June 9, 2007

"Sabrina" Mandala ~~ June Jubilation Rocks!


June Mandala #3 - This sweetheart is...Sabrina. She is the first face to emerge from my mandala-making...and I am so glad she has joined me. Her birth began the same as my other mandalas...simply coloring in the circle -which is a fun place to play, as this small circle allows me to create effortlessly, without attachment. Colors are chosen rather spontaneously -- shapes, strokes and squiggles emerge from my muse's whispering whims .

At some point I notice an opening that beckons me to create a "room with a view" - and when it feels right, then...wha-laa!... an eye is created! It's almost as if the eye is whispering to me from it's formless state... requesting that I grant its wish to be made visible. Some of the
mandalas I've created resonate an energy to me...a certain feeling of aliveness...and that's when I know to include it in the Mandala suit of my SoulCollage® deck .

This whole eye fascination is intriguing me -- I've been collecting magazine images of eyes, glances and such for my SoulCollage® deck for quite a while now. I now see that I'm giving honor to my delight in feasting my eyes...and inner-vision on the beauty of life...and living! ~

And... as I celebrated my 50th birthday on June 8th (Yay me!) I know I'm better than ever! I feel in in my bones!! I feel good in my skin!! ~ I am living life from the joy of Being...celebrating each day, each breath, each blink....each year ...and each and every experience that has brought me to this day...today...not just the anniversary of my birth...but this very day!! -- So I am shouting it from the mountaintops: Life is Good!! ~ Life is Full!! ~ Life is Beautiful!! ~ I am whole! ~ I am loved! ~ I love! ~ I have a rich, rich life...and so much to be thankful for!! I am thankful!

From the SoulCollage® point of view, Sabrina tells me:

Eye am your inner-vision. Eye am your honed focus. Eye have traveled the universe, exploring...and then...back home to you. Eye am the part of you who is enchanted with life...on earth and beyond!

Eye see living color in my inner and outer worlds. Eye am one who's at home with stars of all varieties. Eye am the part of you who sees and feels the sparkle of new and renewed love in your eyes...even before you realize it....love for friendships, kinships, family, creating...and life!!

It is my joy to see your life through my single eye...my eye of panoramic vision. Eye see new, colorful beginnings of beauty, love, joy...and order for you right now!

Keep loving, nurturing and being inspired by yourself and the wealth of kinships and inspiration that surround you...as well as the inspiration that finds you! Do what comes naturally. Above all...always let your true colors come shining through...just like you're doing...for there is no substitute for, and few rewards greater than authentic self-expression.

9 comments:

Lisa said...

She is wonderful! I love this post. It's great that you recognize the wonder of your life. You always inspire me.

Pattie Mosca said...

Eye am happy to see you so joyous, so full of love and appreciation for yourself...Eye am happy to see that you are celebrating your life, your creativity, your focus, your beauty.
ENJOY this new year of spirit, and wisdom for yourself and keep sharing with others...HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHERYL!

GreenishLady said...

Happy, happy, belated birthday. 50 is a milestone to be celebrated, and it is so good to see the way in which you celebrate where you are in your life right now. I'm fascinated with these mandala cards. Mandalas fascinate me anyway (of course, I have a few books, but have never, ever made a mandala yet), but these have a particularly unique energy. Love them.

megan said...

SO cool. Love how the face comes out of hiding! Really amazing how well you use color to transmit energy.

And a slightly belated happy, happy 50th birthday. May it get better & better & better!

megan said...

oh forgot...the shadow perspective. The trick is to take the photo when the light is low in the sky...early morning or shortly before sunset. Have fun with it!

Remember playing shadow tag?

the heartful blogger said...

This is lovely! I started drawing mandalas a few months ago, aren't they wonderfully addictive!!

Cheryl said...

Lovely! Cheryl, you are always such an inspiration to me. Happy Birthday!

Landi said...

This is really very artistic, for some reason it just makes me happy.

I am... said...

Cheryl~
Talk about synchronicity!
WOW!
I came to your blog via Jill Badonsky's newsletter. It wasn't until I clicked on your profile that I realized that it was YOU who recently commented on the HEALING post in my blog -- and that I have been meaning to thank you for your kind words...
I LOVE your mandalas! I also love to create mandalas and am now inspired to share some via my blog - so thank you for posting them and for all of the cool links for learning more about them.
Happy Belated Birthday and keep jubilating into JULY!
~Robin