I finally finished it, the weaving/embroidery project I have been working on for the last few months. It would have taken a shorter time but I was in a ‘process’, which meant learning a new way to be creative. I had ‘received’ (from my guides/Soul) the basic image of a pot/vessel, filled with layers of energy, the topmost layer being pyramidal in shape. Each layer of energy is an energy we carry when we do earth-healing, picking up energy from one site, in our ‘earthly vessel’, and depositing it at another site. We don’t know what the energies are, or what their purpose is, but we trust ‘our-selves’ to know what we are doing.
I now had the image, which I drew out and could see as a weaving; so I set up the small Tapestry loom that my friend, and fellow Gaia Method practitioner, Chris, had made for me before I moved out here to Egypt. I could remember, that on my last trip to the UK, when I had stayed for a year before returning here to Luxor for a few months, I had picked up all of these energies on the drive back to the airport. It was as if I was pulling them all into my stomach, where I had seen them settle in an earthenware vessel, inside of my belly. I didn’t know exactly where these energies were coming from but I knew that they were important and that they would be anchored someplace here in Egypt.
I had done this before, when Chris and I had done a lot of energy-work in Luxor and Dendera, and all of the energies I had picked up there had been anchored at Beacon Hill, a hillfort outside Newbury, where Lord Carnarvon is buried. Now, I was doing it again, but in reverse.
I started the weaving, using only the wool I had spun myself, either from wool I had bought and spun from the UK or from my own sheep here in Luxor. But when I had finished the actual weaving I started to embroider the pyramids at the top, but they began to look more mountains, so I just went with it.
Slowly, as I went on, I began to see how other layers became different layers of the earth and the sea. But I could only work on one layer at a time. The layer dictated what it was to be, but I knew that each layer was connected to the other in some way. They were interwoven, so to speak. The tree roots became the seaweed floating in the water and the anemones were part of each succeeding layer. The bubbles arose from the sea-bed, floating upwards into topmost layers and sea fronds grew from deeper layers to connect with upper layers.
However, as I saw how it was evolving ‘I’ decided what the following layers were going to be. I ‘thought’ that the brown layer beneath the sea/blue layer would be seabed, followed by layers of fossils etc. So I embroidered a nautilus shell, but it just didn’t work; I carefully un-embroidered it.
I had no idea what to do next so I just looked at my threads and threaded a needle with the colours I was drawn to, then just stitched. My stitching became plants on the rocks of a warm tropical sea, complete with sea urchins and crystals. I could feel this odd sensation of my everyday thinking mind, moving to one side, while my ‘creative’ self, created what she needed to create, without my rational ‘planning’ mind taking control. It was a lesson in trusting my creative self completely.
This is also a process I have learned with my writing. A story comes into my head and I write it down. I am given the basic energy as words and then I have to embellish the story, but allowing my ‘planning mind’ to get out of the way, so that the necessary words can come into my head.
So, as with my writing, I am now learning to use the same process with weaving. I ‘receive’ the template as an image that comes into my head, and I see it as a woven piece. I know what the image represents so I know what energy I am weaving and why. But once the basic ‘template’ has been woven then I have to embellish it. The basic energetic template is there as the foundation for the completed image.
This is how we, as Gaia Method Healers, work in the landscape. We ‘receive’ the energetic templates from our guides and Souls and then we anchor them where we are guided to anchor them. Over time, and with humanity using these templates, which are like computer software giving new possibilities and awarenesses to those people open to them, they become ‘physicalised’. Much like a blueprint of a building being built by the builders. In many ways. we are the healers of the present and the architects of the future!
Our writing, our crafting, our art, is our Soul’s way of communicating new awareness or symbols of new ideas, with the world. They are designed to awaken us to our deepest Selves, our awareness of ourselves as immortal beings, and to our own incredible power as creators of our own reality.
That is why so many healers are also artists and craftspeople. Their message comes through their images, words, and music. It awakens our Soul memories, even if we are unaware of it. We are the seed planters, the awakeners, the healers of the collective psyche and cosmic software downloaders and art is our key!
So now that I have finished that weaving, I am preparing for the next one. Although the colours for this one are very specific so I will have to hunt for the right ones! I need different shades of purple and a compass. Hope I can find them here! Wish me luck!