Leo New Moon Mandala

Lynne Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal

Leo New Moon
July 28-August 26, 2022
Small Things Done Daily

“Sic Parvis Magna
Greatness From Small Beginnings.”
From the movie “Unchartered”

“Life lives and vibrates in me.”
… that life proceeds from the holy source,
that it flows toward an end of supreme worth and
that it is “gift”, benediction and vocation.
~ Meditations on the Tarot, Cht. 11: Force
Author Unknown

“Society is only as good as the people in it.”
“How are you playing “the game?””
~Christopher Renstrom

The laws of Karma and the symbolism of the lady bug
Movie “Bullet Train”

“Let yourself be invigorated from the inside out,
from the quality of your clarity, sovereignty and inner peace.”
-Nura Rachelle

“Awake, sleeper, to the beauty around you. Rise up from your dreams to catch the scent of a new day. The Earth opens its arms to you, inviting you into a bright morning of sacred love. 

“Step out into the world with confidence. Walk in certainty. Be fully alert to the messages in every flower, the whisper of every cloud passing overhead. This creation was made for all of us, a gift of discovery beyond description. 

“Walk in beauty, each step a prayer, until the evening comes, the peace of eternity wrapping you in its blanket of stars, dreaming visions of the holy, until the last light lingers, alone in the stillness of the night.”
~ Native American elder Steven Charleston

This cycle we were having some trouble with our air conditioner.  Come to find the coolant was low so the mechanism was constantly recycling.  This caused freezing in the unit, which would then thaw and drip, creating a significant puddle on the basement floor.  It reminded me of the “Snowmageddon” event we recently lived through while living in Texas.  As Texas is not built for the extreme temps at the zero mark of the thermometer we were encouraged to let our faucets drip so the pipes would not freeze.  I had read on FB that people were catching the drips and using the water for a variety of purposes so as not to just let it drop down the drain – wasted.  It is amazing how much water can be caught by the action of a small consistent drip.  This was the overriding thought, idea, principle of this cycle… small things done daily… brushing your teeth, washing your face, eating well, staying hydrated, prayer, meditation, etc. that can have a tremendous impact on the health and well being of an individual.

“Have loving conversations with yourself.
Take your critical thoughts hostage.
Remember your heart is the true leader.”
-Nura Rachelle

One of the “small things done daily” were Heart Commands introduced by Nura Rachelle through the Inner Circle at Astrology Hub. This was a new practice for me.  With hands to heart recite:  

“Dear heart, please lift from my body and field all energy of (rigidity) now.”

Deep inhale followed by a strong exhale.

“Dear heart, please fill my body and field with (forgiveness) now.”

Deep inhale followed by a strong exhale.

As this new daily practice grew, I would add to the words in parenthesis and just let them flow.  This did a lot to lighten and expand my heart energy.  

“Finally… the door opens… the way is shown. Small things done daily… faithfully… with great love even when… especially when… it becomes tedious. Trust. Be faithful. That is the way forward.” 💛🌼

“Where do you hide your heart?
What fears can you release around being seen?
Can you show up exactly as you are?”

The candle for this cycle was a bold, orange “Joy” candle.  No drips or wax flows this cycle though it always had what appeared to be a collar around it… somehow protecting the bright, strong flame.

In the beginning…
…at the end.

The mandala this cycle started in my mind as a representation of the Sun, in oranges, yellows and reds.  Except for the square and the outer ring of triangles the entire piece is made from hearts.  The idea to encourage the heart to grow and shine more brightly.  

The overriding harmonic is once again 9 – beginnings and endings. The interior arches of the mandala were always intended to be an orange color with yellow – my favorite yellows… soft yellows… cream, Jasmine, Yellow Ochre and Golden Rod with a brighter yellow echoed at the outer rim to represent the brightness of high noon.  As the cycle progressed it came to my mind that the inner and outer portions were to be of rainbow-like quality. Sometimes the mandala will speak to you and you just have to go with it… at least I do. 😉  There is something very inclusive about a rainbow.  As I encountered the cycle and worked on the mandala I pondered the change to rainbow. It occurred to me as within… so without.  The interior thought, idea, principle does not have a straight path to the exterior.  It winds and flows.  It comes back in and flows back out eventually making it to the outer world. There is no straight path.  Thoughts, ideas, beliefs, often need to evolve.  It is a process.  Change is like that.  Small things done daily may not win the race, but the benefits over time can be tremendous!

“For there is power and Power.
The one enslaves and the other liberates.
The one constrains; the other inspires.
True power always appears as powerlessness.”
~Meditations on the Tarot, Ch 11: Force

“Love IS All-INCLUSIVE. For God is ALL LOVE underlying ALL CREATION.
Love is not a mind thought or idea, it is the ESSENCE of God,
embodied by degrees, of The Octaves God created,
to be remembered by humanity.
One by one…”
~Amanda Lawrence

“Live in the flow. Instead of thinking our way, or powering our way, through
resistance, distraction, blockages, lift them up to Source. 
Trust and wait for guidance.
The way will be shown.💛🌼”

Willing to experience aloneness,
I discover connection everywhere;
Turning to face my fear,
I meet the warrior who lives within;
Opening to my loss,
I gain the embrace of the universe:
Surrendering into emptiness,
I find fullness without end.
Each condition I flee from pursues me,
Each condition I welcome transforms me
And becomes itself transformed
Into its radiant jewel-like essence.
I bow to the one who has made it so,
Who has crafted this Master Game.
To play it is purest delight;
To honor its form- true devotion.
– Jennifer Welwood
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Photo credit: Studio-Fi

“In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours: They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here.

In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall:
When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But… that is not what great ships are built for.

…This comes with much love and prayer that you remember Who you came from, and why you came to this beautiful, needful Earth.”
~Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Do Not Lose Heart, We Were Made For These Times.
Module 1: Summer Camp with Donna Iona Drozda

“On Who You Are”
Sheila Reynolds and The Guides 

“You are the Sun, the Stars, and Life Itself. Never forget that you have Your Place in this world. You came into this world not to contemplate why you are here or whether you belong, but to shine. 

Shine with all the strength you can muster – that is where your energy needs to direct itself – into shining. Be that Shining Self by accepting that this is possible. You are a Shining Beacon for illumination ALL Ways and Always. Never doubt this truth.”

“Ready to Pair”
Sanaya, through Suzanne Giesemann

“Ready to pair.” Is this not what your devices say when they are ready to communicate without wires? You are a wired being, but you cannot see the cords that connect you to the web. All of you are wired together … connected. 

How do you become ready to pair? You make yourself discoverable. Yes, we in the higher realms are aware of your technology. Where do you think the insights for new developments come from?

You make yourself discoverable to communicate with loved ones who have passed and higher beings by raising your frequency. What is the highest vibration? Love, dear one. Align with love in all you do, no matter how those around you think and act, and you will discover just how connected you are. 

You are so very loved.”

Small things done daily. Love is a really great place to start.

Love, Hugs and Blessings,
L xoxxx