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It is a time to set yourself free from what mentally has been holding you back. We have stamina and sustainment for life and it’s offerings. Looking toward the future, making new plans for your job and home life. Creating specific goals for health and conducive living day to day. You can heal on an in-depth level body, mind and soul. This is a reset button, it’s been a painful process but now it’s time to change course to continue goals and fulfill your purpose. 

How to plan ahead:

  • Determine what you want
  • Pros & Cons
  • Detect your Likes | Dislikes
  • What is Real, Hypothetical, or Dramatic
  • Worst case Scenario 
  • Best case Scenario 
  • Possible Actions  

Beltaine

Beltaine

by Tara Sutphen

Beltaine is the “Celebration of the Light”,the light time of the year. The dark time being remembered by Samhain. May 1 is the day in the middle of the spring and the summer equinox’ (15*Taurus). May Day is the time for love and the happiness of summer on it’s way.

Beltane | Beltaine is a celebration of the union of souls, The union of minds, and the union of bodies. The earth mother calls her progeny to replenish the earth. Flowers decorate hair and everywhere. Maypole ribbon dances, with two circles interweaving around a decorated tree or pole, clockwise dance circles. Bonfires or candles to spark the sacred fire of union and fertility.

Druids and Pagans raised the Beltaine fires on hilltops on May Eve, the fires were lit in order to bring the sun’s light down to earth. Earth awakening from it’s long winter nap and the flowers are in bloom and frolicking abounds. Joy alights your body, mind, and spirit, the colors become brighter, you see the best in everyone, casting away all worries and doubts you collected over the winter time.All nightmares become daydreams of love, hope and harmony.

Beltaine or Beltane is an anglicization of the Irish “Bealtaine” or the Scottish “Bealtuinn.” — “bel,”brilliant”, “tene” “fire”

Things to do on Beltaine alone or with a group

Create a Beltaine circle or group

Buy or Pick flowers

potluck

maywine (alcoholic or non alcoholic)

Candles, Fireplace, Bonfire — Lighting a fire with a blessing

May pole (you can use a tree if you don’t have a pole) garnish w. greenery and flowers – tie long ribbon

If you create a May pole, make lots of wishes while you walk clockwise into your future, and at the end of wrapping the ribbon say a blessing for yourself and end with “to love and be loved, So it is”. If the tree/pole ribbons pretty and sturdy enough you could leave until Samhain.

Some of the questions that you can ask your friends or family are:

What were the highlights in your winter? Everyone must come up with at least one if not several highlights. What are the dreams to enliven your spring and summer? Every one should convey their intentions for the summer.

Making Maywine

Ingredients

• 2 bottles of dry white wine

• 2 cups strawberry liqueor

• 5 thin orange slices

• and/or

• 1 cup sliced strawberries

• 12 sprigs of woodruff

• 1 teaspoon sugar (more or less, as preferred)

• Edible flowers (to be added after all ingredients have been mixed together)

Directions

Soak the dried woodruff overnight in the wine.

Add the rest of the ingredients, stir with a wooden spoon, and let it steep for an hour or so.

Serve very cold, with edible flowers floating atop in the punch bowl.

The taste is both sweet and fruity.

Non-Alcoholic version: Substitute sparkling water and grape juice, sparkling water and apple juice

American Heritage Dictionary

wood·ruff  Audio Help (wŏŏd’rəf, -rŭf’)  Pronunciation Key

n.

1. A fragrant perennial herb (Galium odoratum) native to Eurasia and North Africa and widely cultivated as a shade ground cover, having small white flowers and narrow leaves used for flavoring wine and in sachets. Also called sweet woodruff.

2. Any of various plants of the genus Asperula, having whorled leaves and small funnel-shaped flowers.

Woodruff is sold in the herb section at markets and nurserys..

Edible Flowers

Alliums…chive flowers

Borage

Basil Flower Blossoms

Broccoli Florets. those little yellow flowers

Citrus Blossoms

Nasturtiums

Rose Pedals

Johnny Jump Up

Pansy

Mint Flowers

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Our Collective Consciousness with Covid

Transformation with Tara

Guest: Matthew Engel

Friday May 1, 2020 9am Pacific | noon Eastern

title: Our Collective Consciousness with Covid

Tara will interview Matthew Engel, he is a transpersonal therapist and coach, intuitive astrologer and hypnotherapist who uses an integration of tools to assist people in achieving the deepest levels of healing and life transformation. Matthew supports executives and entrepreneurs in aligning their business with the most expansive expressions of their souls. He has worked with a diverse clientele for 23 years and is available for remote sessions:

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New Moon 3* Taurus & Earth Day

New Moon 3* Taurus & Earth Day

I think all of us are feeling fortunate to be walking around and participating in the world right now. We don’t always know where we’re going. But if we close our eyes and center our minds and hearts. We know we can make good solutions to the dilemmas that may face us upcoming. Change is inevitable at any given time and our ancestors were brave and risked their lives to create good choices. It’s in our DNA to have courage and untapped skill to forge forward. 

We live in an amazing atmosphere, the ground we walk on and the food we eat is mother nature at it’s best. If you haven’t taken a few moments every day to meditate and thank every facet of what earth gives to you. You are held in the palm of creation and cradled day in and day out. If only we recognize our good fortune.

This month as we celebrate the new moon, we’re to really put on our thinking caps and come up with at least 3 ideas in each area of your life. 

Even if your skill set doesn’t make it easy, it is at least a new dream born in the dark and you can start to cultivate it. Just as a seed is started from the soil, welcoming you to start a seedling or metaphorically a creative endeavor. 

Lets plant some motivation in your mind:

Sky Gazing

Looking up instead of looking down. You can do this standing, sitting or laying down. Figure out the different clouds, and then think of the possibilities of others places and at night enjoy the stars and be thankful about our solar system. 

Being in Resonance with the Earth

Listen to the Planets hum or sound (scientific fact) and match your vibe with the great mother

Taking a Walk

When you’re walking around do so with complete wonder, notice how vibrant the colors are all around you. Tune into what you are seeing and feeling.

A Moment of Gratitude

who you love and who loves you

Who do you admire and who admires you

How you admire Earth and how earth admires you

If I could choose the perfect future what would it look like

Meditate

Come back into your natural state of being, it can be something very simple. If you need to rest then do so. Meditate for 10-20 minutes if you can, it can renew your day.

What you seek is seeking you

Are you wanting to find love, success, great health and wisdom. It is at your fingertips. Clarity a lot of times leads you to what you want and why you want it.

Offerings

We should always be giving something back to the earth. She is very much alive, she speaks the language of weather and the elements. You can pray with your feet on the ground, placing a flower at a tree base, or walking around in resonance. The sooner we treat her with respect and love, she returns it a 100 fold. 

Happy Earth Day Everyone, & Beautiful Prayers at the New Moon ❤ 

Blessings & Love, 

Tara Sutphen

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Struggling with your choices

You may be feeling lackluster, pessimistic or even vilified. If you just can’t make up your mind on much of anything or you’ve been struggling with your choices, now is to create an answer or two. You may even feel you’re procrastinating during your isolation time. Make a light list of time management, include meditation and naps. Add meal plans. You know what you need to do to regain your health, you know if you’re struggling with your dilemmas, your moods, your fickleness… if you have habitual behavior turn those habits into good ones. Please share what’s working for you – Tara Sutphen #tarasutphen #tarainsight #tarainsightdotcom #lackluster #pessimistic #vilified #isolation #coroona. #lockdown #meditation

Keep our Balance

*How to become balanced: 
PHYSICAL: health and the way we treat our cleanliness, posture, and overall treat our bodies is a part of being balanced. Our body is the most precious gift we have and without it we can’t exist. If we don’t stay healthy we certainly can’t enjoy all the other aspects of life.
2. MENTAL: You want to exercise your mind to keep it working properly. Keep your cognitive abilities sharp. If you don’t take care of your body it will deteriorate, and this can also be true of your mind. 
 3. EMOTIONAL: Managing our emotions is important. When engaging with our feelings it’s best to work with our intelligence. In this way we learn what we want and we can be fulfilled. We need always to resolve our feelings and never be irrational. It’s easy to forget how to manage our emotional world.
4.SOCIAL: There is a certain amount of human socializing people need. We learn to treat humankind with courtesy and fairness when we are interacting with each other. Sometimes there are wonderful connections we naturally make. Camaraderie and joy can easily be attained. But how about when dissension or bad feelings come up, those need to be handled and dealt with emotionally. Even if you don’t like to interact with people there is a certain spacial sharing humans need. 
5.FINANCES: Whether you are working in a career or a job, it’s important to bring value to your and others lives. We are all a part of a cycle of service to mankind, to ourselves and to our Families. Money is an energetic transference.   Learn what your skills are and practice being the best you can be.
6.SPIRITUAL: The relationship you create between yourself and the universe. You can fight your life every day or you can come into resonance and be in reverence of all the opportunities and possibilities life has your offer you. If you begin to feel blessed, this will carry into your speaking, your actions and into a better future. 

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