Monday, September 22, 2008

Awakening


I tend to see the Spring as a time of birth and awakening and of course it is, but as I was creating this mandala, this flying creature just wanted to "awaken" and come out of her cocoon. As the leaves change and the pods release their seeds, ending their cycles, she wants to be born.
Autumn is a time that I especially love. It symbols a time of abundance and renewed energy for me. The oppressive heat of the summer is gone. The weather rejuvenates me and I love being outside observing nature's changes. Things going to seed in preparation for new growth to come after winter's slumber.
So after this was done, I questioned the idea of birth and awakening at other times.
Do we get to choose when we will be "awakened", claiming our own cycles of rebirth, to resurface and break away from the "cocooned" existence?
Does it matter what time?
Because I think NOW would be as good a time as any.

4 comments:

Teri C said...

A beautiful tribute to autumn!

pattie said...

This is such a beautiful mandala...and a wonderful post...Although I miss the summer, I welcome the change that occurs with fall and the crisp air that I breathe deeply this fine morning...
Thank you for sharing your heART ...
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Kate Jobe said...

Beautiful representation of the on-going cyle of birth and change...Kate

3rdEyeMuse said...

I love the colors, design and message in this mandala. :)

personally, I believe we do choose when we will be "awakened", but are often easily distracted ...

... thanks for the food for thought.