One of the first creative activities of God was to play in the dirt.
It was through this holy activity that people first took shape; humans from the humis. As creatures made in the likeness of God, we have been imitating God’s creative example since. From children’s mud-pies to adult’s vases and chimineas, the human family has long known the powerful spiritual practice of creatively playing in dirt.
Potters will sometimes speak of how each or their creations is an incarnation of prayer, an intuitive act of consciously allowing Spirit to mindfully work through humble actions and skills of the potter in order to transform unshaped earth into new forms with new purpose.