Rejoice Mandala

This is the 25th and the final Mandala in my Healing Art Therapy journey called “Rejoice” This mandala was created from a photograph of a bunch of flowers formed into a mandala and embellished with markers. It has been a wonderful healing journey. I am doing very well. Thank you for responding to my Mandalas.The doctors were amazed. I often forget that I even had surgery.
When you can’t remember why you’re hurt, that’s when you’re healed. Jane Fonda
One must not forget that recovery is brought about not by the physician, but by the sick man himself. He heals himself, by his own power, exactly as he walks by means of his own power, or eats, or thinks, breathes or sleeps. Georg Groddeck
There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with. Harry Crews
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. Eleonora Duse
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu

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Miracle Mandala

This is my 24 Healing Mandala called “Miracle” It was created from a photograph of a piece of art formed into a mandala and embellished with markers. Posting my healing journey is almost complete. I only have a few more mandalas to display from my art journey. The process has been very rewarding almost miracle like. Here is a beautiful poem to share my feelings about my journey.
Miracles
Walt Whitman, 1819 – 1892
Why, who makes much of a miracle?
As to me I know of nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the
water,
Or stand under trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love, or sleep in the bed at night
with any one I love,
Or sit at table at dinner with the rest,
Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car,
Or watch honey-bees busy around the hive of a summer
forenoon,
Or animals feeding in the fields,
Or birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air,
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining so
quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring;
These with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles,
The whole referring, yet each distinct and in its place.
To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the
same,
Every foot of the interior swarms with the same.
To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim—the rocks—the motion of the waves—the
ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?.

Night Rain Mandala

This is my 23 Healing Mandala I call “Night Rain”. I created it from a photograph of a flower that I made into a mandala and embellished it with markers. Ron and I planted our garden the last few days. We were really happy to see the rain come last night to water our precious work. Here are some quotes and poems on Rain that I thought you might appreciate.
“Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.”
― Vladimir Nabokov
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”
― Roger Miller
“After every storm, there is a rainbow. If you have eyes, you will find it. If you have wisdom, you will create it. If you have love for yourself and others, you won’t need it.”
― Shannon L. Alder
Kiss me with rain on your eyelashes,
come on, let us sway together,
under the trees, and to hell with thunder.”
― Edwin Morgan, A Book of Lives
“You can dance in the storm. Don’t wait for the rain to be over before because it might take too long. You can can do it now. Wherever you are, right now, you can start, right now; this very moment.”
― Israelmore Ayivor
“Suddenly this defeat.
This rain.
The blues gone gray
And the browns gone gray
And yellow
A terrible amber.
In the cold streets
Your warm body.
In whatever room
Your warm body.
Among all the people
Your absence
The people who are always
Not you.
I have been easy with trees
Too long.
Too familiar with mountains.
Joy has been a habit.
Now
Suddenly
This rain.”
― Jack Gilbert

Tranquility Mandala

This is my 22 Healing Mandala and it is called “Tranquility” It was created from a blue crocus flower photograph that I made into a mandala and embellished with markers and paint. I dedicate this mandala to my friend Kathy Ludwin Welte who is having 2 hip replacement surgeries. Part of the healing process Kathy is sharing with other people who care. I care. God Bless you for a speedy recovery!
Blue seeks peace and tranquility and promotes physical and mental relaxation. The color blue reduces stress and creates a sense of calmness, relaxation and order.
The color blue has positive affects on the mind and the body. As the color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming and exude feelings of tranquility. Blue helps to slow human metabolism, is cooling in nature, and helps with balance, solitude and peace.

Sunflower Mandala

This is my 21 Healing Mandala called “Sunflower Sunshine”. I created this Mandala from a photo of a sunflower that I printed on paper and embellished with markers. The sun is shinning today and it feels so good. The sunflower meaning deals with long life, good luck. It’s yellow color signifies vitality and intelligence. It’s a symbol of happiness. Sunshine makes me Happy! This mandala just vibrates the sunflowers energy from the sun, don’t you think?

Healing Mandala God’s Eye

This is my 20 Healing Mandala named “God’s Eye” It is made out of cut paper, glue, paint and markers unlike the woven ones in Mexico.
Here is a site to see what Mexican God’s Eyes look like:
http://makezine.com/…/these-arent-gods-eyes-you-made-at-su…/
The Ojo de Dios or God’s eye is a ritual tool, magical object, and cultural symbol evoking the weaving motif and its spiritual associations for the Huichol and Tepehuan Indians of western Mexico. The God’s Eye is symbolic of the power of seeing and understanding that which is unknown and unknowable, The Mystery.

Healing Mandala Within Myself

This is my 19th Healing Mandala named ” Within Myself”
It was created from a photograph of a succulent plant made into a mandala and embellished with markers.
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Buddha