Heart Awakening…

“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold […]

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The Walls are Alive, The Cottage Breathes…

Morning at Bealtaine, infused with tasks and rituals as the hands on the clock move towards midday on this last Thursday of September. There was a full moon last night. This was the true Mabon or Equinox moon, casting light through the trees that surround the cottage, illuminating the landscape, lighting the way. The air […]

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Old Year’s Night…Celtic Samhain

Between two worlds, that of Summer and of Winter, rests Samhain.  Samhain, (pronounced “Sow-when”) is the most important time in the Ancient Irish (and Celtic) Calendar. The time of Samhain starts at dusk, when the light and dark are in balance. This was never regarded as a time of death, but a time of incubation […]

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Goddess Harmony

“The symbol of Goddess gives us permission. She teaches us to embrace the holiness of every natural, ordinary, sensual dying moment. Patriarchy may try to negate body and flee earth with its constant heartbeat of death, but Goddess forces us back to embrace them, to take our human life in our arms and clasp it […]

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Unseen

“I don’t just use yarn from a store. I buy old sweaters from consignment shops. The older the better, and unravel them. There are countries of women in this scarf/shawl/blanket. Soon it will be big enough to keep me warm. ” ― Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls I love that quote. Her words sum up for […]

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Earth Consciousness…A Portal to the Divine

Harvesting is under way. This year more than ever sees an immense increase in the offerings from Mother Earth. Blackcurrants are taking up much of my time over recent weeks. Bag after bag is sealed and placed in the freezer to await further instructions!  Several hundred pounds of Blackcurrants from what was only two original […]

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As We Awaken…

The weekend lies ahead. My Connemara visitors have left…sad to wave off such great folks! Missy and Che are both fed and pampered. The Tea cups are washed and stacked on the draining board and the last of the muffins packed away into the freezer…for if not I would surely eat them…well, I may share […]

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The Mayan Calendar, 2012 and the Shift in Consciousness.

Missy contemplates the day. Hyacinths emerge from their winter slumber into the delicate light of a very early Spring morning. This year, on December 21, 2012, the Mayan Calendar’s 13th Baktun cycle will end. Many prophecies for this date state that the world as we know it will also change. According to one interpretation of […]

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