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

~shaman of birth~

I have been reading oracle cards for years now.
I have several sets, the green man tree oracle, the druid plant oracle, the druid animal oracle and as you know my fairly recent purchase of the shamans oracle~which shouted loudly from a book shop shelf at me. it is this one that I have really connected to although some days I will use one of my other decks too, almost as a way of garnering more information, because each time the cards, even though they are from different deck, will match.
 anyway... today I have been having a bit of a ponder...
I have felt there is a lot of change in the air, in many directions, most of it hovering over me in some great greeny/gold/silver  cloud. this  has mysteriously appeared post~lurgy.
oh yes I have had the dreaded cold lurgy that seems to be doing the rounds right now. I went to bed last monday feeling not too bad, woke up the following morning with such a cold. by day three I was still virtually bed bound and swampy was all ready to get the doctor out to me, convinced I had swine flu again. however horses were held and the next day I felt a smidge better, and the next, and the next.
today however I am having a bit of a relapse as I spent a little while pottering about in the garden yesterday. so I have spent the day listing some new items on the wylde apothecary, chatting with friends on fb and looking at my 'other' website'. I ended up with two websites because I upgraded the wylde apothecary to allow for more selling space and so how could I not get solsticedreamer.com? how could I not? the trouble is I have really done nothing with it, I have had plenty of ideas but between having plenty of decidedly dodgy days due to the whole m.e/fibro thing, getting distracted with other things and just being plain bum-lazy nothing has happened with it. oh it has nagged me I can tell you~begging me to make it into something wonderful. but how? I argued, when I have this blog that I have spent years living with?
 but something or someone has crept inside my mind and the thought
 *change is good~change is positive*
 keeps drifting in and out...
 and I believe it, but only since I have been getting over this cold.
it feels as if the cold and sudden few days of warm sunshine  has purged me of some kind of stagnant cloud. I have started up my yoga practice again after many months~in the garden!  I recently dowsed my garden and found the myriad of spiral energies culminating to where I thought to create my sacred space and this is the only place with enough space to do my yoga practice outside. yesterday when I spent a few moments in mediation I closed my eyes and the vision I had behind my closed eyes was one of a spiral.
I took that as a sign that I have indeed chosen the right place for my sacred space.
yesterday I sat looking at my .com again, I deleted some bits, added some new bits, then experimented with adding html...it worked, it looked good in fact~it even had a good vibe to it...
and so the whole idea of moving this very blog over to my .com again came into my mind.
why not?
after all change is good isn't it?
I even experimented with how it would be in the blog roll and it comes up so those of you wanting to follow me can still see me...and hopefully visit!
 then I decided to just do a one card reading from the shamans oracle...
shaman of birth
let me tell you what tales the shaman of birth tells...
new life
new directions and ideas
rebirth of dreams
preparing for the moment
future life lines
that the ancestors understood that new beginnings were important to ensure the continuing life of the tribe
that we need to have a protective attitude to new ideas or fresh directions in our own lives


Miss Robyn said...

if you move from here, please let me know. I have closed my facebook account again for a time.. please don't delete me, I may be back. xoxo
lots is happening.. for us all.. I have so much changing, wefting weaving.. its all good!

laoi gaul~williams said...

will do Robyn and i shall keep you on FB for when/if you come back :) the sound of your warp and weft sounds exciting too xoxox

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