Greetings to all this Beltain! May your cattle be blessed
with health and increase many fold for the sustenance of
your tuaths and tribes. Yee-haw! Get along little doggies.
I know Beltain is not the usual time of reflection, but
spiritual matters have been on my mind of late. I?ve been
on this journey through the Sacred Grove for near 50 years
and following a Celtic Path for six years. The following is
some of what I?ve learned so far??.
Embrace ambiguity, we live in a universe of subtlty and
shading. Our existence is not black or white and simple
answers do not always solve complex issues.
Nurture your yearnings. Our longings keep us moving
through life, make sure you hunger for the spiritual and
emotional, not the material.
Accept your adversities and walk through them, you will
emerge stronger. If help is offered on the way accept it
with humility, this honors those who give you comfort.
Nature permeates everything, even the concrete canyons
of the Metropolis. She is with you even when you can
not perceive Her. But if you open yourself to Her she will
manifest herself to you, even as a wild flower blooming
from a crack in the pavement.
We are integral to the Oran Mohr and cannot be separate
from it. We exist within Creation and it exists within us,
seamless and fluid.
Creating with our hands is a form of prayer. Practicing an
Art taps us into the great flow of the Creative Force and
brings us to a meditative state aligned with the Creator/s.
Imbas comes with ease.
Beltain arrives today in south Texas wet and very cool,
behind an arc of loud thunder and bright flashes of lightning.
I will pause from my weekend chores to breath the ozone
of the rain and express my happy gratitude for this blissful
cool air. Summer is soon here, we steel ourselves now to
endure until Samhain.
"woven into and through each other"