Flower Mandalas

Flower Mandalas

The ‘Meaning’ of Fifteen Flower Mandalas

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Fifteen Flower Mandalas
I’d like to take this space to thank those of you who have downloaded my free Fifteen Flower Mandalas screensaver, and particularly those who have written back. The responses so far have been interesting. Until now, I didn’t know that people from all parts of the world — from the tip of Alaska to Cape Town and beyond — were checking into this blog. That, alone, is gratifying. And I’m grateful to those of you who shared your positive responses to my work, and to those, as well, who have shared their similar struggles with life, death, near-death, and everything in between. It has been, and continues to be, a heart-warming bounty. Thank you.
Several of you have asked me to send you, along with the screensaver, the “meaning” of each mandala. There’s no simple answer to this question. I can list the flowers from which they were derived, and some feelings and thoughts that occur to me when I look at them, but I believe each viewer, if he or she meditates on a particular image, will come away from it with a different sense, one specific to that person in that moment.
Here are the flowers. They match up, from top-left to bottom-right, with the mandalas in the above image.
Row 1: Beach Rose, Blue Pansy, Dandelion Head, Daylily (rear view), Dying Amaryllis.
Row 2: Galliardia ‘Arizona Sun’, Iris Germanica, Marigold, Pink Dahlia, Pink Peony.
Row 3: Queen Anne’s Lace, Violet Morning Glory, White Lily, White Rose, Yellow Lily.
Some feelings I get (now, today): From the Beach Rose, love. From the Blue Pansy, stillness. From the Dandelion Head, rebirth. From the Dying Amaryllis, vastness and motion. From the Galliardia, surprise. From the Iris Germanica, a meeting of masculine and feminine energy. From the Marigold, momentum and stability (the ‘flywheel’). From the Pink Dahlia, openness. From the Pink Peony, protection. From the Queen Anne’s Lace, playfulness. From the Violet Morning Glory, a holy spirit. From the White Lily, complexity. From the White Rose, transformation. From the Yellow Lily, strength.
What feelings do you get from these images? Let me know, either as a comment to this post or to in the Art, Healing, and Transformation group.
More anon, and thanks in advance for your responses.
See you in cyberspace,
– David
David J. Bookbinder, LMHC
Request a free flower mandala screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas
Discussion:
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© 2008, David J. Bookbinder

Fifteen Flower Mandalas: A Re-Birthday Screensaver

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Fifteen Flower Mandalas
Fifteen years ago this Thursday, I nearly bled to death in an Albany, NY, hospital. During that event, I had a near-death experience which set me on my current spiritual and artistic path. In commemoration of that upcoming re-birthday, I offer a screensaver containing the fifteen flower mandalas in the image above.
To get a free copy, click here to e-mail me your request with the subject line “flower mandalas screensaver request.” I’ll send you a Zip file containing the screensaver. The filename is “Flower Mandalas.zip.” Unzip it and then double-click the extracted “Flower Mandalas.exe” file to install it as your Windows screensaver.
NOTE: This screensaver only runs on Windows machines. I don’t have a way to create one that runs on the Mac.
This screensaver is my small way of saying “thanks” to the Universe for letting me hang out here these past fifteen years. I hope you enjoy it. It’s been an interesting ride so far….
More anon,
– David
David J. Bookbinder, LMHC
Request a free flower mandala screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas
Discussion:
Art, Healing, and Transformation group
Flower Mandalas Project group


© 2008, David J. Bookbinder

Flower Mandala: Orange Zinnia I valentine

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Orange Zinnia I
Happy Valentine’s Day to all my readers, and thanks for helping build a community around art, healing, and transformation.
More anon,
– David
Discussion:
Art, Healing, and Transformation group
Flower Mandalas Project group


© 2008, David J. Bookbinder

Flower Mandala: Beach Rose I

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Beach Rose I flower mandala
More anon,
– David
Discussion:
Art, Healing, and Transformation group
Flower Mandalas Project group


© 2008, David J. Bookbinder

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