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


here we are again after another short break~i had hoped to start blogging daily, or at least a few times a week but the old ailments have been getting the better of me and i have been feeling too weary to even turn on my laptop...even worse i have not be doing any crafting.
however i had an odd serendipitous moment where i had the need to use some lavender and geranium shea butter and then found out that a friend was sending out some healing for me, of the lavender/rose geranium kind, and my mind, if not my body is feeling better!
this morning i caught up with the latest episode of Game of Thrones (anyone else here watch it or read the books?), finished wrapping two parcels to be posted and right now should really be hanging out some washing!
*break in writing...i ended up putting out the washing, playing with the ferret~children, chatting with calv and getting the washing back in due to 'april showers'!*
so what have i been doing?
***i covered all my shelves here in my room with fabric to hide the not so interesting boxes, dvd's etc...i had to recycle our old blue gingham camper curtains for now but after the Stonewylde Gathering i am going to get some pale yellow or beige gingham...the blue doesn't really lend itself to my plan to use my room for meditation.
***i moved my desk so that now i sit facing the window and have all my 'essentials' within easy reach to my left and right.
***moved my little Tiffany lamp (a real, beautiful Tiffany lamp) to the shelf that holds my ipod dock and moved my ipod dock to my desk so i can change songs and volume without having to stand up
***crochet a couple of freeform 'from the forest floor' wristbands for my stall at the Gathering
***bought two books 'The Duchess' and 'Peaches for Monsieur le Curé', which i realised is the third of the 'Chocolat' books so now need to get a copy of 'The Lollipop Shoes' as i cannot read them out of order.
i now need to get crafting...


jill said...

Glad your mind is feeling a little better hope the body catches up soon.We have had all kinds of weather here today hail sun and rain,april showers !!!!.xxx

Kadeeae said...

Ah, the same here...always good intentions, but we know which road is paved with those eh? lol Always best to just do what you can, be "lead" rather than everything in b&w and set in stone ~ so to speak ~

Loving the Preseli charm, have put it on a dark purple ribbon and it hangs by me bed ;-)


laoi gaul~williams said...

hi to you both :) another odd day here...not doing what i had planned!
K so glad the Preseli is keep watch over you xoxoxo

Miss Robyn said...

so sorry to hear you are suffering once again.. I love the sound of the wrist bands. are they on Etsy?
glad to hear that my latest post helped you.. I am going into Samhain.. and I guess I am really intune with the seasons now.. it happened when I was over there :)
much love and lots of healing coming your way!
if you would like some energy/shamanic healing.. let me know xoxo

Linda said...

Game of Thrones fan here!! Both the Hubby & myself...LOVE it...:)I really need to get the books now... I loved your comment on the Scorpio Moon post...I understand how you feel especially when dealing with an illness..When I was fighting cancer I found out that actually embracing the feelings & going with them seem to diminish the power that being ill can have over you...Sometimes we feel we need to be doing something when the most important thing is to just take care ourselves...That is what you need to do... I think the lavender & geranium was very good..I used to have amethyst all over the house during treatments...they were soothing to me...rest when you need too my friend...it is good to care for ourselves... <3

Miss Robyn said...

Hope you are ok dear Lee xo

Leanne said...

I LOVE game of thrones Laoi! another addict here!

Leanne 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