Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Little distractions

Have you ever heard of prayer flags ? Well apparently they are seen everywhere in Tibet or other countries where Buddhism is common . I took a little workshop recently a Healing Arts Program and we made these prayer flags .
These are the traditional colours,  yellow represents earth ; green / water ; red/ fire ; white /air and blue for spirit or space . They are a simple construction of rectangles of fabric each with a prayer or quote and of course you could decorate them as much or as little as you wish . Due to time restraints we simply wrote a quote on each and did a running stitch on a piece of ribbon to hold them all together . Making them and allowing the messages to sink into my somewhat overwhelmed brain gave me a sense of peace. They will hang outside our home until nature decides to take them away along with the messages they each contain . I have made more elaborate prayer flags for an exchange years ago but these simple flags will also bring messages of hope , love and faith into the universe.
 This journey we are on is challenging to say the least and things are very uncomfortable for Bill now and of course that also affects me . Please pray for us both . Thank you .
 Blessings Sheila

14 comments:

  1. Sending you lots of hugs 🤗.......

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  2. My prayers are always with you....love the prayer flags

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  3. Always thinking of you & Bill. Love 'n' hugs,xx

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  4. Lovely peaceful thing to do.... I love the idea of prayer flags but I never knew about the significance of colours… thinking of you ...x
    Hugz

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  5. Have been thinking of you and Bill quite a lot lately. Lovely to be able to make these flags, I have 2 sets (bought ones) in the garden here. Hugs xx.

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  6. I love your prayer flags. Sending you love and healing thoughts xxx

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  7. A beautiful idea Sheila that I had never come across before. Hugs and prayers. Lin xx

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  8. Sending you thoughts and prayers for both of you. It is so difficult to see your loved ones suffering. The prayer flags are such a great idea.

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  9. Ah, Sheila, I hope that all of your prayers and hopes are answered in the best possible way. I hope that Bill is doing better and recovering fully. Sometimes life is just so dang hard, isn't it? Take care of yourself.

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  10. What an awesome idea! I’m so glad you embraced it and followed through with it. Not only did it make you feel a little better by making them, then hanging them, but every time you look at them, you’ll take a deep, refreshing breath.

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  11. The prayer flags are just beautiful Sheila and a wonderful idea. You and Bill are in my thoughts. Hugs Christine xx

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