Letting Go: Lessons from the Vine

There have been many vines weaving their symbolism through my life the last few years. Vine symbology is really quite fascinating. As with most things, there are positive and negative associations.

One of the negative associations is that of clinging- a needy dependence upon the energy of something or someone else.

I find it all too easy to cling to the past, or my idealistic notions of how life should be. I’m a hopeless romantic, and well versed in the melody of unrequited love. I think life should be intensely felt, and if what once seemed sweet goes sour, I will stubbornly consume it with the most puckered lips possible.

I have several past issues I continue to cling to and have been working on letting go. I was working through some serious energy while knotting up this vine pattern.

I was quite angry and feeling very upset as I began working on this one evening this past summer. I went to sleep that night and woke up with much more clarity and peace, and I finished the macrame that morning. The issue I was working through at the time seems to have mostly resolved itself, at least for now. I’ve noticed I have felt a sense of release and letting go since then, as if I transferred all my conflicted emotions into the macrame itself.

Macrame has provided me a satisfying creative outlet for deep healing. It’s as though through the physical act of tying knots I am somehow untying the knots in my soul. And in this case, tying knots of a vine helped me untangle my soul from certain energetic vines that kept me bound.

There is so much more I have to share about vine symbolism. This is just the beginning.

If you are interested in a vine/leaf pattern macrame like this one, please email me at thegracefulbirch@gmail.com.

To view and purchase my other macrame pieces, please visit my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/thegracefulbirch

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