Happy Energy


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!

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6 Responses to “Happy Energy”

  1. kelley Zehngut March 16, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

    VERY interesting, good article. Interested in learning more about it.

    Kelley Z (MFFO board)

  2. NWOMBA ALPHONSE March 17, 2009 at 4:01 am #

    i am the principal of saint KISITO COLLEGE MBELENKA CAMEROON. for the past decade about 50 of my students have died because the lack CLEAN WATER.IF U CAN COME TO MY RESCUE AND PROVIDE MY SCHOOL WITH CLEAN WATER. I WILL NEVER FORGOT

  3. ines March 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    I always thought it was about the time and focus that was put into the gift, not necessarily the energy it contained (and I believe in energy, so it makes so much sense).

  4. Amy March 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    The feeling that a hand made gift gives me is so wonderful! Made by hearts and hands!

    Great article!

  5. Kim Wood March 17, 2009 at 5:09 pm #

    Kelley – There is a lot more to learn – my head was full at the end of the lecture I heard ! But…. just experience it – it’s nice that way too 🙂

    Ines – You are the nice receiver 🙂 The one who doesn’t care if there is a stitch out of place, or a color that doesn’t ‘match’…. hugs !

    Amy – Exactly! So well said…. Made by heart and hands…

  6. Lola April 2, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    What a powerful thought Kim. I’ve often told my kids about the importance of cooking with love and respecting the way in which food is handled in the kitchen because we are giving love through what we prepare. I have always believed this to be true…didn’t know that science could actually measure and prove these things. 🙂

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