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A tiny Sufi sampler – doll’s house size!

Sufi heart with wings 'Tot de Ene'

Here’s a tiny ‘doll’s house sized’ sampler that I made for a friend of mine, for her birthday.  It’s not that clear from the photo how small it is – it’s about two and a half inches across. I stitched it with one strand of Anchor stranded cotton, on 32 count evenweave fabric. The phrase ‘Tot de Ene’ is in Dutch (because my friend is Dutch!), and it means ‘Towards the One’.  She is a Universal Sufi (same as me), and on this spiritual path, we often say this phrase, as it’s the beginning of the Sufi Invocation:

Towards the One,

the perfection of love, harmony and beauty,

the only Being,

united with all the illuminated souls

who form the embodiment of the Master,

the Spirit of guidance. 

 

The heart with wings is a Sufi symbol which signifies the idea that when the heart is responsive to the light of Sacred Unity / the Divine / God, it is liberated.

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