Saturday, October 31, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Brizel Hip Button Belts are hand crocheted special occasion belts made of smooth colorful satin cord and embellished with high quality vintage collectible buttons from around the world.
They are designed with a reversible pattern: two different complimentary motifs with unique centerpieces. The ties are placed to one’s side so that the centerpiece is positioned at the bellybutton.
Creating the designs on a Brizel Hip Button Belt is a work of meditation and artistry.
Each button must bring harmony to the overall balance of the motif and this can only be achieved with the correct color tone, texture, shape & size button.
Brizel Hip Button Belts are decorative ornamentations... designed to be worn on special occasions... over a tunic, robe, dress, skirt or slacks...
The philosophy behind the product...
In the mundane world, both belts and buttons connect individual layers together...
In ancient weaving traditions, Guatemala for example, warp strings represented the umbilical cord between the divine and the individual.
Back strap looms were tied to trees and the weaver would sit to create their beautiful sashes... out in nature under the tree of life.
In witchcraft and in some shamanic traditions, the cord, or belt, is the ‘tool’ associated with Ether... that which brings Consciencousness to the four elements: earth, air, fire and water.
It is that Divine spark that brings soul & presence into those elements which we are all intrinsically a part of.
Generally speaking, buttons are round in shape... The circle is regarded to be one of the most powerful religious symbols... as there is no end nor beginning to it.
Buttons, in a variety of cultures, have a great many interesting spiritual and magical meanings... one example is with four hole buttons, for when sewn in place with a cross can represent the Crossroads, a noteworthy place to be !
In my own personal mythic imagination... a button is the pre-verbial coin that fuels a call to the ‘other world’.
A button becomes a symbol of a prayer and a belt the pathway to connecting with Spirit.
Brizel Hip Button Belts are a manifestation of a desire to connect and celebrate life with the Divine !
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Saturday, October 17, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
I thought i would do a little follow up...
In many ways, Dingo is much improved... Homeopathic Arnica and then Ruta in 200c dosage with a dash of Hypericum here and there have been most helpful in getting her up & mobile again. It was the drastic and sudden shift in climate temperature that triggered a cold shock to her system that made her legs not be able to function properly. The new ramp and support harness handles were very useful to have around- acquisition timing on those was uncaningly perfect.
Her appetite is waning but she is still eating... it needs to be soft, sweetened with honey and warm fluids. She is sleeping more or less peacefully and much of the time... her breathing can be a little taxed or elevated at times but nothing drastic... At the moment, she is comfortable and alert... alternating between her two beds in my office... and happily keeping me company whilst i work on the computer.
Dingo is not yet ready to leave so she's sticking around for a while longer :) We are both so grateful for your many thoughts and prayers... Thank you so much :)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
So... it will be one day at a time... and probably 3 times up & down the ramp every day... I am grateful to be a work-from-home fur mom. We shall see what each day will bring... Dark moon is only 10 days away and energy tends to naturally deplete as that unfolds. I will report in with updates on this particular post :)
Thanks to everyone for your continued love & support !
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
It is with a sad heart that I write to ask for prayers and positive soothing healing energy to be sent to Dingo.
At approximately 17yrs of age Dingo is feeling very tired, almost ready to transition out of her body but is still waiting for that 'right' moment. Last night she just couldnt make it up the ramp into her bedroom (her legs were not strong enough) so she slept by the door. I rigged up a makeshift bed there and Zippy Zip stayed with her through the night whilst I went back and forth between being with her and the alternative space I created for Nimue & Merlin in a seperate building.
It is a hard transition for me so I spent the first few hours talking to a couple of friends on the phone whilst i figured out what to do for her. I gave both of us some rescue remedy and then gave her 200c Arnica for muscles, aches & pains and trauma. We snuggled up together and i talked with her about our times together and then i told her a bedtime story- her story- and we slept together.
This morning she got up and went outside to go potty and smell the air... then went up her ramp to settle on her down pillow bed... the most comfortable bed in the world... which resides a few feet from my computer/office.
Please send us lots of love and courage as we transition into another phase.