Anders: Spinning Wisdom 2
“The threads of our lives lead both ways—vertically toward our Source, and horizontally toward each other.” —Isabel Anders in Spinning Straw, Weaving Gold, her sequel to Becoming Flame: Uncommon Mother-Daughter Wisdom (Wipf & Stock, 2010).
1. The Daughter loved the Spinning Room, where the rough, carded wool was transformed into shimmering, useful thread.
“See,” she said one morning to her Mother, pointing to the results of her effort, “our spinning teaches the wool to connect!”
“Yes,” acknowledged her mother, “and it is our most basic lesson in life, as well, to learn how to Connect.”
2. “I want to be present at that moment of transformation,” said the Daughter, “when the airy fibers and strands of my hopes and dreams become material substance in the real world.”
“By your words expressed—through the power of your desire—you have just made an instance of that very thing happen,” said her Mother.
22. “The threads of our lives lead both ways—vertically toward our Source, and horizontally toward each other,” the Daughter reflected, holding out her handiwork as an example.
“And the template of the Warp and Woof of life will guide you at every stage,” her Mother promised. “Its applications will become myriad as you grow further into maturity. See in them the Cross, for it is the vortex of life.”
—Guest post by Isabel Anders from Spinning Straw, Weaving Gold: A Tapestry of Mother-Daughter Wisdom (London: Circle Books, 2012).