This is where it all started, with my mentor Sue Hoya Sellars. When I headed to the hills from San Franciscos for a chop-wood-carry-water mentorship in Mendocino in 1994, I had no idea this would happen…
A mentorship that would last one year, and then go on for 20 years. A conversation that would change my life forever and influence the lives of tens of thousands of women around the world. This is that conversation.
Red Thread Letter #776 : The Quickening
A new film by Shiloh Sophia about the
Origin & Mythos of Intentional Creativity
and my two women parents that made it all possible….
Will you join me for some Red Thread Cafe time today? This is an invitation to settle in and be present for yourself with a cuppa tea and journal for story time.
If you have invested time and resources in programs with Intentional Creativity, this is a wonderful way to get to know me and where Intentional Creativity came from.
If you are called to join us to learn to teach this yourself, Color of Woman Applications are due this week for those who want to teach in 2020.
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[one_half]“You can dig and make clay to shape a bowl. This is good hard work that can honor the earth and teach you,” she said, leaning on her shovel then handing it to me, indicating where to dig.
“You have to use your muscles to make clay,” she said, showing me how to stir as she did when I was little.
“You can put what you care about into the clay you are making,” she said, showing me how to wedge clay, like kneading bread.
- This week Color of Woman applications are closing December 15
- We have a wonderful stream called World Soul – painting a map of the world coming up Friday with Adriana Medina and Shiloh Sophia
- Friday night we have Rose and Roses – at Musette in Tiburon. Last day to register is today.
- Free Called to Awaken Class is here
- Watch the new film, Quickening here
Share on the Beautiful Bowl & Comment in the Red Thread Cafe
Greetings to you this misty morning. I am up early so I can send this off to you. Today I am filming at MUSEA so I am sneaking this in, then cafe’ with my love and off we go in his big truck named “Fred”.
Today I am happy to share a short film we made last week called, The Quickening. I made it for you inspired by the Beautiful Bowl story I wrote about the origins of Intentional Creativity and my mentor, Sue Hoya Sellars. I sent that writing, a few weeks ago, but it just didn’t feel like enough honor. I wanted to honor it more deeply, and so I created this page and film to feature it. It has taken me a long time to simplify the gifts in this way.
If you have ever wondered how the philosophy and movement of Intentional Creativity came to be, this is the heart of the story.
My teacher, Sue Hoya Sellars passed from her matter based form into her star form into the cosmos in 2014. I miss her beyond the beyond but I feel her ever-present. Without her teachings, what I have cared about the most – doing my part to end suffering and violence against women and children – would not have taken form like it has.
One woman in our community who watched the film just said this in the Red Thread Cafe Clasroom, which felt like a blessing and moved me to tears:
I couldn’t sleep last night so watched this film in the quiet and the darkness and found it all so very beautiful and moving like the warm blanket of a healing spell was being woven around me. As I travelled along it and in the morning so much unravelled and became clear to me as I wrote and drew all that I had envisioned from it straight out of my heart and onto the guiding pages of my journal. All the little broken and scattered pieces of my heart singing out to me this morning. Asking to be recognised, honoured and called back home where they belong. As always, as I listen, watch and feel into these offerings I become aware of relocating myself again and being thankful for the insight and the inspiration and a renewed sense of unwavering certainty about one thing at least; about which way for me is north even if I don’t know for definite how to get there yet. M.
This film is under an hour, and while I recommend watching til the end, perhaps even a few minutes will inspire you to think about your own beautiful bowl, that which is yours to cause and create, and how you will go about shaping it into a gift you can use to serve others through awakening consciousness on our planet!
Have something to share about this film and story? I would love to hear from you inside our private FB Red Thread Cafe community classroom. If you are not a member, and you are a creative woman or want to focus more on your creativity, we welcome you to join our community.
I just got to spend a few weeks with my beautiful mama Caron McCloud, she is 81 and going strong. It is always bitter sweet to spend time with our parents and elders who are ever changing. Her wisdom gets deeper and my capacity to hold that wisdom gets wider and the bond is ever strong. I am so grateful for this relationship with my dear Mama. She came for our Wisdom Sophia retreat and was such a beautiful presence for all of us. Especially me…
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