“Creating Art is magical! Our joy is enhanced when we observe another person realize the divine experience that takes place as they create their own art whether through painting, singing, or writing. The medium matters not–the magic is in the process. We’ve never called ourselves “THE” Mandala Sisters because there are many to claim this title–male and female alike. Our purpose in this blog is to generate interest for the everyday person to create their own art and feel the wonderment unfold.” Mandala Sisters, March 2013
Reclaim the Magical, Inner Child Through Designing a Personal Mandala
Our friend, Kerry Kennedy from Scotland, has done precisely what we have hoped everyone on the Planet could do—create and find the magic through the power of art! Kerry experimented with the mandala as a tool for self-realization. This is her first attempt at this type of expression. We say she’s well on her way to many possibilities.
Entitled: “Plant the Seeds of Your Consciousness”
We asked Kerry to explain her process…”from an early age I was a very expressive, loving child, always helping others and singing and dancing all of the time. Like most adults, I cannot recall when that inner child creative expression started to fade but, fade it did. My creativity shined through my singing and dancing abilities as I grew up, however I was not very inventive with art in school. At the age of 23, my singing abilities started to disintegrate slowly causing me alot of emotional pain. I shut down and my whole creative, inventive, flare went with my voice.
So why is this relevant to mandalas? Well, personally it relates to inner healing and finding ones’ self once again. Many of us struggle to find what we are good at, where our gifts lie within during times when great frustration, fear, and lack creeps upon us. I have always been fascinated with bright colours, the stars and the flower of life and this is where my creativity comes to meet healing and in artist form ‘blends together’.
This mandala paints the picture of the Universe and how manifesting takes form. The central Sun represents divine light which cleans, clears, and purifies our energy field and centres. For many it also represents light emanating from our hearts (loving vibrations). From this point the seeds of intention are created and transmitted through the Universe. The blue with gold dots represents the Universe and the stars. It can also be related to the throat chakra and communication. Words are very powerful when it comes to manifesting our intentions.
The green hearts represent again the heart, balance, harmony, healing money/prosperity and new beginnings. The mandala is sealed with this energy around the Universe, making it easier to attract what we wish for if we remain in the vibrations of love and balance.
Then we have the wonderful Archangel Michael, who serves and assists any time we call upon Him. The angel of protection and guidance, his energy surrounds this mandala to allow greater expansion with your life purpose and manifesting intention.
Finally sealed in golden light from the Sun, gold is an ancient colour of wisdom which lies deep within the soul, it is the ultimate source of all growing life (creation). Gold is also the colour associated with success, achievement, and abundance.
My creativity is flourishing once again by drawing and connecting with divine energies through mandala work, my patience has grown and unlimited abundance has started to show up easily! I hope you enjoy this mandala and can see and feel the light radiating from it that I feel.
It Just Goes To Show You! It’s Never Too Late!
Both Mandala Sisters are lucky to call Ed our friend, but one of us is lucky enough to call Ed, “my father-in-law”. Ed began painting over 25 years ago as a form of therapy after heart surgery. Ed gave up painting in recent years when his eye-sight started failing and he became blind in one eye. Luckily, Ed was a healthy candidate to have eye surgery and now that his sight is restored he is back at the easel doing his thing!
Mandala Sisters asked Ed why he chose to pick up the paint brush again at age 82…” Painting is therapy for me. There are times I should just stop and leave the painting alone and consider it finished. I’m getting better about that. I like using green and brown although I am ready to branch into other colors. I like to paint Nature. It makes me feel good.”
One of us recently had a birthday…
so we decided to celebrate by having a Thai Massage and look what was on the wall in the spa!
Both Mandala Sisters are walking a little straighter and taller because of it. This wooden mandala was selected by the owner of the spa and shipped over from her native Thailand along with many other beautiful teak and rosewood chests and tables. Love it!
Music from France
Spring Into Your Own Mandala
We just had to adjust our clocks and SPRING forward…now isn’t it time for you to do the same and SPRING into your own Mandala? Following is a Spring Mandala work in progress; we will keep you posted!