July 30, 2007

"Peace...Blooming-out All Over"


"Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me." ~ Lyrics by S. Miller & J. Jackson

The inspiration of this mandala says...

Eye see from Higher Ground. Eye hold a Higher Vision of peace, and see beyond the (negative) physical appearances and the news headlines. I am steadfast in my vision....and I live from that place of peace within me.

Peace begins within the vessel of my own being...and yours, and radiates out into our world as courtesy, patience, heartfelt smiles, or a cheerful "Hello!" Our peace expands with mindful living. We can beam peace from our hearts and souls... and let it shine through our eyes to every one we meet in our every day. We are Ambassadors of Peace, and we can decide to imbue blessings of peace to our brother-and-sister-travelers each day...especially to those who whose behavior shows they are not experiencing peace. Hmm... this could include agressive drivers, discourteous people, or those in so much in a hurry they're not "present"and do not show regard for others....you get the idea.

We can offer peace by yielding to them....and then observe as we experience the expansion of our own inner-peace. Like love, our peace increases when we share it. "Being peace" speaks ever so loudly...without saying a word; and even if it doesn't "appear" to make a difference...our acts of peace are cumulative...increasing the peace vibration on the planet. We are Beacons of Peace...and our sowing and harvesting of it helps create magnificient "peace-blooms" within the vessel of our own being, and then...an increased fragrance of peace permeates our planet, and universe.

Yes I breathe-in this poetic song, hear the melody, and let it soothe my soul & inspire my spirit..to "be peace". Yes
..."Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me."

Blessings, everyone...
Cheryl

On another note: This mandala (#65) is a bit different from the others. I've begun using Prismacolor markers (vs. my Crayola Super Tips...which I still use, and love!). I'm getting better acquainted with the way they "take" to different paper, etc. This is the first mandala I made using Prismacolors and Micron pen.

13 comments:

Pattie Mosca said...

Love this mandala! Love the feel of it..love the colors...love all the little swirls and design elements...Think that prisma and micro work for you!! You appear to be comfortable!!

happydays525 said...

So beautiful, and what a great message to read this morning with my coffee! =) Thank you for sharing!

Crafty Green Poet said...

very beautiful colours and sentiments.

Royce Addington: said...

Cheryl...

I see this as a fantastical bouquet of artistic surfboards!
Inviting us to ride the wave of peace! The prismacolor markers give it a wonderful depth. Your words inspire.

Lisa said...

Love it, Cheryl!

Zhenia said...

Great mandala. I love the colours and line.

Cheryl said...

Cheryl, I'm really loving this! The details in the petals dance and sing for me!

megan said...

oh boy, oh boy! keep going with the new tools/toys, they are great! I smile when I look at this and what's really fun is that it gave me a new/expanded feeling of peace...energetic & alive, rather than quiet & contained. Yeah!!! A new way to see!

Nicole said...

Ohhhhhh fantastic, love this ;-)

inspired said...

peace perfect peace casts out all fears ;o]

Pilar said...

Thank you for your beautiful manadalas. They always bring a smile to my heart and allow me to remember we create from within and project that creation into the world. Anything is possible in the circle of our own power. I love your new use of media. Your colors are always so awesome!

Cheryl Finley: said...

To all of the Creative Inspirations that have shared your inspiring, and kind comments...

...I thank you from the bottom of my heart! It's so wonderful to create something that has an affect on others...but you know that already, right?...for all of your works affect me each time I see them. Thank you very much for sharing your art...and your hearts.

Deb G said...

I think this is my favorite of your mandalas that I've seen so far. It's like a vase of out of this world flowers.

Also- I really like the pens you used. I feel like there is more contrast between the lines and the colored spaces. Since I already have those pens (have always loved micron pens),I'm going to try it out too with something!