Off the shelves came colors from other rugs and some of my best pieces, my favorite sky, odds and ends, wool from a quilt shop that I dyed with the potential as a border, and I allowed my heart into the loops- one loop at a time. As I worked, I was reminded of what I learned a while ago. To make something I love- I have to go into the quietest part of me, close out the whole world, turn off my mind and let my heart work.
I learned a lesson from working on this rug. I was reminded to allow all the work to happen from within, instead of making it something only my eyes and hands work on. I slowed down and let my heart be my guide. Tonight, I was explaining all this to my husband. I told him that this rug has a lot of meaning to me because it provided a lesson as I went- to quiet myself, away from the noise of my own faults and worries and to be calm and to trust that it will all work out.
"Through thee alone the sky is arched,
Through thee the rose is red;
All things through thee take nobler form,
And look beyond the earth,
The mill-round of our fate appears
A sun-path in thy worth.
Me too thy nobleness has taught
To master my despair;
The fountains of my hidden life
Are through thy friendship fair."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson