A woman I know had a dear friend who was struggling with ovarian cancer. Her friend had purchased another one of my dolls and knew my work. She asked if would make her a doll. I asked what would this doll represent and she said “New Beginnings”.
Winter Solstice is the doll I made for her.
Winter Solstice is a time to acknowledge that there is love, hope, and healing in the world as long as you make the space and time for it. It is the promise of the future. There is magic to this sacred time…take time and believe.
MEANING OF THE SYMBOLS
HALO – communication with self
HOLLY – blessing for the new year
PINE TREE – prosperity, magic and growth Talisman of prosperity, anchors the blessing
SILVER SPIRALS – Moon energy – healing energy
SUN & MOON – passive and active forces of nature
She holds small sticks symbolizing connection with Mother Earth. She has symbols on her abdomen of the ovaries and uterus that reflect light inviting focus and prayer. Unfortunately she passed the day before the doll was ready for delivery. The doll is displayed at the hospice she was in when she died.
I recently visited this page on my website http://www.barbkobe.com and wondered what the healing energy of this doll might look like. I place the photo into Photoshop and this is what came of that.
Would it be amazing if this was indeed the energy that comes from making a healing doll? Consider that this “healing doll” is an image of the solution. And, even though the woman for whom the doll was created was healed….reached a state of new beginnings.
A healing doll can be a healing image of what one desires or is moving toward, and in the process, are letting go.
Here is a healing ritual that may be used to welcome healing energy into your body along with witnessing the doll.
Light a candle
Perform a small ritual in the presence of the doll and person for whom the doll is for.
Say a prayer such as,
Blessed be this creative image
By art made, by art changed
Thou art a symbol of my hope, wish and intention
I name the…………………… (name the doll)
I ask that you symbolize my move toward _______
Bringing power into my body and mind.
Awaken my connection to my heart, my will and my spirit
In all the worlds.