Yesterday I completed the 7 smaller rings, and already the 3 dimensional effects are very apparent:
Of course, creating this quilt is not a static, sitting around and glueing fabric kind of thing.
I'm actively thinking about my past, processing the feelings, and trying to decide how I want my future to take shape.
This reminds me of a quote from the movie "Eat, Love, Pray" starring Julia Roberts that came out this summer:
This word - truth - is having a powerful weight for me this week. To speak the truth, to think the truth, to admit with honesty who I am, and where I am going - this is a very powerful thing.The Physics of the Quest
If you are brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter old resentments...and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally...
And you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher.
And if you are prepared - most of all - to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself...
Then the truth will not be withheld from you.
It is most definitely a quest, complete with dragons of pain to slay, rivers of sadness to ford, and mountains of lies to climb.
I can definitely say that there are no coincidences when on a quest like this. Yesterday I went to the library and sitting on the shelf was a book titled "Truth Heals" by Deborah King.
I picked it up and started reading it today. It is EXACTLY the book that I need right now. Basically a how-to manual to reconnecting with the truth, healing, and hopefully by the end, finding some measure of forgiveness.
My quest is now to speak and live my truth, and it starts with being honest with all of you: I really need to finish piecing this quilt today.
I promise we'll be back to more filler designs next week!
Let's go quilt,