What is Weaving a Life?

The Art of Weaving a Life is the journey to the source of our choices which determine the nature of our experiences. It is the apprenticeship to weaving a conscious and intentional life, and can be part of the preparation to living a spiritual life. It is the process of recognizing, receiving, and living in harmony with our own deepest truths.

A Language of Transformation

Weaving a Life embodies a language of transformation. I have called the seven patterns in my book, ZATI The Art of Weaving a Life, keyforms, because each one is both universal form and ancient symbol. Each represents a choice, a stage in the journey of life, or a rite of passage.

These seven keyforms map out a fundamental process we all follow at any level, with every choice we make, whose structure is rooted in the natural relationship of awareness and action and in our deepest patterns of behavior. They could be called fractal, because they are true at any scale. The stages of the journey, the terms of this language of transformation, can be applied to one's whole life, to a chapter in it, or to its smallest moments. More on keyforms | A Reader's Story on Weaving Keyforms

Weaving Circles based on the keyforms

A Vertical Warp of Inner Being

The inner life is like the vertical warp on a loom. The weft of our daily acts weave through our inner values and beliefs with each moment. The warp in a tapestry is hidden beneath the weft, but it is the warp that provides the inner strength to the fabric. Our inner being provides the guiding threads on which the pattern of our lives is woven.

Some physical benefits of Weaving a Life

  • Promotes emotional centering and relaxation
  • Promotes crossing the visual/kinesthetic/tactile midline we all have, by physically crossing
    our center with both hands in the process of weaving back and forth
  • Facilitates left-right coordination
  • Facilitates hand-eye coordination
  • Weaving activates, connects and balances both sides of the brain
  • Increases attention by creating visual-tactile connection
  • Some Weaving a Life practices are helpful in EMDR