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Here is my Christmas mandala for this year.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Have a nice Sunday! Hope Saint Nicholas will bring you lots of candies and presents♥
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Quincy, I hope you will love both mandalas and that you will have a wonderful birthday and that these gifts from your Mom will make your day more special. I returned today and found our country covered in a white blanket of snow! Early, normally winter sets in late December. I bet you haven't had a lot of snow on your birthdays before ..... The snow matches the swans so well I think :)
A keyword list of swan meaning: Love Grace Union Purity Beauty Dreams Balance Elegance Partnership Transformation
The swan is one of the most powerful and ancient totems. Most of swan’s associations come from its appearance it is a graceful, white bird, and the largest of the waterfowl. But swans are also powerful birds. From this, they reflect the power and longevity that is possible when we awaken to the power and beauty within ourselves. Swans mate for life and are usually depicted in mythology as pairs so they symbolize love, and monogamous relationships as well as loyalty and trust in partnerships.
I can go on and on about the swan. Who isn't fascinated by swan and all it's symbolic meanings. It is such a magical and inspirational creature.
Who doesn't know The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Andersen. An awkward young cygnet, is called an ugly duckling by the other young waterfowl in the lake. Seeing his reflection in the watery surface, he can’t help but agree, and hangs his young head in shame. The other birds refuse to play with the pathetic creature, and he is left to himself. At last his mother finds him, and assures him that this phase will pass, and he will grow into the most beautiful bird of all - a magnificent snowy white swan. And as time passes, so he does. This is a familiar tale for every child, reassuring them that beauty is from within, and not a matter of outward appearance. This healing tale has been told for over a century, to children who feel isolated, or that they don’t fit in, teaching them to look within to find their own inner beauty and radiate it. When their time comes, they will be transformed, and have the grace, beauty and eloquence of a majestic white swan.
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The Heron or Egret is symbolic in many cultures.
In Egypt the Heron is honored as the creator of light. A double headed Heron in Egypt is symbolic of prosperity.
As a Chinese symbol the Heron represents strength, purity, patience and long life.
In Africa, the Heron was thought to communicate with the Gods.
Most Native American tribes took note of the heron’s inquisitiveness, curiosity and determination. As such this set the heron as a symbol of wisdom in that this creature seemed to have good judgment skills.
As a water creature the heron is also a symbol of going with the flow, and working with the elements of Mother nature rather than struggling against her.
The heron is a beautiful creature, exhibiting grace, and noble stature. It’s no wonder the Native Indians and ancients honored the heron throughout the centuries.
I think this animal suits Robin so very well.
Don't forget to visit our birthday girl and make her day!