one day when truth raises its ominous head and stares at you with its fixated eyes it will take your breath away it will cause you to gasp with shame at how blind you have been you will look at your actions, your patterns and your relationships through a different lens and shockingly you will […]Read more "truth"
This poem accompanied a thank you note from a healing blanket recipient. Its words ring strong and true for me….the flow of giving and receiving….is, in itself, contraction and expansion. Birdwings Your grief for what you’ve lost lifts a mirror up to where you are bravely working. Expecting the worst, you look, and instead, here’s […]Read more "Birdwings"
The critical eye is short of information….’the easiest thing to do is to criticize’. The shortage of information is the critical point. All things lie at the surface to an observer. The information we need to have, as an observer, is not available. We can draw a conclusion, but often it is only based on […]Read more "The Critical Eye"
There is that saying…it is better to give than it is to receive…perhaps true on one level but digging deeper reveals an important relationship between the two. Giving and receiving is energy that gains its momentum from both being present. The giving of love, understanding, patience and gifts of perceptive significance, begins a flow that […]Read more "…the give and take of it all!"
I like to think that we are all weavers. We are constantly weaving our thoughts, hopes and expectations together like a tapestry. We create our own individualized cloth that reflects our struggle. All of us are students of enlightenment, each of us along the path at some point. We like to avoid this path […]Read more "…what arises while we weave…"
In the beginning a healing blanket is a thought or a prayer. It is an intention that begins to have its own energy as ideas begin to flow. The colours, pattern and fibre all have a purpose…to reflect the spirit of the one it is for. This is not an afternoon’s activity…it is something that […]Read more "…the journey of a healing blanket…"
This is an interesting and important concept that is compared to the slow food movement. Charllote Kwon, founder of Maiwa Textiles, discusses this movement in the podcast, ‘Waiting for the Monsoon: Slow Clothes in India’. She believes that making clothes can and needs to slow down by slowing the process. Kwon states that there needs […]Read more "….slow clothes…."