rise and root

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by the gorgeous bohemian wild roses~thank you me dear xoxoxo


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

come join us...

"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

~5 days of enchantment*day one~

 
today is day one of jani's mini e-course before the start of her everyday enchantment e-course (link to the left!) and i am very excited to be a part of it and blogging along with jani~its giving me a fizzy, positive feeling.
i have the playbook downloaded and hinting to swampy that i need the printer out of the cupboard so that i can print it out!
 
anyway today's blogalong is day one and all about the earth, pebbles and bare feet...grrrrrrrr...makes me feel all growly and perfect!
 
i love stones, i have them everywhere in my house and garden (and camper!) and when out i always come home with more in my pockets and /or bag.
 
this is my 'pebble'
 
a piece of flint i found while walking across the heathland a mile or so from this hobbit hole i call a home. i keep it in a small wooden bowl along with a few other pieces of importance on my 'altar' in our living room...it resonates with me because it makes me think of my ancestors. not just my near ancestors, those i have connected with back to the 1500's but the deeper ancestors going back millennia. its odd but i was watching a three part documentary this morning (i was awake very early!) about the origins of man and watching it i was feeling very...grrrrrrrr...thinking about deep sacred history.
the fact i found this near one of the bronze age barrows that are dotted around the village and the fact it almost resembles an arrow head or spear point makes this stone...important? is that the right word?
 


i love not wearing anything on my feet, it is a bit of a dodgy venture for me because of my diabetes but if i know what's underfoot its fine...like the end of our garden where i am slowly developing my sacred garden.
the grass is green and lush and i find joy in having the plants that some people call 'weeds' growing in it.
this is where i practice my yoga under the open sky
 

 
 it has a good vibration~when i dowsed it recently i found my garden is a mass of spirals that lead to this area that is surrounded by some of the trees from the ogham~rowan, oak, birch, holly, hawthorn. hazel and elder.
 
it grounds me totally and i can spend hours there, sitting on the edge of my 'sky deck' (perfect for watching the night sky) with my feet in the grass, doing nothing, just being.
 
as an air sign the earth helps ground me and connect the mind and body...
 
my earthy words...
 
soil~barrows~growing~wood~stone
 
grass~weeds~touch~smell~rain
 
flowers~rain~wind~earthing~dig
 
seed~roots~trees~bones~love
 
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if this is giving you that growly grrrr feeling just follow the link on the left and join us for an exciting journey!
 
 
 
 

2 comments:

DogsMom said...

I am so happy you are blogging along with Jani. Isn't she wonderful?
I love to connect with nature any opportunity I am able.

And I think "significant" is also a wonderful word for your pointed flint.

laoi gaul~williams said...

hi there DogsMom :) i am really enjoying the blogalong its fun to be able to share experiences with other bloggers!

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.



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Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France