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A Beltane Blessing for you.

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You may wish to watch the above video after reading the article below.

The beautiful season of celebrating our creative potential is upon us!  In the times of the ancient Celts, Beltane and May Day were celebrated solar Holy Days in the Great Wheel of the Year. Beltane, which begins at moonrise the eve of May Day, marks the midway point between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. Rites and rituals were created to celebrate the growing light and fertility of the land!

Festivities were played out for the community reminding everyone of the creative power of the growing sunlight and sacred union.  The story of the May Queen and King is legendary.  The May Queen is warming up and coming alive and seeks out a consort to seed her sacred garden.   During this rite often performed the eve of May Day, the community would gather around great fire and May Queen fully in her sexual power would dance around the fire and choose a consort.  A spiritual marriage called a handfasting occurred where they would tie their hands together with ribbon in a knot (hence where the term “tie-the-knot” originated).  This sacred marriage could be committed to for a night and a day, a year-and-a-day or more recently the amount of time a modern day couple would like.  The couple would then hop over a purifying fire and run into the woods to consummate their union as a wild all-night celebration ensued.

Then on the following day – May Day, May 1st, the community would gather in celebration, collecting flowers which are representative of the Goddess, and dance around the Maypole – the ultimate phallic symbol – braiding together colorful ribbons as a celebration of the sacred union.

More than just a fairy fantasy, the symbolism in this story stands as wisdom throughout the test of time!  We are coming into the most fertile time of the year in the colder areas of the Northern hemisphere. Now is the time to plan and perhaps plant our gardens, if we are to take advantage of the growing light of the Sun and magic of this time.

Beltane Alter

How to Create a Beltane Altar

I’d love to share with you a process for creating your own Beltane altar.

To begin, call into presence the energies of Spring and renewal. Start with an altar cloth that represents the greening and awakening of the Earth. Add a fire element with candles representing the growing of the Sunlight, the warming of the earth and the activation of our passion. We can then include sacred objects that represent the fertile feminine, ready and waiting to be seeded by the masculine. The fertile feminine is usually represented with flowers, blossoms, floral wreaths and crowns, earth, crystals, bowls, caldrons and water.  Items that symbolize male fertility have traditionally included acorns, antlers, sticks, lingams and seeds.  Braids and ribbons are also appropriate for a Beltane altar as they are representative of the Maypole and the handfasting ceremony, as well as sacred sexuality and magic.

A Ritual for You

Traditionally rituals have included a pre-May Day evening fire and handfasting rituals, as well as May Day maypole community dances. This is a powerful time for sex magic.

A simple and powerful ritual that you can do alone or with a group involves working with the elements of earth, water, fire, air and our own conscious power to create.

1. Create a Beltane Incense or Smudge
Identify and collect local herbs, sage and plants that can be used for cleansing and purification. Bless and dry these and use them as offerings of purification and especially for fire rituals.

2. Create a sacred space.  Clear, smudge and sanctify.

Supplies

  • Collect things that physically represent the four elements of earth (dirt in a bowl), water (water in a bowl), fire (candle or fire), air (empty bowl and or feather).
  • Seeds — collect some seeds for your ceremony.  Local seeds or seeds of a plant that you love and connect with would be great.
  • Paper, pen and matches.
  • Cauldron, metal bowl or cast iron bowl to catch burnt paper and sage.

Steps

  • Open with prayer or centering practice.
  • Write down that which you are desiring to co-create.
  • Take a seed and place between hands envisioning for two minutes with all of your senses (sight, smell, taste, sound, feelings) it as fully manifest.

Now proceed with the ritual, as follows:

  • dipping your fingers in the water
  • touching the flame
  • Touching the earth
  • Swirling your fingers in the empty bowl
  • Burn the paper which you wrote down.  As it burns toss in a little of your smudge mix or sage.
  • Complete and release the energy by saying something like “may this or something even greater manifest.  So be it as it serves the Light.”

I have created a video to share a Beltane Blessing with you. Please take some special, sacred space for yourself, and allow me to lead you through a process that will leave you feeling released, powerful, and full of potential. This video is located at the top of the post, or you can watch it here. 

May your Beltane be blessed and fertile!

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Thurs April 21st, 2016 — Full Moon Rising over Haleakela

 

The beautiful season of celebrating our creative potential is upon us!  In the times of the ancient Celts, Beltane and May Day were celebrated as Holy Days in the Great Wheel of the Year!  Beltane which begins at moon rise the eve of May Day marks the midway point between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice and rites and rituals were created to celebrate the growing light and fertility of the land!

Rites and rituals we’re played out for the community reminding everyone of the creative power of fire and sacred union.  The story of the May Queen and King is legendary.  The May Queen is ripe and seeks out a consort to seed her sacred garden.   During this rite, they would handfast (tie-the-knot) for what would usually be a-year-and-a-day and then hop over a purifying fire and run into the woods to consummate their union.  Then on May Day, May 1st, which is the following day, the community would collect flowers and dance around the Maypole — the ultimate phallic symbol — as a celebration of the divine masculine coming into maturity ready to share his seed.

More than just a fairy fantasy, the symbolism in this story withstands as wisdom throughout the test of time!  For we are coming into the most fertile time of the year in the colder areas of the Northern hemisphere and it’s time to plan and perhaps plant our gardens, if we are to take advantage of the growing light of the Sun.

While more and more people are starting to remember their ancient traditions, it is wonderful to see Earth Day also celebrated at this time of year!  I don’t think that there is any coincidence that we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd in the West. Firstly this is the time of Taurus the first Earth sign of the zodiac and it’s represented by the Empress — the pregnant Queen with her shield made of a heart and symbol of the ankh, the key of life!  Looking at the numerology of 4/22 it is a powerful day, with the “4” creating a stable foundation with the elemental and the “22” being the Master Builder number.  In fact, the 22 is said to be able to turn even the most ambitious of dreams into reality and is potentially the most successful of all the numbers.  So focusing our positive intentions for the Earth on 4/22 makes them fertile with potential and possibility.

Paying attention to all of the signs, the time is upon us to do not only physical planing, but also some spiritual gardening — communing and invoking the elementals, as well as seen and unseen helpers; weeding out anything that’s ready to be cleared; and planting new seeds for growth.

This year, the Full Moon and Earth Day coincide and is an extra potent time to take advantage of as our intentions, thoughts and desires will be supercharged by the energy of the transformational Full Moon in Scorpio.

We are most excited to be collaborating with one of Maui’s most beloved yoga teachers, Ruby Amarsharan Wong for the Full Moon White Tantric Yoga Circle on Earth Day!  She will be sharing special Venus Kriyas to help bring balance and empower our Love!  We will be supporting this journey with music and a beautiful sound healing for activating creativity and aligning with the energies of this time!  So please join us and let’s raise up the love vibration for the planet!

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April 7th, 2016 — New Moon in Aries 4:23 am PDT/ 11:23 am GMT
Aries is the fist sign of the zodiac and is the instigator and igniter of inspiration and ideas.

Ho’oponopono prayer helps to clear any and all obstructions to higher consciousness and inner peace and can be recited at any time:
I am sorry.
Please forgive me.
I forgive you.
I love you.
I thank you.
I wish you blessings on your journey. Blessings on your journey. Blessings on your journey.”I AM” DECREE For Ascended Master supply of All Good Things:

THROUGH THE BELOVED INVINCIBLE VICTORIOUS “MIGHTY I AM PRESENCE, WHICH I AM” AND THE INVINCIBLE FIERY VICTORIOUS HAND OF THE COSMIC CHRIST IN COSMIC POWER AND VICTORY OF A THOUSAND SUNS FROM MY “MIGHTY I AM PRESENCE,” THAT OF ALL MANKIND, ALL ASCENDED MASTERS, THE COSMIC BEINGS AND THE GREAT ANGELIC HOST; AND IN ALL THE COSMIC POWER AND VICTORY WITHOUT LIMIT OF THE “LIGHT OF GOD THAT NEVER, NEVER, NEVER FAILS”; THE SACRED LOVE OF THE SACRED FIRE; THE SUPREMACY OF DIVINE JUSTICE TO ALL LIFE, SUBSTANCE AND ENERGY; AND THAT PURE DIVINE LOVE THAT TRANSCENDS EVERY HUMAN CONCEPT, THAT OPENS THE DOOR TO ALL THE LIGHT WITHIN ITS HEART AND CLOTHES US IN A GIGANTIC SUN OF THE INVINCIBLE HONOR FLAME OF GOD’S GREAT COSMIC HEART, AND THE ASCENDED MASTERS’ ARMOR OF PURE DIVINE LOVE THAT TAKES US FORWARD WITHOUT ANY DELAY, OBSTRUCTION, LACK OR LIMITATION OF ANY KIND,
I DEMAND, I COMMAND AND “I AM” The invincible God-Supply of all the things I require to fulfill the Divine Plan, Great Spirit’s Way; the Invincible God-Supply of whatever I require, whether it be Light from the Central Sun as Illumination; whether it be financial resources or friends or things or opportunities, matters not. I call forth the Invincible God-Supply of whatever will fulfill Great Spirit’s Divine Plan in my world! I stand my human aside and go into my Invincible Freedom, RIGHT NOW, this instant and forever; and
I DEMAND THIS PHYSICALLY MANIFEST!
I EXPECT THIS PHYSICALLY MANIFEST!
“I AM” THIS PHYSICALLY MANIFEST, MANIFEST, MANIFEST in all Victory, Light and Freedom attain RIGHT NOW! “Almighty I AM”!
“Almighty I AM”!
“Almighty I AM”!

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