27 August 2010

For My Kelly...


She starts chemo today. 
 I wave these Tibetan prayer flags all over her from what feels like two zillion miles away.

Whatever divine or cosmic plea you make to whomever, I hope you'll take a moment and think of her.


"raditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The flags do not carry prayers to 'gods,' a common misconception; rather, the Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the good will and compassion into all pervading space. Therefore, prayer flags are thought to bring benefit to all.



By hanging flags in high places the "Wind Horse" will carry the blessings depicted on the flags to all beings. As wind passes over the surface of the flags which are sensitive to the slightest movement of the wind, the air is purified and sanctified by the Mantras.

The prayers of a flag become a permanent part of the universe as the images fade from exposure to the elements. Just as life moves on and is replaced by new life, Tibetans renew their hopes for the world by continually mounting new flags alongside the old. This act symbolizes a welcoming of life changes and an acknowledgment that all beings are part of a greater ongoing cycle."



text courtesy wikipedia
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photo courtesy Steve McCurry

4 comments:

Snailentina said...

I wave my flags to Kelly today and will send her countless blessings during these fourth months!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Sending healing vibes her way :) xo

resolute twig said...

I am sending all my love her way.

:)

UmberDove said...

Received and ever comforted with... I know they whispered hope all around me.

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