Guatemalan Worry Dolls, 2006
I wanted to share with you a little secret from the road: Worry Dolls.
I found them in Guatemala a couple of years ago. The indigenous Mayans make these cute colorful dolls out of scrap materials. They believe that before going to bed, you should write down your worries and put them in the tiny box. While you sleep, the little dolls will take your worries away.
Isn’t that quite handy? And sweet?!
I started using them and then I learned that my favorite authors Anne Lamott and Sark make and use something similar which they call “God Box”. Sark mentions it in her book Transformation Soup: Healing for the Splendidly Imperfect.
Now, you might not believe in it at first, because I didn’t. But there is something to be said about writing it down and letting it go. Why not give it a try? Once I got pass my skepticism and believed in it, it worked for me indeed!
If anyone needs a worry doll box to get started, I’ll be glad to ship the 8 extra ones I have, to the 8 lucky ones that ask first.
Put your worries out there and watch them disappear while miracles unfold…
* ps: Maryam, because of your post yesterday, I have one saved up for you :)
December 22, 2006