Trump and The Power of One

As many of you know, I am in the final stages of completing my first manuscript and so have been busy since early December in preparing this book for the printers in Dublin…no tax-dodging Amazon corporation for me! That’s not how I roll! As I began this final incubation, I  was reluctant to venture into the world of news, website or indeed have my attention diverted. However, I may have reluctantly refrained from communication, but lots of you have remained in contact via email…please excuse the brief, if any, replies I have provided, but then you know how busy I…

Loss of Soul

We live in a society and where darkness pervades our souls. We continually invent ways to avoid and escape the darkness…one of which is endless buying of consumer goods. Within our society today there is an illness that pervades all classes and levels of wealth, known as “Soul Loss.” It sounds like “Soul Less,” and indeed many people comment on aspects of our society that are indeed soul-less! Television programmes are more and more appealing to a lower denominator within audiences, especially reality shows that can be likened to much of the entertainment provided for the masses, referred to as…

Lunar Eclipse in Pisces Full Moon

I walked out tonight into the bright light of the full moon. We have, over the past few days, experienced a wonderful full moon and lunar eclipse. During this time we have been getting connected with our intuitive energies. Our ability to connect the head with the heart. Pisces is a very emotional and intuitive sign. We need to get ready for some big shifts in our lives. Processing painful memories can be very fruitful now. This is a positive time for people in general. It’s a good time to deal with issues and have an emotional clear out. The Lunar Eclipse…

In The End…

I know I should not have gone out today! I know in retrospect, on reflection, it was a mistake… I had already heard something on the morning news, a tail-end of some report…something about an animal being killed, and I thought, Oh gosh, here we go again! Anyway, what happened was  I decided to go into town, taking one of my grandsons into Sligo. Later on, I was waiting around for him to meet me at the car, when I decided to go into the Newsagent and see if I could get hold of one of the broadsheets for a good read! What…

Not Drowning, but Waving!

It was some time coming…but those of you who have followed the Bealtaine Cottage Magical Gardens site on Facebook are aware of the proliferation of material I posted on there. I was so passionate about spreading a message of optimism and love for Mother Earth, that I ended up with little or no time for the work I need to do here at Bealtaine Cottage! I write and photograph for two blogs, upload to FB and Twitter, make a video and upload that as often as possible…the most recent one was almost an hour long! I haven’t been able to…

Homelessness and Vulture Capitalism

Why has the government of Ireland allowed Vulture Funds to cash-buy over 60% of Irish property when we have a homeless crisis? A simple question. A simple tweet, made this morning, as I pondered what government is actually for… It concerns me deeply to imagine the almost two thousand  children who are awakening this morning in their homeless temporary accommodation…mostly Bed and Breakfast only hotels! I live in a comfortable little cottage, but grew up in circumstances not dissimilar to the homeless children of Ireland today, in that I was a child of an economically disadvantaged family.  This is what economic inequality looked like in Ireland 53…

Evolve or Revolve…It’s Time to Choose

I don’t know about you, but for the past decade or so I have felt a powerful force at work all round me. I have seen it too! It is a Universal force of such incredible energy that at times, I feel overwhelmed by it. This force has made governments tremble and grown men cry. It is unstoppable, all-consuming and, at times, can appear very frightening indeed. Mankind has tried to tame it, harness it, even destroy it. All to no avail. She abides… Have you heard her call? Are you listening? Her name is Earth. She is our Mother,…

The Greatest Peace Initiative of Our Time

This notion that man can, and should, have absolute dominion over the “chaotic” powers of nature and woman…is what ultimately lies behind man’s famous “conquest of nature” – a conquest that is today puncturing holes in the earth’s ozone layer, destroying our forests, polluting our air and water, and increasingly threatening the welfare, and even survival, of thousands of living species, including our own. Riane Eisler I was aware from an early age, through extensive reading and observation, that women have long been associated with Nature. Even the metaphor we use for our planet, ‘Mother Earth’, for instance…our nurturing Earth!…

Seedlings, Slugs and Political Shenanigans

On this beautiful day in the west of Ireland…Potting on seedlings, dealing with slugs and enjoying a bit of a rant! When something is not right, then it’s just not right! Please consider supporting Bealtaine Cottage