Ah, that crazy time leading up to a ritual. As Senior Druid of Northern Rivers Grove, organizing the celebrations is often my responsibility. I embrace it, though it is quite an offering of time and energy. There was recently a conversation on one of the ADF groups about how ritual leaders feel following ceremonies. ManyContinue reading “A Pre-Ritual Prayer”
Between difficulties with our car, cleaning at home, and going back to work a few weeks early, my summer is ending before I’m ready. I have no right to complain, though. Life is relatively good, and the summer fun I did have was wonderful and exciting! And rather than mope, I try my best toContinue reading “Enjoying the End of Summer”
July is nearly here, and it promises to be bountiful! I’m grateful for the growth in my garden throughout June.
For the last decade or so, my Bealtaine celebrations have been punctuated by an explosion of green. Every year, I dance the Maypole, all the while taking note of the leaves finally reaching out in praise of sun and rain. This year, I did not dance the Maypole until the weekend after, but I spentContinue reading “First Bealtaine at Our New Home”
I felt stressed the last couple of weeks. Work has been a major contributor to that, but I also credit the extreme cold. It meant a lot of time inside, shielded from the sun. When the temperatures rose to the 40s this weekend (yay, heatwave!), I heard the call of the forest and needed toContinue reading “Sometimes I Just Need to Get Out”