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grace Forrest
New Mexico US
this blog is a journal recording the experience of having become a student of Jude Hill ~ Spirit Cloth
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i'd gotten lost. there is so much. right now, somuch more than somuch. and i couldn't find Space. Phenomena arises from and dissolves back into limitless space. timeless space. the formless. but ok. here is the Being....standing....on the rim of phenomena. And always there is space...just to see the crack... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at windthread
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finished stitching open the Crack. Stitched one red thread coming out of said Crack. Held it up to the Light pinned to SouthWest curtain Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at windthread
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These are Tay's paths. She travels them first thing in the morning then off and on through any day. This one, just above here is hardest to see because the grasses grew so profusely and tall...it's almost like a tunnel. am working on just seeing what i am looking at,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at windthread
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to send our hooray deep into the earth and sea
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yes. as a child, being brought up on those words, i felt something very false in them. I had nothing to go on, but they did not seem true at all. they were not true at all down by the creek where i was able to find myself under the huge willow, reflected in the slow flow of the water. Everything eats. that's the truth. We are here for Each Other.
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it is a strong strong step...how it goes is yet to be seen, but that step has been made...their footpalms strong on this Earth. Earth feels this. I am sure of that.
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so much the Heart of the Time we are living
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a seed of Hope...we need to nurture that seed
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yes. Today i am very quiet. inside and out.
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i don't seem to be able to get this right....the color and form, neither of them. And want to say that i did cut a hole, but it's not really a hole, but rather, a Crack. There's a significant difference. Crack. and what color is the Space in the Crack... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at windthread
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i finished Pattica samuppada, the 4th image today i read. Healing with Form, Energy and Light ....... the 5 elements in Tibetan Shamanism, Tantra and Dzogchen Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche the 5 elements being: Fire Water Earth Air and Space "Many cultures that live close to the earth develop an appreciation... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at windthread
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more stitching on the small cloth. all invisible, so no need for a pic Over at Spirit Cloth there is Mending going on...mending of blankets, quilts, i don't have a quilt. a stitched blanket, human wraping cloth. But i do have this need for mending. For trying again. This will... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at windthread
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eyes. eyes we know to be for seeing. Yet so much of SEEing comes from all the rest of what is around us, available if we are able....NO! wait! not able, but WILLING. Available if we are WILLING. this morning, early, before light...this the scur horn on a beaded thing... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at windthread
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yes...the Scurs are deformed. Not naturally growing AWAY from the skull....they go at all odd angles. It is....de horning, horrible. What was taken yesterday was only the last couple inches and i was so incredibly relieved that there weren't any blood vessles. The Buck Goat out there, Nogal, needs this too. and his scurs appear to be more natural horn like. Might be a different story. but that's why it's worth SO SO SO much to have someone do it that's good at the initial disbudding on the kids. but that is rare. Daughter had a friend whose husband was good. Even both Vets here are not so great. If i were a REAL Goatherd, the ones with problem scurs would become meat Goats. I can't, am not real, and so...... the matchbox is really totally a Happy Thing...and has me thinking about finishing the door frame with collage...it's so magic in it's own way LOVE BACK....
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What got chopped were called scurs. All Goats, doe and buck naturally have horns. With domestic Goats, especially Goats that have long lives, like these dairy Goats, that are not free range, the horns are an issue particularly about getting caught in fencing. Also, tho, when milking horned Goats, there is that added need for strict attention to not get poked, like in the eye, for instance. Horns are horns. One of the doe Goats here has natural horns, Arctica, and she has gotten her head caught in the fencing in the Way Back 3 times and if i'd not been home to cut the fence wire and get her loose, COULD have died like that in the heat of Summer. so...what has become common is that at just a couple or few days old the horn buds are burned. This is called dis-budding. A cauterizing iron is placed over the horn bud and the budding horn is burned and will no longer grow....IF done well. It's traumatizing for the kid Goat for the time that it's happening and maybe some hours after. No one LIKES this process. The mother Goat does not like the smell of her kids when they are returned to her so you put some Vicks on their heads and Vicks on her nose so she doesn't have issues with rejecting them. Sometimes the disbudding iron isn't hot enough. Sometimes not kept there long enough and so SCURS grow....like Cinderellas, deformed horns, with fewer nerves and blood flow, but some. Natural horns grow OUT from the skull. Quite often the Scurs grow at odd angles. The Vet that came yesterday was the Vet that disbudded her. I mentioned that to him. Just so he knows. both natural horns and scurs continue to grow for the life of the Goat.
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yeah, really!
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oh, Hey, Morna....happy to have you here... there's a LOT of imagery abounding love back...
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a GOOD GOOD laugh about the thought of this...i have a dremmel? dremil? how do you spell it...? dremil? eee anyway have that and could drill a hole. Over third eye would be for holidays. Otherwise over the heart.
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remember what the Lama says...Everything has a front and a back, the bigger the front the bigger the back.
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Indeed!
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immediate...yes. I wish everything could be IMMEDIATE, but then, how could i Practice with the fear......
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soft invisible stitch in clear morning light. cattle panel delivered in anticipation of yet another yard. for Sunny Ray who has worn out his welcome at Jan the dog trainer's. Tomorrow we'll build the yard...Travis and Everett...next week the homecoming. Fence will be double...this steel rigid kind lined with regular... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at windthread
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Fear. we could call it anxiety or what ever, bu ve been life threatening for her. It would have become painful. It would have affected her ability to chew which is of the utmost importance for a Goat, which initially chews her feed but then chews the cud. so this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at windthread
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first thing, fingering the images, cloth images flow Julian's match box...coming along this was spoken for. Maybe it still is?, its been a while for now, just rests here. not for long. am looking at Everything...Everything is taking a long time to look at...to See it...feel it. A lot of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at windthread
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