Monday, March 21, 2011

Starlight Mandala

Starlight Mandala (Circles of Light 2011) © Sue O'Kieffe 2011
source image: pieris japonica -  captured on the North Coast of California

We are the vessels
Holding our starlight
Together we bring  light
Out to the world.

Let us all shine
Let us all shine
Let us all shine
Out in the world.

Cups overflowing
With starlight beaming
All of us shining
Out in the world.

~Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Royal Light Mandala

Regal Light Mandala (Circles of Light 2011) © Sue O'Kieffe 2011
source image: German Ivy flowers

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power  ~ Alan Cohen

It takes courage to be who we are, to live from the love that resides in our hearts and to act from the strength that resides at our core. Every moment presents us with an opportunity to love and accept ourselves just as we are.

I created this mandala more than two weeks ago. When I realized the message it contained was about courage, I admit that I froze and could not write. Last night I received another prompting from my guidance telling me that it was time to finish writing this blog post and to let the mandala be seen.

So here it is.

I am offering up this mandala with its golden circle of tiny flowers for all of us today. Imagine, if you will, that all the stories that may have served us in the past are what is contained in the background of the circle, now  fading away.

Be lion-hearted. Be strong. Be of great courage!

~Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas