Inspiration can strike anywhere:)
I was talking to my Kundalini yoga teacher after a surge of emotion came up during one of the exercises. We talked briefly about love and then on my journey home - thinking about what had been said - I decided to make a garland and make use one of the vintage style tin hearts I had bought months ago. They have been sitting in a basket waiting patiently to be used in just the right project ;)
I crocheted twelve hearts in taupe and cream and as I was about to start another decided that twelve felt *right* and I didn't make any more.
As it had seemed quite relevant not to crochet more than twelve hearts I decided to google and find out what 12 might symbolise..
Obviously it symbolises many things but one that jumped out at me was the Anahata chakra..It has 12 petals and this is in the description....
Anahata chakra symbolizes the consciousness of love, empathy, selflessness and devotion. On the psychic level, this center of force inspires the human being to love, be compassionate, altruistic, devoted and to accept the things that happen in a divine way.
in Kundalini yoga, anahata is awoken and balanced through practices including asanas, pranayamas, and the practice of ajapa japa (the practice of japa without the mental effort normally needed to repeat the mantra.). It is purified through the process of bhakti (devotion).
Fits well I think :))
I made the cord and sewed the buttons on. As I made up the beaded cord for the tin heart to dangle from I felt it needed a little something and remembered the "live love laugh" charms I had bought with a different project in mind - still have to get round to that project! It will happen - one thing at a time ;))
I am really happy with how it turned out and it is now for sale..Made to order in a colour of your choosing...
I also made one to give as a gift to my very generous and inspiring yoga teacher <3
“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” ~ by Rumi