Christine

Rainbird

v i s i o n a r y    m a n d a l a   a r t i s t

Sacred Feminine

When Christine asked me to write about my mandala, I reflected back to how I met her….one of those great synchronicities in life that make you smile remembering. I was working for a US contractor in Iraq on military bases planning recreational activities for the soldiers….and was on vacation in Ubud, Indonesia…

I was out shopping in Ubud….on the other side of town from this beautiful new age gift shop that I had already visited previously 2 days ago…but I felt a strong pull to go back, why I don’t know…I walked in and there sat Christine on the couch with the couple that owned the shop…we started talking, and the rest they say is history!

I asked Christine to create a mandala for me which turned out to be The Sacred Feminine…which was interesting as I was at the time working in Iraq, a very extreme patriarchal, intense energy…I had mentioned to Christine that on my next vacation I was heading to Egypt and Israel…Christine was guided to send me two prints of my mandala even before I received the mandala in person, and I was to bury one of the prints in Iraq, and the other in Jerusalem…I must admit when I received this information, I felt like Indiana Jones on a mission to affect the energy of two countries definitely needing the feminine energy influence! I buried one on the base that I worked at in Baghdad, Iraq; the other – I was looking out the hotel window in Jerusalem wondering where to bury it, when I saw the most beautiful golden steeples on a church…miles away, yet it caught my eye…I took a taxi there, and it turned out to be the St. Mary Magdalene Russian Orthodox church – how appropriate for anchoring feminine energy!

Since then, working with the mandala has attuned me more to my own feminine energy…I have always been more masculinely action-oriented, and this has brought me deeper into my creativity and intuition…I am currently creating my own Intuitive Life Path Coaching business which I did not have the courage to do previously….I also feel softer, and more gentle…..taking time for writing, music, and being out in nature….meeting Christine that day in Ubud was a gift of a new friendship, and also a coming into my own sacred feminine.

Lorri W.  USA



Integrated Balance

The second Mandala that I was introduced to was Integrated Balance. I remember how I used to react to situations and mostly it was my ego that was standing up to take the lead in discussions and confrontations. While getting to know this energy I noticed that I was starting to speak more softly. I was also letting go of wanting to win the fight. Instead I started to really listen and feel. By taking a different attitude I was becoming more peaceful, which gave me more space to really feel what I wanted to do and how I wanted to react. Again, this all happened with very subtle steps. Balance has been integrated in many aspects of my life over the 2 year period that I have been working with this energy. It is almost impossible to name them all. Right now I have successfully created a better balance between my work and my private time.  I have my own creative business, and it can be quite challenging to be creative at times, as the administrative side can create a lot of thoughts and worries. Needless to say this Mandala found its way next to my desk.  It’s energies Support me every day with leaving business worries behind me and allowing my creativity side to successfully run free.


Viola , The Hague, The Netherlands

Passion & Vitality – ‘New Beginnings’

Right before I started working with this energy, I remember sitting on the couch and thinking: “Is this it? Is this what my life is going to be like for the rest of time?” I could feel my head shaking No with a very small movement.  The first time I connected with the Passion & Vitality Mandala, the shaking of my head grew stronger. It was the first Mandala energy that entered my house and a new beginning became unavoidable. With very gentle steps, I started to open myself up to the possibility of changing the life I was living. Slowly, without actually being fully aware of it during my daily life, my life started to change. I was looking forward to the future. Getting really excited to experience all that I am intended to meet on my journey. As I return to the moment of connecting with this energy and feeling where I am today, I realize that a huge shift has taken place.  I made the commitment to go the distance and often received gentle encouragement just by looking at all the details of this artwork. Every day I see new opportunities within the artwork and within myself.


Viola , The Hague, The Netherlands

Testimonials

Self Empowerment

The last of the energies that was covered in the workshop was the Self Empowerment Mandala energy. This one is almost wrapping all the previous energies all together and placing a beautiful ribbon and bow around them. The other Mandala’s woke up different parts of my being, and while working with this energy they were all integrated into one. I recognized that I actually had this power inside of myself all along. I just didn’t know how to make contact with it. I used to reach out to others seeking their strengths to deal with challenges that crossed my path. However as I was working with this Mandala I was reminded how to connect to my own inner strengths. I was also shown how to listen more clearly to my Higher Self, who provides me with the answers I need in perfect timing. To hold my own power, gives me so much freedom. Enabling me to connect with other people on a much more even level than ever before.


Viola , The Hague The Netherlands

Follow Your Dreams

As I was working with this energy it was like following a master class of the Self Empowerment series. The hardest part for me was to remember what my dreams were! What did I want?  What did I truly want to experience in this life?  From all angles I found out I had placed many limitations upon my dreams. Constantly holding my dreams up against the light of the current situation. With the support of this energy I have been able to open myself up again. To get connected with all my true desires in life. Daring to dream big again. How else can you visualize what is your future reality? So as I started to tune into my Higher Self to listen to what my heart was telling me, I also took the steps to bring my dreams into reality. Sometimes taking that step seems so illogical at the time. However once you hear what your heart truly wants there is no other way then to take the step. The first step is the hardest, but once I did that, there has been so much more that is unfolding. Now it looks like my reality got bigger then my dreams started out to be.


Viola , The Hague The Netherlands

Dragon Energy

The energy of this Mandala held my attention for a long time. I remember looking at it so many times. Feeling shivers and almost a bit afraid to really surrender and let go in order to deal with my inner dragon. However once I did, it was the most powerful experience. I broke free of a very unhealthy relationship. I let go of a very old abusive energy. I faced the truths about the way I was managing my company. In a very conscious way I was reminded to face the situations head on, that were blocking me to move forward. And once I did, the rewards were amazing and gave me beautiful reminders of the strengths that have always been there inside of me. I described it many times that I needed to let my dragon roar in order for me to realize, that my dragon never sleeps anymore.


Viola , The Hague, The Netherlands

Authenticity

Before I started working with this beautiful energy I saw myself as almost invisible. It felt like I was hiding and too shy to really present myself. Over the past two years I have been very gently with ease and grace moving closer to who I really am. Speaking my own truth, daring to be visible and finding joy as I got to know myself better. Removing obstacles and letting go of old patterns that were blocking me, happened in a very supportive way. After spending some time alone, a dear friend of mine asked me if it wasn’t very hard to be confronted with myself. I instantly replied: No, not at all. It’s actually quite fun to run into myself. Getting in touch with my authenticity is like coming home. This Mandala is placed in a very prominent place in my living room. Whenever I  have friends visiting me they are drawn to take a closer look. It is almost as if they first need to look Authenticity right in the eye, prior for us to connect for the time we are going to spend together. This is the case for female as well as male friends.

Viola , The Hague, The Netherlands

Rainbow Serpent

During a guided meditation in Christine’s workshop with this energy I could feel myself fly through the sky. Wrapping the whole planet Earth into a fluffy blanket of love. Beautiful experience. Although I am very aware that I need to heal myself first, before you can be there for others. Slowly I am becoming more drawn to this Mandala. Within the artwork of this energy I see the turmoil and chaos of the world we are living in. Moving with my eyes towards the center there is balance, clarity and equality for us all. Living in harmony side by side seems more within reach. In small steps I feel myself shifting from being of service for myself towards being of service to others. Every night I send my blessings into the world and all the people living in it, while reliving the meditation experienced during Christine’s workshop.


Viola , The Hague, The Netherlands

Sacred Relationship

At the time I started to work with this Mandala,  I was in a very difficult relationship. All we did was have arguments and fights. As soon as this Mandala entered my home, I noticed that the fighting stopped. Although the relationship finally ended, the separation was surrounded with ease and grace. From that moment onwards I have been inspired and supported by the energies of this Mandala to reach a sacred relationship with myself. I have discovered  new insights as to who I am, what makes me happy and what I want. All around me my relationships with myself, family, friends as well as my business contacts have changed immensely. Either the contact has been transferred into an unconditional one on the basis of acceptance and love, or people have left my life with ease and grace.  The relationship I now hold with myself is everything that I always felt it would be and so much more than I had ever imagined.


Viola , The Hague, The Netherlands

Sacred Feminine

In my case this is the one that has the most active energy. Almost like the one you are the least drawn to, it holds the greatest hidden gifts and reminders. This is different for everybody of course. However being female is one thing, honoring yourself as the Goddess you are is something quite different. As I started to work with this Mandala, I have been able to make a closer connection with the woman that I truly am. In almost unrecognizable small steps I gained the strengths to stand up for myself, to speak my truth and break free from situations that were holding me back.  I come out of my shell more and more. Making time to listening to my inner voice, I started to do more things for myself and began remembering who I really am on the inside as well as on the outside. Once I started to notice myself, I got noticed as well. However the biggest gift is to feel my own potential now, and see how that is also touching the female energy within the people around me as well.


Viola , The Hague , The Netherlands

Abundance

I was looking forward to working with this energy very much. Very excited to have more abundance, however a bit more of a challenge when you have no idea yet as to what manner you would like the abundance to manifest. During my first meditation with this energy I was guided by Christine to have a look around in my ‘spiritual warehouse’, where all our dreams and wishes are stored for us. This first time I saw myself in a dusty old barn with some rays of sunlight peeking through the walls. It was dark inside and everything was covered up with white sheets. But there in the middle of the space was a wooden chair. As I sat down I felt really comfortable and relaxed. I was simply looking around and enjoying this quiet moment. That was exactly what I was craving for at that divine moment. Since then whilst working with this Mandala, I have made many trips to my warehouse and it’s looking quite different now.  With grace and ease many of my wishes and dreams have already manifested  themselves into my day-to-day life.  And there is so much more to come.


Viola , The Hague. The Netherlands

Follow Your Dreams

When I first saw this mandala, I felt myself being drawn right into the centre of it, as if I was being guided to follow a vortex of energy there. Still today, as I look at it, I sense so many different levels of awareness and experience that are all just beyond my reach. It seems to be hinting at the abundance and joy that might come – if I just followed the flow of energy there in the centre of the mandala. It reminds me that if – when! – I allow myself to go with the flow of love I feel in my own centre, my heart, then I do feel that joy, and life becomes easier in every way. I love this mandala. It helps me to uncover my own truth and to see how peaceful, loving and joyful my life can be. 

Anne P. Perth, Western Australia

Self Empowerment

I lent my Self Empowerment Mandala to my sister-in-law …she has had it for 18 months while she has been dealing with a very difficult and challenging Divorce. She has used it every day with the invocation and prayer. She has changed dramatically from a victim perspective to being very personally self empowered. At times when she felt she couldn't go on the energies have sustained her.  It has been wonderful to observe her changes.

Glenys T. Melbourne,Victoria

Dragon Energy

This beautiful Dragon mandala really talks to me. It lifts my spirits and refreshes my curiosity and interest in life in all sorts of ways. With this mandala, I can follow the mythology of facing my inner Dragon and asking for its treasures to be revealed – and I often do this. When I find my feelings are low or my energy is blocked, I go and look at my Dragon mandala. As I look at the Dragon, with its fiery eyes and its sleek body, I can face my fears and tell them to go away. Then I find my strength returning and I feel confident in the many treasures I have, the skills, experience and talents I have within me. The Dragon is my friend -- it always revives me and leads me back to optimism and trust when I need it.

Anne P. Perth, Western Australia

Capung-Dragonfly

In October 2010, I was gifted with a print of the beautiful Capung Mandala made by Christine.

The Capung Mandala is empowering me to feel connected to my intuition and soul and I am becoming more conscious and aware about my way of being and living.  I can feel that the energies of this Mandala are guiding me at the spiritual level and helping me to move forward. The Mandala also helps me recognise and release obstacles that are in my mind and are stagnating me. Looking at the Mandala and feeling the energies reminds me that these obstacles are only in my mind and that I can work with the energies to become more connected to my soul. This is allowing me to release old patterns and beliefs. Thank you Christine.

Tamara R. The Netherlands

Glenis owns 5 of Christine’s original Mandala’s


Christine's Mandalas fascinated me from the first time I met her.

She works from a place of openness and integrity and all her mandalas flow with grace, beauty and power. They are a wonderful tool for meditation and for specific focus.

They have enhanced my life and my home with Grace,  Beauty , Harmony and Peace.


The first Mandala energy I bought and worked with was titled "The Search" and that was 6 years ago.

At that time in my life,  my journey was one of searching for myself. The symbols of the Dove, the Eagle and the Swan painted in the Mandala, represented the three elements that I wanted to embrace in my life.   Peace, Power and Grace.

My cup is certainly full to overflowing now, and my life is definitely calmer and enriched. I only have to visualise one of the three symbols at any time now, to bring that energy alive within me. 


The 'Renunciation' is  about Balance. The minute detail of this work centred around the Yin and Yang overflows with Harmony and Beauty.,

Finding balance in my life has sometimes been a challenge but the more I meditate and become aware the easier this has become. The rewards of having more balance in my life, has been less stress, better health and more time to enjoy life.


The 'Self-Empowerment' Mandala is in itself a very powerful Mandala.  Christine’s work in this piece has inspired me to manifest a strong belief  and a confidence to trust my own intuition and guidance. I have also used this mandala in  a women's workshop situation, that I ran to teach Self Empowerment. It is not about having power over others but an understanding of our own inner worth and greatness.  It is a truly beautiful piece of work.


I also own two other original Mandala’s that I commissioned Christine to paint....... "Inner Sense" and "The Oracle" and both are guiding lights for me.

The Inner Sense Mandala contains at its centre a Natural Diamond which reminds me to trust and have confidence in myself and believe in the goodness of life.


The colours and sacred geometry of these beautiful pieces have inspired me to open myself up to receive love and speak my truth, but most of all to honour myself and all that I Am.


The Oracle is a large and very intricate Mandala. One which is quite awe inspiring. This has a very personal meaning for me and It has brought me much insight and joy. I would encourage anyone who is interested in a personal Mandala to make the investment.  It will touch your heart and lift you up with Inspiration and Joy.



Glenis T.
Victoria, Australia


Averyl's Labyrinth

Thank you Christine for the very special mandala ….. I treasure it. I also understand now why I did what I did with it (put it on the ground at the healing centre, using it during healings and taking it home with me): The energy needed to be imprinted/ activated on different levels, at different places and with different people to do it's work here.

I also (literally just) realized that I need to take the Mandala with me during lectures about my work, which I am preparing now and to spiritual fairs, as the energy is an integral part of my work. So thank you again, for listening to your intuition, for your beautiful work and the way it has changed my life and simply for who you are!

Raymon D.Haarlem, The Netherlands

Below are further testimonials from other’s who have experienced the energies of the Mandala’s on this website with insights as to how they have integrated the energies into their daily lives and experiences.

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When I first met Viola, a beautiful and gentle soul in all aspects of her life, she was definitely at a major choice point and crossroads.

In 2009, she attended all of the 'Self Empowerment' workshops, that I ran in the Netherlands, and to this day she continues working and meditating with all of the 'Self Empowerment' Mandala Series on a regular basis. She is a very enthousiastic and dedicated spiritual seeker, who made a serious commitment to make the necessary changes, needed in order to create a different life for herself on all levels.

Below are 10 testimonials written by Vi, one for each of the 'Self Empowerment' Mandala series and within them, is also the beautiful story how over a 2 year period she transformed her life.

I am very grateful to her for sharing this information so generously, and deeply honored  to be a part of her ongoing Spiritual Journey.

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Christine