Rhythms of Life

Dancing Nature's Rhythms

January

Stirrings. January takes its name from Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings. Winter light. Naked trees and Moons. Dark skies and stars. Quieten, draw in, Ice and snow swirl and whirlbreathe slow. Settle. Cwtch in.blankets and candles.journals and books.lamplight and shadows.Fire Drop. the seeds are held deep in the earthRest in mystery. place of all Read more about January[…]

Winter

Early Winter. midway between Samhain and winter solstice end nov 26th or beginning of advent Slow down, release grip, let go, make space, fall into arms of earth  – savasana  Drawing in. Turning in. lie fallow – land ploughed and harrowed left for a period without being sown in order to restore its fertilitymulch Rest in the Read more about Winter[…]

For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet

Joy Harjo Put down that bag of potato chips, that white bread, that bottle of pop. Turn off that cellphone, computer, and remote control. Open the door, then close it behind you. Take a breath offered by friendly winds. They travel the earth gathering essences of plants to clean. Give it back with gratitude. If Read more about For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet[…]

Moon phases

Watch the animation below to see how the phases of the Moon work during a complete lunar cycle. https://www.rmg.co.uk/discover/explore/names-full-moons-throughout-year How many phases of the Moon are there? In between these, the Moon goes through multiple stages of partial illumination during its different phases. These are the banana-shaped crescent Moon, the D-shaped quarter Moon and the almost complete gibbous Moon. Read more about Moon phases[…]

The Natural Flow of Life

In the Complete book of Oriental Yoga Hatha and Taoist Yoga for the Seasons By Michael Hetherington says,“ There is no doubt that energy moves through us differently according to the time of day, the climatic conditions, the attitudes we harbor and the cycles of the moon, just to name a few. With the natural Read more about The Natural Flow of Life[…]

Silence

“Within each of us there is a silence—a silence as vast as a universe.We are afraid of it…and we long for it.When we experience that silence, we rememberwho we are: creatures of the stars, createdfrom the cooling of this planet, createdfrom dust and gas, createdfrom the elements, createdfrom time and space…createdfrom silence.In our present culture,silence Read more about Silence[…]

The still small voice of calm

The Brewing of Somaby John Greenleaf Whittier This poem is the source of the hymn “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind“. “These libations mixed with milk have been prepared for Indra: offer Soma to the drinker of Soma.”–Vashista, translated by MAX MULLER. The fagots blazed, the caldron’s smokeUp through the green wood curled;“Bring honey from the Read more about The still small voice of calm[…]