Midsummer Rising

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland :
Farewell Bealtaine! Rising on the last morning of Bealtaine and looking out the window of the lodge to be greeted by mist and sunshine. The heat of yesterday rose in a mist over the valley and mountains beyond. Rising towards Midsummer is a most magical time in the west of Ireland. Between the rain and the sun, the jigs and the reels, the land has grown a mantle of green. Festivals are held in every village as birds, from thousands of mile away, fly low over the feeding grounds of this small island. Midsummer…

A Simple Life

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland :
This is a real sofa bed. It’s a bed, with a cover and lots of cushions. I needed another sofa in my sitting room. Simple. No fuss. Looks good and is inter-changeable. Cost: zero! Most of what I have in my home cost zero. Like this fancy mirror above the mantle piece…born from broken mirrors and turned into a mirror mosaic. Cost: zero. The mantle piece cost 50 euros in a second-hand furniture shop. The simplicity of living, almost cash free, is liberating and allows one to appreciate everything that comes ones way. Like…

Crystal Energy

For millennia, ancient peoples have harnessed the power of crystals, using this power to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages. This was done to  facilitate the free flow of throughout the body. I have used crystals for many decades and especially here at Bealtaine Cottage. You will have seen crystals whirling from trees across the gardens and hanging in windows around the cottage. I have always been aware of the power of crystals in bringing energy, especially the free-flow of energy to my own environment. On a cellular level, our bodies and quartz crystal are both made up of mineral silicon-dioxide. Because…

The Need To Be

Originally posted on Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland :
There is a growing consciousness of need in humanity today. There is an urgent need to be close to the Earth. Many of you feel this most powerfully. Many of you are seeing the world for the first time…with eyes wide open, almost startled by the immense beauty of it all. The vibration of the planet is rising and has been doing so for several decades now. With this rise in vibrational energy comes the Awakening of Humanity. Do you feel the joy of being in Nature?  Invocation Gaia, you who cradle uranium and…

Open Day in May

The May 1st celebration is cancelled. However, don’t fret, as there will be an Open Day and Picnic in May for subscribers to Bealtaine Cottage Good Life. The event will be posted, with a week’s notice (to avail of good weather). Subscribers who register for this event will be able to bring friends and family free! Most of you are familiar with Bealtaine Cottage. Bealtaine Cottage is FREE to all, as it has been for the past five years.   With over 1,000 blogs and 4,500+ photographs, Bealtaine Cottage continues as a FREE to access website. As a way of supporting the…

Earth Day at Bealtaine Cottage

Photographs (18 exclusive photos taken today) from the gardens of Bealtaine Cottage on EarthDay 2016. Words from the Earth Day network…on Bealtaine Cottage Good Life. We are now entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action. In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channelling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, we continue to lead with ground-breaking ideas and by the power of our example. And so it begins. Today. Right here and right now. Earth Day is more than just a…