Essentials

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Hello you,

How is it all going? Has the Autumn started in your neck of the woods yet?


As I wistfully look at the weather in Florence - still 30 degrees C and sunny - and look out of my window (gale force winds and rain), I am taking stock of this Summer's Harvest.

Saturday is the Harvest Full Moon and if you are interested in this kind of thing, then sign up for my Full Moon email? Here is the link www.baya.ie/fullmoon


I have been working on this for the past week or so. What, with the w…

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Wishing for the Moon

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Hello you,

How are you doing? I mean, what with the droughts, the monsoon, the electricity, the fuel, the.... just fill in the blank space. Do you ever want to put your hands on your ears and beg the endless stream of things to be worried about to stop?

I certainly do and was toying with the idea of doing a series of EFT tapping Masterclasses for anxiety relief.

You know, show you how you can tap and help yourself think again and manage the legitimate anxiety better.

Then, I thought again.

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Lamas

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Hello you,

How is it going? How has July treated you? Is your summer all that you want it to be? If it is, take time today to mull over what has been happening and if it is not, then all is not lost, we have another four weeks of summer to come.

 

Lamas is the celtic festival of the first harvest, the grain harvest. I know that we also celebrate the harvest on 21st September but that is a different harvest altogether. The Autumn Equinox is the hedgerow harvest, the harvest we preserve to feed…

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What are you releasing?

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Hello you!

How have you been? I am just back from Italy and I am full of sunshine and the sea. Back to the grey weather of Ireland with a heart full of joy and hope.

So I thought we would spend a bit of time talking about The Dark of the Moon.

We are often aware of the New Moon and the Full Moon but rarely pause a minute between the two as we launch ourselves into the next planting of seeds or the next harvesting of the seeds we planted last time.

The Dark of the Moon, when the moon is hidde…

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Full Moon - Endurance

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Hello again,

Here I am, still with my pullover and winter socks on as the weather is not improving over here in Ireland. And it is now June 14th and the Summer Solstice is on its way with yet again more fires to jump and more dancing outside. I don't see this happening any time soon here.

So, I got to thinking about ceremonies and rituals, traditional ones, ones that it is said our ancestors performed.

Well, between Beltane (First May) and the Summer Solstice (21st June) there were outside ce…

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Summer?

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What are we today? I stare out of the window of my office at the grey sky and the eternal drizzle, I tell you what, we are not at the start of summer, nowhere near.

Here in Ireland the cold winds still blow and our kitchen garden lags behind previous years. I feel so sorry for my tiny baby courgettes!

And I know in other parts of the world the temperatures are already higher than last year and the droughts are getting worse.

It is all changing and I HATE CHANGE!

Which is kind of why I am wri…

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG

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Dear Reader,

Before I forget, I have a favor to ask. if you like my musings, would you scroll down to the bottom of the page and sign up for the blog updates? It would help with my new plans and would keep you in the loop. I promise I won't bombard you with emails. I hate that.

Back to the matter at hand.

Have you noticed how we seem to not be able to imagine a future, an alternative to the life we lead these days?

How our deepest desire is to return to "normal", which means basically return…

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The Crone

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When I turned 50, dear Readers, my friends in the Goddess world told me that I was at the time of The Crone.

I remember my horror!

Me, a Crone? I was not ready for this, no siree, not me, absolutely not!

 

In the Celtic tradition, there are three ages to women.

The Maiden (or young girl)

The Mother (pretty obvious category but leaves out all the women who for some reason do not have children)

The Crone (post menaupose)


That's it. These categories, I rather suspect, were invented by men…

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So many seeds - Imbolc 2

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So, I did indeed get all my packets of seeds out. They were hidden in all sorts of unlikely places. I put them all on the kitchen table, the whole pile of them. You can see how many there were in the photo. 

Some of the packets were a bit damp, others, well, the truth is, most of those packets were out of date.

Not by a year or so, no, by 5 years at least. One of them was dated 2016!

 

I was astonished and decided to use EFT, my old friend, to try to unravel what was going on.

It is the way…

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