I have a strange question for you. (plus upcoming events)
Here at the Red Thread Cafe life feels amazing, sometimes I am not able to keep my promise to move at the pace of beauty in 2014 but many times I am. We took this weekend off to play and see friends and it was wonderful to just be.
Below you will find 4 upcoming events if you are in need of dipping your brush into some Spring magic – we have plenty to share as the Intentional Creativity Movement is going wild all over the world and it just feels amazing.
May Love Be At The Center of All Choices
Legendary Woman – Reveal Your Holy Grail
April 12th & 13th
at Cosmic Cowgirls Studio in Healdsburg, California
Join Visionary Artist and Teacher Shiloh Sophia & her lifelong Mentor Sue Hoya Sellars
To learn more or to register, go here!
This is next weekend – In Healdsburg with my mentor, Sue Hoya – this is a rare chance to study with us for a whole weekend, it is going to be GREAT – we have just a few spots left and our topic: The Holy Grail. Yep. I have been painting with Sue since I was a child, I am an artist because of her and she turns 78 this month. I just talked to her and no joke, she was at a friend’s house slaughtering chickens for Spring supper. She still uses a chainsaw. I mean she is the real dealio.
StoryWalking: A Very Daring Tail with Jenafer Joy
Starts 4/21 for 10 weeks
An Online Art Journal Course*emotions, bravery & longing*
Click to Learn More and to Register for this class!This is an incredible online course with Jenafer Joy – if you haven’t studied with this wonderful artist, teacher and great mind, who is the best friend of my Muse – you won’t want to miss this, as people are having creative break-throughs like wild when working with her methods of creating, inventing and story telling, and rumor has it there is a mermaid involved. LOL bottom line: I love this woman and you will too. After working with her for close to 5 years I am COMPLETELY blessed and amazed by the way her mind works. And those are the kind of women you want to study with, the ones that fascinated you….
Awaken Your Inner Healer
with Dr. Lissa Rankin & Artist Shiloh Sophia
April 25th 11am-5pm PST
Livestream Painting Process
$47 Live and Recorded
For more information or to register for this class, go here!
Our next Livestream with Dr. Lissa Rankin, a topic near and dear to most of our hearts – healing. And painting. Lissa in addition to being a Doc. is also an artist, and I cannot wait to spend the day with her, and you. There is no painting experience needed.
August 13 – 19, 2014
Paris. Paris. Did someone say, PARIS? This journey is designed with your MUSE in mind because our focus is painting and writing on location in the places that will make your heart beat with passion!
See our slideshow from last year and learn more here!
HERE’S MY STRANGE QUESTION:
I want to know. Because these are hidden thoughts we don’t talk about. Shhhh….listen closely.
How do you relate to the universe? Your environment?
Are you a guest here and therefore treat it as if you are a guest and someone else will clean up after you?
Or do you inhabit this earth home as your own? This body as a temple?
I want to know if you wipe up the sink in the public bathroom after you are done, even if it wasn’t your mess?
I want to.
Do you pick up garbage on your morning walk?
Do you avoid chaotic people in the marketplace?
Or think that you have never cut someone off in traffic while distracted.
There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle. Einstein
Do you feel the energy of the last person who touches the handle of the shopping cart and resist it? (I do)
I don’t want to know because I think it is good or bad or otherwise.
There are a hundred hidden things we don’t talk about, small and large, that we avoid and I wonder about these taboos of decency or indecency.
It is also about beauty. When you turn to witness a flower do you believe it is turning towards you as well? ( I do)
Are you witness, participant, maestro or just passing by?
What is your way of inhabiting earth?
What are your random acts of kindness, the hidden ones that no one knows about that secretly thrill your soul.
Do you think perhaps if you wipe up the soiled floor in a public place that you are doing that, somehow for God?
Are you afraid to get your hands dirty – are you, like me, afraid that the one who cooked your food even in a nice restaurant was fighting with his wife right before he made your fettucini with clams.
I wonder about the denial – what we keep from ourselves.
I remember when my breasts were coming in as a young girl and I asked the girl with the already big boobs if they felt to her like ‘this’ or like ‘that’ since I felt afraid. She just said no – as if she felt nothing and I was strange. I remember that incident continually as a reckoning for the secret ways we close ourselves off from intimacy.
This is what I am asking about – not because I expect you to answer, but because it is a wonderful thing to ask yourself how you are moving and having your being in the world.
This is a wonderful thing to ask yourself these kinds of questions.
Oddly enough it brings you closer to God.
Perhaps, this will make you think, as it has made me think, this Lent Season, about how interact with “what is”.
Do you blame some unseen force for inconvenience or act like Murphy’s Law is always in place?
Do you just not notice or comment on the days when the sun does shine?
Today perhaps — write a letter to the Universe.
Find a rock or patch of moss somewhere and see what wants to be said. When we allow what wants to be said, to be said, there is freedom to know what is real about how we are feeling.
Allow the earth and your response to it to teach you about who you are being.
Noticing the blooming flower is as significant as the wiping up of the bathroom sink or the fevered brow.
I am not asking because I am good. I am asking because I am a thinking being and have been thinking on things of this nature and because then I think of you since at the Red Thread Cafe, that is often what I do, think of you.
In Curiosity about our human condition and possibility,
Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. ~Jesus