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).

Sunday, October 17, 2010

"Green Man in Autumn"
Digital Mandala by Kate Jobe