Each art and healing doll is made with a certain kind of energy that becomes a journey of discovery. This energy develops and intensifies as the doll takes shape and forms.
Michael Samuels and Mary Rockwood Lane, from their book, Creative Healing, pose the question and relate the answer:
“What is this energy? Chi, prana, kundalini, God’s breath, acupuncture energy meridians, chakras, the life force? It has been described throughout all time. It is an integral part of the human experience. Because art acts at the level of the spirit, because art is the language of the spirit, energy is involved. The simplest metaphor for how art heals is that it frees our body’s healing energy to flow…unites with the deep source; and energy is released…”
Your stick dolls can be healing dolls. Making your stick doll is a healing action that is intimate in nature. When you create a stick doll/ healing doll you are creating an image of a responsive, loving spirit that moves through your heart, mind, and hands to show or teach you something, it may be a sign or clue on your healing life journey. Your stick doll is infused with your energy as you played with the materials and completed her. When you hold her in your hands and witness her beauty, I invite you to take in your connection to your creative power through her, may you feel blessed every time you gaze at her.