With the awareness that the bee population is dying out due to pesticides and diseases, the sight of this hero of the vegetation world delights me. She is the worker, …
Living a Life You Will Remember Licking a drop of honey from the tip of a thorn is an experience that goes way beyond just honey. Most of us live …
Beltane is the midpoint between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice, and is traditionally celebrated on May 1st. However, the astronomical midpoint is usually a few days later. While Beltane Day is very sacred to me, I also celebrate a whole Beltane season, which, for my personal practice, involves a fortnight of festivities centered on May 1st and astronomical Beltane.
Right now, we’re having to create community a bit more purposefully than we may have in the recent past. We can’t gather at Lake Wheeler or Umstead Park, or at a coffee shop or restaurant. Those of us who don’t like to talk on the phone are having to talk on the phone. Some of us have created cards or written letters and mailed them for the first time in years. We are learning how to make all the online meeting tools work so we can see and talk to those we love.
Don’t wish away the pain. Instead, slow down and carefully embrace it, fully experiencing it before it too is gone.
It is no surprise to anyone who has stepped outside anytime in the last few weeks that it is SUMMER! Midsummer is the celebration of the sun at its peak, the Summer Solstice.
Read one of our member’s reflection on Beltane as the holiday fast approaches
Liminal times are magical times, neither fully one thing nor the other, yet a little bit of both. It is the time when everything blends together, wet paint put to canvas ready to be brushed into a masterpiece.
A reflection piece from one of our members who follows the Heathen path
Speaking of Little Altars of Delight and Surprise, here are some fun places I found in Austin. Enjoy!