Grand Rising and Welcome! I have been absent for a few weeks as I needed a bit of time away to do some serious thinking about what I was doing, where I was going and what I ultimately wanted my life to look like. I have been struggling a lot lately with the questions of […]
The Beauty of Litha: Summer Solstice
This particular year, Litha (Summer Solstice) will be spectacular. According to Earthsky.org, the moon will turn new merely 9 hours after the Solstice on June 20th. At that time the new moon will sweep in front of the Sun, causing what is called an annular solar eclipse – a literal ring of fire. I’m a […]
GAIA SPEAKS: Ritual
Awaken, beloved child of mine! Daughter of Earth, Son of the Sun. Open your eyes to the East and greet the rising light. Open your breath Expand your heart in gratitude… For you are reborn, Each day, Anew. Awaken to the throb of life within you, To the beat of your heart. Your dreams as […]
Beltane has a long been celebrated due to its association with fertility and the success of agrarian cultures. In the northern hemisphere it is celebrated on May 1st (October 31st in the Southern hemisphere). It marks the halfway point between the Spring Equinox (Ostara) and the Summer Solstice (Midsummer).
Planning a Beltane Feast
Altar is set, now to plan the feast! The planning process is quite similar to planning the altar arrangement. First let us consider what Beltane is all about. We are celebrating the rebirth of spring. So any and all spring foods, wether cultivated, foraged, or caught, are a welcome treat. A traditional food we love […]
Building a Beltane Altar
Beltane is a time when many things can grow. Not only do we plant seeds in the earth, but in our hearts and souls as well. We dig deep to discover what crops we wish to grow in the coming seasons. Keeping this in mind, we begin selecting altar pieces and offerings. Being a mixed […]
If you have ever walked by a shop selling crystals or attended a gem & mineral show, you completely get the lure of beautiful stones. These stones are not just pretty. Each element and stone vibrate at a particular frequency. There are so many different types: Rough, tumbled smooth, fossilized, faceted… Stones and crystals come […]
I’m sure that you have heard of people talking about earthing. What exactly is earthing? Why is it important? It is incredibly important to understanding our physical, mental and spiritual health.
My Much Needed Daily Ritual
Especially in times such as these, I need something to keep me grounded to my path. I do this by practicing a daily ritual that I keep separate from my prayers and offerings with the family. I use two stones, some know them as Grandfather stones, to help me channel the energy I want and […]