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grace Forrest
California, US
this blog is a journal recording the experience of having become a student of Jude Hill ~ Spirit Cloth
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so, here. As is. Enough. no need to be other than how it is now. Loose. but very together. a lot of space, a lot of flexibility , a lot of movement. a lot of Free. This way is good. Holding, fingering, touch ....Good. No need to become anything, a... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at windthread
now i want you to take that away
Toggle Commented yesterday on Some other kind of energy at Spirit Cloth
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the half mask of the smile...grin.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Some other kind of energy at Spirit Cloth
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almost finished with sorting through that back room....the last basket and in it this first weave experiment from Jude's teaching, remembering how amazed and exhilarated ....being able to make something as big as i might need with just strips. I remember thinking i could weave a home if i needed... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at windthread
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Mashed potatoes with garlic. A bead of Wasabi. maybe two. maybe three. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at windthread
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working through that Back Room. working through. the stuff. This. a cloth i made....so long ago, in the first days of Jude's weaving teaching...it's a mess. layers. maybe 5 because of the weaving? and just because you dye with walnut, doesn't mean it's BeautyFull. But i remember what i wanted... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at windthread
i think, reading this, about how we all are scrapselves that float around Out Here and when you post, we, in that moment of reading, tuck up next to you, to eachother and be that Larger Thing and find some Peace in the moment of that
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Oneness at Spirit Cloth
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i was asked: should i worry? No. there is no Worry. there is what is. There is 318, 930 acres burned. 15 people died. an entire community decimated, a school, churches, homes. How many sentient beings...the brilliant wildlife habitat. So many displaced, mountain lions seek new territory. 95% contained. Contained... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at windthread
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this Tree Woman...having been treasured 30, 40 years finally coming to be attached to a page. Acey says we did these collages in January. i am drifting. i feel....NO...wait, i ....Think. I think that i should be going forward. but i can't see which forward to go toward...it seems just... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at windthread
hey back!
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2020 on the moon will rise at Spirit Cloth
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*YES*!!!
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2020 on the moon will rise at Spirit Cloth
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gives me the sensation of Spinning
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2020 on in sunnier daze at Sparkling Lotus Ink
is it a Pocket???? i dreamed of making a pocket last night
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2020 on the moon will rise at Spirit Cloth
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just looking at the pic brings such deep satisfaction. you are Ready.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2020 on Wood is Split at Spirit Cloth
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not backward or forward. This Moment. As is. ....images from Acey's collage challenge....how then clearly lives in Now. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at windthread
i'm still thinking about scones
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"To carry yourself forward and experience myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and experience themselves is awakening." Eihei Dogen from Fire Monks Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2020 at windthread
Michelle.
Toggle Commented Oct 9, 2020 on ......... at Spirit Cloth
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i don't know what that means. Everything is needed. but the words simply came and were Clear and there was no doubt about them. Everything is needed. Everything is needed. ??? all the seeding happening. so many Grass Beings, seeding like crazy. when Giving Water, i just stared in Wonder.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at windthread
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mornings are now cool. got this shirt out...old...from the thrift shop in Polvadera, NM. A great shirt. Territory Ahead, Santa Barbara, CA. This left cuff, the only truly worn place even though it must be at least 20 years old? It looked like a bleach splash for so long but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at windthread
that we are all One...Community...helping/working is how we care...is how we love oneanother love so much that you wrote this and Orb Spider...i have not seen one here yet...?
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2020 on (spider alert)...meaningful work at bee creative
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this would be an example of the clearest it is anywhere here...except of course the meadow and the great side hill. There is so much downed wood. Zillions of pinecones which First People used to ignite their campfires. i cannot stop reading Fire Monks. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at windthread
a magician's robe
Toggle Commented Oct 6, 2020 on The Cleanse at Spirit Cloth
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I'll leave most things packed in the truck bed...ready to go. It's another month till Rain. But some immediate things i'll bring in. I began with this laptop and my purse which i always put on the floor of the passenger side. There was no purse there. I felt under... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2020 at windthread