Doll-making is an ancient creative form that touches the souls of women. Through the delicious act of creation, you will reawaken to yourself and experience a deep transformation. You will feel her in your body. She is your direct connection to spirit; she will guide you, speak to you, be your inner strength. She is your loving, spiritual guide whose wisdom you can rely on and trust. She is your higher self. She will unwaveringly be on the journey with you. She is your touchstone of identity.
What is a Spirit Doll? Spirit dolls are representations of something one wants or needs. First used by ancient peoples, dolls were fashioned out of simple materials like wood, hides, stone and leaves. They represented deities, spirits, or simply something of necessity. Ceremonies with dancing and feasting would be performed on special dates in honor of each doll. Kachina dolls of the Southwest Hopi Indian tribe are examples of spirit dolls.
From Marlena Fields, PCC:
Spirit Dolls are messengers you make with your own two hands… and they speak to you of just exactly what you need to hear to thrive in new, more confident ways...as we move through difficult situations like:
- a re-evaluation of a relationship; a separation; a divorce
- career transition; loss of a job
- illness – our own or someone close to us
- grief; heartache
- the challenges of building or redesigning a business
Everything we experience is a teacher. It is important that we have a way to come back to our center, to be in touch with our inner guidance, to connect with who we are. As we recognize our inner strength, we can more easily move through the process. We can draw on our inner core and recognize our own resilience. Then, we can go out and do what we need to do with greater confidence, grace and ease.
What I’ve seen is that every woman has options. Once you pause long enough to reflect on your inner knowing, you can find your own answer in your heart. You have the ability to reconnect with yourself in a way that will help you unlock what has been keeping you stuck. You will look at what no longer fits or serves you and begin to make choices from a place of personal power and self responsibility. Your spirit doll will support you to make decisions that are the right ones for you.
Your spirit doll holds your essence. You will discover the magnitude of your full, true self. Your answers will come from a place of inner wisdom. This is a healing experience of self acceptance.
From Conscious Art Studios:
The Wisdom Keepers are Contemporary Folk Art Dolls and Figurative Sculptures that are meant to Empower, Inspire, Enlighten, and Entertain the woman's spirit.
From Earth Angels Art:
A spirit doll can be an amulet or a talisman. Protection or to attract positive energy. Making your own spirit dolls are so much fun and wildly creative! Magical, sweet, intuitive and inspiring... spirit dolls are made unique for each person. They represent the healing that the person needs at the time. Whether it is comfort, love, strength, laughter, joy, protection or transformation to be able to move forward in their life.