HeArt Exchange Gift received!

Last week I received the gift from my swap partner Jill. Both of us joined the HeArt Exhange a couple of weeks ago and our homework was: Create something from your heart and send it to your swap-partner. My gift is still on it’s way so I can not share my artwork yet but… I can show you what she created for me! (Edit: woops, she received the gift more early then expected. I will blog about it later this week!)

Inspired by Tibetan flags, Jill created cute little pockets with, on each of them, a nice quote: Be well, Be peaceful, Be safe, Be happy, Be free. Yes, a total of 5 little pockets! These words are, as she writes in the letter, inspired by the Buddhist Metta prayer:

May I be peaceful.May I be happy.May I be safe.May I awaken to the light of my true nature.May I be free.

But there is more!

In the last two steps of the Metta Prayer, one would first imagine a specific person or a group, wishing these things for them, starting with “May you be peaceful.” And then in the final step of the practice, one wishes the same list of things for all beings.

If you wish to know more about her inspiration for this gift, you can visit her blogpost. Jill finished the pockets with a piece of ribbon, so I can tie them up if I wish.  And I did! As she suggested, I’ve tied them up all together like the traditional prayer flags:

Yes! Above my bed! I’m someone who works with her dreams every day. My dreams are my second life, a mix from fears and true desires, from thoughts and feelings, the seedlings of my creativity. I can not image there would be a better place for this gift then just above my bed, the place where I draw, read, talk with friends, meditate and create my dreams.

And finally I also wish to share with you, the wish Jill shared with me. After these days of chaos in my mind, fear attacks and migraines, I’m finally at peace again. Her gift is just wonderful and totally resonates with the deeper feeling I am trying to keep..

Your worries will disappear and you will be safe.
Your wishes will come true and you will be happy.
Your prayers will be answered and you will be well.
Your promises will be kept and you will be peaceful.
Your secrets will be kept and you will be free.
Your dreams will come true and you will awaken to the light of your true nature.

If you read this Jill: Thank you so much! You have created something which totally resonates, I can not believe how this is possible since we have never met each other but you did it anyway… my heart is full of gratitude.

For my other readers: If you wish to know more about the HeArt Exchange and maybe join next time, you can visit the website! And also don’t forget to visit Jill’s Blog, I’m sure you will find inspiring posts over there too.

One thought on “HeArt Exchange Gift received!

  • Jill November 27, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I too find it so magical that even though we never met each other, probably wouldn't have living so far apart, we were able to create just the right piece of art for each other. I also feel that through them we can continue to wish each other well, and that the initial gift will continue to give good things.

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