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This festival is one of what we witches and pagans call the wheel of the year – the year seen through a cyclical lens rather than a linear one. Reflecting nature’s rhythm of birth, death and re-birth, the wheel of the year is one continuing loop of seasonal changes from dormancy to seed planting, from growing to harvesting and round again to dormancy.
"I Don't Have Time For Rituals" I cannot underestimate the power of rituals. This is undoubtedly a fast-paced and frenetic world we are living in. The women I work with hold multiple roles. They are business owners, wives, mothers, carers of elderly parents and...
The word ‘Lammas’ comes from the old English word ‘hlaf-maesse’, meaning ‘loaf mass’. On the 1st August – not before, it was considered bad luck! – the farmers would have cut the first grains at dawn and their wives would have started to turn it into bread to share with the whole community as a way of giving thanks for that year’s success.
This plant is easily identifiable and literally found everywhere. The most popular use for this herb is as an ointment used topically for insect stings and bites, nettle stings, sunburn and skin conditions like eczema.
Anything can be turned into ritual and made to feel special. You go into ritual with full intention. You do it mindfully and with purpose. This is how I live my life and it’s pure joy. Except when it’s not. It’s every emotion, good and bad. And that’s ok. The important thing is to FEEL.
In this post I talk about the three bandhas, their relationship to the three diaphragms and their utilisation in yoga.