It's been an emotionally painful weekend, compounded with the hot weather from last week, a full moon and the knowledge that in six weeks I will be moving from this house that has sheltered me for ten and a half years.
I finished The White Goddess Mandala today.
It was a cathartic and deeply moving journey as this is the last mandala I will paint in this house.
The White Goddess is the penultimate goddess - she who is all goddesses and yet unique. So symbolic. We are one and yet we are many. And yet, like a snowflake we are individual, unique - we are who we are, whoever that is.
Yet many of us can form a perfect storm. Thousands of us can change the world.
And like water, we flow. As a snowflake melts it becomes water. Water evaporates and rises to the heavens and then is crystalised and the cycle starts again. Solid, liquid, gaseous - water changes and is never the same. Thus the mandala reflects our lives. The symmetry and beauty that is change.
I have journey far in the space given to me in this house. I have come a long long way from the broken, sick and shattered woman I was when I moved here all those years ago. But I am whole again and with great thanks and gratitude I am moving forward to a new life and a whole new way of being.
The White Goddess reflects my journey. She has protected me, travelled with me, taken me down paths I would never consciously chosen to walk but in doing so I have found my way to peace and healing.
May you find your way, too.
May the White Goddess walk with you in all your lifes journey.
In love and light