I. I went to a pottery “date night” last night with my friend, Jay, and we had a blast. To wrap up our “date night experience”, our host set up a “Ghost” moment. It was *hilarious*. Check it out.
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II. The host, Paul, is the same instructor that took me through my second round of Level Two Wheel, so he was known to me, and *I adore him*. He makes me laugh, makes me feel confident and open and curious, and has been a wonderful part of my clay journey so far. I’m a fan. Watching him do the wheel demonstration yesterday was *proof* that I need more than one go at a thing in order to figure it out since, even after two rounds of level one, something just clicked. I watched, nodded, and then proceeded to throw the best pots I’ve ever thrown. It was effortless. It was *pure joy*
III. I still have a long way to go, but I really feel like I’m getting there. Centering, opening, widening are now a breeze, though my consistency isn’t there yet. The bowl was super fun to make because it was the first *intentional* bowl I’ve ever made.
Doing the “Ghost” moment, though. That was lifegoals.
I like me as a potter in training.
IV. There’s a lot of healing going on over here. Connections I once thought I couldn’t live without are being severed. Access to me is being denied. Other connections are being nurtured and forged. Some losses are not feeling quite so much like losses at this point. I’m in full possession of some healthy anger. I’m saving my grace for *myself* for the moment, and woosah. That feels timely and good.
V. I met with the witches yesterday as well. We spent three hours together, live on Zoom. We talked about alternatives to tarot when we’re feeling like everything is a sledgehammer to the head and I shared some of my favourites. We did a quick oracle demo where the card I pulled made us all laugh because it was a not so subtle reminder that I’m on the right track. I got to share how the process we undertake in Moonshine works for me – all the seeding we do through research and wondering and taking in inspiration and how that can lead to wandering the house on a full moon in Taurus, preparing for that day’s ceremony by preparing food and tea, staying open and curious to what wants to come through and BOOM. Someone shows up as a power that wishes to be engaged. Here she is.
Mmmmmmmmmm, gold leaf.
VI. I’ve spent today clawing my house back from weeks of vertigo plus year-end and that has been incredibly satisfying. I just finished the main room and the kitchen, and like I always do, I lit some candles and some incense to bless my space. Little rituals. They matter so much.
I even put a Quiche Florentine in the oven to have for brunch. It was delicious and a lovely reward to sit down to once the bulk of the work was done.
I’m going to do some laundry this afternoon, but not much else house-wise. I’ve done enough today.
Tomorrow, I’ll do the bathroom and the studio and I’ll start my week off with a clean house.
VII. I want to paint today, so I’m going to make that happen, though a nap might want to happen first.
My constant companions. I’m feeling enormous gratitude for them lately as we enter the colder months. We’re all loving the blanketfort. The bond between them is so tender and adorable to witness. I don’t know how I got so lucky, but I do so love my little pack.
IX. Random, I know but there have been so many hard times lately, and so many bad days, so I want to make sure I’m acknowledging the lovely and tender and joyful and good. This is not about bypassing anything. This is about allowing myself to fully experience all that is true in each moment.
X. That’s me, today, noticing what’s beautiful.