1. ल First Chakra: The Root or Base Chakra-Situated at the base of the spine. MULADHARA- STAY GROUNDED I AM CONNECTED WITH THE ENERGY OF MOTHER EARTH. MY BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT ARE GROUNDED, CENTERED AND PURIFIED.
2. वँ Second Chakra: Sacral Chakra- Situated at the lower abdomen and approx. two inches from the belly bottom. SVADISTHANA-BE CREATIVE.I LOVE ALL DIMENSIONS OF MYSELF, I DELIGHT IN WEAVING THE CREATIVE TAPESTRY THAT IS MY LIFE.
3. र Third Chakra: Solar Plexus- Situated at the base of Rib Cage. MANIPURA- BE POWERFULMY WILL AND DIVINE WILL ARE ONE I AM CONNECTED TO THE ABUNDANT FLOW OF THE UNIVERSE AND EASILY MANIFEST MY DREAMS.
4. य Fourth Chakra: The Heart- Situated at the center of the chest around the area of Heart. ANAHATA- FOLLOW YOUR HEARTMY HEART IS OPEN TO RECEIVE THE ENERGY OF LOVE. I RADIATE THIS ESSENSE. I WALK MY PATH WITH EASE AND GRACE.
5. ह Fifth Chakra: The Throat- Situated at the base of the neck in the throat. VISHUDDHA- SPEAK THE TRUTHAM ALIGNED WITH MY HIGHEST TRUTH AND COMMUNICATE THIS WITH LOVE AND HONOUR. MY WORDS ECHO SOFTLY WITHIN THE UNIVERSE.
6. ऊँ Sixth Chakra: The Third Eye- Situated in the middle of the forehead linking the eyebrows. AJNA- SEE THE LIGHT.<span>MY MIND IS OPEN TO NEW VISION. I EXPAND MY AWARENESS, THROUGH MY HIGHER SELF.
7. Seventh Chakra- The Crown-Situated at the top of the head or crown area. SAHASRARA- BE THE LIGHT.I AM CONNECTED TO THE DIVINE SOURCE OF THE UNIVERSE. I AM LIGHT, I TRUST.
Prayer flags have been ceremoniously displayed as a symbol of cooperation and celebration of co-existence with the natural world and the realm of the spirit. The Tibetans, for example, used prayer flags with symbolic iconography and prayers written in Sanskrit to be carried by the wind to the upper realms. It was another way to connect with those forces beyond sight and beyond human control. The prayer generally asked for peace and good fortune for all creatures great and small. I adapted the prayer flag concept for this series for urban gardens to remind those who garden that we are a part of nature and not the controller of it. The flags are in both horizontal and vertical formats. The horizontal flags are hung in the traditional way, with either end tied onto something to maintain the horizontal effect. The vertical flags are designed to slip onto bamboo poles to be inserted in the ground or in containers. All flags are made from sturdy cotton and hand dyed and imprinted with images I’ve created based on medicinal plants of the midwestern US area. A prayer is printed on either the front or back of the flags. My other flag series have images from the garden animal world or of geometric elements found in nature. Hopefully they will add bold color to urban gardens as well as serve as a reminder to all caretakers of the land that we are a part of a living system based on co-operation and harmony. Source: Ruby Barnes, Artist