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Monday, September 26, 2011

Aura of the workshop lingers

Scroll down to see the video of images and art from the workshop.

I am bathing in gratitude, not only for the guests that participated in my workshop this past weekend, but in my life, my farm and my animals. I had many private moments of pride for the donkeys and other creatures who all seemed to rise to the occasion in one way or another.

The donkeys are naturals, they needed no prodding to share themselves. They never wavered from their duties as silent healers and conduits for inner peace. I am especially proud of Matilda - I had moments of my chest swelling to the clouds as I watched her to go up to different guests, place her nose on their shoulder, stand patiently with her eyes showing of her soul. Many spoke of Matilda through out the day.

Stevie also partook, and won a few hearts. This too made me swell for him too. Old Man Guinnias also was a favorite in our barnyard session as one Rosie and her varied language.

I want to give a special thank you to Roy, a guest on Saturday, who agreed, on the spot, to a mediation and grace to Giacomo at his grave site within the donkey area. We gathered around the grave, and Roy led us into our inner eyes and minds, and we all became part of Giacomo. The old donkey we lost too soon was defiantly with us and his spirit was as non threatening and non judgmental as it always was - just like Pino, Paco, Lucia and Matilda. He knows me.


Sharon Stanley said...

i'm so happy you posted this! it looks like such a great day and i know everyone that came had a wonderful experience....you should be so proud of all your "crew" and of yourself for such a unique workshop...so happy for you!

Carole Reid said...

It was a lovely day on the farm with you Katherine. I will never forget the sounds of the donkeys sighing and chewing. Nor Pino's braying his hellos and goodbyes. Matilda curves and Rosie singing. My new friends from the States. And your PIE! xo

GrayFlannel said...

Thank you for sharing your day with us. I wish I could have been there.

The drawings are fantastic too!

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

Thanks, Sharon, I had many 'swelling up" moments. Carole, I loved meeting you! And I am so honored you came all the way from BC, let's keep in touch.I ate a bit too much pie all weekend and was a bit full by Sunday nite!

Traci Suzanne Marvel said...

Oh how moving...thank-you so much for sharing. Wow~

Traci Suzanne Marvel said...

So beautifully moving~

C.M. Mayo said...

Magnificent! I especially loved your drawing of Rosie.

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Animals are SO trusting, and it is enough to open the heart of any animal lover watching these precious interations. I adore your work.

Lorraine :-}

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