athenagrey: (Lammas)
lughnasadh,
when the chicory blooms.
I am that kind of witch,
weed or wildflower,
tenacious and practical.
it's time to turn away from the sun
come closer in
and harvest the grain.

I think of all the things
I haven't done
but a coat of red paint
makes things right again
(so mother said).

simple altars for simple days
a finger sweeps deosil
and the circle is drawn.

reiki and music merge in my mind
(those of you who have symbols
will understand),
sharing energy with
Mother Goddess.

bread never tasted so good.

Lughnasadh blessings to all!
athenagrey: (Default)
Blessings on the first harvest.

Today is Lughnasadh, the first of three Wiccan harvest celebrations. Traditionally, this is the time to harvest grain and to pick the first fruits. This is the time to make bread and honor the sacrifice of the grain that keeps us well-fed. I will be making a simply delicious dill and cheddar beer bread from Farmgirl Fare.

In our lives, the plans we made in the darkness of winter should be nearing completion. We still have to pay attention to the details, but this is not an ideal time for going off in a radically new direction. This is the right time for making the absolute best of what we have in front of us.

My plan for this year was to have no plans. I promised myself some unstructured time to experience the joy of living in the moment. I sowed the seeds of randomness and impulse. What has grown from that?

I am growing a healthy crop of knowledge and appreciation for fine teas and tisanes.

I have made connections with the local Wiccan community. Sometimes it has been frustrating, and other times enlightening. That's how it feels to grow.

I am spending time with people who matter to me.

I am tasting joy.

Make hay when the sun shines. Make love when it rains. When you are fully present in the moment, you know what you should do.

What are your first fruits of the season? What are you beginning to harvest in your life?

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