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

Imbolc Blessings

Dia dhuit

what a glorious day to celebrate the stirrings of spring, blue skies, my windows are open bringing in the fresh smell of grass and damp earth and bird song drifts in with it.

all morning, well actually since last night, i have had the most amazing feeling building inside of me, like a spring bubbling up from underground, seeking the land above.

so here we are

time to bring forward the wisdom and thoughts we have been nursing over winter, the return of light and the lighting of our candles to bring forth our creative urges, our intuition and inspiration.

plant seeds with your ideas and dreams and let both germinate

a good time too for divination, inner wisdom, healing~
~the rowan~quickbeam~luis
one of the trees of imbolc, in the past it was used for protection, carried as a talisman or hung in doorways; a tree which helps strengthen your life force and ability to gain insight and receive visions.
is the other tree of imbolc, a tree of dreaming and enchantment associated with the moon and water, most willow species grow near water.
it helps to even out embalance, allows you to follow your intuition and teaches us to move with life and our feelings.
i have been working on divination and my cards, writing up the things i have been allowed to access at this time.
crystals are charging ready for new dedications. this afternoon i will be going up the lane to breath in the cold air and seeking out the spirit folk who will be stirring.
i shall meditate on the coming year and burn the evergreen from yule on the fire tonight.
what a fantastic, beautiful time and i really hope you are all feeling the same stirrings as i am
Blessed Be


Leanne said...

bright blessings to you Lee. I feel that feeling too btw!!

Leanne x

kathyann said...

what an uplifting post Lee,I too am starting to feel much more positive and bubbly,I love everything about spring time and seeing all the bulbs shooting up and the fresh new leaves on the tree's,the birds nesting and those gorgeous little lambs bouncing about in the fields,it just gives you such a lovely feeling inside!I am enjoying learning about the seasons and folklore and what it means to be a pagan,I really must find some books to read so I can learn more!Love from Kathyann and the girls

miss*R said...

not me.. I totally missed Lammas.. but I harvested some comfrey today and lit a candle...
I cannot believe how the seasons come & go so quickly these days.. my theory is proving more correct each day!

Autumn said...

Blessing to you too. I hope you enjoy your day

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