While I was absent from WordPress as I gathered together my thoughts and energies I spent some time painting in watercolours..
I had been given a wonderful gift by my friend Cynthia Sageleaf over at her Intuitive and Spiritual Website of downloading a colouring book of Mandala’s that she had created.. So I decided to print one off and paint it with watercolours..
I have spent many minutes gazing into its middle depths as I meditate, I seem to get sucked into the flower within its centre.. Reminding me of the Lotus ..
The lotus grows in muddy water, it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the muddy murky waters to achieve enlightenment.
Most of us have often found ourselves confronting our own shadows from time to time.. Its only going through our own dark places that we then begin to rise up as wake up to the Light which surrounds us all.. Only the brightest of light enables us to see our own shadows. And it is often only going through those darker days do we then begin to rise up to see our truth worth..
I found a meaning of the colours here of the Lotus flower the site is linked below..
“The color bears importance in the meaning of the lotus flower in Buddhism. A white lotus flower refers to purity of the mind and the spirit. If a lotus flower is red, it refers to compassion and love. The blue lotus flower refers to the common sense; it uses wisdom and logic to create enlightenment. The pink lotus flower represents the history of Buddha and the historical legends of the Buddha. A purple lotus flower speaks of spirituality and mysticism. Finally, the gold lotus flower represents all achievement of all enlightenment, especially in the Buddha.”
I had no idea of the meanings of the colours while creating it.. I just went with my own intuitive flow.. To me the colours of harmony are represented in earthy colours too. The center golds and oranges of the wheat-like shapes, to me represent corn and the importance of planting and harvesting. Not only through our gardens but the seeds we sow with our our thoughts and words which are followed through by our actions.. Reaping what we sow is what we harvest back in the deeds we have sown.
The green which threaded its way throughout the mandala spoke to me of the grass lands.. The many species of grasses which are a staggering 11,369 separate species which bind our earth together.. I can not image a world without its meadows and grasslands..
The coloured circles represent to me completeness, because it has no beginning, no end and no direction. Its also the shape of many seeds of creation reaching out with the blades of grass growing in-between.
The outer petals containing the rainbow of colours that bent and sways like the ripples of the waves in the ocean with the inverted flame.. Forever burning in all of our hearts..Should we care to rekindle it..
I did not know what Cynthia thought as she drew this wonderful Mandala.. But I hope my own interpretation and coloration did her wonderful artwork justice..
This is the first Post of the New Year and its Heading is fitting.. For I so Wish for Harmony to prevail in all of your lives this year and well into the Beyond of all of our futures for we are One with Each other along with our Earth Mother.
May 2017 Bring you your Dreams, Your Desires, and as you take each step
“If we are Facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep walking” ~Buddha~
Love and Blessings for a wonderful New Year