Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Forest Wisdom Mandala

Forest Wisdom Mandala (Healing Mandala Series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2010
source image: fiddlehead fern

Earlier this week I shared my walk in nature with you. The experience was powerful because I really listened to everything around me. I wanted to hear! When I was culling through the photos I had taken, I was especially struck by this image of fiddlehead ferns. I liked viewing the fronds as natural venetian blinds of the forest, creating a portal into another, more subtle layer of the woodland floor.

The mandala that emerged is also subtle, calming, soothing and somewhat yummy. There is just something about these eleven petalled mandalas that speaks directly to my spirit, and my intuition continues to guide me to create mandalas with eleven points.Eleven is a magical, mystical number that represents illumination and deep insight.Can you hear the creek waters singing and the happy buzz of hummingbirds as the zip by when you look into this mandala? What do you feel or see or hear when you breathe into this circle?

I chose to surround this mandala in a foggy mist as a reminiscence of the environment so many mornings here on the North Coast of California. The soft lavendar color is also mystical and healing.

Fiddlehead fern unfurls from a tight spiral  to finally reach out to the world. The message it offers in mandala form is Never stop growing. Continue to expand. Shine with your own special light. Be loving to yourself as well as to each other. Be happy.  We are all one.

Bright blessings

Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas

Forest Wisdom Mandala is available on Etsy!


Misty DawnS said...

Every time I think I have a favorite picked out, you go and create a new one which becomes my new favorite! I LOVE this one!

Unknown said...

Thanks, Lucy. This mandala is special to me too.

healingmagichands said...

yummy indeed. This looks like some sort of amazing tart it makes me just want to dive into it. The softness of the colors and the slight asymmetry are just delicious. This just speaks of spring and growth and healing. My my.