In 2005 my dear father died of cancer. He had bravely battled it for 4,5 years and then it was time for his wonderful spirit to move on to another life, beyond this earthly one. I was in deep mourning. Every morning I would wake up feeling a wave of sadness and even despair wash over me as soon as I realized my dad, my supporter, my friend was no longer with me.
A few days after his passing my husband had to travel overseas and as I did not want to be alone I stayed at my mum’s place in the eastern part of the Netherlands. She and my dad had divorced many years before and so she could be there for me from a place of calm.
One of those days she was to go to her ceramics class. I had done ceramics and sculpting with clay for many years as a teenager and so I went along and was allowed to sit in.
I took some clay and made an angel for my dad. My brother had said to me, losing dad was like someone had ripped out his heart and that is was hanging from his chest by a thread. I felt much the same and that is why I made an angel holding a heart. It was my first ever healing heart angel.
Years later I started a spiritual and creative business. I used some of my dad’s money to get myself a real kiln and made many sculptures. Part of my service was to make sculptures on a commission basis and the first lady who did this, had seen my meditation videos on youtube and had seen the healing heart angel. As she too had lost her dad, she felt a connection to it and wanted one of her own. She wanted it to help her remind herself to love herself.
And so I meditated upon it and asked spirit to lead the way with the sculpture. And sure enough, as I was making the heart, a voice inside my mind (it does not sound like a voice, but more like a higher thought, an inspiration) told me it needed to be a double heart. One to signify her loving nature towards others and another to remind her she needed to love herself first.
I sent her a photo of the angel (as it takes weeks to dry, I always like giving my clients a sneak preview to allow them to follow the process). She was amazed as she always used the symbol of the double heart in her meditations.
The day she finally received the angel, she got a very special phone call. Her son who had been out of touch for 14 months, finally reached out to his mother again. She was overwhelmed.
The angels work in wonderful ways!
Since then my main focus of work has been to make healing heart angels. I have made them for people who want them as a reminder to love themselves, as a reminder to stay connect to spirit and Higher Self, as a symbol for soul mate love, fr strength and love, to welcome a newborn child into the world and to protect the sick. Each angel is a blessing to make.
You can read more about the process on my website: http://www.faeryqueen-healingart.co.uk. Feel free to browse the gallery and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to send me a message through this blog or my site.