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June means letting go of Spring

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Sliding into Summer So the cycle is moving onwards once again and we are leaving the distant memory of spring behind us. Winter is but a word that echoes in our mind and we are about to embrace the full embodied swing of her movement into her jubilee of journey within season. Summer is enticing us forwards and we sit on the liminal aspect of waiting. So as we sit within the anticipation of the time to come it’s a great time to be looking within at all we planted to shoot within the spring energy, it’s time to reflect within the haze of the heat rising of where you sit in your energy, do you give to much out? Do you feel drained or exhausted? Are you giving enough time to the self everyday to fulfil all you are seeking? This is the time in the season to begin looking outwards and into the spaces of where you want to move into and what it will take to get you there. You may have to release and let go of things that no longer serve you purpose. Those things, people, habits that hold

Feeling the energy of December as it weaves open new doorways and deepening magic.

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  December has arrived in full on “Here I am mode!” I’m still kicking back in the reluctant summer, heart in July and head in the now. So it’s interesting to be in one place and another space at the same time. However what is consistent and what has been consistent for months is the keeping the head above water and struggling to find foothold. Not only upon a human path but also a spiritually and magical one. It’s been time of deep testing hasn’t it? Either physically or soul level and how many times have you silently decided to throw in the towel as its just to flipping hard to continue? I know there have been a couple of times of recent times I have struggled to see the point as the path just weighs heavier than of other times. We have been called to action, I feel I was called so many years ago which feels to early and now we at the moment of being counted It all feels to exhausting to carry forward. I just keep hearing this continuous whisper that all is shifting at Solst

Did you make it to Novemeber?

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November energy 2021 So mid November looms and I don’t know if you feel the same? But I feel that I have missed a large chunk of the year. I feel that I never truly woke up from last winter’s grip in February and stayed semi asleep! Anyone else feel they have been on auto cruise for most part of the year? If like me the answer is yes, then also like me you may feel that you are slowly coming round and waking up, becoming more aware of your surroundings, even though shocked that we are now in very late autumn (as late as it can get) and a bit miffed at having missed out on spring and summer and the early parts of the autumnal joys. So what’s going on with this slumber of being? It seems to be affecting some more profoundly than others, although a majority are feeling it so some degree. For those of us who are ineptly attuned to energy and it essence it’s been a time of realigning, of looking deeply at what is needed and required to bring about deep resolute energy to the earth’s mat

Surviving September

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  Well as we find ourselves at the back end of September and having passed the Equinox, it feels like a survival of the fittest to have made it though these brutal shifting energies. Wow what a ride! Did you make it through? I seem to have been constantly talking, writing and sharing about the turbulence of the cycle and how it is so out of balance. Yet she hit us right when we didn’t expect it with a disproportionate blow right as we shifted through the time of balance at the Equinox. The very nature of the seasons is battling against itself and we are feeling it at a core level. The anxiety and stresses of September have just been so unbalancing. Thrusting us out of alignment to all we know and have held onto as a place of security. She has ripped off our band aid we have plastered over the self to hold us together throughout 2020 and its harshness. With no notice or care for all we have built and surrounded the self with. So here we are just a few days into the new month, and we

Well! Just what is going on?

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  Well! Just what is going on? Is the world going mad? Or is it just unmasking the the undertow of currents that have always been hidden? That society has pushed aside and refused to accept is there. Kind of like the ‘mad’ Victorian relative that nobody spoke about! It’s like all the social masks have suddenly been ripped off all at once! I’ve always been an observer, maybe in my younger years I was a bit more hasty to speak, but time has taught me that once the filter has been engaged to off its better to steer myself and the truth it holds away from the falsehood of society ‘Norms’ So I have been quietly watching the response to the Pandemic we find ourselves within since the beginning of the year, it’s been an interesting watch as ‘new’ groups have formed in uprising. There have been the obedient ones who have followed the rules doggedly to ensure their own wellbeing and that of others. There are those who push the boundaries a little but soon step back in line. There are thos

Harvesting and making Rose Hip Syrup

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    Harvesting and making Rose Hip syrup. As the season of autumn is gathering pace, the lands are offering their fruits so early this cycle. The hips are ruby red and plump to the touch, so many are already falling to the ground. It’s just so very early this year, but if we wait any longer we will lose out on this rich nutrient valued treasure. Its custom to gather them after the first frosts, as it activates the richness that hold in vitamin C. So this year I will simulate the process by a quick time in the freezer to bring that arctic blast to their being. So this weekend I spent the time (along with my trusty tall helper – Husband) at a beautiful nature spot that is nestled alongside a stream that babbles and flows. The Rose Hips (Rosa canina) grow on the streams banks and entwines through the Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) which is also abundant in Sloes. As I gather them I listen to the sound of the running water and the Robin chirping in the crown of the trees, and thin

Embracing the energy of September

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  So the cycle turned, rapidly here in the south of the UK. I woke on the 1 st of September and it was as if the Great Mother had turned down the thermostat over night, it had gone from summer warmth to autumnal chill overnight. So many of the hedgerows are abundant with the red berries of medicinal and nutritional value, yet some are already going over, the hips are all ready starting to fall and I usually wait for the first frosts before gathering, but this year I am having to harvest them now and will simulate the cold by popping them in the freezer for a few hours. We must always go at her pace and this year it feels it has been a frogmarch to keep astride hers. I am actually looking forward to the slower, darker and colder months for that momentarily pause she offers outwards. Yet this time also offers the time of deep introspection, a time of clearing the decks as it were for the storms ahead. To batten down and to let go of the ballast that will hold us down when we need to

A deepening of being

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  How are you? Now how are you really? There is such a shifting energy currently it’s really hard to truly know how the self is. One day it feels like we are up then the next we are back down and it feels further than before. A true yo-yoing of being. It’s exhausting and and exhilarating at the same time. It’s vital in the now that we support the self and its needs with fresh and vital nutrients, gathering locally from our local farms and providers of fresh produce. To eat seasonally and to cook and process the foods as swiftly and as naturally as possible. I have been foraging fresh fruits from the hedgerows to turn into autumn and winter tonics to support the immune system in the darker months. Making balms for aching joints and and thinking ahead with the four thieves oil that will help to keep illness at bay. So now is the time to begin to ready for the winter months that are beckoning here in the UK and to fully ask yourself how are you? Listen to your true answer an