inspired this May Day

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Happy May Day! Beltane is a time for courting, for expressing ourselves, for capturing the raw energy of the awakened Mother Earth.

If ever there was a time to plant the seeds of our desires, it is now. All desires. Physical, emotional, and spiritual. What we ask for now we will reap in the autumn months, like a well-tended crop.

Use the rising energy to spread good will and good deeds around the globe. Begin projects that will spread like wildfire with your intention as fuel. Combine your efforts with like-minded folk who also wish to see the year unfold to a more peaceful, more mindful future. Beltane is the time to seal the energy we experienced at the Spring Equinox and to firmly stand in the knowledge that what we ask for will manifest for us. That is magic! May your days be blessed with visions and dreams, lovers and friends, family and teachers, lessons and gifts of abundance beyond your wildest dreams.   ~Monika Carless

remembering our many MayDays may elicit a whirlwind of spring dreams, wispy visions, and a deeply held ‘wish-upon-a-star’……

inquiry for today~  how will you celebrate today? what inspires you?

to plant, to burn away

Now that I’m free to be myself, who am I?

Can’t fly, can’t run, and see how slowly I walk.

Well, I think, I can read books.

”What’s that you’re doing?”
the green-headed fly shouts as it buzzes past.

I close the book.

Well, I can write down words, like these, softly.

“What’s that you’re doing?” whispers the wind, pausing
in a heap just outside the window.

Give me a little time, I say back to its staring, silver face.
It doesn’t happen all of a sudden, you know.

“Doesn’t it?” says the wind, and breaks open, releasing
distillation of blue iris.

And my heart panics not to be, as I long to be,
the empty, waiting, pure, speechless receptacle.

~Mary Oliver

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