She moves from the unseen into the seen
Shaking off the skins and veils and inviting something else
What the something else is, I have no idea
I wait for her to stop moving around
I want to get a better look at her
Even as I watch, she changes
Not what I thought
Not what I am thinking now
She is emergent, potentially dangerous
“I wasn’t expecting…you”
I feel my foundation rumble
My stomach grumble
My brush fumble
So it is with painting the Muse
Midnight Muse painting in process
What’s Happening in the SPRING and SUMMER of 2019
In Person with Shiloh Sophia
- NEXT WEEKEND – 2 SPOTS LEFT! : NEW ORLEANS, LA:
Apothecary Medicine Painting Workshop with Shiloh and Jonathan
- June : SONOMA, CA MUSE DAY: Midnight Muse
- June: SONOMA, CA BOLD Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs
- July : SONOMA, CA Magdalene Retreat with Dr. Kayleen Asbo
- August : SONOMA, CA MUSE DAY: DIVA X
- June: Apothecary Medicine Painting Virtual Retreat
- Now: Midnight Muse Painting Class – Start Now
- Every Month: FREE Red Thread Circle Calls for Women
On-Line Offerings from Intentional Creativity Teachers, these are women who have studied with me
- June : TRIBE with Rien Cassidy (from Bahrain)
- June : Curator of Curiosity with Tania Magennis (from Australia)
- July : Motherhood’s Muse with Tricia Ballad (from the US)
- June : The Journey Home : Discover the Foremother of Intentional Creativity with Grace Steenberg (From Denmark) – coming soon.
When I’m fully in my painting process, just me in my studio with kitties Frida and Diego, revelations and deep thoughts about life often arise. This also happens during my morning Red Thread Cafe with my husband Jonathan. Red Thread Letters most often come out of these spaces. They are also in response to what I see, feel and know in my work with women and the ever changing world.
Following my last class, Midnight Muse, which the above image is from, I had some ideas come through about the deepest wound or greatest wound idea. Since I hang out with a lot of healer-types, we talk about this topic. Here are some of my thoughts, obviously you have your own on the topic. Maybe mine can just be here to stir things up a bit about what you might believe.
Our Deepest Wound Isn’t Always Our Greatest Gift
Our deepest wound isn’t always our greatest gift. Meaning that your greatest challenge isn’t necessarily ‘the thing’ that you are meant to transform and share with others, or the masses. It can be. But it isn’t always.
Let’s watch the absolutism of these ‘spiritualisms’.
Everything isn’t always on purpose or for a reason (crazy, I know…). Sometimes, but not every time.
Things are only a Truth if they are true ALL the time. Otherwise, they are something else – but not Truth. Maybe it is your truth, but that doesn’t mean it is someone else’s truth, so let’s not assume.
We throw these phrases around so casually…
We have so much to learn in how to respect others and ourselves with rigor in our language and projections. Our default settings are often in need of revision from popular culture assumptions.
I’m talking to you. I’m talking to me. This is something I’m trying to change within myself too.
As for me… My greatest wound is not my greatest gift. It has informed my actions and my journey for sure, but there is a difference. My greatest gift has come from the most soulful and whole part of me, not from the most wounded part of me. Though they do dance together…
We each have our own way. Let’s honor that, so that we can honor each other and the great mystery.
with blue paint on the tip of the brush,
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We have a lot of awesome experiences coming up this Summer, come play in the land of Intentional Creativity with me! I am also SO DELIGHTED to share the online classes of my communty of Intentional Creativity Teachers!
Online and On-Location!
New Orleans Workshop Next Week – 2 Spots Left – May 24.25.26
Join us for a Weekend Virtual Painting Retreat in June. Follow along live or watch at your leisure.
with Shiloh Sophia and Jonathan McCloud
Apothecary painting by 2018 Student, Kara Young: Good Medicine
MUSE DAYS CLASSES
June and August at Shiloh Sophia’s Musea Studio in Sonoma
Spend a day of PLAY with your Muse!
Diva X class February 2019
Body Of Living Dreams
with Shiloh Sophia and Amy Ahlers
Daylong Workshop : Sonoma CA : June 30
For Women Entrepreneurs
with Shiloh Sophia and Dr. Kayleen Asbo
Sonoma CA Retreat: July 19.20.21
A Healing Journey from Shame to Liberation to Celebration.
Midnight Muse Virtual Retreat
with Shiloh Sophia
Online Painting Class
Immediate access upon registration
Red Thread Connect
FREE Monthly Red Thread Circle Calls for Women
Our next call is coming up May 29th!
Intentional Creativity Course : Begins June 14th
with Intentional Creativity Teacher, Rien Cassity
Curator of Curiosity
10 Week Painting Journey: Begins June 21st
with Intentional Creativity Teacher, Tania Magennis
Retreat that you can join in person or online!
with Intentional Creativity Teacher, Tricia Ballad
For all events and classes visit www.cosmiccowgirls.com