Hello, and thank you for visiting! I am currently on a blogging hiatus. We have shared some wondrous and fun times and I thank you for that. I look forward to connecting with you when I return. In the meantime, keep creating your mandalas! The process is an amazing Portal to the Soul. If you are new to the process...you can get started right now by clicking here as well as other links below. Wishing you wondrous blessings on your creative life-journey.

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September 19, 2008

"Gratitude-joy!"

Ahh...gazing upon this mandala sets my heart aflutter. I realize that this is what my gratitude for joy feels like...and looks like. Thank you Gratitude-joy for showing your face to me...for coursing through my being. -- Some heart-thoughts in honor of our kinship:

I am Gratitude-joy!
I dance in your heart
and set your soul a-purring...
...and
making your heart...content.
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I am thankful
that Gratitude-joy...
lives in me...
moves through me...
as
love...
peace...
beauty...
love...
creativity...
gratitude...
and joy

All is well...
Gratitude-joy is here.

9 comments:

Doe Grozs Art said...

I'm feeling this one as well.
So grateful for moments of joy.
I like the colors here as well, they are warm and comforting, relaxes and softens my heart center.
In gratitude,
Doreen

Sue O'Kieffe said...

when i look at this mandala my heart space opens, expanding out into the cosmos. i feel like giggling. yup.
gratitude-joy, alrighty!

Anonymous said...

I love this one.

Cyclepod

Teri C said...

Just perfect for gratitude. Beautiful design and colors. You really shared your soul here.

tigr769-cai said...

Hi there Cheryl!
they are lovely mandalas and tonight I will have to create my mandala of gratitude!
OFF TO STARMUCKS I GO!
I have much to be grateful for!

pattie said...

Lovely in ALL ways Cheryl...
The words touch my heart...
Thank you ...

Royce Addington said...

The Splendor of Cheryl's Mandala Oasis...If a single symbol can embody the resonant vibration of the soul, it is surely the mandala. Miracles within circles. Unlimited imagination. Creative innovation. Spiritual expressions in form and colour. The Mandala's timeless power is matched only by the splendor of the artist who drew it. As deeply moving and glorious as mandalas may be, I must remind myself that their beauty and message is much more than lines on a page to be enjoyed - even the simplest types make for spiritual nourishment, sustenance and awakening. Thanks to Cheryl's wonderful work, inspirational talent and open heart, we can partake of these exquisite mandala recipes with one click on a mouse - so I stand, during this Season of Gratitude, in a long and boisterous 'cyber' ovation to Cheryl's magnificence.
With admiration, respect and love,
Royce

Joanne Gover Yoshida said...

I love your idea of putting form to what different energies look like. Its a new idea for me, to look into my heart and ask what do gratitude, joy, hope look like.

Your colors and manifestations of different emotions are beautiful. I sometimes wonder how it is I am attracted to rust! And yet, we all are seeking our essence thru what we "find" and to accept that is probably another answer to gratitude. To be grateful for who we are and honor our own and each others uniqueness.
To your beautiful spirit, Happy Thanksgiving!
(and thanks for your 'giving')

Koah said...

Hi Cheryl

First time on your blog;
I love your mandalas

Thank you for sharing...
Koah