Posted in Ascension, divine magic, elemental kingdom, Energy healing, Inspiration, Mother Earth, standing as Earth

Calling in the Temple of Light

Imagine a Temple of Light.  A round, white tower, short and squat, with a domed roof.  There is a circular glass aperture in the centre of the domed roof, through which enters the sun’s rays and the glittering starlight of the darkest night.

Inside, a circle of nine sit together.  Each of them is a powerful energy-worker.  Collectively, they make the air crackle with their unified power.  They are deep in meditation.  There is a low hum in the air, a vocalisation brought forth from the throats of several present.  And there is the clear, piercing ring of a singing crystal bowl which seems to roll around the walls, a tone that thrusts deep into the heart of all who hear it. 

Most would not have sight to see, but there are fine white fibres, like roots, extending from the root chakras of the nine and probing deep into the earth. There is a column of golden light, within which each person sits, creating a circle of nine golden columns. There are nine cones of purest white light, each extending from the crown of a head, expanding more and more in the shape of a V as they rise up into the cosmic heights. There is a waterfall of light descending through the glass roof and falling into the centre of the circle, creating a puddle of liquid light that flows over the floor. The light is mostly white, with rainbows and specks of gold. The puddle of light spills to every part of the room.

The sense of peace in this room is deeply profound. The depth of love in the room would be almost unbearable for some. The power in this room is tangible.

There are many others here, unseen to the untrained eye.  They are the spirit guides, souls, soul family and loved ones in spirit of the nine.  There are angels present, dragons and unicorns.  There are elemental beings who are the consciousness of nature.  There are ascended masters, Goddess beings, star beings.  They are here to lend support and many are excited to be witness to this moment.  And there are people sitting around the edge, on cushions with their backs against the wall.  They are here from near and far because they wish to participate, to experience the peace, the love, the light, the truth, the healing.

The nine are ordinary people whose gifts include a deep connection with the vibration of the divine source.  Not only given but accepted and embraced by each of them.  Practiced and dedicated they are.  Committed to service.  They work with many energies for the healing, awakening and ascension of Mother Earth and all that is upon, above and within the Earth, invisible and visible.  And also for humanity. 

Right now, they are receiving light matrix energy templates for grounding and anchoring the healing of traumas for the entirety of humanity.  Through them, collective trauma is being healed for all.

Tomorrow, they will sit together to extend the understanding and ability to connect, communicate and co-create with the intelligence in all plants and trees. So that all those on Earth can see, sense or feel the presence of the elementals, tree and plant spirits and nature beings. And so people on Earth can connect with those energies to support the Earth’s ascension.

Each day, the nine come together to channel and express their love, light and power because the Temple of Light exists to fulfil this purpose.  They are a beacon, a model for all who come.

And this is my dream, for I am one of the nine.  This is what the new Earth ascension blueprint revealed to me in Spring 2020. I send out love and gratitude that this shall exist in the physical as it exists in the etheric.  I send out energy to draw this to me now.  This, I anchor as my soul purpose.  This, I am calling into existence now.  And if you have access to any of the energies required to bring this to fruition, please let me know.

Let it be so.

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Soul Mastery Shamanic Drum, painted and owned by Ananda Amenet Reid
Posted in divine magic, elemental kingdom, Energy healing, Granma Wisdom, Inspiration, Mother Earth, nature

Granma Wisdom

“Granma, where about in the garden will I find the fire spirits?”

“Well, think about that for a moment, where about in the garden is there heat?”

“I don’t know.”

“Where’s there transformation?”

“Don’t know, Granma.”

“In the compost heap, of course!”

“Is that where they’ll be?”

“Yes!”

“Granma, what are they like?”

“Well, they don’t come across as friendly as the other elementals, not at first.  They’re very focused on their work and they don’t seem so interested in us humans as much as the others.  They move fast, faster than even the air spirits.”

“Granma, when I breathe, does an air spirit come out of my mouth?”

“Hee, hee, hee, bless you, no! What comes out is the air, air spirits are not the air, they’re the invisible beings who work with air’s energy and transform it into a higher, purer energy for us all.”

“How do they do that?”

“By movement, dancing and weaving, and by nurturing the energy and spinning it together, taking it down into the Earth and up into the highest heights, unifying it until it shines with brilliant light and love.”

“Wow, Granma, that sounds so cool!  What happens then?”

“The energy they create transforms our world into a magical world and we breathe it in.  Have you noticed that when we go for our walks, we go to some places that feel alive, full of magic and then we go to other places that feel dead or asleep?”

“Yes, Granma, you always point it out.”

“Well, where it feels so wonderful, that’s where there are lots of nature spirits getting on with their dancing and weaving and making their magic, and it’s food for our souls.  We humans need it to keep us healthy, all the animals do, everything does.  But where it feels dead or dormant, the spirits of earth, air, fire and water aren’t there anymore, or they’re there but can’t do their work.”

“Why can’t they do their work?”

“Oh, there are lots of reasons, but it’s always because humans have interfered with things.  Maybe a waterway has been blocked or diverted, a tree has had the branches it uses to direct energy across the landscape lopped off.  Maybe the hedgerows have been torn out that were creating harmony across the fields.  Most people can’t see energy like you and me, sweetie.  People don’t think about it and they do things that destroy the nature spirits’ homes and work, without realising.”

“Aw, that’s so sad, Granma.”

“Yes, it is.  That’s why we go out with the rattles and the chimes and make our chants, we’re bringing healing to those areas so the nature beings can come back.”

“I love that we do that, Granma.  When I get older, I’m going to tell everybody all about what the earth, air, water and fire spirits do when they dance and weave, so that people will understand.”

“That’s a very noble plan to have, my love.”

Posted in Goddess, Mother Earth, Personal Story

Welcoming The Goddess Energies

Recently, I’ve entered into training with the Fellowship of Isis, Goddess training that will take me a year to complete, so I predict some majorly Goddess inspired posts appearing from time to time.

And indeed, even though the course itself doesn’t start until July, I have already entered into conversation and exploration with fellow students about the goddess energies. 

And that got me pondering about the way the Goddess vibe has really never not been in my life.  I can’t speak for the cradle, but from being a little girl I had the deepest relationship with this energy that was both the land and also a kind of body-less consciousness of a feminine nature.   

This was my most nurturing relationship throughout childhood. I had a difficult childhood and the active emotional response I experienced towards my adopted mother was fear. My sense of self was soon diminished in early life, well before the age of seven, and I didn’t make friends. So, taking the family dog walking in my wild backyard twice a day was my salvation. That time with the dog and the land saved me. I connected to this loving, gentle energy that I eventually identified as Mother Earth. She was everywhere but most of all, she was felt when I was in the landscape, on my own, with or without the dog. Then, I felt loved and held. And rooted and free.

So, it’s not surprising that the Goddess has been a huge focus throughout my adult life. My mother may have invoked fear but she also modelled how empowered women can be. Nobody was more powerful than she was in our family, in my little girl world.

It’s understandable that we pick up our ideas of Goddess and God from early relationships with our personal mother-figure and father-figure, whoever they are.

The Goddess vibration is a consciousness, one that splits into a myriad of facets. And I do believe that there are women who walked on Earth in physical bodies, women who embodied feminine divine energy and eventually came to hold the vibration of the Goddess Consciousness in their being. They now exist in the energetic world as Goddess beings. I speak of Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Lady Quan Yin, to name but a few.

I take this understanding to the myths and legends, and I am a mythology nerd. There, Goddesses abound. Not only Greek and Roman pantheons, but Norse, Celtic, Hindu, Native American, you can go anywhere and find Goddesses. There are many stories that represent her and yet, do not name her, like Sleeping Beauty, Snow White. She is everywhere. All these are her many aspects, her qualities and energies.

The more I explore the Goddess energies, the more is revealed and yet, I’ll never get to the bottom of it all. And, of course I won’t, I never could. That’s as it should be. There’s a point when you’ve just got to stop trying to understand and simply absorb all that you are given to hold.

But what I’ve come to pondering is why am I splitting the divine into Goddess and God, when we are embracing oneness? Why am I focusing on the Goddess now? What does that do to my relationship with the Creator? Which is paramount to me.

The Goddess Consciousness is the embodiment of the divine feminine, which is rising now towards unity, and the Creator is the embodiment of all-that-is, the embodiment of oneness. How do I reflect the divine feminine and divine masculine within me?

What’s your relationship with the Goddess like? Do you see past the personality of ‘Goddess’? Do you sense the energy, vibration, the consciousness of the divine feminine? Do you find the Goddess within you?

Posted in Celtic festival, Goddess, Mother Earth, mythology, nature

The Goddess and The Wheel

The Goddess is complex and has many faces.  The ones most talked about are Maiden, Mother and Crone.  Personally, I see the Goddess in the turning of the Wheel of the Year and assign three moons to each Goddess aspect on the cycle, making four.  Maiden, Mother, Crone and one more.  I call this fourth face Bride, sometimes, she is the Sorceress.  The energy feels like this:

The first face is the Maiden, the story of divine feminine starts with her. 
She is Sleeping Beauty or Snow White. 
She’s a Winter’s landscape, like the land beneath snow.
She is waiting to grow into her power.
The acorn waits in the dark earth for the Spring sun to kiss it awake.
The acorn grows into the oak just as the Maiden grows into Bride, Mother and Crone.
Her womb is waiting to bleed.
The Maiden sits in the season of Winter on the Wheel of the Year, for she is first.
 And the Celtic New Year begins at Samhain, last day of October.
Winter precedes all other seasons, just as the dark void gave birth to light.
Everything starts in the dark, as the baby is born from the dark womb.
The elemental energy of the Maiden is Air, for hers is the first breath.  
She is assigned the moons of November, December and January.

We are now at Imbolc, last day of January. 
The season when light returns and the earth wakes from slumber.
Powerful season of Fire and renewal.  
The sun has kissed the Maiden and she has woken up.
Everything is stirring in nature, in her season.
The birds and beasts are mating and trees and plants are thrusting out their leaves.
Here sits the Bride, assigned three moons of February, March and April. 
She is the May Queen whose potent, fiery blood brings transformation at Beltane.
Just as Spring transforms the land.
She is red and white, purity and blood, for her womb is fertile and not yet pierced.
She is the Enchantress.

The Goddess energy passes on at Beltane.
When the womb of the May Queen is pricked.
Life is growing within her dark womb.
The season of the Great Mother Goddess is here.
Divine Mother rules the moons of May, June and July. 
She reigns through Summer, season of abundance and blessings. 
She is the cornucopia of plenty. 
She births the land as the magical child, the seed of humanity.  
She reigns until July’s end, whence comes the festival of Lughnasadh.
Festival of the Child of Light, which is us, dear listener.
For we, and all beings upon the Earth are her children.
The earth is rich with flowers, corn and fruit during the season of the Great Mother.
The element of Earth is her gift to us.

At August’s start, power passes to the Crone.
Wise Woman, she is Elder. 
She, who is Keeper of the Wheel of the Year.
Turner of the wheel.
She oversees the process of change.
She sits at the spinning wheel with the silver thread in her fingers. 
Her element is Water, for water is a record keeper, as is the Crone. 
To her are assigned three moons of August, September and October. 
Her womb is not barren, it is the void.
Cave of inconceivable power.
It is the gaping gash of Sheela Na Gig.
She beckons us to enter.
To go inside ourselves and know who we are.
She sits in the season of the ancestors.
At Samhain, the ancestors are honoured. 
And the Crone passes her power back to the Maiden.
The wheel begins again, not a circle but a spiral.  

For this reason, as a woman in her Crone stage, it is mine to gift my power to the Maiden, imparting wisdom and teaching skills to one who is starting on the same journey I have travelled.  Already, the honour and opportunity has befallen me, more than once, in teaching my shamanic craft.  I hope that all women in their crone-years, the years we call peri-menopause, menopause and beyond, will gift some of their power to the Maiden, for she is a Bride-, a Mother-, a Crone-in-becoming. 

We Crones are the ones who have travelled the full stretch of the road and passed through all four stations.  We are in our full power.  And if we don’t value that, if we don’t honour ourselves for all we are, who will? 

The Wheel of the Year

    

Posted in Abundance and lack, divine magic, Inspiration, love, Mother Earth, nature

What Are You Choosing Now?

The world is dreaming you as you dream the world into being.

What are you choosing?

I keep coming back to this question, what are you choosing now?

Because this is a big question for us all.

Everything we are, everything we choose. Everything that the world is, we chose it. We are always constantly choosing what is. Individually and collectively.

All the mess in the world, it exists because we dreamed it up, we chose it and we keep on choosing it. All the mess in our lives, the same. We are far too worrisome, too anxious, too negative and too fearful to be choosing peace, love, calmness at this stage in our evolution as humanity.

We are sad, angry, frustrated, hurt, despairing, tired, unfulfilled, doubting, distrusting.

We are not living everyday joyous, abundant, compassionate, serene, loving, peaceful, calm, trusting lives. We would love to be doing so, but we’re not.

So, we really need to keep asking ourselves this question, “what am I choosing in this moment?” and make conscious choices.

We can choose peace, love, serenity, fulfilment, beauty, abundance. And we can keep choosing those powerful energies.

Even the most conscientious of people who really wish for all those things for themselves and the world are still choosing fear, doubt, distrust, they are upset with the state of the world. They are fearful for the future. They are hurt by the stories in the news and despairing for their children. What they don’t seem to realise is that their energy is the energy of negativity and dissonance and the fact that they are sending it out IS as much the problem as anything else. One of the energies they feel is blame. They blame the politicians, the powers that be, the industries, the corporations, the uneducated masses, the ignorant, the pharma, the consumer culture, they blame themselves, another energy is guilt. In sending out the energy of blame and guilt, WHO is sending out the energy of acceptance? Love? Peace? Balance? Trust? Who is holding these key energies for the Earth and us all every day? WHO?

The people who care, the peacemakers and activists, their kind of care is a problem, they look at the world, at their lives and see lack, hate, power-over, they see destruction of the planet, consumerism, greed, death. They send our their energies of fear, worry, sadness, anger, lack, guilt, blame, mistrust, and they action their thoughts and feelings by sending out the dissonance of conflict and opposition.

Don’t you see? If this is how we view the world, this is the world we create, this is the world we made.

The solution is inside us.

There is nothing wrong with Mother Earth, she is doing fine, she is not suffering, that is the illusion we project on her but really, it’s our suffering. She is the most powerful thing on the planet, heck, she IS the planet! There has always been change, there has always been extinction, that is not down to us and Mother Earth is not at threat, not even by us. Mother Earth is trying to help us though, because we are her children. We are family and she loves us. Mother Earth has solutions to everything we do, she can deal with plastic, in her timeframe, too massive for us to imagine, she can lock it up in the Earth. She is raising her core temperature herself, as she has many times before, she can rewild the concrete jungle and reforest the world in a few short years. She is not afraid to shake things up, hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, fire and flood are moods to Mother Earth and she embraces death and life equally. She understands death better than we ever will, whilst living in our physical forms. She doesn’t equate death as a problem, like we do, she doesn’t judge.

We are the only species on this planet who needs to get with the programme. There is only one way to do that, only one solution, we each find it inside ourselves. It is not outside, but inside.

If we each turn inward and focus on the love in our hearts, we are already winning. Not only that, but the key is that what we focus on loving is not our soul mate, family, humanity or Mother Earth, it’s ourselves. We cannot truly love anybody or anything else authentically unless we have found that authentic love inside ourselves, for ourselves, first. It has to match, resonate with our inner truth, then, something magical sparks to life. And when each person does that and then turns outwards from that place within, they can choose to create the world, the life, that keeps eluding us. A world of harmonious resonance, loving, trusting, peaceful, accepting, affirming, fulfilling and alive.

Go inside and choose beauty, love and abundance. Choose acceptance. Start with yourself and work outwards. Don’t come outside yourself and try to change the world until you have changed yourself first. Yes, we need everybody, we all have different roles, we need activists and peacemakers, we need voices raised loud and strong, but they need to come from souls who have found the love inside themselves, who can access those pure, resonant energies of love and peace whilst putting to bed fear and distrust, as they change the world together.

Make yourself the supreme, independent authority and source of all the love you receive.

Seek and find within yourself, for it is certainly there, all the love, confidence, peace, nurturing, acceptance, approval, security, validation, power, beauty and the abundance that you could ever imagine, all coming from yourself, to yourself.

You are the sole source of all that.

Now, imagine a world where everybody is doing just that, and yet, at the same time, don’t trouble yourself with what anybody else is doing, just do you, beautifully.

Posted in Inspiration, Mother Earth, Soul Integration, transformation

“What’s New, Pussycat?”

Homage to my fellow countryman, Tom Jones, in the title today!  And a nice way of remembering this important question, as we go through our lives.

It’s all about the new, it’s all about starting again, recreating the world we wish to live in.  It’s as though we have access to a reset button, right now.  There are ways we can see this, there are ways we can’t.  Covid is a way it’s visible, it’s as though a situation has manifested throughout humanity that has given us all a chance to think again about everything; who we are, who we are choosing to be, what kind of world we live in, what kind of world we are choosing to live in.  Time for a reset, time for the new.  New us, new world.

Early last year, 100 people were involved in the download of a New Earth ascension blueprint for Mother Earth and humanity.  I had the honour of being amongst them, maybe you were there too.  That was our new beginning, that was the reset button being wired into the mainframe.  We anchored the vibration, the energy, into the Earth and into every being on the planet and ever since, it’s been unfolding.  Now, it is fully anchored.

Now, we are ready to co-create with the blueprint.  It’s inside you, it’s inside everyone and each person will find the impulses, the vision to respond and create from their own space inside, according to the call of their soul.  What are you going to choose?  What’s new for you?  Whatever your heart is choosing, follow the call, 

We can now create a new Earth, a new reality, new situations, new experiences, new perspectives, new beliefs and new understandings. We are embarking on a new way of being that will change the Earth and ourselves from within. This new beginning stems from us being true to ourselves, first and foremost. And that is the most critical energy for us in 2021, to know and embrace the truth of ourselves.

Are you embracing the truth of your being?  I’ve just launched my new online course, ‘Soul Integration’.  This is an important part of doing just that because downloading the full capacity of our soul is integral to accessing our truth.  My follow-on course is called ‘The Truth of Our Being’ and it’s designed to get us so ready to be our truth, to express from within and create the new beginning we are all here for.  

 

Posted in Mother Earth, nature

Happy Easter From Me and the Panda Lambs

It’s Easter Monday, and for Easter I bring you Panda Lambs!  Yes, these little black and white beauties are currently gambolling in the field next to my house, aren’t they adorable?

I didn’t realise the name ‘panda lamb’ was a thing.  I saw these guys in the field and it was an obvious thing to call them, so then I googled it and turns out panda lambs are an actual thing!  Love it!

For Easter, my little neighbours are bringing us some very lovely energies.  Lambs carry the vibrations of purity, innocence, gentleness, joy and play.  These little fellas are wonderful to watch, they love bouncing and can leap really high, they love running around with each other and look very much like they are enjoying the joys of Spring.  

I have always associated animals that are black and white with the two worlds, the upperworld and lowerworld, the dark and the light.  They bring in both energies and that’s balance.  With balance comes justice, truth, stability, centredness.

Easter itself is a time of joy and hope as the light is clearly with us again and the warmth is increasing.  Growth and birth are all around us in nature, the birds are nesting or hatching, there are little furry babies being born in burrows and dens, along riverbanks and in woodlands.  And of course, the lambs are gambolling in the fields.  Trees are showing the first signs of sprouting bright green leaves, Spring flowers are brightening up the garden and the hedgerows. 

Easter is a time of rebirth, raising energy and vibrations, new plans and ventures, being in nature much more.  Easter’s message is one of transformation, potency, power and rising energy. 

May you feel the energy rising in and around you, experience the gift of transformation and embrace your personal power as you step into your centre.  Happy Easter!   

Posted in channelled message, Mother Earth

Mother Earth’s Message about The Warrior’s Path

“All that is love surrounds you.  All that is love is within you.  I am Mother Earth, I greet you, beloved child of the Earth, my beloved daughters and sons, for you are one that hears my call.  I ask you to remain open and connected with me in every moment, every day, and I will support you.  My love flows freely and beautifully through our channel of connection. 

This message is for you, hear me, for I wish to ask you to express your understanding of my call to others.  Your call will be heard.  Your most expansive attitude is called for, it is important for many to hear my message. 

Please bring to mind the warrior’s path.  The warrior is a fighter and may fight for many reasons, for many causes.  You may fight within yourself or you may express your fierce attitude outside yourselves and upon others, towards a perceived enemy.  The warrior never shirks, for they embody their warrior spirit and many warriors stand together with others, creating an army, a force, an energy of fight. 

I wish you to contemplate, what is fight? Fight is an energy that may be in your hearts and sometimes it appears for good reasons, for good causes, sometimes it appears creating chaos and disharmony, suffering and pain. Fight, as an energy, is not in alignment with the divine source, fight is a dissonance, it is never in alignment with the divine source to stand in opposition, in any way, with another energy. However, it is not wrong to do this either, it is simply a choice and a path. We can fight from a place of love, but love does not express itself well through the tension that is created when we are fighting, love expresses best from a place of peace and stillness within. And our energies are constantly being directed, during 2021, towards co-operation, connection and harmony. Conflict and fight create a dissonance and an opposition with the unifying energies of oneness that are to be embraced for a stronger connection with myself, Mother Earth, and with the divine source.

Please contemplate the ways in which you are a fighter, whether it is in opposition to your own self, your behaviours, words and actions, your body, your emotions, your pains and conditions. These limitations are to be welcomed, to be embraced. And as you learn this, you learn also that the limitations that are imposed upon you throughout the world, forces and organisations that appear to create negative energies and imbalances, even upon my own body, the Earth, these are to be welcomed and embraced for the gifts they bring. They are creating opportunities for release and healing. They have a purpose, a value and where acceptance, openness, connection and co-operation are offered, then, the absence of an adversary allows the energies to flow, opening up to synthesis and unity. But in creating an opposition, an opponent, this is consolidating the energies of strength and power in resistance, in contention, creating a wider gulf and a stronger obstruction.

Let these words be heard, for many upon the Earth who love my energies, my expressions, my beautiful planet, my soul and myself, Mother Earth, many who wish to remain deeply connected with the divine source, are remaining in opposition to the energies of unity and oneness that are flowing through the Earth and humanity now. We are asking humanity to open their hearts, to accept and connect with even those they perceive as the enemies of all that is good.”

Posted in Mother Earth, Personal Story, standing as Earth

Standing As Earth Invocation

Blessings and greetings from this Earth-soul to all Earth-souls.

Between the 14th of January and the 13th of February, I am one of many ‘Standing as Earth’, participating in a social media experiment that explores what it means to create from, speak and stand as something that is bigger than my individual self in this time of shift and renewal.

We are exploring how the medium of social media can support the emergence of creating something beyond our personal self but still be personal, subverting the personality and ego traps that we are all susceptible to in using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and instead using them to stand and speak as the Earth in this time of planetary initiation.

I am excited to be involved in the experiment because I am an advocate for unity consciousness and this is an opportunity to see something beautiful and creative unfold towards that actuality, in a big, bold and concrete way.  For myself, I see our journey taking us all to a place of such oneness, such unity, that we are one with not only the Earth but the Cosmos and thus, Divine Presence.  I look forward to the day when all the people on Facebook and Instagram are identifying as ‘Divine Presence’ with a personal photo of a blazing light or field of white.  A day when we see each other’s divinity before all else, when we feel and sense the divinity within ourselves as our place from which we feel, think, speak and act in all matters. 

Beloved Mother Earth already knows this place of divinity within, so do we and we are remembering to find it inside ourselves again now.  By embracing our beloved Mother Earth in unity, we are opening up to our truth and our greatest expression of being. 

I would like to take a moment to express my deep gratitude to those who have been the fertile place where this experiment took root, thank you for keeping it safe and enabling it to grow into the beautiful blossoming creation it is now and will become. 

Thank you to every soul who is standing beside me in this experiment.  We are one and unconditional love flows freely between us all.  What we are building here is greater and more powerful than the most destructive weapon humanity ever tried to build.  This is what power is for, the power of love and unity.  Nothing can stand against us when we are all standing as Earth.      

If you’d like to follow or get involved with this experiment, please follow the link to this group: https://bit.ly/39vhIVR

#standingasearth

Posted in channelled message, Mother Earth, Personal Story

My Love For The Land That Loved Me Back

I opened my heart and this poured out. It’s about the place where I grew up, Gower Peninsular, South Wales, UK:

“Beloved Mother Earth, I speak of one place upon your Earth, a place of my heart, where my roots first extended, first connected to your energy and found the underworld, found the rich gift of your beauty and love.

Beloved Mother Earth, I give my love and gratitude in unbound quantities to all the energies and consciousness that is the Gower, especially my beloved Pennard.

My heart is full, for there is pure magic in this earth that extends beyond time and expresses in more than one place. It is like a spiral or mobius loop, connecting across infinities and eternities, through many incarnations, for the same energy permeates my soul and the soul of the land.

Beloved Mother Earth, I was nurtured as a babe at your breast in this beautiful place of magic and enchantment, a place of the elements; the depth and richness of earth and safe limbs of that one mighty tree whose loving presence cradled us all through childhood. The salty blessings of baptism in sacred water, sea and stream, rain and dew. The cold slap of the harsh coastal wind and soft, caressing breeze in the meadows. The heat of childhood summers, warmth of stone and rock upon bare skin. The igniting of fire from dry wood, gifted by the trees. Glowing rosy cheeks, dark nights with flames dancing.

All the elements together create divine magic. A tangible awareness of elementals who creatively express their love, their devotion to Mother Earth through movements which are dancing orchestrations, weaving the light in and out and around and through, turning the energy upside down to flip it from one world to the next, the causal world of dark shadows where I feel so at home, in cavern and rocky cave, knowing, as I do, the ancient tales of this land. Tales that were told by our ancestors through lips and tongue alone, long before words were ever written down. With a power of incantation beyond which many are aware. When spoken well, then mystical creatures are unleashed upon the dark night and the deep glade.

Beloved Gower, home of Bendigeidfran, Manawydan, and their mother, Penardun, whose name means ‘sovereign’, great goddess and wife of Llyr, the great god of the sea. The dark and the light. These were the times of the tribes of dark. Still, their presence haunts the woodland dells in Gower’s sacred lands, and ancient ancestral places such as Cat Hole, Goat Hole, Giant’s Grave and Arthur’s Stone. There are the echoes of those distant times before the elementals drew away behind the misty veil, when humans first expressed ego more than soul.

Beloved Mother, we, your children, are coming home. The land is our home, you are our home. And love is our path. And I don’t need to be in the Gower to stay connected to my roots and heart, for they’re everywhere, and yet, it is that place that brought this babe to your breast when I was but a child, I felt you and knew you. My only true mother, the land that loved me back.”

The photo above is of a beach on the Gower that becomes two beaches when the tide comes in; Pobbles Bay and Three Cliffs Bay. This place was my daily playground when I was a child up to the age of fourteen. A short walk from my house over the rugged links, past the water tower and ruined Pennard castle to the stepping stones and onto the beach. This place is where I stand, to this day, arms outstretched and shout, “I belong here!”