Weave the Sky. Weave the Words.

The Stars are Singing © 2016 Bo Mackison

Weave the Sky with Stars © 2016 Bo Mackison

Weave the Sky with Stars

maple branches leafing
owls in trees hooting
worms in the earth dancing

prairie grasses rooting
breezes blowing
rivers flowing

words knowing
harmony and ease

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Using words and vision and place to shine the light on the contemplative creatives’ journey.

 

Candy Corn Quilt – A Mandala

Candy Corn Quilt © 2016 Bo Mackison

Candy Corn Quilt © 2016 Bo Mackison

Love that once I’d created this mandala, I noticed that the center of it reminded me of one of my childhood’s favorite candy treats. Then a friend mentioned the mandala looked like a quilt with a candy corn center. Lovely!

A mandala with a mix — a bit of a childhood treat, and a colorful and comforting quilt, and a story that is within.

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Using words and vision and place to shine the light on the contemplative creatives’ journey.

Spinning Off Kilter – A Mandala

Spinning Off Kilter © 2016 Bo Mackison

Spinning Off Kilter © 2016 Bo Mackison

Kilter. A variation of the English word kelter, originating in the 1600s, which means order or alignment.

Off kilter. Out of balance or alignment.

Spinning off kilter, along for a wild ride. There is chaos in the out-of-balance and there is harmony, too.

 

Blessed Be the Night People – A Mandala

© 2016 Bo Mackison

Blessed Be the Night People © 2016 Bo Mackison

A mandala for insomniacs.

Blessed be the night
people, awake and listening
to starsong by moonlight.

Mandala as Container – Overall Theme

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Star Shine © 2016 Bo Mackison

Last in the series of 5 mandalas I created after naming “creative path” as my intention. Each morning for five days I paired a mandala with a Desert Wisdom Card, and then reflected on a question. I followed this with a free write keeping the intention “creative path” in mind.

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5: THE SUM. THE ENERGY. THE OVERALL THEME.

MANDALA: STAR SHINE

DESERT CARD: TRANSITION

Explore and bring awareness to the energy of the night.

In the night, in the dark, the cosmos born, swirling energy, awakening.

Infinite possibility, infinite opportunity to create, this emerges from the dark times of the soul, from the energy of chaos.

Creation does not begin in light. Creation begins in the dark, emerges from darkness, from nothingness, from the void.

The grandest of transitions — from chaos, the cosmos is born. From darkness, comes energy.

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This writing practice is a part of my #contemplativecreativesjourney.