Description of the Bundle
The bundle is a keyform which draws us back inward. It represents older adulthood, the time when we look at our processes, our lives, to ask again, what do we really want? What is vital? This is a time in a process for re-examination and, for me, it was a time to revisit the values I had set out with in the amulet and to take stock of where I was now. The bundle wants to hold that which you hold dear. It is a small sack and cannot hold too many physical possessions. It’s size indicates that it’s meant to hold the small things which nourish you fully and completely. In my experience with the bundle, my process of not only weaving, but working full time in a new position and being in school full time was wearing me out. I was mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted. Weaving kept me grounded and placing my own joy at the center of my life was what kept me feeling nourished. When I compare this bundle to the amulet at the beginning of my journey, I can see the evolution of my process. I chose to use the same pink yarn in the handle and also used bells, but the colors are deeper, darker and quieter than the pinks and multi-colored hues of the amulet. There is a new peace that was present, a new quietness. It was the beginning of the end of my journey completing my first circle of keyforms. I began to notice that as I wove, the lessons that I had experienced in weaving the previous keyforms arose again, but in milder ways. I was finding my joy and placing my values at the core again. I was patiently loving whatever showed up in my weaving, whatever that may be. I was more discerning about the process and about what yarn I wanted to use and more solid in my emerging identity as a creative agent of social change. I began to take my work more seriously and see more pride in my weaving as a legitimate form of self expression and embodied exploration. I had grown in love for myself, for my inner wisdom and for whatever it was that presented itself in this process.