What do you think of if I ask you about tearing little pieces of masking tape up and sticking them on a baby food jar? Did you do that as a child? Then slosh some brown shoe polish on top – making the very best present for the special parent in your life. How proud I was to give that gift.
I thought my parents & grandparents did a good job acting like they had received the very best present ever. My grandmother, DeeDee even put on a good act of getting ‘teary eyed’ at some gifts I’d given. But now I know the truth… they weren’t acting at all. The gifts given from the heart. The time. The creativity. Truly the best gifts ever.
As a giver of some hand crafted goods, the gifts that I’ve made aren’t all about the finished product. They are about the thoughts that go into the gift from start to finish. Whether from my child’s heart making a loopie pot holder to an adult’s heart creating a personalized photo; it’s a gift of love.
As a receiver of hand made gifts, my heart overflows with joy each and every time I am blessed with the graciousness bestowed. Whether it is the latest page torn out of the coloring book, a handmade card in the mail, a personalized tote bag, or a wheel thrown porcelain pot; my heart melts.
I get such a “happy dance” in my heart, that I was not surprised when I attended a mini-lecture, “Practical Physics: Choosing People, Places and Things with Vibrational Frequencies that Enhance Well-Being” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show last year by Dr. Kurt Ebert, a neuropsychologist. He demonstrated the energy transmitted from objects that were hand crafted vs. mass produced. It was amazing to actually watch the strength audience members had when they were in direct contact with an item from the craft show.
Dr. Ebert’s demonstration proved what I already knew just listening to my heart. Having home made items in your home can transmit great energy. If you don’t have hand crafted items around – go find some or better yet – make something!
Happy Energy – it’s a good thing!