Friday, December 31, 2010

Turn the Page


"Soul Skin: Crossroads"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 12/31/10


"Decree"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 12/31/10

What paths have you traveled upon this year?
What crossroads have you come to today?
What does the skin of your soul need to feel whole and alive?
Open to it's calling.
Begin anew.
Turn the page.
Decree your truth.
Your life begins...Again...Today.
Begin.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fixing A Hole

"Elemental Cleansing"
Hand Drawn Mandala by Kate Jobe-July/2008

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in and stops my mind from wandering...Where it will go.
I'm filling the cracks that ran through the door and kept my mind from wandering...Where it will go...
And it really doesn't matter...if I'm wrong I'm right...Where I belong I'm right... Where I belong...
"Fxiing A Hole"  lyrics by The Beatles


"A Concrete Revival"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe-July/2010

"All Paths Lead to Infinity"
 Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe-November/2010

The mandl

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Warmth of Gratefulness

"Gratitude"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe

Today...our hearts are woven together...
strengthened by the warmth of gratitude
for family, friends
and the gift of life upon this planet.

Today...our hearts are woven together...
from shared memories,
new stories and laughter. 

Today...our hearts are woven together...
in shared
moments of sacredness...

 
Today...our hearts are woven together in
an unending sacred hoop of love.

-Kate Jobe  11/25/10-

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Gifts of Fire


"With Wings of Fire"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 10/2010


For some time, I have not been creating posts that focus upon events or people in my life, but was inspired to do so today.  Recently, my friend, Annie, called me to ask about the mandala pictured above.  She said she its symbolism created a strong emotional connection for her. It evoked a similar response in me when I created it. It spoke to me of deep mystical power; of strong spiritual guardians and a direct contact with the wisdom of spirit. 

Annie may not truly know how powerful she is, but she has all of the qualities mentioned above.  My daughter, Annie-Lori, who is named after Annie, has the same qualities.  Both of them are fire signs.  Both of them were born with wings of fire and souls filled with the fire of passion.  Both of them express that passion in everything they do.  Annie-Lori is a competitive runner who runs with the speed of lightning and the force of fire.  My friend, Annie, has the ability to overcome any obstacle put before her with the ferocity of roaring flames.  The fire of the love they extend toward others brings great warmth and joy to whomever is the recipient of this gift. 

LIke the Phoenix, fire energy can be reduced to less than a glowing ember that can still be regenerated into the manifestation of massive and magnificent flames that can reach great heights. It can be oppressed. It can be challenged, but the energy of a soul born from fire can be relentless in its quest to pursue life to its fullest.  At it's best, this energy is illuminating, magical and transforming. 
Please contact me if you know someone who has wings of fire and would like to honor them by giving them this mandala. All of my mandalas are available for purchase in the following sizes: 7-1/2" x 7-1/2"  ($33); 10" x 10" ($44); 12" x 12" ($55).  kjjobe@gmail.com

Sunday, October 17, 2010

"Green Man in Autumn"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Children of the Stars

"Gestation"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe   8/22/10


Angel babies...children of the stars...the journey from the universe to Earth and back again...may seem perilous...and undaunting...but...each moment...of each passage...is just a dream away....dream infinite dreams...dream dreams of the radiance of the stars.
Namaste.
The Earth awaits your thunder...your wisdom...and your love.

-Kate Jobe  8/24/10-

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Moment by Moment



"Moments in Time"
Digital Mandalas by Kate Jobe 8/21/10
 Each moment provides the opportunity to grow and change...physically, emotionally and spiritually. Each change holds beauty when the way it is viewed is shifted.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Remembering

"Sun Spots"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe  8/14/10

Memories of happiness and laughter reach beyond boundaries built from pain and fill the heart with warmth.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

Morning's Song

"Morning's Song"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe    7/25/10
Source Image: Photo by Warren Nistad


Listen...A symphony of light spreads spreads across the horizon...Hear the sounds of orange, gold and purple piercing through dusky shards of evening sky...melting shadow into vibrant song...dawn turns into day... See...Feel...Breathe...A New Beginning.

Hope.wmv

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Shining Through

"Shining Through"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 7/19/10

The strength of light produced by unending layers of love reveals an unending beacon of hope. Shine On.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

When Joy Meets Love

"When Joy Meets Love"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 7/12/10

The dream of love surfaces when not anchored by fear and judgement but strengthened with boundaries woven from threads of respect and mutual empowerment.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Taking Flight

"Taking Flight"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 5/2010
Source Image: Photograph by Warren Nistad

Open to the fire that burns within...accept the gifts of golden light...accept the winds of spirit's breath....with billowing wings...rise up...take flight.


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Breathing Truth

"Diversity"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 5/29/10
Source Image: Photograph by Warren Nistad


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Truth cleanses the soul...Truth shifts limited perspectives...Truth supports the enrichment of life...enhanced by the beauty of diversity.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Look To The Center

"Trinity"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 5/24/10
Source Image: Photo by Warren Nistad
In the journey toward love all roads point to the center.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sacred Fire

"The Fire Within"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 5/19/10
Source Image: Photo by Warren Nistad

Kundalini rising...death...birth...ascension...advent of awakening...thundering...gold...molten...light...gracious blessing...sacred fire.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Our Mother Earth

"Maiden, Mother, Crone"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 5/2010

She is wise...She is strong...She is nurturing...She is beautiful...our Mother, the Earth.


The Language of Trees

"The Language of Trees"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 5/2010

Listen...the breath of spirit...sifts through trees...forming words...in the rustling of leaves...bare twigs shift...and rattle messages...answers...confirmations...traveling across synapses of branches brushing the sky...Listen...Hear.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Freeing the Heart Song

" Heart Song"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 4/2010

Seeds of love...winged compassion...journeying fearlessly through time...and space...plunging through the complexities of fear...freeing the heart song...implanting hope; implanting strength; implanting love.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For Love of the Earth

"And So It Begins"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 4/14/10

Father Sky cradles them...the star children he dreamed for Mother Earth...sons and daughters of Sirius...the Pleiades...and constellations beyond...their wisdom unites in love...for Her...she sighs in gratitude...welcome home


Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring!

"Good Morning Starshine"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 4/9/10
Source Image: Photo by Warren Nistad

Cascading pollen of honeyed morning...Light...Shimmering warmth...Radiant fire...Sun Shine.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Re-Wiring Pathways

"Tree Star"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 3/2010

New roots grow...seeking dormant wisdom...re-wiring pathways and possibilities...shifting ley lines of the mind.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Within the Realm of Plants


"Within the Realm of Plants"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 3/20/2010

Past bramble...vine...moss...and twig...beyond earth supported roots of trees...another world...concealed within the realm of plants..guileless...soulful...healers...that dream the dreams of Gaia's love

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Hold Close Your Dreams

"Cradling the Seed of Life"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 2/2010

Hold close the seeds of your dreams...caress their intent...and...Imagine...Hush...they sleep...nestled in warm darkness...awaiting the awakening of their arrival...afloat...cradled...journeying upon the seas of undetermined thought.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Irish Blessing

"Four Leaves of Clover"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 3/15/2010

May God grant you always...A sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you. Laughter to cheer you. Faithful friends near you. And whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.

- An Old Irish Blessing -

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The World of In-Between

"Betwixt & Between"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 3/13/10


Silence hovers...sanctioning the passing of the sun and the moon..a flicker of light glistens in the mist...revealing the world of in-between...ordinary becomes extraordinary...a womb of magical possibilities. Believe.



Friday, March 12, 2010

A Soul is Born

"The Birth of a Soul"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 3/12/10
eternity yields
to the breath of
new life
spinning
toward the bridge
between grace
and rhapsody.
Light
dreamed by God
hurtles past
explosions
of starlight.
a soul is born.
-Kate Jobe 3/12/10-

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Answering the Call

"Legions of Light Workers"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 3/8/10

The Call was made...and floated for light years through the heavens...gathering speed...expanding outward in radiating waves...the Call for Healing...for Mother Earth....

and they came...relentlessly, unselfishly:Generations of Light Workers...a billion strong and more...uniting the fire of their love for this planet until it grew from a radiant haze into a pulsating beacon...Illuminating forgotten ways of being...Igniting Passion for Living...Revealing Truth & Love.

To each of you...Shine On.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

To Have Lived This Moment

"Forest Sentinels"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 3/8/10
Moonlight rises behind
lichen
covered trees
above fragile
branches...arms reaching
toward heaven...
caressing the glow
of moments yet
to be dreamed.
Bear scoops their
puddled light
from the ground...luminous
honey dripping
from her paws and stands
entwined in starlight...
breath spiraling
softly...Her Prayer
of Reverence
to have lived
this moment on Earth.
Kate Jobe 3/8/10

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Coyote Wisdom

"Coyote Shaman"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 3/1/2010

Coyote Shaman's drum beat howls of the duality of life...revealing paradoxical truths...revealing crossroads that require infinitely important decisions. Appropriate may be inappropriate. Inappropriate may be appropriate. Wisdom may be folly. What seems like folly may be profound wisdom. Coyote Shaman's song of trickery is a reminder to pay attention to what has heart and meaning. Coyote Shaman's drum sings with laughter. Life, after all, is to be enjoyed and not endured.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Creation of Eve

" The Creation of Eve"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 3/3/10

Woman was created from Man. Woman gave birth to Mankind. Man is part of Woman. Woman is part of Man. Man and Woman, together, create co-creatively: new life; new thought; new frontiers. Find peace with the man and woman within you. Nurture each act of creation. Respect each moment that the power of spirit merges with the essence of thought to create new energy...to create new form...to create.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Breathe

"Balancing Act"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 2/18/10

Let go. Breathe. Inhale. Exhale. Slowly. Release. Slowly. Let go. Inhale. Exhale. Breathe. Release. Let go. Breathe. Inhale. Slowly. Exhale. Slowly. Breathe. Slowly. Let Go. Slowly. Breathe in Not My Way But Thy Way. Breathe out Control. Go into the Center. Breathe in Peace. Breathe out Anger. Go into the Center. Breathe in Love. Breathe out Fear. Go into the Center. Breathe in Forgiveness. Breathe out Pain. Go into the Center. Be Peace. Be Love. Be Forgiveness. Be in Oneness.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Be Here Now

"Incoming"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 2/18/10

Relish in joy when it is presented to you. Laugh fully when frivolity delights you. Mesmerize yourself by inhaling the scent of flowers deep into your soul. Appreciate the food you eat and honor it by immersing yourself in slowly tasting each flavor. Sing with abandon when the music of life flows through you. Allow your arms and heart to experience hugs. Embrace intense blue skies. Seek diamonds in the gleam of snowflakes as they sift to the ground. Appreciate the warmth of soft brown earth against bare feet. Marvel at new life. Be fully present for every moment and be here now.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Who You Are

"Casting Out my Net for Love"
Kate Jobe 2/2010

The web of ones life changes with each new paradigm shift. It rapidly changes, exponentially, with the addition of paradigm shifts of more than one being unified in thought and intent of action. In this state of being, the sky can be the limit, leaving change open to infinite unlimitedness. There is no absolute or dominion of conceivable expectations. Each day...like Grandmother Spider...thoughts spin out in silvery luminosity, deftly altering the pattern of the web. New colors; new patterns; new adornments are added. Who You Are ceases to be relevant when you have the potential to live so many lifetimes within the tapestry of one.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

All You Need Is Love

"Lovebugs"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 2/2010

The web of life grows stronger and more magical when woven from threads of love. With the affirmation of love, the world shines brighter, the compulsion to laugh is more prevalent and boredom ceases to be a component of your vocabulary. Love is returned in direct proportion to the love that is extended toward others.... Sometimes the presence of love goes undetected because it does not arrive in a form dictated by a yearning. Love arrives and reaches out to us every day in many ways. Nature reaches out in love in the luscious scent of a flower; the unexpected song of a bird; the breathtaking beauty of the sunrise of a new day. All around, people extend love with passion that may be missed: in the dedication and admiration of an employee; through the genuine respect and appreciation of a student; the thankfulness of a stranger for the simplicity of a "minor" compliment or kindness; the unabashed guileless love that radiates from a child's eyes and in their loving hugs. Pay attention to all moments that have heart and meaning. Scoop them up and hold them in your heart.



Saturday, February 6, 2010

Angels Among Us


"We Come In Peace"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 2/6/10

Angels walk among us every day. There are those people that we recognize for their angelic presence...they almost glow from their radiant demeanor...their kindness extends to everyone and everything..their laughter energizes us and makes us feel happy deep down to the tips of our toes....and the angel babies whose smiles light up their faces and reach out toward everyone to envelope them with their love. But angels also walk among us in places and in forms not always recognized....their glow might be masked by an unkempt appearance...they may not fulfill an assumed expectation of piousness...their behavior is sometimes abrasive and impatient. Regardless of their physical qualities, their presence is, at some time, a catalyst to assist others to acquire personal empowerment, healing and spiritual awareness...lessons that sometimes require an unexpected or undesirable presentation to be fully realized. Personal healing is owned when there are no expectations of someone else magically infusing it. An angel may have walked into the landscape of your life to prod you into facing self imposed limitations. They may have appeared as a messenger offering an answer to your prayer. The answer is only effective to the extent that it is heard. If an angel came to help you would you know when it arrived?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Envisioning Spring

"Early Morning Rain"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 2/6/10

The softness of fog slowly drifts across the sky. Raindrops plunk gently upon the ground in a dull, hypnotic rhythm. Scents of damp earth and new grass mingle with the perfume of lilacs and saffron hued daffodils. Robins sing among branches that hang heavy with clusters of velvety damp pink and white apple blossoms. Seedlings reach toward the rain and spread their roots deeper into the soil, preparing for their salutation to the sun. Springtime. Early morning rain. Envision these thoughts clearly in your mind. Inhale their scent. Listen to their sounds. See the radiance of their colors. Amid the chill of winter and what seems like unending snow...remember Spring.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Visioning A Greater Love

"The World Within"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 2/4/10

At all times...look...and listen for beauty. Beauty is before you...Beauty is behind you...Beauty is above you...Beauty is all around you....Beauty is within you. The blueprint of your spirit is much larger and more beautiful than you can imagine. A being walking upon this planet appears seemingly small and yet their spiritual imprint may be infinitely expansive. Small children carry within them a Universe as complex as those that comprise the spiritual cells of an adult. Wisdom lives within those cells...wisdom gleaned from the blessings of the stars; the breath of the wind; the songs of the trees; the chronicles of the earth. Listen to your inner wisdom and know that it speaks volumes. It goes before you and will speak of who you are without you having to utter a word.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Crossroads

"Violet Consuming Flame"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 2/3/10

Crossroads. Many now stand upon the intersection of a crossroads. Crossroads...some standing still and contemplating the direction in which they want to proceed. Crossroads...some generating movement toward a new direction. Crossroads...some looking back and wondering if they should return from where they came. Crossroads...some wishing desperately they could make the process of moving forward occur more rapidly. Crossroads are an intersection comprised of alternatives and choices, but also, the intersection of the crossroads is The Center...the place where we become aligned with our highest spiritual wisdom...where choices become viable possibilities and alternatives are seen with clarity of awareness. Stand mindfully upon your crossroad. Stand strong within your center. Breathe. Reach upward to the breath of spirit. Breathe in "Not My Way but Thy Way" and wait while awareness flows within you. Breathe. Look for what shines brightly with heart and meaning. Move toward it. Life is calling to you.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Breaking Through

"Breaking Through"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe 1/30/10
There comes a time...or times..in each of our lives when things just have to change. The dynamics of our lives have either become stale...or unbearable...or no longer resonate with truth within our souls. Those dynamics, regardless of what they are and who they may involve, feel like they are pushing us forward with the force of a freight train, closer and closer, to the boundaries of our comfort zone. Some of us may wait at the edge of the boundaries, peering out to see what lies beyond, hopeful that it is something that we like, but hesitating to fully step through to the other side for fear that what we see is an illusion, or that what lies on the side of familiarity might change in a month...or a year...or maybe five? Is the grass really greener on the other side, we wonder...is the sky really as blue as it seems over there?...and, after all, change requires us to re-negotiate some paradigm contracts with ourselves and you know how hard it can be to live inside this place we call our Self when we introduce a change into our plans...
...and then one day, while we are mulling over all these details, bantering with ourselves about this and that, something happens that makes not breaking through to the other side impossible. It just happens...an opening appears before our eyes where we had not seen it before...we find a key that was previously hidden...or our comfort zone shifts from comfort into abrasiveness and we grasp the opening we have found and pull it away..and we don't stop until the doorway to this new way of being is fully accessible for us to walk through it. We discover that while the grass isn't necessarily greener on this side, everything appears more vibrant and alive to us in this paradigm...we inhale its newness and marvel at why breaking through took us so long...and up ahead..far in the distance...we see another doorway...that will some day open into another space of change...and we hope that we enjoy the journey it takes to get there and that by the time we arrive, we won't forget that there are some doorways that we have to walk through, because avoiding them is more painful and exhausting than walking into what waits in the space beyond them.