Harvesting is under way.
This year more than ever sees an immense increase in the offerings from Mother Earth.
Blackcurrants are taking up much of my time over recent weeks.
Bag after bag is sealed and placed in the freezer to await further instructions!
Several hundred pounds of Blackcurrants from two original bushes…easy to grow and multiply from cuttings stuck straight into the earth!
Trees have put out a huge amount of wood which will be coppiced later in the year.
This beautiful, forgiving form of energy that aids the environment as it grows ready for use!
Masses of flowers with the resulting seed-heads…growing abundance that is now unstoppable.
Seeds that wing their way all over the planet to spread abundance in places I shall probably never gaze upon…the magic of life is impenetrable!
And through all this ceaseless activity, Sammy-Bear sunbathes and yawns the day away…
And deep within the Fairy Wood, magical afternoons turn into conspiratorial evenings.
The coolness of the Fairy Dell lends itself to long hot summer days, where the sanctuary of shade is a welcome relief from the heat of the day.
I am loathe to leave this magical place…
I think it my destiny to stay here and write the stories coming from the land.
My mother came to me in a dream recently, holding a book towards me with her name inscribed on the inside…I had promised her to dedicate the first Bealtaine book to her.
Mothers are immortal.
This consciousness we share with all life is there all the time, if we but listen!
I have come to believe in the manifestation of the Divine in all things.
Over the past ten years the Divine has manifested here at Bealtaine Cottage, in a most visual and real way.
For the first time I no longer have to imagine the Divine…I experience the mystery all around me in tangible, human and ethereal ways.
During the first few years here, growing Bealtaine from a land persecuted and dying from monoculture, I talked about permaculture and the wonder of it all…the regenerative qualities of this practical approach to caring for Mother Earth.
However, permaculture has led me further…
into the spirit of Mother Earth herself and beyond that into an understanding of the Divine Consciousness.
Those who follow Bealtaine Cottage have witnessed the transformation and the transformative power of compassion toward Mother Earth.
We all feel this consciousness.
However it is difficult to articulate, as it is not the third dimensional consciousness we are accustomed
It is rather on an emotional and feeling level that we know and love our planet.
Those who feel this connection are more at peace with themselves and in harmony with their spirit.
It is this harmony I feel at Bealtaine Cottage, which is so impossible to leave.
I sense a beginning, not an end.