Continuing my spiritual journey series... As I began trying to be nice and listen to myself for a change, I came across a short story I wrote for my English class when I was 18. I hadn't read it in a few years, and as I read it again I was quite shocked at how much … Continue reading 13: Into the Shadow (feat. Taylor Swift)
A poem for my 30th birthday. Hopefully soon I will write a full blog post exploring the theme of this poem.
April 12th, 2019
I often wondered if Home was a real place.
I spent 30 years trying to find it.
No matter where I was,
I never felt like I belonged,
so out of place
so restless and so, so lost.
I just wanted to find a place
to sink my roots into
and grow like crazy.
I begged the land to take me
I begged the people to accept me
I begged God to be my everything
and I begged heaven to somehow save me
But Home was with me all along,
I just never knew it.
I was walking around in it
(even if I was a foot off the ground).
How did I not see
the most visible parts of me?
How could I not feel
the most tangible parts of me?
This right here,
this flesh and blood and bones
this skin and hair…
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Oooooook you guys. I've had a rough several weeks and I'm just trying to pull myself and my home life back together. I know I said I was going to start blogging again come new moon, but I've had an intense few days and the last thing I want to do right now is start … Continue reading Is it all too much?
I’ve dealt with anxiety for many years now and I’ve tried different techniques to cope. Sometimes relaxation techniques help, especially if the anxiety appears triggered by exhaustion. Sometimes my anxiety comes from a sudden influx of energy that tends to overwhelm me, and the best thing to do in that scenario is to get moving.
One evening last December I started to become really anxious, and so instead of pulling out my hair and going crazy, I decided to channel my nervous energy into creating something. I opened up my scraps/offcuts bin to make a mini macrame wall hanging exclusively from these scrap pieces of rope. My fingers worked quickly and furiously, and when I was done, I attached a small amazonite stone in the middle.
Because I more or less poured all my anxiety into this piece, I assumed it would carry…
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Over a year ago I wanted to make a small macrame wall hanging plant hanger. I quickly discovered it wasn’t going to turn out the way I wanted, so I decided to change course and simply make a wall hanging.
This was the third macrame wall hanging I created, and it was really a grand experiementation of clove hitch and square knots. I had no real idea in mind when creating it – I just went with the flow. I also went back repeatedly and untied a lot of my work and started over trying to get things right. I spent hours working on it and at times it drove me crazy, as if it had a life of its own and I was slave to give it form. It was really hard to walk away from, but life’s necessities (and my sore eyes and hurting back) demanded that I…
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While looking at my originaldragonfly macrame, I really fell inlove with the pattern on the side pieces. It felt… serene.
“Transcend” dragonfly macrame wall hanging by Grace Lucille
I imagined making an entire wall hanging of this pattern and eventually made one with natural colored rope, and then later in dusty rose. I originally thought these would be lovely pieces for a nursery, and have envisioned them in soft pink and soft blue.
I later made a mini version of this pattern, andwrote all about it here.
For me, the concept of serenity transcends the mind and emotions. It is the centered still place of the spirit, where peace and contentment flow. This experience is what I’ve attempted to convey with this macrame design- it is what I feel when…
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Last summer I began working on healing my third chakra. This energy center is located at the solar plexus, and deals with issues of personal power and will. It is associated with the color yellow, and often linked to the fiery power of the sun. (Here’s a link that explains more about the Third Chakra)
One of the first things I did during my healing process was to focus on the color yellow. I wanted to create a fiber art wall hanging in different shades of yellow. The following is what I eventually created:
I crocheted the three large mustard flowers with wool yarn, the two lighter flowers with cotton, and the tiny two golden flowers with some old embroidery floss I inherited from my mother many years ago. I insisted on having three different types of flowers to represent…
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For those of you waiting for me to start back up on my recent blog series, I feel a little bad to say you'll have to wait a bit longer! My family has been dealing with a lot of sickness the past couple weeks. I've also needed to tend to other things. I loved getting … Continue reading Waiting for the New Moon
I was feeling a need to take a short break from blogging and then I got sick for almost 3 days... so I'm trying to recover from that and take care of things on the home front. I'll be taking the rest of the week off from writing. Thank you to everyone who has been … Continue reading Taking a brief break
Continuing yesterday's post, Day 11: Wrestling with Myself, Part 1 I emailed a few of my blogs posts to my doctor and he started reading some other posts on my blog. When we met, he brought up a post I wrote about demons. In this post, I detailed a dream I'd had years before during my health … Continue reading 12: Wrestling with Myself, Part 2