Great Mother Rising…Ignoring the Tyranny!

I made a video today. I had every intention of talking on several issues, but found myself almost mute as I walked the woodland. A strange kind of afternoon, for there seemed to be little birdsong too. Silence appeared to be universal. This often happens after Samhain…though I know not why. For my part I’m inclined to go with the flow and whatever the Cosmos is channelling. There appears to be a ramp-up to conflict towards war happening in the world of Man…deliberate and dark. It grieves me. The elements of abusive and hate-filled Patriarchy, that has fuelled fear, horror…

Garden to Visit in Ireland…Unique…Permaculture!

Yesterday was a busy day for me as I worked tirelessly in the gardens, cutting, clearing and ensuring all the paths are open for visitors. I always carry my camera with me, so here are some of the shots I took on my walk around after I’d finished my work! It was a hard day, but, as you can see, well worth it. I continue today and will share pics later on! Love and Blessings XXX Colette at Bealtaine Cottage To arrange a visit to Bealtaine Cottage and the 3 acre Permaculture Garden created by one woman from monoculture land,…

Chevron, Unist’ot’en and Fracking

This morning, as it rained, I wept… I had been watching a short video made by the Unist’ot’en people in Canada. (I have posted a link to this below.) I wept as I listened to the dignified language of truth, simple and eloquent. I wept as I listened to the words of the Chevron representative, disconnected from the beauty, abundance and joy of Mother Earth. I gasped in disbelief as the Chevron men offered plastic bottles of water to the dignified Unist’ot’en people. Chevron attempted to enter unceded Unist’ot’en territory with a gift of bottled water and tobacco, seeking to…

Permaculture Works…A Ten Year Transformation!

Just over ten years ago I bought a derelict cottage standing on three acres of wet, rush-infested, north-facing land. This is how I transformed it, using only Permaculture and my own labour. See for yourself and share the magic! Year One…the pond and stream beds were dug and the water has flowed ever since! For the past fifteen or so years, Mother Earth has been communicating with us in a powerful and energetic way. She wants us to plant her, nurture her and most of all recognise her for the Great Mother she is. I heard her over ten years…

Returning Thanks

Saint Vincent de Paul is a charity that helps people here in Ireland cope with poverty. It does fantastic work, helping those in need pay bills, buy clothes and food and even keeping a roof over the heads of many. I decided to have a good clear out of things…clothes, books, trinkets, ornaments…all boxed up and off to the SVdP Charity shop. I am delighted that the cottage is lighter and the Charity has a little more to give. In turn, I often visit the same shop and buy clothes and occasional trinkets. It’s a great way of recycling, all…

Earth Art

I work for the Great Earth Mother. I feel honoured to capture images of her and post them through Bealtaine Cottage. I believe that more and more of human life will come to honour the Great Mother through these images. This is her Art…Earth Art. (These images were captured here at Bealtaine Cottage during the Winter of 2010) “Remain faithful to the earth, my brothers and sisters, with the power of your virtue. Let your gift-giving love and your knowledge serve the meaning of the earth. Thus I beg and beseech you. Do not let them fly away from earthly…

Forces of Evil

There is so much happening in the world at present that many of you are struggling to keep abreast of all the doom and gloom, with the war machine ramping up into full steam ahead and governments failing to really listen to the will of the people. Of course it is as much about money, power and control, as all the previous slaughter on this struggling little planet. Make no mistake, there are forces of evil at work…and they are ALL man made…there is NOTHING supernatural about them! The bigger picture is, as it always was, about life on this…

Into the Heart of the Goddess

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 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 the interests of…