Morning magic within the symbolism of Nature on this beautiful Full Moon Friday.
Where is this magic, you ask? It's literally everywhere and yes I mean 'literally'.
That wee pumpkin has doubled it's size every day. Magic ;) I think it's accepted the challenge of maturing before the season wanes.
The perfect 5 pointed star courgette letting me know that all the elements are with me as I live the Old Ways new and daily. The Earth, the Air, the Water, The Fire and the ethereal Spirit all in one beautiful courgette.
Dew sparkled clover reminding me that Maiden , Mother and Crone are nurturing all. Equally, masculine examples protect. Strong warrior, father and elder of the forest. The rule of three without any need for label or specification to satisfy human ego. But we give them these labels to relate to our human forms. The stages of our lives and our learning. The movements of the seasons, the precession of the equinoxes. Ahh, the myths we have weaved for our comfort and understanding.
The goldenrod is everywhere and ready for picking and infusing, drying and tincture making. All those complaining of allergies please understand that their pollen is not the culprit...it's far too large as it travels to cause such a reaction. Psssst: it's ragweed that's troubling you ;) Look to this plant for great healing!
Leaves are beginning to turn reminding us once again of the cycles in this life. Persephone descends into her dark Winter home. This myth was always one I appreciated as a child. Too bad that it was seen as punishment to feel the cold death and dormancy of Winter but I understand the lessons in the tale.
Acorns are everywhere and reminding us of our personal growth and unlimited potential. Being that the seed is dormant for a spell, it reminds us that we too need dormancy and rest for our own periods of growth. An acorn only appears on fully matured trees and it beckons us to have the patience needed to attain our goals over long periods of time. Representing perseverance and hard work, this tree has been sacred to many cultures that depict deities interacting with mortals through the Mighty Oak.
The entrance to the wee woods in an ending of one phase that makes room fir new beginnings and possibilities. I am looking at the end of this cycle with great anticipation.
You see, every day we are surrounded by symbolism. In everything we do, in everything we see, everything we touch, taste and smell. The question is, can you take the time to notice? Can you quiet yourself enough to hear, see, and experience? This life is so busy, so noisy, so disconnected. Can you give to yourself the reconnection needed?
This morning, like all mornings, I am full of gratitude. There are invisible hands showing us so much. I dare not name them or box them for my human desires. I acknowledge them and give thanks. Without fear of damnation.
So I go back to my hearth, the coffee is strong, the pecan pancakes are smelling divine and I've taken time apart from the norm, although this is my norm, to nourish myself and my family. Body, mind and spirit, one day, one tale, one season at a time.
Happy Friday everyone.
Author: Cari-Lee Miller
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Your medicine is in the woods.
Your pharmacy is in your kitchen.