Tuesday, January 9, 2007

DIY Healing Doll

DJ asks:
How do I make a healing doll?

Healing dolls can be made to address a specific area that a person wants to heal, whether it be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. They can take any form you wish - from a goddess style body to an abstract art doll. The key to this type of doll is intention. If you think about the person (or yourself, if the doll is for your own healing) you will get an idea of what form the doll should take; if you work intuitively just get out some fabric or other materials and see what attracts you. There are colors and gems that have commonly held meanings that you could choose to incorporate in your palette. For instance, red is supposed to be good for blood related conditions and burning out cancer and a ruby is supposed to aid in healing heart conditions. I'm not going to list them all here but if you do a search on the term 'healing gems' or 'healing colors' you will find many websites that explain it. So, let's say you have the basic form in mind and you've decided on your color scheme. Now as you make the doll meditate on the person you are making it for and imbue it with strength and healing thoughts. You can make specific objects for the doll to represent certain ideas if you so desire. The healing doll pictured here is one I made, she is a little warrior - holding a sword of strength and a courageous heart. She is armored to ward off evil (thoughts, germs, etc) and her head is shaped with rays of light (energy, light at the end of the tunnel, etc). There are many ways to make a healing doll and your heart will show you the one that needs to be made.

Hope this helps!

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