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

~seeing me~

'Its funny how we view ourselves and how others do..when I see you I see someone who is very bright and intelligent but also really in tune earthy and spiritual'

i had a short 'conversation' online via messages on faceache one evening last week with a fae friend and
the gist of the messages were regarding self image and insecurity and the comment above is part of what she wrote to me


now that is not how i see myself~how do i see myself? i have no idea~and so it surprised me to find that this was how i come across to people

i am very comfortable in my own skin

 years back i decided that its pointless to worry that my hair is not straight and shiny, my skin not perfect and my shape far from the perfection seen in magazines.
i stopped buying the magazines when i started to become increasingly frustrated with the garbage they were spouting about how i/we should act, look, what we should buy and what we should wear/not wear.

apparently anyone over 25 should not wear leggings~ho really?
well come tell me that when i am wearing my birkis and black leggings under a floral dress...

pah! we dont need magazines like that

my poor fae friend bless her is worried about her first camping experience with swampy, myself and the friends that we camped with back in may~the worry of being seen first thing in the morning without her public face on.
i think that the sight of me in my pyjams with my hair doing its usual dragged through a hedge backwards look and possibly doing the sun salutation in a field will reassure her that there is nothing to worry about


i have not been around much, well actually i havent been about at all for about a week.

my yoga class last week was wonderful~it was a small group, there were only seven of us including rue the teacher and it was the gentle class.

i have to admit it did knock me out a few hours after and i ended up in bed around four in the afternoon and the following day i was not too good either.

but mentally i was on such a high and to me thats as important as anything.

so i will be off tomorrow morning in my purple yoga pants and my mat under my arm for my next class and i am really looking forwards to it.


Ancestral Celt said...

Okay, so the yoga knocked you out for a bit on the physical side, but I bet if you keep it up, your body will catch up with the euphoria your mind experienced.

Certainly, when I started yoga I struggled but my body soon adjusted (I think it was only after two weeks).

dubgirl said...

I think that you are right about the womens' magazines. Its a shame that so many women get sucked in by the magazines and the way they try to dictate how we look x

Tina said...

I do see myself totally different from what others see, too. Sometimes I think it is so hard to be me because of the way I see me and because I “hear” all of my thoughts… Good that others only hear what I want them to (sometimes even more than that *lol*). I can also be more open and more communicative here on the internet than I dare to be in real life, because no one here knows “me”. And I have so much difficulties to accept those pictures that others have of me, that are better than my own one, that that is the way I come across to others, or even to accept a compliment. Even from those closest to me. Though I never worried about what others might think of me when I crawled out of the tent in the morning when camping – but I think that is because I have been used to go camping all my life.
Glad to read that your first yoga class was such a success, even if your body thought it was too much. I you’ll get used to it when doing it regularly,

Steph said...

I only discovered my Self when I got away from it all; stopped watching so much TV, stopped reading magazines, got re-acquainted with books and learned to live away from the shopping centre. No more nibbles and chocs just a 2 minute walk away ! I keep hold of my pocket money and am at ease with my Self living a hard but Good Life. Not to everyone's taste but for now the cap fits and I find my REAL friends have remained true ! Stxxx

Rowan said...

Glad that you are enjoying your yoga class, I'm sure it won't affect you so much once you are back in the rhythm of it.
I'm sure that other people have a completely different idea of us to the one we have of ourselves. Like you I'm comfortable with who I am and never read magazines telling me how I should or shouldn't look. I'm naturally a conservative dresser so the wearing or otherwise of leggings has never really been an issue for me:)

Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

that's the irony about how hard many of us try to look or be a certain way - how we are perceived is in the eye of the beholder. and each beholder comes with his or her own lenses.

we have to be our most natural self and the people who will support and love that will flock to us, from the energy of our naturalness.

that's what i think anyways :)

Pixie said...

...birkies with leggings under a flowery dress....well' you've just described me......i like the comfort and i completely agree with the magazine thing......most of them are complete sh*t....steer clear and just buy the inspiring ones........and i personaly think the sign of a gooood nights sleep is hair looking like you've been dragged through a hedge.....mine looks like that every morning.....Pixie x :)

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