Another Trip Around The Sun!

My birthday has passed. It was a wonderful day and here I am in a new year of my life, another journey around the sun! It’s been an extraordinary journey so far and, as usual, it’s been a wonderful time for casting the occasional, cursory glance over my shoulder to the past. To this end, I have recalled many aspects of my relationship with my parents, especially in my younger years, realising more and more just how wonderful they both were! When one is in the thick of it all it’s sometimes very hard to see the people behind the…

So Grateful

Mother Earth is thriving. Her abundance is nothing less than magnificent. Everywhere on this land She thrives. I have found a great many Cherry Trees She has seeded and grown over the past two years, but have remained hidden in the general mayhem of Spring and Summer, only to be discovered this year as Spring seemed to struggle and lag behind, so allowing me to see. It is simply delightful to behold. The mother tree was planted by me a mere 13 yrs ago and already she has brought forth abundance. This Field Maple is bearing fruit this year and…

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,…

Midsummer Vigil

The wall is silence, the grass is sleep, Tall trees of peace their vigil keep, And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world. ~Ida Rentoul Outhwaite And as the seasons come and go, here’s something you might like to know. There are fairies everywhere: under bushes, in the air, playing games just like you play, singing through their busy day. So listen, touch, and look around — in the air and on the ground. And if you watch all nature’s things, you might just see a fairy’s wing. ~Author Unknown  I…

The Magical and The Sacred

It is a rare thing…to be lost for words. A day in Autumn that changes one perspective on life and the meaning of it all. Where shall I begin? Perhaps where I started, this morning, camera in my dressing gown pocket and mug of hot coffee in my hand, traipsing out in rubber clogs onto grass saturated with morning dew. Or maybe, a little earlier, as this year began, immersed in deep sadness, as my mother made her own journey back to the Divine. But the Wheel, as they say, turns and the beauty of the Sacred overcomes the grief…

The Need To Be

There is a growing consciousness of need in humanity today. There is an urgent need to be close to the Earth. Many of you feel this most powerfully. Many of you are seeing the world for the first time…with eyes wide open, almost startled by the immense beauty of it all. The vibration of the planet is rising and has been doing so for several decades now. With this rise in vibrational energy comes the Awakening of Humanity. Do you feel the joy of being in Nature?  Invocation Gaia, you who cradle uranium and the rose in your arms– in…

Celtic Spring

A weekend of storms has settled into sunshine and showers. The funeral of my darling Mother is over. The future for those she left behind has re-started. A lovely calm has descended upon Bealtaine Cottage. I returned on my own last night, preferring to spend time alone. The evening was filled with lighting stoves, making tea and feeding pets. My mother was a great pragmatist, being a war-child…she was adept at knuckling down, to doing what had to be done! So, it’s easy for me to follow suit. The next few weeks are going to be very busy, as there’s…

Eight Ways To Live a Better Life

This is not a check-list. It is not about ways to recycle or buy greener energy. There is enough advice out there for you to check out. Lists are good for remembering things in a hurry and ensuring everything is done, completed, bought… This is simpler and permanent. It is what I have learned about living as lightly as possible on this beautiful Earth. These small bits of advice are not in any particular order, but as I think of them and how they have made a difference to my life… *** Re-claim and nurture knowledge. Talk with older, wiser…