It’s finally spring and all around there are cleavers, violet flowers, chickweed, plantain, and a few other early spring medicinal plants in the area around us. I am sure if you look around your yard or in a field yet to be touched by modern-day‘ weed killers’ you will stumble upon plantain. Today we… Continue […]Spring Plantain Herbal Infusion | The School of Aromatic Studies — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs
Here in the Laurel Highlands of Western PA, Beltane marks the start of “planting” season, where we move our indoor seeds out into the greenhouse to harden off, where many seeds like carrots and beans start to go into the ground directly, and where the land is budding and blooming with the joy that spring offers. And so in today’s post, I’m going to share some Beltane spring garden blessing ideas for you, as you can craft your own sacred “druid’s garden”.
The concept of “blessing” is quite wide-ranging. In the broadest sense, a garden blessing is any working that offers positive energy and protection to a growing space for a season, ensuring your plants a bountiful harvest, long life, and joyful existence. Blessings can be extremely wide-ranging and pretty much anything you do can have some positive…
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When first started “waking” I had no one to turn too. It was very awkward. Who do you turn to when your world is falling apart? My emotions were everywhere. Those who have gone through the waking experience will know exactly what Im talking about. Try to talk to someone and they think you are crazy. Because of that when you find someone who would understand you are afraid to talk to them. This post I will try to help the ones waking who are struggling with it. It will also show you if your are just changing instead of awakening.
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Times of great challenge are also times of great reclaiming:
Reclaiming our feelings of resilience, personal power, faith, magic, and healing wisdom.
Reclaiming old ways while adopting new.
Reclaiming our sense of purpose, and conviction in what truly matters.
It is often in times of challenge or recovery that we turn more deeply to Spirit – for guidance, understanding, support.
One could argue that it’s a sign of spiritual evolution when one turns more deeply to Spirit in times of ease, thriving, without need for overcoming great challenge.
One could also argue that we are always facing some great challenge, in one form or another, as we turn each bend in the labyrinth of our lives.
To me, Spirit encompasses many things: God/dess, the consciousness of the stones, ethereal spirits, nature spirits, spirit guides, spirits of the departed, our own spirits or souls.
It’s through being able to deeply listen to my own spirit, my own voice + truth, and that of my Guidance that has gently yet powerfully steered me through some of the hardest challenges in my life.
But I know from my own experience, and that which I witness in others, that being able to truly listen to + follow our own voice and Spirit can be a challenge in and of itself.
How do you listen deeply? How do you hear Spirit? How do you trust what you’re hearing enough to follow?
My friends: I know it takes an enormous amount of courage to surrender and follow Spirit, to say yes to the truth of your soul.
Many of us are neither conditioned nor encouraged to listen to anything other than outside authority.
But when we do take the time to listen to ourselves, to follow the guidance of Spirit, we tend to be richly rewarded.
Read original article at: Krista Mitchell ~ How to Trust & Follow Spirit
By Zainab Pashaei
I’m not talking about time travel. Nowruz—the equivalent of the New Year—was just celebrated on the spring equinox in Iran as well as in numerous other countries and among ethnic groups in the Middle East. In Iran, the first month of the year is called Farvardin, which began on March 20, 2021 (spring equinox). Although the year is specifically 1400 in Iran, Iranian traditions for Nowruz are thousands of years old and pre-date the emergence of Islam in the country. In contrast to Western nations, the importance of nature and spring plays a critical role in new year festivities of the nation. Many of these festivities are symbolic and involve herbs, nature, and light (fire).
During the festivities, which start on the Wednesday before the spring equinox, Iranians will gather and jump over fires and light fireworks in observance of Chaharshanbe Suri (loose translation =…
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When I was still quite young, my grandfather used to take me and my cousins into the deep forest behind our house and teach us many things about nature. One of the fun things he taught us, for example, was that you could use spruce gum or white pine resin not only as a chewing gum (something that gave us endless enjoyment) but also to cover over a cut to help heal it or draw out a splinter or stinger. I remember once day we were walking in the woods and I fell on the ground and scraped my knee quite badly on a rock. He went to a nearby spruce tree and got some of the sticky resin, then carefully spread it on my knee and covered it with a tulip poplar leaf. The resin stuck the leaf…
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One gland in our body that still has not given up its secrets is the pineal gland. Science knows nothing about it. They speculate about it. Science understand that the pineal gland release chemicals into the body, but they don’t know why. They are busy trying to figure out how to control it. Glands act as regulators, distributors and organizers of chemicals that influence our behaviors. Here is the truth as to why science does what it does. To influence our behavior.
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I’m not sure about you but Vancouver Island is awash in tulips! From pale yellows, crimson reds, pumpkin oranges, deep purples, lustred pinks and snow-white, their luminous colours are stunning. The most unsung of tulips many spring charms, however, is her edibility. With flavours and textures as diverse as her colours, her blooms offer not…The Incredibly Tasty Tulip: Chèvre Cheese Balls — Gather Victoria
The world has people believing the most absurd things right now. They are feeding people intoxicating ideas and delusions all in the name of comfort. It is very tyrannical and no one sees it. I have devoted the majority of my life to the psychology of humans, but what makes me different is that I use the truth of ancient history to see where it comes from. We humans have not been allowed to evolve naturally. We have had our true evolution stolen from us all in the name of greed and power. We are still not evolving in the name of greed and power. Our technology may be evolving, but we as a species are not. In this post I will show the dynamics of how most are manipulated. Strap yourself in. I’m going to hit hard and fast.
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