The first week of July and there’s a feint scent of Autumn in the air this morning.
The morning brings a quiet and gentle beginning to the day, untouched by the continuing perplexities of man.
“Man has drawn artificial lines on the chest of the Mother Earth, which have no significance, except for the sake of war and clashes between countries. The soil seems to be the same, the trees the same, the grass the same, and the fragrance of the air, the smell of the earth the same.”
~ Girdhar Joshi
Yes it is…all the same…at most times hard to believe when one watches the circus of life on MSM.
Bread and circuses, but we all know and recognise real life.
It has a colour and fragrance all of its own.
“The earth is a mosaic, and most fail to notice the gossamer tesserae floating down from the realm of the mind that form its images of beauty and horror.”
~ Lawren Leo
Many of you are familiar with the tragedy recently encountered by Patrick and Jessica, both subscribers to Bealtaine Cottage and Bealtaine Cottage Good Life.
The surge of good wishes, prayers and healing energy that was manifested by all of you, through Bealtaine Cottage, has led to a nothing short of a miracle being experienced on the other side of the Irish Sea!
Patrick rang me this morning to tell me the wonderfully uplifting news!
I asked Patrick to email a little of what he spoke of to me, so I could share this wonderful news with you all.
These are his words…read and be inspired!
“I’d like to give you and your followers an update on how my partner Jessica is doing after her tragic accident on December 1st.
Medical professionals told us then, and have repeated since, that her head injury was ; ” as bad as it gets “, that they expected her to die , and if she did live , it would be with a great deal of impairment, and quite possibly in a vegetative state.
She has confounded their expectations !
She came home on February 3rd.
Medical staff would have expected, even now for her to be in a hospital bed and several months from discharge.
She visited the hospital last week, but as the lay member of an interview panel for a senior critical care nurse vacancy.
Doctors and nurses are now using words like ” AMAZING ! ” , and indeed ” MIRACULOUS “, to describe her recovery.
Jess has an amazing spirit.
She had so much to live for before the accident; we were planning a new life together , we were going to relocate to Ireland….. buy a smallholding … bring her horse and our dogs …. Live the GOOD LIFE !!
To get Jess back was like a lottery win, we remembered that you wrote that we should keep our dreams ‘warm’; and it was tantalising to think that maybe , just maybe ???
Well we did more than maybe.
We’ve gone ahead with the purchase of a smallholding at Hawksford Co. Roscommon!
We came over to Hawksford on April 13th and Jess saw our new home.
For the first time since the accident Jess was ‘alive’ , animated and herself.
You could visibly see recovery taking place!!!
We had to return to the U.K. after 3 days as Jess had medical appointments, BUT she left reluctantly!
We will have to use our new home as a holiday place until Jess’s recovery is complete, but then we hope to live there permanently and live OUR DREAM.
Thank you again for your, and your followers positive energy, love and support …. it really helped !!!
We hope to visit you soon at Bealtaine ; especially as we’re almost neighbours,
Patrick and Jessica xxx .”
I think I can safely add that we all wish you blessings, love and continued health XXX
Colette and all well-wishers and friends of Bealtaine Cottage XXX
Leitrim Animal Welfare Centre is a wonderful place for any unwanted dog or cat to end up…because 97% of these poor, abandoned animals are re-homed!
Today I visited Christine Coulson, the lady whose dedicated commitment to the welfare of animals in this part of Ireland, made the sanctuary possible.
Chistine opened this light of hope for the unwanted and stray cats and dogs, back in 1997 and has worked continuously, for the protection and welfare of abandoned animals.
Back in September, I held an “Open Gardens” fundraiser for Leitrim Animal Welfare Centre and raised 610 euros…thanks to all the friends and supporters of Bealtaine Cottage, who came from all over Ireland and sent donations from all over the world!
Christine has been quite ill over these past few months and was only well enough recently for this presentation to take place.
I’m sure you’ll all raise a glass with me, in wishing this great woman, good health, now and in the future.
Back in the cottage, I’ve been busy making cards.
The theme of hearts is compelling for me…drawn towards the heart as a symbol, not just of love, but of compassion, hope and trust.
Celtic designs are also a passion of mine…the intricacy of the knot-work fascinates and soothes.
Hearts and cats…inseparable!
And hearts and seeds, for the love of bees!
(I will be adding a little section to the top of the website especially for hand-made cards…X)
If you would like to join the workshop this coming Saturday, there is one place available due to a late cancellation.
The day will focus on creating raised beds, with a practical input on building, planting out and mulching.
We will also look at composting and shredding to create mulch. The programme includes
Morning tea/coffee & home-made cake
A Vegetarian Lunch
After tea/coffee & home-made cake
For further details please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Brigid was also a Celtic Goddess, who was venerated for protection of the home from fire.
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.
There is a Brigid in all who nurture compassion, hope, love and life.
These 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.
I 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.
This 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.
This 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.
Often 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.
The birds sing and bees buzz and all is well at Bealtaine Cottage.
The kitchen decoration is complete and all the other rooms are downhill from here in terms of work and upheaval.
This morning is one of those extraordinary moments in time, like the sunny happy days of 1930’s England…that’s what this morning makes me think about. It’s a kind of calm before the storm moment in time, I think.
This is a time of uncertainty.
We have been in a state of war for decades.
More war is on the horizon.
The only thing that makes sense is our connection with the Earth and each other.
We need to hold onto that.
We need to continue to develop and nurture those links.
They cannot be owned or taken from us.
No words in this video, taken this morning as the warmth of the day awoke Bealtaine Cottage…