This mandala is the first one that I have done with just the line work, in 18 carat gold leaf. This challenged me because lines are actually so hard to get straight for me, it doesn’t come easily. I really have to clear my mind and become one with the flow of the paint. I chose a maroon red as the background colour because I felt the combination of the gold and maroon complimented each other beautifully.
Some of the effects and influences of the colour maroon are:-
“Increases energy in a thoughtful, dignified and controlled way. Encourages seriousness and reserved character traits. Encourages feelings of warmth and comfort”. [http://colorpsychologymeaning.com/color-maroon-burgundy/]
Maroon is on the darker end of red which indicates a wiser part of the red colour spectrum. Maroon is much more well-disciplined and matured than the lighter end of the red spectrum.
It may be odd to begin this teaching from ‘the eternal love mandala’ by starting with talking about discipline but for me, learning love begins at home, as children.
If a child lives with criticism,
She learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
He learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule,
She learns to be shy.
If a child lives with shame,
He learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance,
She learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement,
He learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise,
She learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness,
He learns justice.
If a child lives with security,
She learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval,
He learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
She learns to find love in the world.
This is where love for ourselves and others starts. I truly believe we can only be what we have learnt, what we have been programmed with.
We ARE ETERNAL LOVE. It lives within each of us. We either remain connected or become disconnected from it. The good news is that you are one breath away from reconnection at any time.
It takes true awareness to break free to programs running your subconscious and some serious inner work.
The love that you receive is equal to the love you give... And for those rare souls who give without thought of receipt... only they are worthy of the eternal love; the force that breaks bonds of brotherhood, that transcends the vagaries of pride and ego, a binding of souls that endures across the Ages
"Modeling" for your kids
Turns out there is copious research to suggest that modeling—a fancy word for behaving in a way you want others to replicate—is a key but often overlooked component in a child's development. "Modeling takes place even before kids can understand verbal communication," explains Elizabeth R. Lombardo, Ph.D., a psychologist in Wexford, Pennsylvania, and author of A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness. "As parents, we so often focus on teaching verbally, but we forget the importance of our actions." And no interactions are more visible—or powerful—to a child than what transpires between Mom and Dad. It's not just division of labor or gender-role stuff that matters; a longitudinal study published in 2009 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found that the quality of a child's parents' marriage had as much influence on his or her future mental and physical health and well-being as his or her own relationship with either parent.
"The most important relationship in any family is the marital one, and the best thing parents can do for their children is to love one another," explains Daniel L. Buccino, a clinical social worker and cofounder of the Baltimore Psychotherapy Institute. "By making the effort to value each other, parents teach their children important lessons about intimacy, conflict, and balancing work and home." Single parents, he adds, can demonstrate some of these same skills in healthy relationships with friends and family members.
We can urge our children to share or to fight fair, but the truth is that they are too busy watching every last move we make—from the way we resolve disputes to how much quality couple time we share—to listen to a word we are saying. This is how to use your marriage to model only the healthiest behaviors’’. - https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/advice/what-kids-learn-from-your-marriage/
“Children who feel loved and cherished thrive.
That doesn’t mean kids who ARE loved. Plenty of kids whose parents love them don’t thrive. The kids who thrive are the ones who FEEL loved, accepted and cherished for exactly who they are’’. - http://www.ahaparenting.com/blog/10-ways-to-love-the-one-youre-with
Teaching our children, or even better, showing our children self-control, empathy, motivation, responsibility, self love, respect and happiness are all seeds that will take root and grow into huge mature oak trees.
This is where eternal love can start for our children and how I believe we as a civilization can invite more love into our world by starting in our own homes with our closest relationships.
The ultimate lesson is learning how to love and be loved unconditionally
Definition of 'eternal' from the Collins English Dictionary:
Something that is eternal lasts forever.
...the quest for eternal youth.
She is eternally grateful to her family for their support.
If you describe something as eternal, you mean that it seems to last forever, often because you think it is boring or annoying.
In the background was that eternal hum”.
The concept of eternity appeals to us greatly, a good thing, that lasts forever. We wish eternal happiness, eternal love and wish for eternal youth.
We have used many symbols across different cultures to represent eternity/infinity, I can see that one of the patterns that ties all the symbols together is that they are always interconnected knotwork. Whether it's Celtic, Greek, Chinese or Egyptian they all are knots. Interconnected. I like this article that logs them https://mysticurious.com/meanings-of-different-eternity-symbols
“Ornamental knot work, or interlacing, in the decorative arts of Europe and the Middle East originated in the Roman Empire during the third and fourth centuries AD. These beginnings can be seen particularly in many Roman floor mosaics of that time.
Previous to the developments of Rome, early uses of knots are found in some Egyptian symbols, particularly in the Tyet or Isis knot, and in the Sema which represents the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. Knots are also frequently found represented in the Egyptian Cartouche and the Ankh’’. - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Knots_in_traditional_art
“The Celtic knot is the most identifiable type of Celtic art. One of the remarkable things about Celtic knotwork is the way in which its lines typically have neither a beginning nor an end.
Most modern Celtic artists say that the meaning of knotwork lies in the complex interlacing patterns. By combining the knots into long, continuous strands, the woven structure is formed from one or many individual loops.
These endless strands are like the ties that bond us all together. As each generation passes, the weave grows larger. And as the weave grows larger, it grows more complex and brings itself back in on itself, such that the next generation will continue on to bring forth the generation after that.
Celtic knots are not designed to be merely pleasing to the eyes. They are also symbols that can show us how we are all part of a never ending cycle of life, where we each add our particular strand in the fabric of time and space.
And just as the lines of Celtic knots are interwoven, so are we interwoven with all those around us. We continue on to eternity as others continue on to eternity, inexorably wrapped up with all those who join us in this life and the next. Though each loop is individual, each loop cannot be separated from the whole.
Many people also believed that the interlacing was a protection against evil. Just as we, joined together, can defeat evil, so were Celtic knots designed to defend against evil. The more interlacing, the more powerful the protection. There is, indeed, safety in numbers, even in this distinctly Irish form’’. - http://www.reillylawplc.com/celtic-knot-symbolism/
I have used 18 carat gold leaf to do the heart and knot work on the Eternal Love Mandala. Gold, has a very high vibration, in alignment with the energy with Unconditional Love which is ETERNAL.
“GOLD is the the ancient wisdom lying deep within the soul, an eternal seed planted eons ago, ready in this new age to sprout once again and usher forth the knowledge of the ancients. GOLD resonates at the Naval, Crown and the higher Chakras above the Crown’’. - http://www.energyandvibration.com/color.htm
“Gold is an important color in oriental healing. Its principal property is in strengthening and amplifying. Gold is very useful in increasing the self-consciousness. It has beneficial effect on the immune system and on the cardiac conditions.
Gold is a color that can strengthen the energies associated with the entire immune system. It can be used with other colors to amplify the effects without over-exciting the system. It is very strengthening to the heart. It is effective to use in regard to all cardiac problems, especially as a powerful tonic after heart surgery. Gold is a powerful stimulant to the immune system of the body. It helps awaken the individual's own healing abilities to assist the body in restoring homeostasis. It can also awaken renewed enthusiasm. Gold is also believed to improve libido, especially in women. Gold also harmonizes the mind and affect the endocrine systems. In ayurveda, gold is believed to affect the ojas’’. - http://www.holisticonline.com/Color/color_gold.htm
I think believing in eternal love or growing old together, people might think is a bit old fashioned. I am bit old fashioned, and I truly believe that it can happen provided that you do find the correct person
“Understand that all relationships are sacred, not only your intimate one but your relationship with All. Humans, plants, animals, non-humans, physical, non-physical and so on. And the most Sacred Relationship of all, is with your own soul. That is it. Creating a harmonious relationship with your soul is the fundamental basis for harmonious and loving Sacred Relationships. Living as your Soul who loves all unconditionally. Explore the Self-Love transmission to prepare you to receive this Heart transmission of pleiadian wisdom.
LOVE STEPPING STONES
All relationships are assistant, stepping stones. Some more pleasant than others, nonetheless they all have for purpose your spiritual and soul growth. This is why we say, all relationships at the soul level are of unconditional love. When you set up your reality in this way, all become a blessing. Some of you would like not to be in an intimate relationship. At times, this will be valid and necessary, taking time to retreat and be solely with your inner soul self.
Nonetheless, to experience your level of growth, you will want a mirror, what we refer to as a soul mirror.
Intimate relationships are your greatest spiritual growth indicator and “helper”. The reflection is a great gift. Not to say that the reflection conditions you in any way, as on the ascension process to the fifth dimension New Earth within, one no longer waivers to what the outside reflection mirrors, it simply observes from one's own inner soul core in a state of inner bliss, peace and tranquility anchored within one’s vortex of self-love.
ENTER THE REALM OF YOUR TRUE SELF
At this frequency, you have entered a magical realm, the realm of your true self, where you experience soul relationships, no longer ego-personality relationships. Soul relationships are of the fifth dimension and beyond. This is why we say embrace your relationships, all of them, as they are truly assisting you to strengthen your own soul connection, in living as your Soul, spinning in your own vortex of self love, sovereign, free and from that energy of inner freedom, one can truly share, one can truly love. The word “love” has been so used and abused, left with no real meaning. Love is not a word, it is who you are, it is the ultimate experience which shall liberate all.
LOVE IS NOT BONDAGE
Do you feel the power that lies within you as you read those words? Love sets you free. Love is not a bondage, it is ultimate freedom. Those who are afraid to love will keep you in bondage. You got confused when you programmed yourselves to believe that you had to love another more than you love yourself.
There is a collective reset if you wish as you go through the Ascension process. All is within, you are “All That there is and Ever will Be”.
How could loving another “outside of you” align you with your true self? It is like floating in the Ether with no anchor.
LOVE IS THE ESSENCE OF ALL THAT IS
This is how you have been navigating your reality in the Piscean Age. No wonder you ended up feeling victimized and disempowered. No wonder the true message of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, the Holy Grail, got twisted to serve that exact purpose of making you feel like a martyr, a sinner, having to carry your burdensome cross. What a trick you played on yourselves, just to show you that it was time to go home to your inner self, you Inner Fountain of Jouvence, where abundance and eternal love reign supreme.
Once you are tapped into your own love, which is your essence, as is the essence of All That Is, there, you blossom, there, you trust, there, you give without restriction and limitation.
As you remember, you are the Eternal Flow of Creation weaving through a physical body your dream, though not limited to the physical as you understand, you are in truth multi-dimensional beings. Now, we wish to make a subtle though key distinction. The Soul gives unconditionally, it is a fact. Nonetheless, it gives wisely.
This has been another by-product programming from the idea of loving another more than yourself, this is again the Piscean Dream of needing to be saved. This is why, Jesus was seen as a Savior when in Truth he was planting the seed of this Aquarian Age, which reveals there is no need to be saved, there is nothing that you need to be saved from other than the illusion of separation which caused you to suffer and which is rooted in the 3D ego-mind-perception.
A MESSAGE OF HUMANHOOD
One can only suffer through the distorted perception of separation. The real message was of Unity and Oneness. Of Brother-Sisterhood, of Humanhood. Jesus and Mary Magdalene were visionaries, they vibrated and embodied the fifth dimension New Earth then, planting the seed of this Golden Age at the time of the Crucifixion, an event that all remember within their own unconscious, as to plant the seed of True Eternal Love deep within the collective unconscious.
Time is the Mother of Compassion.
The symbol of the crucifixion was the surrender, on the archetypal cross of the 4 directions, of one’s ego to the Soul Ascended Eternal Self of the Higher Realms, redeemed through the Compassionate Heart of the Sacred Divine Feminine. All shall experience this archetypal event in their lives to awaken the fifth dimension New Earth within, thus awakening to the experience of relating to all as Sacred.
Jesus said “Love thy neighbor as you love thyself” that means “Love thyself” comes first. You are the beginning and the end. Nothing without your consciousness perceiving it actually exist. So starting with you is simply logical. The New Earth Paradigm is filled with sovereign Light Beings, such as you. There is no dependency in relationships, relationships are based on sovereignty. The sovereignty of your soul, of your free will. In this paradigm there is no blame game. It simply does not exist when one recognizes all springs from within. It is your dream you are dreaming. You are the dreamer.
Loving others at a soul level does not mean allowing others to do things that are unloving to you. Again, the martyr archetype of the Piscean Age is obsolete and this New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces of March 8th 2016 is a clear new beginning for Humanity, rising to one’s Sovereignty with Self-Love, Dignity and Courage. That martyr archetype has played its role as you choose as a collective to experience a feeling of disempowerment. That time is done.
THE BIRTH OF THE SIXTH GOLDEN AGE
The Sixth Golden Age has been birthed within the Cosmic Womb of The Great Mother and Mother Earth Gaia; Christ Consciousness is rising within All and it is an unstoppable process. It is simply the process of Human, Planetary and Galactic Evolution. You can choose to argue about it with your belief systems, resist it with all your ego’s might, nonetheless it is still happening and will continue to happen, as Shambala, an Enlightened Humanity is what you are co-creating through your individual and collective Ascension process.
DARE TO LOVE YOURSELF
This is where your sovereignty and your power of self-love comes in. You have the power to say “no, I am not a victim, I am a sovereign being of Light”. Will you dare? Yes, You Can! Many of you, thought that loving unconditionally meant accepting everything no matter what that everything could be. We say to you very clearly it was non sense. This was an unbalance of the feminine principle which became extremely passive throughout the Dark Age as the male principle took over with all its might to control via the ego-mind-prison.
Control has no place within the New Earth Paradigm.
Your Soul knows how to repel negative energies and draw clear boundaries. You must learn to create healthy boundaries within your oneness. Being loving, does not mean being passive. Again, we repeat to you, you are sovereign. You make the call. You say what feels right and what does not and none can invalidate your feelings, none. The foundation of sacred relationships is to be authentic and true to yourself and thus to others. Giving others that same opportunity. Opening to one’s vulnerability which is the way of living with an open heart. That is Sacred Relationships. This entice to listen to one another, to develop conscious communication, heart communion.
You are also realizing that your presence speaks. As you are an energy field, you vibrate. And you are discovering that you do not need to “talk things out” so much, you can get much more to the point by focusing on your inner self and communing on a soul level through telepathy, by-passing the ego-personality construct, when the other might not be as receptive as you.
Those are relationship skills you are all invited to play with. We purposefully use the word play, as at times, you can take things so seriously, like your whole life depends on it. Lighten up, keep light. It is all the play of Love anyways!
If you focus on what is going to go “wrong”, guess what you will manifest. Choose your focus wisely. We are not saying “fake it” when you feel unbalanced, rather we are saying, step back, breathe deep, adopt a neutral view point, which is the viewpoint of your Soul which is all encompassing and then see how everything automatically shifts back into balance, simply by allowing whatever arises.
Fear is the greatest illusion from your ego-mind-prison, you all understand that now. You are collectively learning to de-program yourselves from it, as you re-align with your core essence of Love, your Soul, your I AM presence. Be gentle with yourselves and try to keep a light attitude no matter the circumstances. The medias love to make things look “worse” than it is, it is how they stay alive. Apply discernment. You will see in not so long, you will look back and laugh at all this nonsense you played with yourself.
At the Soul Level, you realize you really made big dramas of little pebbles.
Can you imagine a relationship without drama? Can you imagine a relationship which is loving, honoring, passionate, fun, deep, soulful and so much more? We are poking you here, as all that is seemingly preventing you from experiencing this form of soul relationship is because an aspect of you actually does not believe it is possible. This aspect of you, a sub-personality, might actually say “yeah, right, sounds great, like in the movie…but unlikely it will happen to me in real life, not like in a million years!”. That voice is the self-sabotaging voice within you. Can you recognize it?
This voice might say something a bit different but all in all, it is creating a seeming block as all fears are illusions.
If you go deeper, you might find out, that this voice is trying with somewhat good intentions to keep you safe. This is the big Heart Awakening! The ego-mind-prison will try its best to persuade you it is not safe to live with an open heart. And we are here to tell you, it is a lie. Love is who you are. You cannot deny yourselves any longer Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Light.
Have the courage to go beyond those illusory fears, it is your birthright to live a life filled with Love. Allow it!
We walked you through this shadow aspect of you, because once you become aware of it, it is gone. You do not need to analyze it, get regressed for it, and so forth; it is gone. Once you bring awareness thus consciousness which is Light to the dark, it is no longer dark and it no longer can control you, it has no power over you, it has been transmuted to the Light that you are. Bravo!
WRITE DOWN YOUR SOUL DREAMS
So now, we ask you to write down that exact sacred soul dream relationship you would like to experience for real
And let that voice mumble if it wants to, just do not give it your power, your focus anymore. It will disappear, it will fade away, we promise you. Understand that this is simply your own fear. You have not realized how fearful you can be when you get so close to getting what you want. Why do you think you get in that state? Self-worth which is tied into self-love. Allowing yourself to receive the good in your life. So many of you had no issue allowing the “bad”, so now get used to the good, the good that dwells not within the duality of separation but within the infinity that you are.
SOUL LOVE REQUIRES COOPERATION
To create sacred relationships, know that you will need cooperation. That is what it comes to in an intimate relationship for instance, where commitment to growing and evolving together, magnifying each other's inner light, no matter what comes up, is required to experience the highest level of soul love. We say again, all relationships are sacred when you relate at the soul level, seeing and feeling the essence of Creation in All.
Nonetheless, a Twin Flame or Soulmate relationship will take you deeper as indeed Creation expands.
Creation is Love and Love is who you are so there is always more to explore; it is infinite. What a relationship does is that it gives you focus where you can apply that Love energy in symbiosis with another. That is very special.
TWIN FLAMES ARE SOUL MIRRORS
Twin flame relationships are unique in the sense that they are an exact soul mirror. A twin soul sees you in a way that no other sees you as you are the same soul, you are a perfect reflection of one another. You cannot hide. You can only surrender to it.
Soulmate relationships are somewhat easier, they do not push you to grow, they simply accept you as you are. We are not saying one relationship is better than the other, it simply depends on what you wish to experience at a soul level at that particular now moment.
THE AGE OF TWIN SOULS
We will just say to you, the Golden Age is the age of Twin souls. Why? Because they demonstrate the “Hieros Gamos”, the Sacred Marriage within of the divine feminine and masculine mirrored and embodied in physicality which heals ALL in this dimension and beyond. This is the reason why twin flame relationships are popping all over your planet, this is why Jesus and Mary Magdalene, the most famous twin flame on your planet are re-surging from within your cells and DNA.
A twin flame relationship gives you no choice other than to love yourself thus open your Heart. You can try to hang on onto the other, which is commonly labeled as the runner-chaser. Understand it is simply that aspect of you which you are chasing with no success, as the message that you are sending to yourself here is “come back home to you” and then reunion within the physical can happen in freedom and flight. Twin flame relationship are the most intense, though the most rewarding spiritually. It is the real thing or nothing. No other option for Twin Flames. You must be your Authentic Self, your I AM presence in physicality. We did not say “perfect”, that has no place of reference in the zero point field of unity consciousness. Twin Flame relationships are the essence of the Golden Age.
We also wish to share with you with the intention to lighten the load of those who have gotten stuck with the idea of having only one Twin Soul. From our perspective, in an infinite possibility paradigm, it simply does not fit. What we would suggest to you, rather that opting for a new belief, is to stay focus on the essence of what represent a Twin Flame relationship to you, and keep soul linking with that feeling.
If all was predictable, there would be no joy to incarnate in a physical reality, you will simply get bored out of your so called sense of security, sense of knowing. Stay open! Embrace the real you unconditionally and allow yourself to live in sacred relationship with All That Is, receiving all the Love that is wanting to rush to you like a crashing wave on the seashore. And so it is!
SURRENDER TO LOVE
Love is the greatest force of Creation. Surrender to it, just surrender and expect the utmost best! And it is what you shall experience. Love does not waiver, it is consistent, forever giving. It is you.
You are all realizing you are stars shining bright onto Mother Earth Gaia, in those fantastic times of Human Ascension to the fifth dimension within. And your matching star is out there for you.
Do not settle for less than the real thing. That is what most of you have done in the past. It was not bad, it simply taught you not to do it again if you so choose. Realize you are not powerless as you dreamt yourselves to be. You are energy and you are powerful. From your soul magnetic heart jewel, all run to you with no conscious effort on your part. This is what you are all invited to relax into. Stop chasing, stop feeding the chaser-runner concept of twin flames. Sit, love yourself and open to receive. Ha! We can hear your ego self go "no way! I Don't like to sit, I'll sit when I am on my death bed." Some will even say “Not even on my death bed, I'll still try to run!” It is ok.
Have humor about yourselves. It is a learning curve.
Why do you think all those Masters came to Earth with yoga and Meditation. There is gold in the Art of sitting, the Art of being receptive which is the feminine principle in you. Tune into the Goddess energy within yourself. That is the receptive principle in you. Not that you have to forget about the masculine, it simply has been over used in your human evolution. Simply give it some rest.
That is how relationships assist you, in reflecting to you, the balance of your feminine and masculine principle within your Goddess-God Self.
Forgiveness and compassion are other keys to sacred relationships. Understand all are doing their best at their own level of consciousness and awareness. That also teaches you emotional strength. Taking responsibility for the way you feel rather than finding the guilty one in a subconscious way to not deal with your "stuff". When you enter the realm of sacred relationships there is a softness, a gentleness like a precious flower. You grow your compassionate heart and share with all open to receive with great joy. You become a giver rather than a taker. You ask how can I best serve this soul rather than what can I get from this?
As you give from your heart jewel, you receive in abundance as you are in tune with Creation which is nothing else but Abundance.
Another key aspect we will share with you on sacred relationships based on soul love is honoring. No need to explain, validate the way one feels and so forth. In sacred relationships, one honors another's soul and process. There is no judgement, simply acceptance which is unconditional. There are days where you might be available and others where you might not. In sacred relationships, one understands that life goes in cycles and there is no expectation other than staying true to oneself and allowing others to do the same. There is a flow, an ease, it is effortless and this is what you are all at a soul level heading towards as a collective. Love is all there is. Love freely, love gracefully, love is you. And so it is’’. - https://www.gaia.com/article/sacred-relationships-find-your-soul-mirror
Do not doubt for one moment dear child that you are forever wrapped and held in the Eternal Embrace of Love. You are pure and eternal love yourself. There is no separation between you and I. It is only your thoughts that keep us separated. You are a beautiful and divine child of the Universe and it is your birthright to shine!! Please do not waste another moment questioning your worth. You are so bright and gifted and today you are being encourage to follow the beautiful path of your heart, even though you may not know where it is leading you. You can be sure every step of the way you are blanketed in the Eternal Embrace of Love. This is who you are.