Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Infinite Light of Heaven and Earth Mandala

Infinite Light of Heaven and Earth (Circle of Transformation) © Sue O'Kieffe 2011
source image: artichoke

Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend...when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present/love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that brings us pleasure/the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

Aside from the fact that I do believe artichokes are one of those culinary delights that are indeed a little bit of heaven on earth, I also like the transformation that occurred in this mandala image, suggesting roots digging deep in the earth while receiving heaven's golden brilliance.

Some technical details: For this mandala, I experimented some more using the Mehdi Kaleidoscope Plug-In for Photoshop along with Paint the Moon's Illuminate actions that Annie was giving away a while back on Facebook.

These days I experience mandala creation more and more as a transmission. Writing about what these mandalas mean to me is not nearly as important as how you receive and experience them. This is the communication between you and me. I may bring them through, but you bring them to life.

I'd love to hear your comments/response.

~Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Garden Spirit Mandala

Garden Spirit Mandala (Circles of Transformation series) © Sue O'Kieffe 2011
source image: red alstroemeria

Where you believe there is magic, you will find it ~ Unknown

Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the moutain like a flame ~ Yeats

There are fairies at the bottom of our garden ~ Rose Fyleman

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Cosmic Wisdom Mandala

Cosmic Wisdom Mandala (Circle of Transformation) © Sue O'Kieffe 2011
source image: garden sage

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere ~

We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers ~

 In the last few millennia we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries about the Cosmos and our place within it, explorations that are exhilarating to consider. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. I believe our future depends on how well we know this Cosmos in which we float like a mote of dust in the morning sky ~
All quotes are from Carl Sagan
Thanks to my new friend Kate and time spent tending her beautiful garden where I experienced the Oneness of Everything over and over again. 

Friday, June 24, 2011

Wake Up Mandala

Wake Up Mandala (Circles of Transformation) © Sue O'Kieffe 2011
source image: rose

Your journey never ends. Life has a way of changing things in incredible ways ~ Alexander Volkov

Sometimes in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself ~ Katherine Sharp

The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one ~ M. Scott Peck  


Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Summer Dance Mandala (Circles of Summer 2011) © Sue O'Kieffe 2011
source image: nasturtium

Monday, June 20, 2011

Courage Mandala

Courage Mandala (Circles of Transformation) © Sue O'Kieffe 2011
source image: red yarrow

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

I would love to hear your response to this mandala. How do you feel when you take in this image? 

I am the conduit. You bring the mandalas to life. 

Thank you.

~Sue O'Kieffe
Sacred Circle Mandalas