Coming Full Circle: prayer flag #12

5 Feb

wallHonoring Diversity.

A dozen prayer flags in as many days.  (The 12th follows) So beginning left to right,  Freedom of Speech, The Sacred Hoop, Encouragement, Transformation, Freedom from Persecution, Metta, Standing Firm, Honoring Diversity (above), Into the Stillness, Holding Truth and Warrior Women


Today’s releaser-of-prayers marks the end of a series–the end of an effort that has traveled full circle.  There may be more.  Or not.   Their mission has been accomplished and eco printing calls.

Although externally nothing has changed, internally I am more centered.  (I was going to say “on solid ground” but still reaching for that place.)   But I find myself better able now to stand and face the is-ness of #45 without totally losing my center–or my mind.

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Today’s flag Coming Full Circle started as usual with no name and no real plan.  Handling scraps.  I came across the body–a pure white woven rectangle and the process began.   Initially I thought about purity.  Cleansing.  So they are embedded in this irrepressible sprite who refuses to be boxed in–thus the opening in the sky—a passageway–a portal for transcending.  She begged for color and before I knew it, her headdress and heart were  in place.  And a light-hearted cosmic dance was underway.

Hand dyed indigo backing.  full

Thank you for accompanying me on this journey.

12 Responses to “Coming Full Circle: prayer flag #12”

  1. journeyhouse February 5, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    Thank you for beginning this journey. It has been enlightening and strengthening. I will continue to follow the path your footsteps make. Laura

    • Patricia February 5, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

      we walk this road together, Laura.

  2. grace Forrest February 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

    seeing them all here this way…how they are Dancers, how they all Came and
    circled your heart and hands and danced themselves into being
    Thank You, Patricia. So much
    and Love and More

    • Patricia February 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

      all the while during the last 12 days there was a sense of urgency the ideas did come so quickly and danced into being as you say… and finally this morning, realized how much i miss the slow, contemplative act of hand stitching. slow cloth. it begs for manifestation. you know all so well. the prayers will continue i’m only stopping the machine stitching.

  3. Mo Crow February 5, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

    what a beautiful free spirit dancing with the changes

    • Patricia February 7, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

      I love the lightness of this one. May have to keep her!

  4. Nancy February 5, 2017 at 2:06 pm #

    Learning to ‘dance’ is important. May we all find the balance it takes to stand on one foot at a time. Blessings. xoNancy

    • Patricia February 7, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

      I agree. Dancing is such a relief–and when you wish that we all may stand on one foot, i picture the yoga pose that I always think of as “tree.”

  5. fiberels February 5, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    Impressive !

  6. Marti February 5, 2017 at 6:01 pm #

    Full circle and by your caring, your cloth work, your setting intentions into each flag, you have allowed us to enter that circle, a place of connecting to what matters so deeply, singularly and universally. Also in some measure, your prayer flags have helped to give some measure of balance to our troubled landscape…Thank you.

    • Patricia February 7, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

      Marti, you have the most eloquent way of expressing yourself. I stand in such awe of this gift of yours. In fact, your comments so often help me clarify the intentions of these cloths. Thank you for that!

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