Hello, and thank you for visiting! I am currently on an extended blogging break. We have shared some wondrous 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 fulfillment and joy on your journey.

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May 4, 2009

"Courage" Mandala -- Cover Art!

That's my mandala on the cover!
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Synchronicity, you know...the seeming-magical occurance of the timing of events at the precise moments that are signficant to you?...no matter how large or small? With synchronicity, they're all goose-bump events. They're like messages from Spirit...guiding us...telling us we're on track...or not. Like a lot of people, synchronicity has been my companion ever since I can remember...and I wouldn't have it any other way. My mom, mystic that she was...brought that, along with lots of other wisdom...to my attention early on. I've also learned that it's important to pay attention to the synchronistities...and not dismiss them as random. Nothing is random. When we notice them and have a desire to explore them, they're clues to the treasure map of our life journey.
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In his book, Spontaneous Fulfillent of Desire - Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence, Deepak Chopra writes "...but if you catch coincidences at the moment they occur, you are better positioned to take advantage of the opportunities they may be presenting."...That's exactly what happened when I received an unfamiliar e-mail... after all we're not supposed to open e-mails from people we don't know...right?...

...Well I felt it was OK to open this particular one, afterall it had "mandala" in the subject line :)... and it just felt OK. So, I listened to that inner "OK" and opened it. Well, at first I felt as if I was in the Twilight Zone! It was from the editor Imagery International's quarterly journal. (Imagery International is the Professional Organization of Guided Imagery practioners.)...
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...She wanted to use one of my mandalas for the cover of their worldwide quarterly publication! This was a thrill for me because I love making and sharing my mandalas...as well as the insight they gift me with. To think...this one was delivered right into my e-mail box! And...it was an opportunity to reach people all over the world with my mandala work. How synchronistic is that!?!
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Since the cover was published I've had a bountiful outpouring of cheering-on from friends, family, creative partners, and other bloggers...it's been heartwarming! And then the icing on the cake...with a cherry on top...came from my dear friend Chris Dunmire, founder of the award-winning website, Creativity Portal... she celebrated with me when she wrote about it on her blog, Creative Slush, here! ~ Thank you, Chris. ~ I just love how sharing our creativity connects us...makes us family; and that's one of the best synchronicites of all.

8 comments:

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

That´s cool to have your work on the cover of a magazine!
Congratulations.

Lisa said...

Wow, what an amazing honor! It's a beautiful mandala, too, it feels great. You deserve it. I am SO proud of you!

Stacy Wills said...

the cover looks great! i'm so happy and proud for you. all the blessing and good mandala medicine you send out into the world is just coming back to you on every wave. congratulations, cheryl!

Nicci said...

How exciting. Good for you Cheryl!!

Steve Emery said...

I love your mandalas - particularly the free symmetry of them, and their intuitive, organic feeling, as if they grew that way. This one makes a great magazine cover.

It makes me think of doing a round painting... I haven't painted a round piece in over thirty years.

marianne said...

cheryl- thanks for visiting my blog & commenting- and congrats on the magazine cover! mandelas are on my list of things to try, so i look forward to coming back & learning.

Leah said...

Oh, Cheryl, that is AWESOME!! Big, huge hugs and congrats to you!! Your work looks stunning on the cover!

Creativity Coach said...

Cheryl,

Isn't it a beautiful thing how we can share our creative expressions with the world, and in turn, allow others to appreciate and be inspired by them?

This is the gift and meaningful purpose of sharing our creativity so unselfishly like you do.

May you continue to share, connect, inspire, and be inspired by your journey.

Chris D.
www.creativity-portal.com