she carried them in her basket…
Many years ago I was in a little store with my aunt when I came upon a little yellow tin that once held Erinmore Tobacco flakes. It was a little bit rusty, a little bit scratched and perfect in every way. As I tried to figure out a use for my found treasure, my aunt exclaimed that it should be my “God Box” and then happily explained its purpose to me. It was simple; write your prayers on a piece of paper, fold it with love, place it in your pillowcase and let go + let god.
I am not what you would call a religious person, but I do believe in the power of prayer and this little tin has remained a meaningful part of my life. It comes and goes and I will go months without knowing its whereabouts until I find it nestled between the wall and mattress, dust-covered, but still holding my last note of importance. Over the years, I have filled it with feathers and perfume oil; prayers and fears; letters and wishes and I have never been able to deny the sense of peace that washes over me once I surrender my folded notes to its rusted interior.
Now the only issue with having a tin in one’s pillowcase is, well, having a tin in one’s pillowcase. So I came up with a softer solution which may just be to pretty to be stuffed into a pillowcase and may even earn a place of honour on a nightstand or dresser.
Lavender filled prayer pillows will be available in my soon to be re-opened etsy shop because everyone should have one of these pretties.
go gently + be wonderful
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