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A Rite of Passage

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A mighty storm rages around Bealtaine Cottage as I write.

The morning is filled with roars and whoops of wind as it smashes in from the Atlantic Ocean, enveloping the land with angry energy.

www.bealtainecottage.comThe gable end of this little cottage faces into the west and the worst of Nature’s wrath.

The trees slow it down, calming and sifting its robust anger.

I sit by the table near the window on the north-side, occasionally glancing out when the tempest noise rises.

cropped-www-bealtainecottage-com-0341.jpgOver recent days, the need to be with my mother has taken over, as she gently leaves this world, moving and shifting in little caresses of energy, back, towards the Divine.

cropped-0056.jpgHer rite of passage will be completed sometime very soon.

I have watched her quiet dignity hold sway over the comings and goings of support staff, family and friends.

My Mother greets her final journey safe within the home of my brother, her first-born child.

Her bedroom, where she grows smaller, like a womb, comfortable and quiet.

cropped-www-bealtainecottage-com-0162.jpgThis week has been filled with indescribable emotions, but all relating to love.

During this time, my computer has gone on the blink and I have been unable to write and post as I need to…

I need to write… and having a fully functioning computer, that I can use in the warmth of the little lodge, where I over-winter by the wood-burning stove, will be comfort itself.

This will be the beginning of a portable Bealtaine Cottage too, as I will be able to write and post wherever I go.

I am grateful for that!

Thanks and blessings to you, my generous friends!

old pictures saved by Dylan 4421My mother in the early days of Bealtaine Cottage, surrounded by animals, her grandson and magic in the gardens.

This is where some of her lovely energy will be found, for me, in the coming days.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI found my father here after he passed and came to understand that energy does not disappear…we simply have to re-focus our eyes and listen with our hearts to recognize it. (Mum and Dad, on a visit to Bealtaine about five years ago. I took them to the top of Kilronan Mountain!)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Celts believed in the Transmigration of the Soul.

Living at Bealtaine for almost ten years now, I have come to understand that belief.

Death is not the end, but a Rite of Passage.

Blessings and thanks to you all XXX

(My Mother passed away this morning. I spent yesterday with her.)

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For The Time Being…

Bealtaine Cottage Website is experiencing difficulties.

My computer appears to be on the blink, refusing to accept uploading of photographs and crashing at random.

Until the situation is resolved in some way, perhaps even a new computer (Second-hand, that is), Bealtaine Cottage will remain outside of the web.

A second-hand laptop will suffice, average cost of 250 euros.

If you feel able to help…

An update, today, Thursday 23 of January…target reached!

Blessings and thanks to all, including:Tracy Kruse at Goldkisses Art, Peter Hussey, Polly Perkins, Wanda Gibson, Jo Jeffery, Rosemary Fandel, Energetic Connection, Hippy Hound, Noel Cronin, Karen Williams, Nadine Touzet, and Deborah Hockney.

I  am now  able to buy a second-hand (guaranteed for 12 months!) laptop  this weekend!

 I am so very happy, because I need to keep writing, especially at this time, as my darling mother is passing, slowly but surely on her gentle way.  Mum loved Bealtaine Cottage and found great healing here. I am so glad that many of you feel the same …Blessings XXX