Posted by: maureenc | June 8, 2006

Belle’s Pandora explained

In case you couldn’t easily read the scanned pages in the previous posting,here is Belle’s story of Pandora!

“I read in a few different places that Pandora was a Goddess,who held gifts for mankind- positive and negative,light and dark–all the dualities in fact.
As has been the way through history the masculine has often been fearful and jealous of the feminine,and the voice and gifts of the feminine have been silenced….the Goddess has been devalued and disempowered.

I like to think that instead of a boxwhich Pandora opened,she was actually the receptacle,and was punished for “showing” her gifts…opening them to the world.

So,my postcard represents the Goddess with all her gifts flowing from her……all the coloured fabrics.
Some of these are looped around others and often the heart,the centre,is hard to see.
The gifts of the Goddess are like this–you have to look closely andcarefully to find what’s hidden within.

The interconnected fabrics also represent the fact that often happiness,or a new beginning,or something good is hidden within a tragedy,an ending,or an uncomfortable situation- and vice versa.

The cord stitched around Pandora is the containment of her gifts;it’s lighter in places,showing that the feminine can’t be contained.

The couched threads are the gifts we have to look for..not all are large,solid chunks(like the fabric pieces) which are easily seen.
Sometimes the “couched threads” are easily overlooked.
I hope you are blessed by the Goddess,and enjoy her stay,and her postcard.

signed ,Belle


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