Today I modelled a rose fully open, like the white climbing roses that grow on my fence. I was going to put the clay back in the bag, but our course leader suggested I use it for a ritual.
I brought it home, I will have to take the board back to the Jersey Arts Center when I have done it.
The clay will just melt away into the soil if it is left in the rain, as it is Jersey Clay.
It's a gritty unpredictable clay, but feels wonderful. I am going to place this rose beneath my white rose climber, and allow the clay to dissolve into the ground around the rose.
In placing it there I shall imagine the Earth healing. Being given back what has been taken from her through unprecedented industrialisation.
Let the Earth heal herself.
May my little act act of love and devotion to all that God has given us for our sustenance, and for each other's sustainable benefit heal each other as I have begun a healing process this weekend.
With love Joy and peace to you, if you are reading this.
May you be blessed with an enduring sense of God. His presence in your life, and His direction in all your comings and going, thoughts and actions. May each word that you say have an affirming and positive effect in your situation. May you start a positive change from within, as I have begun to change from within and grow into myself, and accept myself more.
May all who seek peace, be resolved to bear with each other's individuality, point of view, and unique perspective. The joy of working with each other, and hearing where we come from in our life stories is liberating.
I felt as though each person I spoke to in the last two days showed me myself, like looking into the mirror of my soul. No wonder I feel a little tired!
Peace, Love, Joy, and patience with ourselves. Most of all cherish each moment we spend together with our friends.
My New Year resolution.. make new friends!