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

~winter solstice~

So here we are
At the cusp of the winter solstice.

The great wheel has made another turn and we find ourselves waking from our winter slumber, the time we have spent hibernating, withdrawing into our dark world, making our inner journeys.

Now is the time of rebirth, a time to wake and become active again, using the wisdom we have gained over the dark months.

I have been working with my shamans oracle today and was given three cards...

The spirit of challenge
The dancer of lies
The hunter of death

The spirit tribe is linked with th ice cave, aether
inspiration, spirit, purification and dreams.
The challenge here is all about gathering the energy to move forward, grabbing courage, taking risks, determination.

The tribe of dancers is linked with the cave
of hearthfire, fire, home, protection, joy and transformation.
The challenge here is all about confronting the truth in order to conquer the lies within and find our way back to our path. It's all about distraction, darkness, inner conflict.

The tribe of hunters are linked with the cave of rivers, water, journeys fertility, emotion and boundaries.
What we embrace with this particular death card is far from negative, it speaks to us of the death of negativity, the old, unhelpful ways and the potential of glorious transformation...of awakening, renewal, change.

This all links so beautifully with the winter solstice and my life...the cards still have the power to surprise me with their truths.

Over the dark months I have allowed my depression and anxiety to get the better of me. I have done little but sit on my sofa and read or crochet when the whim took me. I have done no crafting and had little inclination to do anything. 
Now I am feeling more positive.


ambermog said...

How lovely to turn the computer on and find a post from you. Sending much love and vibes for the return of the light. May it bring creativity and joy to you xx

Sandies' Patch said...

Solstice Blessings to you and yours xxx

I thought I saw you on the news today, a report on the gathering at Stonehenge. If it was you, were you wearing a ginger striped poncho or blanket? The persons hair was Flame coloured!

laoi gaul~williams said...

thank you Amber Mog, its good to be back :)

Sandie no that wasn't me at Stonehenge! When we celebrate there we go with a small group for a private ceremony. We didn't go this year as we have had transport problems up until yesterday!

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