“Few humans see Fairies or hear their music,
but many find fairy rings of dark grass,
scattered with toadstools,
left by their dancing feet.”
– Judy Allen, Fantasy Encyclopedia
It’s Spring, which reminds me of past lives as a Celtic maiden playing hide and seek in the woods with friends and fairies, delighting in the discovery of a meadow of flowers, plucking handfuls of them to make herbal concoctions and a potion or two for safekeeping.
Times have changed and I like most of us, live in an overly domesticated suburban world, with only small patches and parks to remind me of my natural roots. Yet, at the first hint of Spring, I have to sink my toes deep into the green grass, to connect my auric fields back into the soft earth.
One evening several years ago, while I was out doing just this very thing, along with a bit of stargazing, I was greeted by the sweetest little bunny in my garden. As I stood there in the quiet of my backyard, I felt a stirring from deep within me, heralding the return of my creativity, fertility and sense of adventure. Above me the stars of my ancestors surrounded me with their love, reminding me that I never walk alone and here next to me, represented here in the form of this beautiful bunny, stood the goddess Ostara, inviting me to embrace the divine feminine and take a walk on the wild side.
Never one to turn down an invitation,
I opened my heart, body and soul
and joined in on nature’s dance for a few hours,
reveling in the silver light of the moon.
The next morning, I reflected on the ritual known as ‘Spring Break’, and how the word break means to end one thing and begin something new. Breakfast for example, means to ‘break the fast’, from being asleep and not eating, to awakening and eating, thus “breaking the fast”. In the same way, we follow a similar ritual with spring break, as we stir from the deep slumber of winter and emerge from hibernation and the cave of the home. We in this sense, like our ancestors, are breaking from the cold bonds of winter and entering a new cycle. This is why rituals were created, to mark the passage of time and the movement from one season to another or to memorialize a special event.
There are so many powerful rituals from the ancient temples that were used to connect with the fertile energy of Spring.
I mentioned the goddess Ostara earlier, do you know about her?
In ancient times, the lunar goddess Ostara was celebrated on the full moon, which followed the vernal equinox of Spring.
I teach about these ancient holidays and rituals in my Wise Woman Series of video course downloads.
In this particular video download course,
Wise Woman Lesson Three
The History of the Ancient Goddess Ostara
Ancient Customs and Rituals of Spring Equinox and Easter
How to Create an Altar that celebrates the Sunrise in the East
Working with the Elements
Springing Forth with Abundant Energy
Exploring the Maiden, Mother and Crone phases
How to Cast a Protective Circle and Work with the Arch Angels
What does an Arch of Light mean with White Light
Egg Dying and what the Colors of the Eggs represent
The Legend of how the Rabbit became the Easter Bunny
Using Rose Quartz in Spring Ritual work
Using Sound Therapy and Bells to Clear Energy
Why is it so important to
Connect Energetically with Spring you say?
Spring is the most optimum time of the year to raise the energy in the aura in order to open the heart chakra.
The heart chakra opens when the lower bodies are clear and the energy is ready to rise. We can do this with an Internal Spring Cleaning ritual.
Like the flowers of spring, we like all good things, bloom in time. Spring represents joy, hope, adventure and love. It is a time to play.
We are emerging from the restorative period of winter and are full of creative energy to express. If you have planted the seeds of thought and affirmation in the fall, you will now be prompted by your higher self from within on how best to take action at this time.
Enjoy, for all of nature is with you at this time, bursting with color and vibrant energy.
The world is a virtual feast of energy and your auric fields soak it up every day.
So throw open the windows, go on long walks, surround yourself with fresh flowers and best of all, go play.
Maybe even look for a fairy or two in the garden while you’re out and about. 🙂
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Choose your path from a variety of courses,
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where each lesson is introduced to the mind,
then experienced through the heart
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carried forth from one lifetime to the next.
It could be more accurately described to say that the information is absorbed within to gain new life,
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The goal of the Academy is to present the core concepts of universal wisdom. The teacher can be viewed as a gardener, planting seeds of knowledge in the mind of the burgeoning student. The student then contemplates and cultivates these thoughts so that the seeds grow and yield fruit. This is referred to as turning knowledge into wisdom, moving from information gathering into action by applying what has been learned into daily life.
As the student begins the process of knowing, (gnosis), and awakening, each step leads further inward, gaining momentum along the way leading into a rebirth of the soul, which alters the person on all levels. This experience is symbolized by the butterfly; it begins life in one form as a caterpillar and then engages in a transformative process – going within a cocoon and emerging as a beautiful butterfly.
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