The Futami Rocks or “Married Rocks”
are a Shinto holy place off the coast of Japan’s Ise Sima National
Park. The “husband/brother” rock has a Tori gate at the
top. A place where birds can roost. The smaller rock represents the
female twin; from this mythic union came all the islands now forming
Japan. An intricately braided rice straw rope links the two rocks and
each year on January 5th, a new rope bridge is ritually placed on this
rocky shrine. Bridges open up possibilities; bridges join and allow
people and ideas to cross over. Like the Futami Rocks, bridges create
partnerships. Couples like to come to these rocks to pledge their commitment
to one another. What partnerships, carefully joined, may further your
creativity? Green: Sacred color of the Moslems because it represents
paradise with its eternal gardens, green relaxes and stabilizes emotions.
In Christian iconography, green symbolizes the color of the Holy Spirit.
Honor “the Sacred” in your midst.