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

~feeling the earth~

~*~my tree~*~

i have been feeling *other* just lately~it started before the solstice and has just continued.

we were away last week and i spent much of the week just sitting under the tree we were camped under~just staring up at the trees and the sky, watching the birds.

i keep thinking more and more of the insignificance of much of the world around me and the significance of our (when i say our you know i am talking to you pagans out there!) spirituality, both collective and individual.
so much of society is superficial and meaningless~people(not all people, but they are out there as you know) who's spirituality is money and possessions and appearance. yes i have my laptop, used for blogging and the work for my degree, and my ipod, a gift i love as it gives me my 'omnia fix'.
but it doesn't make me who i am~who i am comes from deep inside, from the blood of my ancestors who were all, what i like to call ~sons of the land and sea~ farmers, miners and mariners, something even deeper inside that has passed down to me, dormant for years in my line, to see beyond what the eye can see, to see further inwards,to be more aware...

i have been working on planting my sacred garden and outside shrine/alter and maybe this has kick started something new inside of me that has been hidden deep within me. this is the first time i have had a very secluded garden and so the first time i have been able to create a sacred space.
i have been spending more time outside, even in the rain and so love to just be aware of the world around me~both seen and unseen. i feel as if my body has become like some magnet, attracting the vibrations of the land around me and the memories it holds of the ancestors and their beliefs.

~*~are you feeling the earth today?~*~


Rowan said...

I think that, because the earth is so ripe and beautiful at this time of the year, many of us become more aware of and in tune with her. I have discovered a circle of silver birches in my woods which is completed by two larches and a rowan. I've been walking this path (off piste so to speak) for a long time but have only become aware of this circle and its magic in the last few weeks. I'd love a sacred space in my garden and I think I shall start thinking about where and what it might be. I'm sure that, like the circle, it will become obvious when the time is right.

miss*R said...

yes! I am feeling the earth! and I totally understand about attracting the vibrations of the ancestors... as you know.

it is odd that this thing deep inside us, dormant for years in our lines is starting to reveal itself in both of us... xo

JuliaB said...

I am extremely behind with my blog reading!! This is a lovely post. I hope you are feeling much better now. xx

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