Image has the power to remind you of your intention and connect you with what is important.
My sweetheart and I are decorating our new home together. We’ve decided to make our own version of Berber Baskets for our deck wall.
This was inspired by looking for ways to bring beauty into our space and we saw these beautiful baskets. My partner said, we have cardboard boxes. Let’s cut circles out and make our own patterns. So that is what we have been doing. In addition, we recently had friends over, and they painted “baskets” too.
The “basket” that I created was a tracing of our two hands and it got me thinking about the power of our imagination to make visible what matters to us – specifically I was thinking about the hands that I drew and the patterns and their position on our wall.
I look at the hands and I am happy because they represent staying connected and in love through changing times and transition, holding each other and feeling each other’s touch through all of the shifts. The gold radiating out like a sun – the triangles that become diamonds.
The image has power that reminds me of my intention – from its position on the wall, it communicates to me.
Why is writing and drawing — literally putting something outside of yourself — so powerful? Because when the image is outside of you, it can talk to you.
The image becomes a transmitter, resending the message and the potent signals that remind you of who you want to be, and what you want to stand for.
Symbols outside ourselves matter because they help us know who we are, why we are and what we’re here to do.