I am so excited to share with you my first completed piece – a lotus mandala featuring White Tara. White Tara is associated with compassion, long life, healing and serenity.
I have been fascinated for decades already with mandalas and goddesses and here I have combined both.
The US Election directed me in these choices, and I was helped magnificently by the gentle and inspiring coaching of Julie Gibbons and her 5 Days of Mandala Magic online course.
Tara seemed the natural choice as she hears all the cries of the world and offers her compassion unreservedly. Instead of her usual depiction seated on a lotus flower, I have given her a golden lotus crown and surrounded her with the flower as a mandala.
I dedicate this mandala to all who are hurting – those that hurt so much they thought voting for this deeply flawed and dangerous man to lead their country was their only option, as well as the rest of us. Who are still reeling from the shock and frightened for the future.
Working on this piece helped calm my fears and turn my heart again to what is good in the world instead of focusing on the negative.