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Saturday, 19 June 2010

prayer flags for the gulf ~ create for yourself.

while having a shower this morning.. in gorgeous clean water.. [very much different to the animals & fish in the Gulf at the moment]..

my mind always wanders while showering.. off it goes! i was thinking about the Gulf prayer and how it was being said all over the world...probably one every moment.. constant prayer..and then prayer flags came to mind..

i have been wanting to make some for myself since I had the breast cancer scare [people made them for me all over the world & hung them in their gardens]..

I am going to make a string of 7 flags.. for the poor dolphins, egrets and many other animals & birds that are suffering.. the backgrounds will be in various plain ocean & seaside colours..on each flag a different sea animal or bird will be represented..[I am thinking maybe in an aboriginal style art] and there will be one white flag in the middle on which I am going to write the Gulf prayer ~ the whole string of them will hang them in my garden here at Inglewood.. and every time, the wind blows.. that prayer will be carried off.. when I go to Villa Maria.. I will take them with me..

wanna join me in this? make yourself some prayer flags to hang in the garden, on a tree or on a balcony.. share this on your blog... every prayer flag helps..

13 comments:

Diva Kreszl said...

such a wonderful idea!!! I am off to design my own prayer flag...I love the visual of the prayers being carried off by the wind :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a lovely idea!

Janet said...

Robyn, what a beautiful idea! I'll put on my thinking cap and see if I can come up with a design for mine.

mxtodis123 said...

Sounds like a great project. Something I'd really love to do...if only I could get my energy back..but I think a day's rest will do.
Mary

Kathryn said...

This is a very cool idea! I love it!count me in...

gemma said...

I want to make prayer flags for the gulf...it is a wonderful idea.
xx

laoi gaul~williams /I\ said...

what a wonderful idea robyn~i have been wanting to make some kind of appropriate prayer flags for myself for sometime.
i had been thinking of maybe of making earth healing flags but have not thought if any specific images.

Monique said...

That sounds wonderful Robyn. I wish I could create them at the moment, but I am recovering from surgery, so no creating for me at the moment. My thoughts and prayers are with the animals at the moment though. I think it is so awful. This shouldn't have happened.
Sending lots of healing vibes from The Netherlands !!!!

amelia said...

If it will help..

What a nightmare this whole oil spill thing is, I can't watch it, it's just too horrible.

Pam said...

Have fun Robyn - you know how much I love prayer flags - and what a great idea in the ocean colours. I don't know what gives the spirit more of a boost, making them with heartfelt intention( I had so much fun!!), or sending off the prayers. In all ways they are so uplifting...and easy to transport!Can we look forward to seeing photos of your prayer flags in the garden? Your idea of this form of communal prayer for the Gulf and it's creatures is wonderful. xx

judie said...

Thank you soooooooooo much for caring, Robyn! This past weekend, several local beach communities got some church groups together and went to the beach and said prayers to the wind and the water. I hope all this helps. I sang a sad song on my blog today. But I'm just saying how I feel. Your concern is appreciated! xoxoxo

Holly said...

I think that I may have to do this...a good and kind idea!

Annie said...

What a beautiful idea, Robyn. Thank you for the heartfelt thought.