Venus de Milo and Me

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Good Morning, God!

New ideas have been engulfing me these last few days . . . or maybe I am just OPEN to receiving them? So, in sort of random order — because we women don’t live on a 2D LINE — 1) my need to adequately rest and renew myself.

Up until a day or two ago this need for rest was squished down into sleep. But now I have an Expanded image.I see this more comprehensively . . . as Spinning Thread for my day . . . with the need to spin extra thread for Repair Work and Renewal Play.

And my image of doing this is Venus De Milo. Venus, the Goddess of Love. And here she is — arms out to welcome her lover. But, that old image has been updated in my mind, thanks in large part to Elizabeth Barber’s book, Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years.  Now I see this Venus as holding a hand weaving set — spinning thread. Thread for the weaving of fabrics. Thread for the weaving of her life/our lives. And now she is not just the Goddess of Loving others . . . but the Goddess of Loving and Caring for myself.

WOW! Now THAT is a REFRAME!

Seeing this I am now — even more — cherishing my Centering Prayer times . . . my long jogs up my hill alone with myself. . . my times with my wonderful husband, Kit and beloved family and friends. And my SLEEP and NAP times.  All the times in which I am about my basic and essential business of Spinning Thread for the Fabric of my Life. I LOVE these images, God. I love having an ongoing primary activity that I can now visualize and therefore better respect and care for.

I’m smiling. Thank You!  And as for the other thoughts?  . . . Tomorrow.

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One comment on “Venus de Milo and Me
  1. Lani Peterson says:

    Reframe indeed! I must say I never have or would have thought of the Venus de Milo as a weaver! Very interesting!

    Margie, did I tell you that your prayer group sent me a lovely card? I was SO touched! How wonderful that prayer can bind us so closely, even though at such a great geographical distance. I went to a Bible study/prayer meeting with sister-in-law Glenda when I was in Prescott last September, and I received a card from them too. It is so very heartening – I can hardly describe how loved it makes me feel. Please be sure to tell them how much their thinking of me, and especially PRAYING for me, is appreciated.

    MUCH love, Lani

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