The essence of compassion shining through us is much more noteworthy in our humanness. A laugh or a smile can change an outlook in an instant. Communicating kindness can bring happiness and goodwill. Your spirit and voice are tools. There can be many people who show us their less desirable sides, be aware of ‘your’ objectives. Jealousy, upsets and resentment are real. Intellectually we discern our course and focus. As we tune in to understand despair, injury, fear and dying, only then do we become moderate with our judgments. It may take moments, weeks or years to settle our minds, spirits, and reopen our hearts to love and be loved. You are to stick up for yourself without attachment. You don’t have to be satisfied with being passive, you can assert and defend yourself while being reasonable. As you affirm your desires and wishes you are allowed a plethora of decisions, for to seek the illumination of love in your deepest self is to restore virtue and true beauty of the heart. Never let others break your spirit, be enriched as you grow along your earthly journey.-TaraSutphen
Right now it is all about reconnection to yourself and to others, knowing we glide into our greater selves. It isn’t a struggle after all. Every day should become enjoyable, no matter the simplest of tasks. No greater beauty is a smile or acceptance. Learn to find meaning in everything and everyone.~TaraSutphen #tarainsight
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.
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
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.
• 2 bottles of dry white wine
• 2 cups strawberry liqueor
• 5 thin orange slices
• 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)
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
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..
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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:
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
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.
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 ❤