Flower Mandalas

Flower Mandalas

Flower Mandala: Celebration

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Sunflower ‘Moulin Rouge’
You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.
Now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour.
And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
What are your relationships?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth. Create your community. Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart and they will suffer greatly
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open and our heads above the water.
See who is in there with you and celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally.
Least of all, ourselves.
For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over.
Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.
All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.
We are the ones we have been waiting for.
–The Elders, Hopi Nation, Oraibi, Arizona
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Flower Mandala: Rosa ‘Belle Poitevine’

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Rosa ‘Belle Poitevine’
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A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.
– Diane Arbus

Discussion:
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Flower Mandala: Nasturtium

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Nasturtium I
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
– Buddha

Discussion:
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Flower Mandalas: Hope is the thing with feathers…

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Morning Glory
“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of Me.

– Emily Dickinson
Discussion:
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