#affirmation When I heard we were going to do a craft that I’d learned (and taught) at Girl Scout camp, I was apprehensive. How could Popsicle sticks and yarn translate into a mystical experience? Would we sing Girl Scout songs like we did back in the day?
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Let me start at the beginning. Months ago I learned that Joanna Powell Colbert, creatrix of my primary reading deck the Gaian Tarot, was going to be in Texas. I knew I couldn’t make the two day workshop as my hours at work had changed to Fri-Mon. But there was a one day in Houston that I thought I might make.
As I do, I dithered. I delayed. I hesitated. And missed out on signing up. I didn’t bother emailing Joanna because I knew it would be sold out.
Then I got an email asking if I wanted an open seat. A woman had to cancel but asked them to give her seat away as a scholarship. They offered it to me. I was able to take the day off. I said YES.
So I drove to Houston on three hours of sleep. When I arrived, I felt instantly at home. The Green Wisdom Sanctuary in west Houston is lovely. The women there were lovely. We had an amazing day.
When we got to the sacred craft part, I thought I would ball yarn instead. Yes, I was still resistant. But then a lovely woman named Jane E. Ward (who is an amazing artist) helped me get started.
Once started, the old patterns just flowed back into my hands. I had this idea of creating something to honor the fire messages I had gotten all day.
What I created turned out to be She Who Is Yoni. I couldn’t divert myself from that name. In this piece is a necklace I used to wear a lot. I think my friend Aileen made it but I can’t remember. It is seed pearls (or river pearls if I am remembering correctly) and amber. The spiral piece is an amber amulet I have had for years.
If you have a chance to take a workshop with Joanna, you should. She does yearly retreats as well. One of her commitments to her own personal journey as a teacher is to include sacred art.
I will be hanging this in my home where I can see it daily. It reminds me that She Who Watches, She Who Sees, She Who Cares Enough is always with me.
I am a child of the Universe. I am a child of They Who Watch. I am blessed by powers above, below and from all the directions. I stand in the center of my own creation. I weave my world to suit my needs. Loved and loving, I love each of you.
Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.
Ojo de Diosa Yoni, Stephanie Arwen Lynch, October 11, 2014
Ojo de Diosa Yoni, Stephanie Arwen Lynch-Poe, 10/11/2014