Creativity As A Spiritual Response – Welcome to August.

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August = Vision

August always has the feeling of a “hinge” month to me.  While August is still in the season of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the focus shifts to early Autumn activities.

School will soon be in session.  The University of California, Berkeley will begin the Fall Semester this month as well as many private and public primary and secondary schools. There will be far more people in the area as students arrive for the Fall semester and families return from vacations elsewhere.  The pace has already quickened and the coffee shops are more crowded with computer toting patrons.

I love it!  It is energizing but I also miss the relaxed feelings which the slower pace of the last two months elicited.

This month, Earthenware Ministry will be focusing on vision as sight-line.  The word vision holds a number of meanings, such as apparition, a focused point in business strategy, as well as the act of seeing with our eyes.  I am sure that I will touch on each of these aspects during the month.  However, the deliberate limitation to vision as sight-line is in response to an internal question: “What do our eyes want us to see?”  Also how does what we see connect to story?  How do we describe in words, what our eyes see visually?

I will be posting an image daily as a personal challenge to “see” what is in my line of sight.  I hope that you will join me in this challenge and post images on your blog and share them with me.  I will enjoy seeing what you see.  What is in your line of sight?



Creativity As A Spiritual Response – Change of Topic

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July = Story

Today is the last day of July.  It is time to announce the topic for the month of August.  It is: Vision.  During the month of August, we will look at vision as sight-line – seeing what is in front of oneself.

During this month, I will be challenging myself to take at lease one cell phone picture a day, and posting it.  The image will be of something that has been in my line of sight.  I invite you to do the same

What will we see?

How will our spirit’s respond?

How does this challenge relate to our July topic of story?

I hope that you will also use your journals to record any thoughts or recollections that emerge with these images.