September–October 2016

by Mandy BousoHeart Awakening

digitally colored ink drawing
18 x 24 inches

by Mandy Bouso
Mandy Bouso is an illustrator and part-time art teacher at Artistic Designs Gallery in Brownsburg. She expresses her immense love of spirituality, nature, and myths through her art, allowing her viewers to delve deep into another world. As a recent graduate of Herron School of Art and Design, she has plans to publish oracle cards, a children’s book, and comics. “I want to inspire people with the positive aspects all around us and encourage others through art and stories to become their best versions,” she says. Guanyin, the bodhisattva of infinite compassion, was Mandy’s inspiration for this illustration using the Indian mudra for Lotus.

CONTENTS
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Transformational Change
A willingness to move forward into new ways of being.
DIANA J. ENSIGN
Something Missing, Found
A poem.
KARYL MURSCHEL
Optimal Shared Reality
Transcending polarity and embracing unity.
GENE BALDWIN
Nurturing Seeds of Growth
Growth is change, and change can transform the world.
JULIANNA CONNELLY
Mending This World
Preoccupation with the afterlife gets in the way of this one.
PHILIP GULLEY
Small Things Are the Stuff of Life
A poem.
DENISE C. BUSCHMANN
Hoosier Delights: A Farmer’s Version
A poem.
JOHN SHERMAN
Ghosts of the Field
A poem.
FREDERICK MICHAELS
Noetic Sciences
The bridge to universal connectedness.
ELAINE VOCI
Challenging the Dark, Living in the Light
We can bring our visions into manifested reality.
ROSE MARY O’MALLEY

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