I came to a little cottage in an unfamiliar place in the west of Ireland ten years ago… I was a very different woman then.
I had faith in patriarchal religion.
I ate meat.
I rarely questioned the matrix that was my life.
Much has passed.
Much of me is gone too.
The years here have seen a new woman emerge, one who would have been barely recognisable to me all those years ago.
Bealtaine has sculpted me, hollowed out the fear and uncertainty, re-shaping and moulding me into someone very different.
I have journeyed back to the Mother.
I now live my life to serve only the interests of Mother Earth.
I am ready and prepared to spend more time in meditative work, making a pilgrimage to the heart of the Goddess.
In order to be able to do this, I am directed to spend more time on the land, working and allowing my mind to free itself of all hindrances to free-flow energy.
I am to walk, work and let the Goddess in.
What began as a journey into Permaculture, has transformed and taken me deeper into the heart of Sacred Earth.
There is much for me to understand and connect with, for to be in communion with Mother Earth is what is imperative for me.
If you decide to continue this journey with me, I welcome you.
If not, then I bid you farewell…for my part, I have no choice.
I care deeply about her restoration to health and beauty and need to listen to her heart.
For this reason, I will continue to write about and photograph her beauty.
However, this will be on a once weekly basis, so as I can devote my time to listening.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated in supporting Bealtaine Cottage.