Masks and Me by Judith Ashley
Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women’s Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual traditions that nurture the soul.
There are several ways to interpret Romancing The Genres topic “Masks”. The masks we wear around other people to protect ourselves, the masks we wear to fool ourselves, the masks we wear for Halloween and Carnival, if we celebrate those holidays.
|Judith with Snowy Owl Mask|
Another type of mask is one we make and wear or, in my case, one that was made for me.
My power animal is the Snowy Owl. One of my gifted Circle sisters decided to make masks of our individual power animals. She’s made Bear, Coyote, Snowy Owl and is in the process of making her own – Badger.
Over the years I’ve made several masks for myself. They are carefully wrapped in tissue and stored away.
However, my newest mask is a different story. I want to be able to see it without the hassle of getting it out of the bag I store it in.
So, I’ve been on a quest to find something. I checked a plastic store and found the storage cube they sell when someone has a collectible or favorite football helmet. I’ve also found a small cube at a merchandise display store. I’ll take the mask there to see how it would look/fit.
Why a protective shell for it?
I won’t be able to vacuum it and in my house, no matter what I do, there is still some dust.
The plastic cube will allow me to see it while protecting it. I plan on opening it up every couple of weeks because the idea of my Snowy Owl mask being kept in an airless space is unsettling.
Will I wear it? Of course I will. Perhaps not constantly everyday but on those occasions when I want to feel closer to my power totem.
What are your spiritual practices that bring you comfort and peace?
|Judith Ashley without Mask|
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