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There is a book called "Women Who Follow Their Dreams", it's a compilation -by Keti Sharif- of real life stories of many women from around the world and I'm one of them :) To read it "Click here". The stories are really inspiring and mine is about the Little Book of Seeds of course :)
Here is the story..
Here is the story..
It’s been nearly a year since I’ve started working on this project; it’s called “the Little Book of Seeds”; I make notebooks and paint their covers with the intention that whatever is written in them with love will come to life like a seed thrown into fertile grounds to grow to fruition and nurture everyone. I believe that it is important to really see the seed in our minds; to dream... The name comes from “the Seed of Life” a sacred geometry pattern that is the basic component of the “Flower of Life” which is said to contain the blueprint of the universe. It is also an amazingly beautiful reminder of our interconnectedness.
I remember, once, I was on my way to Sinai. I was somehow feeling confused, like I needed to reassure myself and really know where I was standing. Sometimes I feel I’m childish. Working on my project felt like it wasn’t enough compared to the jobs that the people around me were having. But then something happened as soon as I first arrived at the camp. In the main hut, I was about to sit down when I found a notebook right on the cushion where I was going to sit. I picked it up and to my surprise; the notebook had a sticker of a picture of ‘me’ on it! Later on, I knew that this notebook belonged to a girl who was also making notebooks! She was friends with my friend who shot my picture. This felt like a sign that I was on the right track... It wasn’t however the first or the last sign I’ve had about those little magical books of seeds; On New Year’s Eve, in Sinai also, I’ve asked to be shown a new way of exchange as an alternative for money. The next morning, I was just done with a gift – a book of seeds - that my friend and I were making for the owner of the camp (hag Ezz), when a man with an English accent approached me and asked me if I felt connected to Tibet. I started telling him about my dream in which I’ve met a Tibetan monk who drew me a diagram; showing the Earth shifting and evolving as a being, and how we too as beings can evolve and acknowledge our oneness... The English man then handed me a bag, inside it were the so called ‘Tibetan prayer flags’ and said that he at first wanted to give them to El hag Ezz but then he felt I’d appreciate them more. His gift to me had surprisingly enough, the same colors and the same idea of my gift to the owner of the camp, ‘the book of seeds’.
Thinking about it, I realized that the answer to my NY’s prayer is to give without expectations, “to give for the joy of it” and that the universe will take care of the rest because, in reality, we are all interconnected, we are One.
Zeinab, Giza, Egypt