Sacred Threads Exhibition

Coming Home

“Coming Home”
was accepted in the Inspirational category
in the Sacred Threads
“Quilts Exploring Life’s Journeys”

Exhibition runs from
July 11-28, 2019
at
Floris United Methodist Church
13600 Frying Pan Road
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 793-0026
www.florisumc.org

“Coming Home”
was inspired by Jane Hopper’s Poem
Please Come Home

Please come Home, Please come Home, Please come Home
Find the place where your feet know where to walk
and follow your own trail home

Please come home, please come home into your own body
your own vessel your own earth
Please come home into each and every cell
and fully into the space that surrounds you

Please come home, please come home
to trusting yourself and your instincts and your ways
and your knowings and even the particular
quirks of your personality

Please come home, please come home
and once your are firmly there
Please stay home a while and come to a deep rest within
please treasure your home

Please love and embrace your home
please get a deep sense of what it is like to be truly home
Please come home, please come home
 and when you are really, really ready
and there is a detectable urge on the out breath,
then please come out.

Please come home and please come forward
please express who you are to us and please trust us to see you
 and hear you and touch you
and recognize you as best we can

Please come home, please come home
and let us know all the nooks and crannies
that are calling to be seen

Please come home and let us know
the more that is there that wants to come out
Please come home please come home
for you belong here now, you belong among us

Please inhabit your place fully so we can learn from you
from your voice and your ways and your presences

Please come home, please come home
and when you feel yourself home
please welcome us too

For we too forget that we belong and are welcome
and that we are called to express fully who we are

Please come home, Please come home
you and you and you and me
Please come home, Please come home

Thank you worth for welcoming us
and thank you touch of eyes and ears and skins,
touch of love for welcoming us

May we wake up and remember who we truly are.
Please come home Please come home
Please come home

The first time I read this poem my heart was touched!
Her words encouraged me to explore the beauty of being myself
and all the creativeness I possess.

This quilt will be traveling around the country after this exhibition.
More details to come.

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