My Body, My Earth
“When you arise in the morning
think of what a privilege it is to be alive,
to think, to enjoy, to love…”
Photos from Moab
“…We all need a mother
Yes, we do
And maybe there is a perfect mother
just for you
She is the mother of your mother
and your mother’s mother
and back as far as the eye can see
or mind can know
or soul can feel
to the first mother
Lie on the grass and feel Her heart
You were formed of Her earth
You come from Her waters
Her winds kiss your cheek eternally
Her rains cry with you when you cry
and wash your wounds
She will heal you
wait for you
She will give you beauty
She will give you joy
She will give you new life
again and again
She will always be there
to enfold you in Her embrace
when at last you return —
Maybe you have the perfect mother . . .
~ Rebekah Myers,
Excerpt from ‘A Perfect Mother’
Beltane Blessings to you on this beautiful spring day.
My Celtic ancestors celebrated Beltane in early May with bonfires, dancing, maypoles and plentiful food and drink. Ritual sex was also part of the celebrations.
The Celts were honoring the sacred union of the masculine and feminine which creates new life. The merging of masculine and feminine energies allows something new to magically be born.
This Beltane, make time to celebrate life.
Image: Spring Green
by Nancy Lankston