rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy

thankful i am me~thank you mick

merry meet )o(
i was going to watch a film last night but gave up after half an hour, taking myself off to be with my music. i said to swampy that it was annoying because it was about such superficial people and things~he did say that he thought the film was supposed to highlight this, but i still found it so annoying.
i have found that so much these days annoy me; the society we live in is so depressing, the lack of respect that people have for others and our earth makes my head hurt.the idea that people have (i know its not everyone, i'm just being general in my use of the word people~its easier on my brain!)the idea that everything has to be bigger and better, that they want more and more material things to make them happy. how far removed they are from the roots of our land and our ancestors. i wonder how many ever even think about it, think about the communities in their round houses and their worship of nature and the moon and the sun. how many follow the rising and setting of moon,the wheel of the year and mark them in a special way. imagine how many thousands there are who know nothing of this, who never watch the sky night to night, look forward with excitement to the next festival and feel the growing power? or think of their next pathworking or meditation or never think to use herbs they have grown themselves in their food or for healing? how many of them would go out into the countryside and feel the life all around them?

i suppose i am very lucky, i was brought up in a tiny village in the New Forest at a time when it was safe for children to roam and play in the woods or on the moors, i was never christened/baptised as my dad wanted me to grow with my own beliefs.
it was dad who introduced me to sacred sites and areas where ancient settlements had been, sometimes driving for hours just to get there. so i suppose you could say that i have been able to grow into what i am today from the begining, although i imagine some people would say that i was brainwashed from childhood, but of course i dont see it that way!
i am thankful that i was given the freedom to follow my path.


Laura Stamps said...

It's true. Our Pagan way of life is very special. But we aren't evangelists, so people come to the Pagan way when the time is right for their path to join ours. And that makes it even more special, I think. :)

Sending you many magickal faery xoxox today!

Leanne said...

You've expressed yourself very well in that post Lee, and I agree with what you wrote, I am constantly dismayed by the grabby acquisitive nature of most people, they arent 'complete' without the latest gadget or trend or must-have thing.

So many of society have lost touch with the Earth, and the seasons, and the true patterns of life.

Oh, like you, I too am disillusioned with the dross on TV. I am also not christened, a fact that pleases me more than I can say.

Maybe its an age thing? we reach a stage where we see past the shallow, and into the deeper?

Leanne x

miss*R said...

I agree totally. Humanity have mostly lost connection with Earth. Most people(and I am the same as you, I know it is not everyone) think earth is a ball of dirt that we stand on.. not knowing that She is a living breathing 'entity' - that we are a part of earth. They think that we are all that is.
I feel blessed that I am interested in finding my true path, the one that connects me to Mother Earth.

Amy said...

this post brought tears to my eyes! I am envious of your ability to be so free and where you live! I was born in the wrong country and century. You are blessed! I had a business once named Celtic Dreamer by the way. It sapped all my energy and now is is just my hobby.

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France