Thursday, March 18, 2010


"Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. She gives most who gives with Joy."
Mother Teresa

I made a promise that I couldn’t keep for one reason or another last year. This year I intend to make good on it.

There is a wonderful blogger friend of mine who always has a kind word and sympathetic ear (actually that sums up most of you *hugs*) who got together with me on a spiritual exchange of sorts. I picked out a pretty purple mohair to cast on the Athena Smoke Ring from The Knitting Goddess by Deborah Bergman.

Athena the Goddess of wisdom, warriors, spinning, harmony and a bunch of other things, would many times follow her heroes around invisibly. As I’ve knit this I have envisioned this cowl protecting my friend…inspiring her and allowing peace and harmony to enter in when times are stressed and hectic.

Each stitch has been made with love and respect for a wonderful, beautiful human who enriches my life just by being in it.

I find this knit flying off my fingers…working on it seems to be blessing me with a deep inner peace. The purple changes to violet at times and reminds me of the chakra progression. I can feel the fiber hum with delight as a connection is made as I spiral around again and again.

As I weave in the final ends a fleeting mantra dances in my mind. “There is no beginning…no end…there is only now.”

I’ve been so worried about making all the pieces fit...I’d forgotten that the glue that binds it all together is Spirit dancing between the moments in my life.

What makes us forget the things that are really important? Why do we momentarily forget who we are?

There is a story about the Gods hiding in men’s hearts because They knew that no one would look for Them there.

Overwhelming emotions so easily can destroy our sense of balance and distort our well being. Thank the Gods that Spirit stays waiting patiently within us until we can once again see the light.

My journey right now is still in the crawling stages. When you start out everything is shining and beautiful. The scenery is new and exciting and I am full of hope and good cheer.

I am starting and finishing things…which, is a lot for this Aries.
I am staying true to my WW points and the weight keeps slowly coming off.
I continue to work out and my body starts to enjoy it more and more.
Slowly I’m paying that one big bill down and there is an end in sight…it may be a many months down the road…but it will happen this year.
I am balancing chores with the things that are really important like time with family.

For now this is enough.

Bright blessings to you and yours,

Note: I wrote this post a while ago when I finished the cowl since this was to be a secret project I didn’t want to post it yet so the emotion woven through it is quite different even if the message is the same.


Stitch-n-Snitch said...

Hope you feel that inner peace often. :) ((hugs))

Breien in Lansingerland said...

I agree to that. Like the colours in the cowl a lot.

Geraldine said...

What a hopeful post this is to read. The cowl photo...brought a smile to my face!

Many hugs and keep the faith, G

Birdsong said...

Oh my! There is the story behind my wonderful gift... I love it and am very grateful that we did our exchange. It has deepened both of our lives, which is what that energy of exchange is all about.

rueyeet said...

You've actually been finishing lots of things, and also not starting as many when you've already got stuff going. I think that's a good sign.

Let this be the year we both get ourselves back on track! *raises a toast*

LOVE!! ^_^

twinsetellen said...

This was a salve and a reminder to me. Thank you!