Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Whimsical Fairytale Mandalas

A nice little collection of cool fairytale mandalas
by artist Lindy Longhurst

The Tinderbox
The Frog Prince


Snow White
To view more of this work please visit

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Sufi Fairytale

This story, found at Ask Alana, is about a clever teacher and how he cleverly ignites motivation in a group of lethargic people.

The Palese were a seafaring people who for some reason or other had become very lethargic. They still had boats, but they never actually managed to set sail - there was always something better to do. At the same time, though, the Palese were very proud, and considered themselves the greatest seafaring nation in the world.

The Palese lived on an almost barren island; what food plants there were, yielded crops of very poor quality. Across the sea, however, there was an archipelago covered in exotic fruit trees and palms that bore delicious fruit. The Palese knew this from old legends, and they had many teachers who, even though they had never been to the islands, told wondrous stories about their splendor, and gave detailed accounts of the great journeys of the past, and of how one could get there even today.

One day, a new teacher appeared. This teacher, too, was talking about the islands, but his tales felt different from the tales the others told. When he described the flavor of the fruits, and the splendor of the trees, it seemed to the listeners as though they could actually smell the flowers of the trees and perceive the taste of their fruit on their tongues.

There was one thing, though, that was disturbing about this teacher: one day he would say that the archipelago consisted of five islets, another day he would say that there were seven; one day he would say that they formed an arch, another day, that they formed a circle, and so on. His descriptions were never consistent; the only thing consistent about him was the vividness and seeming authenticity of his talks.

The other teachers were very annoyed with this man, and they said things like: "Actually, everyone knows that there are six islands, and they form a rectangle."

The new teacher created such a stir and controversy, and at the same time aroused such a profound longing in his listeners, that in the end something almost unprecedented happened: after years of dreaming about the archipelago, sitting in front of their houses, drawing maps, discussing winds and currents and sailing routes, doing anything but actually taking to the sea, some of the Palese began to look at their boats again.

They realized that the boats were real, and that they could leave the shore on them. Some of them traveled in the direction the teacher had seemed to them to be indicating, and, after a long and perilous journey, many of them found the islands. They brought back delicious fruit and shared it with their neighbors.

At that point, nobody was interested any more in whether there were six, seven or eight islands, and whether they formed an arch or a rectangle.

And in time, even though the teacher had never given a description of the archipelago that he had not at another time contradicted, the Palese decided that in fact he had been the only one of their teachers who had explored and known the archipelago himself.

He was remembered for millennia as one of the greatest of teachers, because in his compassion he had made people dissatisfied and curious enough to try to find the archipelago for themselves.

Copyright © by Jasmine Way

This Sufi Story about motivation and was inspired by the living thought of Sufi poets and teachers such as Kahlil Gibran and Jalaluddin Rumi. These brief parables aim to provide an insight into the psychology of the path. A world where effect comes before cause and silence is the key to being heard.

In a sense, no-sense is the only sense.

Monday, July 29, 2013

An Amazing Mandala To Color

Align yourself with the Grand Merkabah on this night of the rare planetary alignment
by coloring this amazingly detailed and intricate mandala by Spunky Monkey.
Or color it any time just for fun!

Grand Merkabah Mandalas and Art

Found on Tumblr

A collection of mandala art featuring the Grand Merkabah, Star Tetrahedron, and Grand Sextile in honor of today's rare astrological event.

Found at God Like Productions
Found at Eso Garden
Found at Project Avalon
Found on Tumblr
Found at Souled Out
Found at Reality of One
Found at A Better World
Found at The Living Moon
Found on Deviant Art
Found at Flying Doll
Found at Star of Life
Found at Wall Save
Found at
Found at AxSoris
Found at Fine Art America
Found at Deviant Art
Found at Deviant Art
Found on Tumblr

Rare Planetary Alignment

THE NEW WEEK: Well it is shaping up to be a big one! There have been several planetary trines the past ten days and on July 29/30 (2013) there is forming what is known as a 'Grand Sextile' (very rare) where a hexagram or (Star of David) will form in the sky. We will have two pyramids of planetary cross overs facing above and below, signalling wholeness and harmony. Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune (expansion/abundance, responsibility/ life purpose, mystery/spirituality) will combine with Venus, Pluto, The Moon (love/worth, the shadow/hidden, intuition/femininity). What a combo! So what does this mean for us?

Well certainly it proclaims that we have an incredible opportunity to not only see the light, but hear it, taste it, feel it and most importantly own it, run with it and learn from it.

The insights are already flooding into your life and answers are coming to long held questions and desires. Intuition is high. Who is answering? Why you are. Soul is rising and right now we are all cosmically urged to take responsibility, drop all blame and victim-hood and accept the magnificent beings of change potential that we are.

Found at: Elizabeth S Peru on facebook
She also has a newsletter or visit her website Delta Waves

An Energetic Portal Opens

On July 29th, 2013 we will experience a RARE Star of David / Star Tetrahedron configuration in the heavens!

It is actually two Grand Trines, one in Water and one is Earth (all feminine) which create this configuration called a Grand Sextile or a Star Tetrahedron. Many names and much symbolism tied into this Sacred Geometry.

The essence is that this mystical configuration of Sacred Geometry opens a portal of energy that is accessible for those who choose to tune in to it. That is the key.

As with everything, nothing magical is going to happen on it’s own. 
It is up to us to bring the magic, to add our magic to creation

This energetic portal is an opening in the subtle realms so to tune in to it, all we need is our relaxed awareness. It is simply an opportunity to find a moment of connection, of prayer.

Found at Mystic Mamma
Check out her website for more on this rare event.
Art by Jetter Green

Crystal Grid for the Grand Merkabah

A Merkabah Crystal Grid for the alignment tonight. 
The details of how to use it can be found at Universal Life Tools.

Astrological Chart of the Grand Sextile

From The Galactic Space Book, we have an image of the astrology chart for the grand sextile. The Grand Trine and Grand Sextile aspects are accentuated to highlight their geometry.

This image appears to me to be the template for an altar to utilize for the Day Out of Time, the New Year and for the day of the Grand Sextile. I've included the copy of the astrology chart so that you can see the positions of the planets. For the purpose of the altar I would suggest placing stones on each of the points to represent each of the planets. Through this method we will actualize the Stargate in all of our ceremonies. You can, of course, just meditate on this image if you are a solo practitioner or group of individuals not able to create an altar for yourself.

Here's another chart, slightly different, showing the flow of energy around the Star of David and the two Grand Trines.

Hattie's Garden

This nifty mandala is by Susan Shie
I found it at: Turtle Moon

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

You Belong To The Land

The small plot of ground
on which you were born
cannot be expected

to stay forever
the same.
Earth changes
and home becomes different

You took flesh
from clay
but the clay
did not come
from just one

To feel alive
important, and safe,
know your own waters
and hills, but know

You have stars in your bones
and oceans
in blood.

You have opposing
terrain in each eye.
You belong to the land
and sky of your first cry,
you belong to infinity.

~Alla Renee Bozarth

Friday, July 26, 2013

Some Cool Mandala Gardens

Here we have a variety of gardens designed in much the same way as a mandala.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

Garden Mandalas

Building a mandala garden is a great way to break up your garden beds into a riot of living colour, allowing easy accessibility and visual interest. It looks great too. Whilst filming at the Yandina Community Garden with Geoff Lawton we came across this very easy to build mandala garden bed that was tucked away in the shady end of the garden. It’s circular in shape and has a number of keyhole paths or spokes that invite you to look closer at the assortment of plants on display.

The paths allow you to crouch and inspect the garden without ever stepping on the beds. The idea in Permaculture is that you never step on the garden beds and crush or risk compacting the soil.

More information can be found at The Permaculture Research Institute

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Many Moons Mandala To Color

Here's a cool mandala for your coloring pleasure.
Click on the image to enlarge and download.

Monday, July 22, 2013

More Cool Moon Mandala Art

Mystery Moon
by Danita Clark

Moon Mandala Art
Found at Mandala Moon Yoga
Moon Cycle Mandala
by Telsi
Goddess Moon
Found at Loves Thailand
Starry Dragonfly Tapestry
By Gypsy Rose
Sacred Art Mandala
by Tammy Winand
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