The Only Guaranteed Hedge Fund with 100% Return

Bealtaine Cottage willow hedgeAs the world banks teeter on the brink of disaster and pension funds across the globe are held hostage to fortune, hedge fund managers duck and dive between commodities that promise the best return.

Bealtaine Cottage vegetablesFood is one of the biggest commodities.

Billions of dollars are gambled and hedged from one shipment of food to another.

Bealtaine Cottage home made breadThe media keeps financial reporting at the top of their somewhat twisted agenda and most of the time we, the audience, have not got a clue what they are talking about!

Funny, isn’t it?

Am I the first to openly admit this farcical nonsense?

So, what, exactly is a Hedge Fund?

Blackcurrant and redcurrant hegebealtaine cottage 008A hedge should be a multifunctional windbreak with lots of food varieties growing in it!

Bealtaine Cottage permaculture hedgeA permaculture hedge.

The only real Hedge Fund!

Bealtaine Cottage willow, beech and dogwoodsPermaculture is the reality of maximum biodiversity without the dysfunctional obsession to control…just facilitate.

Bealtaine cottage Permaculture hedgeA permaculture hedge facilitates.

It facilitates the need to slow down the wind and create a barrier.

Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture hedgesIt facilitates the needs of birds and wildlife in creating shelter, habitat and food.

Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture garden mar 2011 001A permaculture hedge has as many different plant and tree varieties and species in it as can be supported within that environment.

Bealtaine Cottage permaculture ireland march 2011 001This Hedge Fund will provide food in as many varieties as imagination and environment will allow.

Bealtaine Cottage Ballyfermoyle 044The perfect Hedge Fund that keeps on growing and returning 100% every year to you, your family, friends, wildlife, food pantry, spiritual and mental health well-being.

Bealtaine Cottage 11 Dec 10 022To look out on a winter morning and see the colourful stems of Ash, Plum, Apple, Dogwood, Willow, Spiraea, Blackcurrant and more is a midwinter feast for the soul.

How 13 can Change the World.

 Willow wreath at Bealtaine Cottage In ancient cultures, the number 13 represented femininity.

Full moon over Bealtaine Cottage IrelandThe number 13 corresponds to the number of lunar cycles in a year.

lughnasa at bealtainecottage.com 036Thirteen is also the number of menstrual cycles a woman has in one year.

The imposition of the Gregorian calendar by a patriarchal church, diminished the power of the feminine in more ways than one.

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It altered the way in which we regard the number thirteen.

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Thirteen is a highly significant female number, for the 13 lunar cycles are aligned with the 13 menstrual cycles of the woman.

 permaculturecottage woodland at Bealtaine CottageAs the Gregorian calendar was imposed, so the number 13 became associated with superstition and bad luck.

Mirror reflecting Gaia at Bealtaine CottagePermaculture Blog 024However, in reclaiming our knowledge of the Divine Feminine, we begin to see that 13 is a number that is very relevant and powerful as we awaken our consciousness.

April Bealtaine Cottage 2011 013The 13th Baktun signalled the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar.

April 2011 Bealtaine Cottage 00413 is regarded by some ancient cultures that can be found today, in Brazil, as a number that represents God.

I refer to the Coperos religion and the culture that keeps it alive.

Angel at Bealtaine Cottage  Permaculture March 2011 019In India, the number 13 is referred to as ‘Terah,’ meaning, your’s.

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Terah represents Karma in the spiritual sense and the fact that all belongs to the Divine.

Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture March 2011 047In June, 2012, there was a momentous Venus transit, as Venus moved across the face of the sun.

Many believe that this signified the return of the Divine Feminine and have felt strangely energized and empowered since that time.

Demeter, the Goddess at Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture March 2011 011There is a compelling desire among many to re-establish our connection with the Earth.  Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture March 2011 005This growing awareness of the number thirteen and the relationship of the number to women is more than just symbolic in the re-establishing of our relationship to the Earth…it is manifesting in the hearts and minds of many.

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It is worth re-calling the importance of 13 in the Christian religion, at the very beginning… for it was Christ who was the unifier, the one who joined the 12 disciples to make 13.

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13 is a unifying vibration, no longer to be feared, but to be embraced and understood.

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As the IMF Orders Ireland to CUT DOWN her TREES…A Dire Situation

Angels in the rain at Bealtaine Cottage

The rain is torrential.

I have just taken these pictures as the rain stopped.

Last year was very wet here in the west of Ireland.

Adaptation to the change in climate is under-way.

Raised beds are made and more are planned.

As I write, the rain has begun again and in between the sun shines.

Climate change is here.

Climate Change and weatherThe weather patterns are unpredictable in all except extreme weather expected!

Our governments should have instigated national tree-planting on a war-footing scale, with all available funds channelled into our life-boat…Earth!

Billions of £/$ for war as the killing of human beings continues and our planet slowly expires!

In a dire situation like this, we must take hold of the reins ourselves and plant trees, grow food and permaculture the lifeboat that is our planet.

Plant trees in IrelandHere in Ireland, where I live, the government is aware that Ireland has the least tree cover in the whole of Europe, yet is allowing the IMF to harvest all the trees in the National Forests, as part of the debt repayment nonsense that only disconnected bureaucrats could have concocted!

Nicholas Stern, author of the UK government-commissioned review on Climate Change in 2006, said, just a few days ago…”Looking back, I underestimated the risks.

The planet and the atmosphere seem to be absorbing less carbon than we expected, and emissions are rising pretty strongly.

Some of the effects are coming through more quickly than we thought then.”

He was referring to his report, The Stern Review, published in 2006.

Stern expected a rise in global temperatures of between 2 and 3 degrees.

Stern has changed his forecast…upwards saying that we are “on track for something like four “.

 Bealtaine Cottage stained glassStern goes on to say, “I think I would have been a bit more blunt. I would have been much more strong about the risks of a four- or five-degree rise.”

“This is potentially so dangerous that we have to act strongly.

Do we want to play Russian roulette with two bullets or one?

These risks for many people are existential.”

‘I got it wrong on climate change – it’s far, far worse’~Nicholas Stern

Bealtaine in June 2011 020There you have it…we are caught in an escalating situation of weather change that is impacting on our lives as I write.

Plant as if your life depends on it…because it does!

As a condition of the IMF/ECB/EFSF “Troika” loan for the amount of €67.5bn Ireland must generate €2 billion from the disposal of State-owned assets and companies. As part of this, the government has plans to sell off the harvesting rights to the states forestry for the next 80 years. The name of the state owned body is Coilte. This is the usual IMF privatise and realise policy enforced worldwide…profit being the main driver to assuage so-called national debt.

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It Looks Like Spring!

Toad in Bealtaine permaculture garden

The sun shone all morning and there was a hint of Spring in the air.

Mr Toad…not a real toad, you understand…caught the rays of the late winter sun and looked quite animated.

Spring is officially welcomed into the west of Ireland on February the 1st, Imbolc, Brigid’s day.

I would not be surprised to see it arrive early!

Certainly here at Bealtaine Cottage, the Daffodils are ready to open flower and Primroses are out.

permaculture tunnel at Bealtaine CottageClearing the polytunnel formed part of this morning’s work, one of the first dry, sunny  mornings in some time.

This involved scraping the weeds off the paths and composting them.

Then the top layer of last year’s straw was cleared from the topsoil and spread on the beds. it doesn’t take long and the result is worth the small effort.

I use an Oscillating Hoe, which although expensive to buy is a great investment, as it saves a lot of hard work.

The winter has been mild and most of the herbs in the tunnel have kept their leaves, with Fennel beginning to grow already and broccoli making a good show.

January in the permaculture gardens at Bealtaine CottageThe garden took on a mantle of life in the sunshine and the birds all appeared to be very lively.

A beautiful fox has made an appearance over recent nights and even sauntered along the front of the cottage in broad daylight yesterday morning.

I think it’s a vixen as I hear her calling at night from the hill of Ballyfermoyle behind the cottage.

sam playing in bealtaine cottageMeanwhile, indoors, Sam continues to eat, drink, play and sleep.

I make sure that little Flo stays in the lodge with Sam and Che, as being white furred and young, could fall prey to a very beautiful but hungry fox.

I lost a beautiful marmalade mouser called Ossian to the fox some years ago and it was a dreadful experience.

Bealtaine Cottage 001Flo is very territorial and chases all comers!

Jack, as you can see, is very hen-pecked by Flo…he always gives in!

Missy Cat and Weird Weather

A snowy morning at Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland

Last night the rain fell hard, in fact it rained in a thunderous fashion for around four hours.

Somewhere in the midst of the downpour I went to sleep, safe in the knowledge that with the heavy rain came the assurance of a snow free morning…I was wrong!

Bealtaine Cottage permaculture smallholding in the snowThis morning the ground was covered with snow and so it continues.

How this happened is weird to say the least, but then the weather systems across the world have descended into chaos…nothing is as it used to be!

missy cat at bealtaine CottageMissy cat is very reluctant to venture out this morning.

She is making protesting meows each time I open the back door, as though to say, “Shut the door, it’s too cold!”

Missy Cat, Director of Bealtaine CottageI obey, She who must be obeyed!

Would you contemplate crossing her?

She bites those who attempt it!

Multifuel stove in the sitting room at Bealtaine CottageI have lit both stoves in the cottage and resigned myself to a day indoors…apart from walking Jack.

Flo, on the other hand, takes her wilful self for as many walks as she decides to!

light a candle at Bealtaine Cottage IrelandAs always, I have lit a candle for those I pray for. It’s also a good way of being mindful of concerns and wishes.

The Craft room at Bealtaine CottageI have some Lavender Hearts to sew, so I will be kept busy for most of the day.

I hope you’re warm and cosy wherever you are!

The Great Turning

Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture, Lush AbundanceWe are at a transformational moment in human history.

This is the Great Turning.

This is a whole mindset of understanding that we are part of a living planet.

Rosehips at bealtaine Cottage permaculture In contrast to the Industrial Revolution, we are understanding that the sustainability of the Earth has been brought to the brink of utter destruction by our mindless greed.

Bealtaine Cottage December Permaculture pondWe need new ways of living and holding the land intact for future generations.

These ways must become deeply rooted in our newly acquired belief systems.

The primary belief being that we understand who we are in time.

That we are part of the Earth, and the Universe.

That we are one.

November Bealtaine Cottage permaculture pondFor the past eleven years, the transformation of one small part of the Earth, from impoverished land to living abundance, has taken place here at Bealtaine Cottage.

Missy at Bealtaine CottageAll who have made the journey here have been impacted by the energy that is spiralling from the land.

During this time I have changed the way I see life.

 Bealtaine Cottage moon rising over the permaculture gardensEntrenched belief systems have been shriven, in much the same way as the albatross was finally released from around the neck of the Ancient Mariner.

Bealtaine Cottage permaculture gardensWhat began as an experiment with permaculture, has become a journey of joy and synchronicity.

Bealtaine Cottage Nov 2011 024Synchronicity is a form of coincidence powerful enough to shatter the notion that material science has discovered all there is to know about the universe.

Bealtaine Cottage permaculture gardensIt was the power of synchronicity to overwhelm the rational mind that held significance for the Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung (1875-1961),  who brought the phenomenon to light.

April 2011 bealtaine Cottage 001Jung defined synchronicity,   as meaningful coincidence, effecting the breaking through the “rationalistic shell” of the modern scientific mind.

Plum tree at bealtaine cottage permacultureThe experience of synchronicity is articulated by many rational and educated people, who become aware that there is more at play in this world than what science can explain.

Missy Cat at Bealtaine Cottage“The Great Turning is a name for the essential adventure of our time: the shift from the industrial growth society to a life-sustaining civilization.” ~ Joanna Macy

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Masters of a Fraction of a Dot

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“Look again at that dot.

That’s here.

That’s home.

That’s us.

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On it everyone you love,

everyone you know,

everyone you ever heard of,

every human being who ever was,

lived out their lives.

14 aug 2010 008The aggregate of our joy and suffering,

thousands of confident religions,

ideologies,

and economic doctrines,

every hunter and forager,

every hero and coward,

every creator and destroyer of civilization,

every king and peasant,

every young couple in love,

every mother and father,

hopeful child,

inventor and explorer,

every teacher of morals,

every corrupt politician,

every “superstar,”

every “supreme leader,”

every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

~ Carl Sagan

Outside toilet at Bealtaine Cottage

That simple, yet profound realisation, became a fuel to energise all I do here at Bealtaine Cottage.

Bealtaine Cottage Valerian by the west gable wallPlanting and planting as if my life depends upon it…and it does.

Permaculture Bealtaine Cottage porchLiving close to the Earth, for she nurtures us all.

“Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner,

how frequent their misunderstandings,

how eager they are to kill one another,

how fervent their hatreds.

Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that,

in glory and triumph,

they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.”

~Carl Sagan

Aloe Vera at Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture Nurture the Earth, for there is no other.

Where does one begin?

I can’t tell you.

How does one begin?

With kindness, compassion and a generosity towards future generations.

The Collective Consciousness of Hope

Brigid Cross  Bealtaine Cottage Shop on EtsyFebruary the 1st is the feast of Saint Brigid.

Brigid was also a Celtic Goddess, who was venerated for protection of the home from fire.

morning sun at Bealtaine Permaculture Cottage Ireland is full of spring wells named after the Goddess Brigid, who held sway over them.

The Spring Wells are often seen as a portal to the Otherworld and a source of wisdom and healing.

Jack, the rescue dog at Bealtaine CottageThere is a Brigid in all who nurture compassion, hope, love and life.

Buddleia in bloom at Bealtaine CottageThese are aspects of the Divine Feminine and this is the Age of the Awakening of the Divine Feminine in all of humanity.

Governments are the trustees we elect…

They will only do what we allow them to… for we are many and they are few.

Empowerment rests within us.

This Awakening is speeding up through the medium of Social Media.

Rhubarb beds at Bealtaine Cottage Permaculture GardensI have observed the transformation of people, from being passive receivers of air-brushed, sanitized information through television, to actively engaging in exchanging information, comment and knowledge through shared social media on the internet.

Polytunnel at Bealtaine CottageThis is the beginning of the expansion of the Collective Consciousness.

Where once there was solitary repulsion towards what was wrong, there is now a growing movement of outrage.

Bealtaine CottageThis Imbolc I shall recall the legacy of Brigid.

There was a Christian Monastery built upon the sacred shrine of Brigid.

It went on to become known as a great European centre of learning and culture, that became instrumental in preserving the ancient learning and literature during the Dark Ages.

Ducks at Bealtaine CottageOften I think we are slowly emerging from the Dark Ages of Greed, Ignorance and Arrogance.

We are all sacred beings on a journey towards the Divine.

Permaculture gardens at Bealtaine CottageCompassion and Joy connects us all to the Divine.

Change is happening.

Hope abounds.