Posted in Uncategorized

This is What Goddess-Inspired Permaculture Looks Like!

www.bealtainecottage.com

Enjoy this morning’s video, shot in the rain-misted splendour of the Goddess Gardens.

 

Please consider supporting Bealtaine Cottage by subscribing to the Bealtaine Cottage Good Life…link is at the top of this site. Blessings X Colette at Bealtaine Cottage

Posted in Angels, Bealtaine Cottage, Blessing, Cats, celebrations, Cottage, Country Living, Earth, Folklore, Garden, Inspiration, Ireland, Permaculture, Spirituality, Summer, Wild Flowers

A Magical Midsummer Morning…

Solstice morning at Bealtaine Cottage 2013Happy Solstice everyone…

Midsummer morning at bealtaine cottage, IrelandIn this special year of the return of the Divine Feminine…

Angel on Midsummer morningThere will be a full moon on Sunday, June 23…

Bealtaine Cottage on Midsummer morning 2013And it’s a rather special one…

Midsummer at Bealtaine CottageThe biggest moon at Midsummer

Bealtaine Cottage on Midsummer morningIt will not only be the largest full moon of the year…

Midsummer morning at Bealtaine Cottage...and MissyIt will also be the moon’s closest encounter with Earth for all of 2013.

Missy on midsummer morningThe moon will be at it’s peak on Sunday…

Bealtaine Cottage midsummer morningCelebrate this Solstice…it’s a rare one!

Bealtaine Lodge on Midsummer morningI’m heading to the ocean for a long walk along the Atlantic shoreline…

Midsummer morning at Bealtaine CottageMy Midsummer Treat!

Happy Solstice Everyone!

Bealtaine Cottage is also on YouTube…with over 110 videos about Permaculture, planting, growing and living.

Over 550 blogs from Bealtaine Cottage in the archives here.

Thank you for supporting this blog

Posted in Abundance, Bees, biodiversity, Earth, Garden, Herbs, Inspiration, Life, Permaculture, Spirituality

Manifestations of the Divine Feminine

Roses on the veranda at Bealtaine Copttage in June 2013Roses in bloom this morning at Bealtaine Cottage.

“As this era of masculine dominance comes to an end and a feminine understanding of life’s wholeness is included, we are beginning to experience a different world in which physical, mental, and spiritual well-being are interdependent.

We see the signs of this in the new age movement.

But the new age movement is often limited by its focus on individual well-being.

Our real concern is the well-being of the planet and the whole of humanity.

Central to this is the understanding that the physical world cannot be healed from a solely physical perspective, but requires a shift to an attitude that contains a multi-dimensional approach.”

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Roses at Bealtaine in June 2013Roses flower in abundance, grown from a couple of tyres…

These scented roses on the veranda at Bealtaine Cottage surround the image of Madonna and child, hand carved from wood.

The Divine Feminine is honoured.

poppies in bloom at bealtaine Cottage this morning

Poppies in bloom at Bealtaine Cottage this morning

Images of the Divine Feminine are found in all world religions.

A limited and patriarchal interpretation of the Creator, has given us a male figure, with the female as subservient.

Dominance of Nature and continuous war has ensued, with millions being slaughtered every century, in the name of the patriarchal god.

Pieris in an old bottom-less milk churn at Bealtaine CottageThis continues even today in these so-called enlightened times, with God being invoked continuously by political leaders!

Chives, Honesty and Lovage in the permaculture gardens of  Bealtaine CottageI reject this damnation of the Divine.

Herbs at bealtaine Cottage

Herbs in the permaculture gardens of Bealtaine Cottage

Not in my name!

This is why I plant and plant…

The realm of the Divine Feminine is allowed to manifest here at Bealtaine Cottage.

Abundance from Mother  Nature

Mother Earth is honoured in all that is planted.

Bealtaine Cottage in early June 2013Her voice is heard in all that grows here at Bealtaine Cottage, reminding us all of the sacredness of life and the oneness of humanity, as we listen to the gentle coaxing of the universal Mother.
Permaculture gardens of Bealtaine CottageIn this new, Aquarian Age, the power is shifting back towards a balance between male and female.

pealtaine Cottage permaculture gardensOld ways will, inevitably end.

What we put in their place is our own determining at this point.

Water garden in permaculture at Bealtaine CottageOne aspect of this change is learning to speak out courage from our hearts, by harnessing the power of intuitive living and reacting…we know when something is wrong!

Bee on perennial Cornflower at Bealtaine CottageBelieve in the belief that we are NOT separated from God.

We are all a part of the Creator, like this little Bee on the perennial Cornflower at Bealtaine Cottage this morning.

The postbox at Bealtaine CottageWe carry God within us and manifest the Divine in unconditional love,  compassion, nurturing, and protecting the life force of Earth.

Manifesting the Divine FeminineWe manifest the Divine Feminine by the good we do.

Bealtaine Cottage Feminine GardensDuring nine years of planting Eden into a man made monoculture, this message has become clear to me.

Bealtaine Cottage drivewayI dedicate the rest of my life to the continuation of this work, for, it is through our actions that the Divine Feminine is allowed to manifest.

 

Posted in Angels, Cottage, Culture, Inspiration, Ireland, Life, Permaculture, Spirituality, Thoughts

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.

bealtainecottage.com 039

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

Sustainable growing at bealtainecottage.com 014

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.

Sustainable growing at bealtainecottage.com 009

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.

bealtainecottage.com permaculture (18)
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.

www.bealtainecottage.com

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

*************

 

Subscribe…

Make a purchase…

Or even…

Thank you for supporting this blog

Posted in Celtic Mythology, Celts, Dogs, Imbolc, Inspiration, Life, Permaculture, Saint Bridget Cross, Spirituality, Thoughts, Uncategorized

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.

Posted in Childhood, Culture, Current Affairs, Garden, History, Inspiration, Ireland, Life, Personal, Spirituality

The Return of the Divine Feminine and Earth Healing.

For several thousands of years there has been a dominance of patriarchal religion.

The role of women has been greatly suppressed and undermined.

As a consequence, we have forgotten and been denied the sacred power of the divine feminine.

As a woman growing up here in Ireland I was taught that God was male and women were subservient at all times to the male.

The role of the feminine was diminished at all levels of society.

I recall my mother having to endure a ceremony called, “being churched,” after childbirth.

The RC church regarded my mother and all like her as being “dirty,” following childbirth and that only a male priest could cleanse her and make her fit for the world in which she lived.

Mother was not allowed to attend church until this ceremony had been conducted.

Imagine a world where giving birth to a sacred human being made one unclean in the eyes of God?

Without the divine feminine in our lives, we impoverish ourselves of the sacred meaning and divine purpose of being alive.

Without the divine feminine in our lives we lose our ability to heal, understand, nourish and empower ourselves and our world.

We allow the ignorance of patriarchy to diminish what we know to be sacred and special.

Without the understanding of the divine feminine we submit to chaos and fear.

The Earth and her inhabitants have had enough of chaos and fear…

Bealtaine Cottage is also on YouTube…with over 120 AD-FREE videos about Permaculture, planting, growing and living.

Over 1,000 blogs from Bealtaine Cottage in the archives here…check them out!