Love is the Answer & the next day a beautiful Amulet of Hope from Marti

Posted: March 29, 2020 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, The Gathering
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Barry Smith made this beautiful talisman for I dream of a world where love is the answer
The ripples of love continue to grow as we slow down in the face of this global pandemic, the air is so clean here in Sydney with hardly any traffic on the roads and everyone is being so courteous & kind to each other, this time out is giving our beautiful broken world time to heal and time for us humans to recalibrate and find new ways of working towards cleaning up the mess we’ve made!
This morning Marti sent these photos and words from New Mexico
“With all of the caring, kindnesses, creativity that is being shown all around the world during this time of crisis, I woke up this morning and knew I had to do something beyond staying at home.  One of my favorite raggedy cloths was dyed last year with a few leaves from the trees out in our front yard, Chinese Pistache. Along with those leaves, some red and yellow onion skins were also added to  the copper dye pot.  I found a small yellow Spanish broom dyed strip of cloth so I wrote the word LOVE with an indelible ink pen and stitched it to this cloth, Cut out a portion to make tabs.
At mornings’ light, I tied it to one of the trees out in front.  It is very, very windy here this morning and I like the notion that the wind, dancing with my little cloth, will carry my message of love, not only to the people in my neighborhood but across  the airwaves, reaching out to all…
Stay safe,

PS March 30th Marti made an amulet filled with love and the hope of spring:

“There is a collective sense of the need to make amulets and talismans. This morning I too felt a strong pull to make one and I had the perfect cloth to do so; the  square that I had cut out to make my cloth of Love yesterday to hang in one of the  trees in our front yard.
Laid out the cloth on the kitchen  table and placed sprigs of dried rosemary and lavender from our garden  plus salt in the center of the cloth as well as red chile powder from Chimayo.  Chimayo is a holy place for many here in New Mexico, pilgrimages are made to the church because there is a room that has dirt said to have healing powers.  Pilgrims come with their tiny bottles and containers and fill them with the holy dirt.
“The finishing blessing was a round green bead from a necklace that my granddaughter Rowie had made for me when she was 4 yrs old.  The amulet is on my dresser, next to one of my candles.  When I lit the candle to do my daily blessing ritual this morning, I held the amulet in my hands for a few minutes, and gave protection blessings to you and Rod, to my family, to other friends, and to everyone in the world.  May we all be safe, may we all find levels of comfort and serenity, may gardeners be considered essential for in my world, they are and most of all, may we love and help each other as best we can.”


  1. Trees around the world are responding! Hola Marti!

  2. shiborigirl says:

    it’s like the earth needs to rebalance. love-ly print marti!

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Glennis))) may this be the tipping point to subvert the dominant paradigm of corporate greed with universal love & repair for our beautiful broken world

  3. Martine Bos says:

    It feels like there’s more love around. When i go out for shopping, very seldom, even strangers smile………

  4. Eliene says:

    May the winds carry the feeling of LOVE far and wide. A beautiful idea

  5. Nancy says:

    (((Our world)))

  6. Liz A says:

    how we show love … sharing it through the ether … keeping it real

  7. Tina says:

    This artful caring community of cyber sisters congratulations to fill my heart with such joy and YES hope for a world filled with kinder and gentler tomorrow’s.
    Be well …

  8. Hazel says:

    This post carries so much light and love- thank you to Marti, Barry & you!

  9. Acey says:

    always love the way you celebrate the art you encounter that touches your heart

  10. Saskia van Herwaarden says:

    oh Marti’s LOVE-cloth is priceless! I have been staring at the tattered prayer flag outside my studio window for some time now and muttered to self ‘how ’bout sewing a couple of new ones to get the message out there?’ I’m now inspired to do something about it…..
    Barry Smith’s talisman is superb and after my initial fairly sarcastic thoughts on how little we are going to learn from this crisis, I am now gradually coming around to: ‘be the change you want to happen’

    this post Mo, has me fired and ready to move Forward! sending love, stay safe and well xxx

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