It’s May Day. I having one of those moments where the last couple of weeks have gone by so quickly, I’m all, ‘what? It’s not March?!’ moments. Probably not helped by the fact that spring here has been a rather on the chilly side.
So, the perfect time to stop for half an hour and have myself a little backyard ritual to celebrate May Day or Beltane.
My Goddess oracle card for today was Changing Woman, with the message “All of life’s seasons bring blessings. Appreciate them.” This felt super apt, as so much in my life has changed over the last year, and it prodded me into actually taking time today to appreciate the nature that’s finally blooming in my garden.
As it often the case for me, the first part of my mini backyard ritual was just pottering around the garden with my camera, savouring the beauty. Accompanied by both my cats, who wanted to know what I was doing and rub themselves against my legs, normally as I was trying to squat down to photograph something.
I was planning on sitting outside to do the writey bit, but despite the sunshine it was actually surprisingly chilly outside, so I retreated back indoors. Using some of my favourite sparkley gel pens I made a short list of what I am growing, what I am giving my attention to and what I am manifesting. These three headings were inspired partly by the luxuriant growth in the garden, and partly by Glennie Kindred’s writing about Beltane.
My last note, Changing Woman and seasonally inspired note, was a wish to appreciate more. Not in a horrible forced way, but just for more heart-felt spontaneous appreciation to appear in my life.
Then I tied my list to the cherry blossom tree in the garden. I somehow feel that having the written expression of my desires soaking up the sunshine is powerful.
So, what would you like to grow and to energise now?