Posts Tagged ‘light’

MARCH! vernal equinox 2017

March 13, 2017

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I think this month is called ‘March’ because that is all we can do, especially if we are a band or a group or an army trying to get through the circle of the year.     Supplies put by in the autumn are running low.    Sure, the flocks have had babies and are growing on mothers milk,  but what about those mothers?  Certainly the days are longer, drawing equal again to the darkness.   but when a belly’s empty and the shit of winter is peeking out from the muddy snowbanks, it’s hard to care.

 

No food, no shelter, possibly with the wrong clothing, the troops have no recourse but to march. We follow the bird of omen toward where we hope against hope that the springtime, the first tender sprouts,  have already come forth.

 

A trout may have been frozen in place all the icy winter, but at the first trickle of current past its gills, awareness returns.  Trout face the current, minimizing energy expenditure, letting food morsels wash toward them.  At a suspicion of danger they dart in an explosive burst into cover of banks or branches.  They ‘spring’ fastest against the current! they do not drift in it overwhelmed, like dead things do.   The current detected assures them that they are alive.

 

It’s life or death time.   The Trail of Tears began in spring, a survival march in the face of oppression.   It seems as if absolutely everything that can go wrong at the Ides of March will do it.  Your toilet will clog.  The frameworks will rust though on your long-held plans.  You are free, all right, free to scavenge, free to march.  Sort through your life, so very alive and getting greener.  Pack up the best and travel on faith, because it will have to do.

 

Like the trout, just keep swimming.

 

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face of rainbow trout by Mike Savlen

 

 

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June Solstice Full Moon

June 16, 2016

A rare combination of events is on its way in late June, as the Full Moon appears on the same night as the June Solstice. A Full Moon hasn’t occurred on the same day as the Solstice since 1948, and this time, Slooh is here to broadcast it live.

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During the show, Slooh Astronomers, Paul Cox and Bob Berman, will be on hand to discuss the rarity of such an event, and what exactly it means when they both occur at once. We will also be joined by our friends at The Old Farmer’s Almanac who will present the fascinating folklore surrounding the June Full Moon and the Solstice.

cavalorn: Eostre: The Making of a Myth

March 31, 2013

cavalorn: Eostre: The Making of a Myth.  Wonderful three-part exegesis of the myth-making process in ‘New Age’ religion, including Druidry!

cavalorn: Eostre: The Making of a Myth

Happy holy weekend.

It’s high Summer: Do you realize?? – The Flaming Lips[lyrics] – YouTube

July 8, 2012

Do you realize?? – The Flaming Lips[lyrics] – YouTube.

The time of Lugh the Long Hand, practitioner of all arts, is upon us, in the midst of Leo, ruled by the Sun. This particular year there are excessive floods in some places and scorching drought in other. But upon the whole, Earth continues to spin. Those in Southerm hemisphere are welcoming back

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longer days. Here where my Grove is, the heat is at its peak, flowers bloom and wither, fruits swell and first harvest is upon us, as in the lovely video.

This year it feels too hot for Helgaleena to emulate a Burning Man. I will celebrate with a flame in my heart and wish to the sodden regions that they keep the candle lit.

Lesson 277: Infinite Peace

In the center of the rose
a diamond burns forever
larger than all the worlds
more brilliant than any sun.
In the Divine Heart
of the Beloved
Infinite Passion arises in
Infinite Peace.

– Jalal-ud-Din Rumi
(Translated by Andrew Harvey from A Year of Rumi)

Spring Cleaning yoga

March 11, 2012

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From Chakra Healing and Karmic Awareness by Keith Sherwood (2005 Llewellyn Publications, St. Paul Mn USA)  :

“Below you will find a series of commitments that will sever your links to non-physical beings outside your energy field… and will bring you in accord with the will of the Self as it emerges through your higher and lower mind. In addition, these commitments will safeguard your energy field from any further intrusions of non-physical beings by strengthening your boundaries on all worlds anbd dimensions, including the world of spirit, intellect, soul, lower mind, world of the chakras, and the levels of the splenic chakras.

If you know it’s appropriate to make these commitments and you know you will keep them permanently, then simply read the commitments below, repeat them out loud, and affirm, “I agree to these three commitments.”

The first is:

“If  I have given permission or inadvertently given permission for any nonphysical beings to be in my world of my spirit, my world of my intellect, my world of my soul, my world of my chakras, my world of my lower mind, my level of my upper splenic chakra, and my level of my splenic chakra, I revoke that permission now and permanently in the future.”

The second is:

“It is my desire and my will that all non-physical beings depart from my world of my spirit, my world of my intellect, my world of my soul, my world of my chakras, my world of my lower mind, my level of my upper splenic chakra, and my level of my lower splenic chakra now, and remain permanently outside them in the future. I want you to leave now.”

The third is:

My world of my spirit, my world of my intellect, my world of my soul, my world of my chakras, my world of my lower mind, my level of my upper splenic chakra, and level of my splenic chakra are my sacred space. It is my desire and my will that they be occupied solely by myself and the light of God now and permanently in the future.”

If you know it’s appropriate to make these commitments and you know you will keep them for the rest of your life, affirm out loud, “I agree to these three commitments.”

By making these commitments (it’s only necessary to make them once) and keeping them, you will be taking responsibility for your inner life and will be committing yourself to a life of personal integrity and truth.  In addition, you will be signifying your intent to put union with the Self (god, universal life force) above the needs and desires of the mundane world which emergeexclusively from your individual mind and ego.

Many people before you have made these commitments and have experienced an immediate shift in their condition, as prana– which had been blocked and prevented from radiating freely by subfields of qualified energy and non-physical beings– is set free…Although you may not have been aware of the cause and effect relationship between non-physical beings within your energy field and your internal state of well-being, the fact is that non-physical beings integrated into and feeding from the individual mind and ego are the greatest cause of human suffering.”

More information on Keith Sherwood is available at onewholelove.com

Helgaleena knows it is theseason for spring cleaning. In order to get anything in the external world accomplished, I needed first to do something about my personal condition. I dig out of the accumulated piles of exfoliated skin cells and dust bunnies and discover there is air warm enough to fling open a window or two. I spring forward.

If your personal domestic space is better order than mine, perhaps you are ready to journey forth to new dimensions. Bon voyage.

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Special Samhain Treat

November 1, 2009

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This is a link to where I have uploaded the latest issue of the Druid Inquirer, a free offering from the Reformed Druids of North America.   http://rdna.info

Mike put it in a members-only Yahoo group, RDNAtalk, instead of the usual place, but I’d like to get it to more viewers.

The occasion is that 1) Mike the Fool’s website is migrating away from Geocities this month so they aren’t available there until his new ‘org’ site is established,

2) it’s damn good, as usual, and pertinent to some of the ethnocentric squabbling I have been stepping in at Usenet’s alt.religion.druid

3) Dark Roast Press went into the erotic romance end with
Samhain’s Embrace by Jesse Fox,  (out of print, 2014)
as well as the all-ages horror business with Chris Newman’s
Tales from the Uprising,
and AP Miller’s
All Hallows Eve.  (out of print, 2014)
So I am in the mood to share.

http://www.darkroastpress.com   New Dark Roast link

What would the ancestors want? is one timely question that arises in us now. They mainly want us to keep our DNA going, I reckon. But what else?

That has been tossing like salad in my head as I reread George Orwell and the Stargate Chronicles of McMoneagle.  And I hope it won’t be too costly to inter what is left of me when the time comes.  I do want to be recycled.