After the learning, the challenge is to use, incorporate, combine, make something new, at least make something out of your own hands and heart, something personal, perfectly suited to you and your needs, using your own powers of adding, subtracting and incorporating; in short: creating.
Not just making.
The quote above is by from Woven Thoughts by a weaver called Sara Lamb. I sat down with my morning coffee to read the first blog in my feed today and really paid little attention to the header (sorry Sara, it was early). It struck me as I read how important these words are for our approach to daily spiritual practice and larger acts of witchcraft or power. Study does really not add things to our lives- just to our heads. The challenge of combining what we now do with what we might do is what brings our acts into the realm of personal and "perfectly suited to our needs".
|Hat4. Sara Lamb|
Also, the pictures were gorgeous!
I was surprised then near the end of her post to realize that this post is about the making of woven artworks, NOT acts of spiritual enrichment!
These thoughts on learning new things and always striving to understand them but incorporate experience, once, twice... over and over into your practice and make each act of creation your own; each act of trying again a celebration of the last act really moved me.
They have stayed with me all morning, so I am sharing them with you as a weaver of spirit as well as cloth.
Sara Lamb is the author of the book Woven Treasures: One-of-a-Kind Bags with Folk Weaving Techniques by Interweave Press, and a DVD called Spinning Silk, also by Interweave Press. Her work is beautiful and her words are very inspiring.