On Thursday, we woke to a tornado warning here in North Florida and the news of more devastation and people lost across the Southeast. Across the street from us, a single magnolia blossom on a low branch took the form of an angel with spread wings. Since magnolias are such an iconic flower of the South, we felt a mandala made from this bloom would be a special blessing for this region. We have created a symmetry from the flower for the sake of balance, but know that the flower formed a perfect angel shape before we did that.
The border on this image is made from a picture of a flamingo that we took earlier this month at the Sarasota Jungle Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. The soft peachy feathers connect us to the winged creatures here in the Gulf-Atlantic states and their special ability to lift our hearts. The Air Element, which can cause so much damage in its stormy forms, here appears as calming, uplifting Presence.
Through the interface of this Magnolia Angel, let’s join in sending love and healing light to all those impacted by the storms in the Southeast–and to anyone and anywhere in need.