one, then you will have pure gratitude. Even though you observe just one flower, that one flower includes everything. --Shunryu Suzuki Rosh

Expressing gratitude is a way of spending spiritual currency. It is something we have in abundance; we will never be gratitude poor. It is one way of acknowledging the blessings in our life. Sometimes I even experience joy when I am grateful. This is certainly not a new concept; but it is one that I practice on a regular basis, and it is a foundation of my spiritual belief system. It keeps me connected to those around me and keeps me from taking stuff for granted. This love exchange is one way that I  see how we are all in this together.

Love's Brilliance Mandala (Love Series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2010
source image: broom shrub

How great for me that I get to introduce these wonderful people to you!

Way back in March Dana Weekley, another awesome mandala creatress, interviewed me for her blog at Nine Tomatoes. (I just love the tag line for her mandala business  - Entertainment for Your Third Eye!) Being interviewed is really alot of fun. Go see her amazing energetic mandalas on Zazzle (they make me go boing-g-g-g-g). You can read the interview here.

Pamir Kiciman, a Reiki Master, recently  interviewed me on his  Reiki Help Blog. I sure do hope you will read his thoughts on the significance of mandala art as well as my responses to his very thoughtful questions. You can find the interview here. (And please stay tuned for my interview of Pamir, which I should be posting in the next couple of days!)

Finally, a couple of days ago Clare Goodwin of Clare Goodwin's Mandala Page asked if she could showcase Sacred Circle Mandalas for her mandala site of the month in her monthly newsletter.Way back in my early days of investigating mandala making and digital mandalas and anything having to do with mandalas online, it seemed like all roads led to Clare. She and her husband have been online since 1996. They not only  have an amazing website where they have collected tons of mandala resources, but they have also developed mandala making software. You can find out more about everything and sign up for their monthly newsletter right here.

I hope you will remember to express gratitude as often as possible. See if you don't feel better and more expanded in the circle of your life.

Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas


Dana said...

Sue, you're lovely to write such a wonderful article! I enjoyed reading your interview with Pamir, as well, and congratulations on your recent show. It's a pleasure expanding mandala energy with you!

John M. Mora said...

great pic....