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communication fast -- making prayer runes


I'm really filled with love for you all right now ♥ I feel so blessed to have people like you in my life! Thinking about you makes me just shake my head and glow in wonder... All of you are my learnsharers, my teacher/students. I love learning with you! I'm so glad you're with me on my journey.

(now for the actual subject of my post!) For months I'd had a plan in the back of my mind for a spiritual creative project -- prayer runes -- but it never felt like the right time to actually make them. I spent quite a few hours on them each day of the fast (as they had to dry between times so that the paper wouldn't melt), and since then I've been using them in my meditation/prayer time.

I made them for the people who've had some kind of major positive impact on my life, regardless of whether or not we are currently in contact or on good terms. ((for instance, "Michael?" is someone whose last name I never knew, who was the first violet spirit I ever met -- I'd never felt such an instant or deep connection before zir, and ze opened my eyes to the possibility of so many things. Have you ever met a stranger with whom your eyes LOCKED, you could not tear your gaze away, and you felt COMFORTABLE with such an intimate thing even while talking?)) There are at least two more people whom I love very much and want to add -- but I wanted to keep this to people who I'd made a real-time connection with, otherwise I'd have made a ton more. But I do have hopes to make new runes as you become more of a part of my life.

The colors aren't perfect, as I was using markers and couldn't layer/mix colors (and some of them melted a bit), but they're pretty close for the most part, in real life. (in my photos they're a bit off) The center color is what I see the person's spirit as; the middle color is the heart; and the outer color is the soul. ((explanation of what I mean by those words))




not color-accurate but I love the shape

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this one is the most color-accurate

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all the backs look like this, and when you hold them up to the light you can read "I love you" through the name :D

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their home

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I keep the bag in my sanctuary, and when I go in to meditate I draw two runes, place them on my altar, and pray for those two people. Throughout the day I keep them in my mind, praying over them and sending them love. I also have a bowl of papers which have the names of all my flist (except a few who I don't feel like I know well enough yet) and I draw eight of those and pray over them as well (but don't keep them in my mind because I think I'd forget some if I tried to keep that many at a time).

So far this has been a wonderful motivation for me to meditate, because I feel like the universe can tell me who most needs some divine attention (or just love from me) and then I can act on that ♥ (and! they're so pretty, I just love looking at them! glass+glitter+color = love) I love how they each feel so true to me; like a little connection to you.

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jendaby ══╣C'est Moi╠══
Those are beautiful - both aesthetically and in their purpose! What a wonderful idea! I always admire how very in touch you are, and how full of love and light. *hugs*

And now I am just all smiles! Sometimes I get a little discouraged by the news and wonder if humans truly have the ability to bring good into the world to counteract the negative - and you are frequently the one who reminds me that the answer is a resounding "Yes!"

Thank you!
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
awww thank you!

omg *blush* thank you so much!
aetheric ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣shimmering╠══
:D
ladywind ══╣Raven╠══
~tilts head, smiles~ I'm so glad you're here! (Here-on-my-flist and here-on-the-planet, in about equal amounts. I'm a selfish creature betimes.)

This is such a crystalline idea. It's going to sit in my heart and make me smile for the rest of the week. Bless you, Bel. :) <3
belenen ══╣connate╠══
awww :D

you came up today! ♥ (I drew you out of my bowl of violet papers :D)
ladywind ══╣╠══
willow_cabin ══╣A home in the woods╠══
Those are so pretty! I love the meaning behind them, and that's such a great idea about the prayer bowl. :)
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
thank you! :D
ex_turnsunw ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
thank you!

actually, they're 'glass gems' -- like a flattened marble, one side is round like a water droplet and the other is flat. I wrote on bits of paper and then used mod-podge to glue the paper to the flat side, then added more mod-podge and dipped it in glitter, let it dry, and added a few more coats of mod-podge. The convex top side of the glass makes it look as if the paper is inside (and the coats of mod-podge add to that effect). ;-)
csakita ══╣╠══
beautiful concept, beautiful realization :)
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
thank you!
phydeau ══╣╠══
Pretty, practical, and personal. I love them. It's a great idea.
belenen ══╣artless╠══
thank you! (you came up the day of this post, too ;-))
rapidrabbit ══╣╠══
some kind of major positive impact on my life

I'm honestly sort of surprised I'd get put in this group. I'm honored....
belenen ══╣artless╠══
<3 well, there was a lot of pain involved but I learned so much and grew so much from both the bad and the good. And you helped me to realize a lot of things about myself -- seeing them reflected in you, in some ways. Like sexuality -- I think you were the first person I met who was bisexual-in-a-hetero-monogamous-relationship without calling yourself straight, and I found that very inspiring. And also spirituality -- we didn't actually talk about it that much, but the fact that you essentially took it seriously and lived your best, without an outside structure to guide/confine/approve -- I was very inspired by that and I think it was a catalyst for a lot of realizations for me. So yeah, overall definitely positive. ;-)

oh yeah, and thanks for all that! *giggles*
rapidrabbit ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣╠══
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i_come_undone ══╣╠══
Oh, they are beautiful. What a lovely idea and lovely thought. :)
belenen ══╣artistic╠══
thank you so much! ;-)
byteme4real ══╣╠══
Those are very pretty and the reason why they were created is very special. They look great and you should keep making those.
belenen ══╣creative╠══
thank you! ;-)
kschap ══╣╠══
These are so pretty. How did you make them?

And I'm curious: what to you are the differences between spirit/heart/soul? If you've written this about this before, I apologize for not remembering, and would you mind pointing me in the direction of the post? :)

*hug* You're an amazing person. I feel proud to count you among my LJ friends. I feel like I'm always learning from you.
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
they're 'glass gems' -- like a flattened marble, one side is round like a water droplet and the other is flat. I wrote on bits of paper and then used mod-podge to glue the paper to the flat side, then added more mod-podge and dipped it in glitter, let it dry, and added a few more coats of mod-podge. The convex top side of the glass makes it look as if the paper is inside (and the coats of mod-podge add to that effect).

The differences between spirit/heart/soul -- usually I make sure to do links, so thanks for reminding me!

awwww, thank you so much! *hugs tightly*
terrorparadey ══╣╠══
belenen ══╣garrulous╠══
cool! glad to inspire! ;-)

oh, you never need to apologize for not commenting -- I myself go through periods of lotsa commenting and then periods of none at all, so I really don't mind.
mahayana ══╣╠══
This is an absolutely WONDERFUL idea! And they are so beautiful <33
belenen ══╣vivacious╠══
thank you! :D ♥
acid_burns ══╣ga/ who's making you cry╠══
I think I just cried a little, Bel. These are so very beautiful. Truly. What a wonderful idea. And, thank you.

I can't say how proud I am to have someone like you in my life.
belenen ══╣connate╠══
*snugglehugs* thank you!

I'm proud to have you in my life too ♥ You inspire me so much!
tralfamadore ══╣╠══
It's so wonderful to have you back, Bel! Despite the fact that we've never shared the experience of speaking in real-time, your presence was noticeably gone from my life in the times during which you weren't updating. I wondered about you often, thinking about your fast and hoping the best for you in your journey. But now I'm so glad that you're here and able to share with us some of what it was that came to you during this time.

This idea leaves me absolutely breathless. Looking at the photographs, the runes are so incredibly beautiful, but it's the sentiment behind them that fills my chest with this strong warmth of adoration and awe. It's such a tender, caring gesture that you're extending, and I can so well see how incredible it must be to think on these people and their influence in your life. Once again I'm amazed by your incredible spirit.
belenen ══╣nuzzle╠══
I notice when you don't post too! *giggles* I love reading what you have to write, very much! Thank you so much for the thoughts and positive hopes ♥

oh wow, thank you so much for this comment, you actually brought tears to my eyes! ♥ *huggggs*
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