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    When the Soul Becomes Silent

    When I meditate, sometimes I get visions and other messages. Not too long ago I saw the word Knit. So I decided to take up knitting. OMG I freakin' love it! Yesterday I was knitting and totally fell in love with it. Instead of my soul screaming at me, it became silent and radiated a strong sense of love, joy and a growing passion. It felt so wonderful to create something with my hands. Never would've thought something as simple as knitting could feel so good. So now I'm pursuing other interests with more gusto. The passion I felt is like a drug, very addicted and I'm liking that too. I also discovered, among other things, that I'm actually more passionate than I originally thought.

    What was also nice is that knitting put me in a great mood. I actually felt great. I can't recall the last time I felt like that. I feel like I want to spend all my time doing what I love. But I find myself wondering where I'm going to find the time. I also realized that this deep desire to create and the passion I felt is actually something powerful and in its own way, primal and ancient. Such a beautiful thing.

    Another useful thing about doing my purpose is that I felt satisfied in the end. Sometimes I get urges to shop and sometimes that urge comes from boredom or my desire to fill what feels like a hole inside. That hole comes from a lack of purpose. Shopping helps but only for a little while. But this is different, it's much more lasting and the desire to live passionately pulls me back and I feel like it's all I want to do with my time. And speaking of time, it just seems to fly by when I'm engaged in something I love. Weird.


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    yes yes yes!

    this is how i felt when i started learning and making hemp bracelets
    it felt so good, so natural. sit down and weave something for myself or someone else to wear... productive, working on a skill, very instinctual. creating makes me feel human, deep to my core.

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    but i have been wanting to learn to knit recently! i forgot all about that. thanks for reminding me
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    You make them too? It's just so much fun! For me, it's a return to an old art because I've made jewelry in a past life. I actually had a memory from that life doing it. That was very cool.

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    oh yes, i get that. i think i have had many creative projects in nearly all my lives, depending on the circumstance. i think creation channels all your experience and expresses it in a way that goes beyond even what you are aware of.

    i think that is why creation is so meaningful to us. not only does it feel divine, but it connects us to our core.

    i love researching hemp knotting sites.. got any useful ones? im always looking for new weaves and designs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oreides View Post
    oh yes, i get that. i think i have had many creative projects in nearly all my lives, depending on the circumstance. i think creation channels all your experience and expresses it in a way that goes beyond even what you are aware of.

    i think that is why creation is so meaningful to us. not only does it feel divine, but it connects us to our core.

    i love researching hemp knotting sites.. got any useful ones? im always looking for new weaves and designs!
    i for one, like to get my hands dirty! gardening... sinking my hands into the earth, placing seeds, roots, plants . . . And smelling the fresh air. Brings me back to the present too
    What is, is what?

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    This is very cool ... I have actually been thinking I want to learn to make things with my hands,,,beyond sculptures and art, but I have not figured out what yet....
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    HEMP jewelry is cheeaaap and so easy to catch on with! there are some good sites out there with the techniques made simple i've also been trying to think of other skills to learn.. just skills, because i think thats good for the soul... even skateboarding lol gardening, cooking, brewing beer or making wine, carving wood!

    we found some bleached white driftwood near a river, some interesting shapes and things to it! collected some of the best pieces and i plan on carving some things into it and varnishing it
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    yes knitting too, i think that can be quite fun

    i plan on saving up and looking around for a sewing machine. i can never find clothes i like in popular shops today... usually i either find cool fix-ups at thrift/vintage shops, or awesome fabrics i can rip up and make something out of. clothes, sheets, drapes, bags, etc...

    i just think it is smart and economical to at least know how to alter clothes
    as well as being just more fun to do, making clothes, knitting, crocheting, gardening, just MAKING things. so much more satisfying, stretches your brain and your skills, much more meaningful than just going out and buying something made in a third world country. whoo!

    just my own way to stick it to mass production no sir, gonna make my own shit, thanks!
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    i was thinking of something like basket weaving
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    Quote Originally Posted by oreides View Post
    oh yes, i get that. i think i have had many creative projects in nearly all my lives, depending on the circumstance. i think creation channels all your experience and expresses it in a way that goes beyond even what you are aware of.

    i think that is why creation is so meaningful to us. not only does it feel divine, but it connects us to our core.

    i love researching hemp knotting sites.. got any useful ones? im always looking for new weaves and designs!

    Since I'm a newbie and haven't done it in a while, I can't recommend any sites. But if I ever come across some good ones, I'll let ya know.

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    most of the patterns come from dropping or alternatively picking back up the different strands.
    but it's all the same knot.
    well there actually are a few other knots, that can be leanrned but even those are almost just variations on that one knot.

    if you do it the same way every time it spirals, if you alternate using one side and then the other it lays flat and makes square looking pattern.

    if you start with like 16, or even twelve then you can play with the patterns in those numbers of strings.
    so you would start by tying the one knot around all twelve, and then dropping a picking back up side threds.
    you keep making the same knots the patterns come from how many of the strings you indlude and theres many variations right there.

    thats how i used to make guitar straps. but whew does it take a long time.

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    o yeah thats macrame, or hemp knot work.

    knitting i dont do very often but you know i do the peyote stitch. very meditative totally. i love getting into the art trance.
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    ooooooooo maybe I could learn how to make carpets I think that would be fun. When I was young I used to make soooo many with latch and hook



    it would be cool to learn how to make them with a weaving loom
    I also used to do some cross stitching
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    i love to sew! i get that same contentment when i'm in the middle of a project

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    yep it feels really good, i agree.
    i spend most days doing that! it is def addictive, but a very healthy addiction.


    ooo i think you all will like this....making "yarn" out of scraps, like old clothes or pieces. you cut it into a strip...and then when you reach the end you leave like an inch or more and then start cutting another strip beside it, until you get to end and leave like an inch now on the other end. then you ball it up and use like yarn for crochet or kitting.
    does that makes sense? anyway its really easy and you can get tons of clothes for free, that are maybe not very cool print or not that cool looking, but when you turn it into this yarn it just looks cool no matter what. if you have a shirt you can just cut around in a spiral to get the longest piece, or you can go back and forth leaving an inch on the end where you start a new strip.



    you can make hats, bags, or even rugs. my sister friend is making rugs, and now a bed for her dog, for free, with scraps like that, cutting it into yarn. it has a sort of uneveness to it, but that adds to the look....it looks really cool. my friend made me a green and blue hat with it....

    these are crocheted scrap pieces, you can also knit with it....







    Have Extra Fabric Laying Around? Make a Rag Rug! : Crafting a Green World[COLOR="Silver"]

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    anyway i am really into making something from nothing.
    and direct recycling

    ---------- Post added at 11:28 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:18 AM ----------

    heres some hemp macrame patterns too:

    FREE PATTERN LINKS

    Free Macrame Patterns


    i dont know how good they are, i just googled to see what was out there. tho this one has macrame clothes, oo that sounds like fun.
    i've seen some hemp bikini tops that were really cool.

    but yeah the macrame stuff, i did the knot work for so long that it got super ingrained in my brain, the ways. its hard to even think about what i do when i do it, you know eventually it gets like that.

    but yeah all the patterns that can be made are just variations on that knot.
    my favorite used to be the josephine knot, its a bit tricky, but still just about picking up additional string and dropping them.


    here it is with a few others, tho this might be hard to understand. once you get it tho it just flows....
    Roper's Knot Pages - Bends

    huh yeah that link shows it in a funny way. heres a you tube with it clearer:

    YouTube - Josephine knot with four cords
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    Super cool vision last night. I saw Archangel Michael pulling a threaded needle like he was sewing and then he looked at me. And I realized that it's a message to pick up sewing. I've considered it in the past but was never serious about it, but now that I've had the vision, I'm gonna give it a go. Now if I can just have a vision about where I can get a job!

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    I actually have a rag mat. Sometimes I lay on top of it and get lost in the different materials and colors which were used
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    When the soul becomes silent, you listen to the world... Fall of leaves, rain drops in ponds and singing voices of the birds and people...
    What is, is what?

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    thanks leila for the links!

    go for it adalis.. thats awesome you got a vision!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oreides View Post
    thanks leila for the links!

    go for it adalis.. thats awesome you got a vision!
    thanks for the support. It's actually surprising because I normally don't get visions on issues like this. I'm more clairsentient then clairvoyant.
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