"Form is empty, emptiness is form.
Likewise, sensation, discrimination,
conditioning, and awareness are empty.
In this way, Shariputra, all things are emptiness;
they are without defining characteristics;
they are not born, they do not cease"
THE HEART SUTRA
The Heart Sutra
Somehow this image is very important to me. We ourselves are the great work of art in progress, and we ourselves are all connected to the Web of being. These are Spider Woman's hands, the Dream Weaver, weaving a new dream in the silence, the dark, the depths of our innermost being.
Here are some verses from the Weaver Song performed every year at the Spiral Dance Ritual.
No one knows why we are born
A web is made, a web is torn
But love is the home that we come from
and at the core we all are one
Of life's Spring may we drink deep
and awake to dream and die to sleep
and dreaming weave another form
a shining thread of life reborn
Weaver, Weaver, weave our thread
whole and strong into your Web
Healer, Healer, heal our pain
in love may we return again