Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Fun DIY Project: Prayer Flags

 My daughter and I have been a little crankypants this summer.  I decided we should work on a fun art project to snap us out of it.  That's when I ran across this DIY prayer flags project.

I've been aware of Buddhist prayer flags, hippie dwellings on college campuses commonly fly them...  But I didn't really understand their significance. Until I found this explanation: "Prayer flags are not just pretty pieces of colored cloth with funny writing on them. The ancient Buddhist prayers, mantras and powerful symbols displayed on them produce a spiritual vibration that is activated and carried by the wind across the countryside. All beings that are touched by the wind are uplifted and a little happier."

I thought it was such a beautiful concept, and just the project we were looking for! I am planning to eventually move our prayer flags out into the backyard, but decided to spend some time with them in the living room first.  Maybe a breeze from an open window can shake a little positivity loose inside our house.

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