Category Archives: Autumn

A little Nature Magic.

Nature magic.

For years now I’ve practiced what I love to refer to as Nature Magic. Whenever we’re out in nature, be it a beach, forest, wood or even a park, there is so much we can do to send our wishes out to the Universe and receive wonderful signs, symbols and rewards back. If we tune in to Mother Nature regularly our lives become filled with joy and magic. We see through eyes of wonder which in turn keeps us feeling optimistic and positive.IMG_20170924_102923.jpg

Children love this kind of magic and adding their energy to our dreams and wishes is very special. Here are some nature magic ideas you might like to try, I do them with or without my children on a regular basis.

Make a nature picture or mandala using twigs, leaves, rocks, seeds. Whatever you can find. Focus on a goal or dream or make a wish as you’re creating then when you leave, offer it as a gift to the Goddess/nature spirits/elementals.IMG_20170929_144227.jpg

Whenever you find a feather, make a wish or state an intention and blow it away, visualising a magic golden energy around it and you. (We also do this with what are known in Lancashire as sugar stealers)

Catch a falling leaf. Hold to your heart. Make a wish. Float it down the river or place it somewhere special.IMG_20171001_201106.jpg

For releasing negative energy. Stand by a river, lake or sea. Gather a pile of rocks or pebbles. Throw each one, with force, into the water stating what you wish to let go of. ‘ I release all anger’ ‘I release all fear’ ‘ I let go of all limiting beliefs’ Anything you want to be free of. You can spend 5 minutes or an hour doing this depending on your mood. It’s very powerful.20171002_145544.jpg

Hug a special tree or sit under it and whisper to it your hopes and fears, dreams and visions. Then still your mind and wait to see if it offers any guidance.

A lovely one for children(and adults) this time of year is to pick a piece of fruit hold it in your hand and say ‘May I be blessed with….a surprise/a gift/something special.’ Then eat it and say thank you.❤ FB_IMG_1507101252682.jpg

October.

Welcome October! The month has arrived in a blaze of autumnal colour. I can hear the sounds created by gusty winds and rain from the cosiness of my bed. My wind chimes are making wonderful, sparkly, excited sounds, the rain is tip tapping on my window pane and the trees are whispering loudly to their friends and neighbours.

I love the shorter days and cosy nights. Warming foods and hot drinks. Woodland walks and piles of leaves. Big jumpers and knitted hats. Crisp sunny days and bright, moonlit nights. Roaring fires and thick blankets. Curling up with a good book.IMG_20170928_195040.jpg

The Awakening…

You watched me fall,

Down.

To the ground,

Curled up tight.

But wait a while,

I am slowly stirring

And soon I will rise.

I am buried down deep,

In the Dark.

Curled up tight,

But look closely,

For I AM awakening.

And starting to rise.

I am reaching for the light,

I sense It’s warmth

On  my skin.

Now you see me,

For I AM alive,

and I will continue to  rise.

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Love and magic to you all.

I send you bright blessings for October.

Mabon Blessings.

Happy Mabon!

The Autumn Equinox is my favourite time of year. There is a wonderful energy around, day and night are equal, it is a time of gratitude and abundance, of light and dark, of male and female, of balance. It is time to honor the waning power of the sun and to welcome the darkness of winter when Lady Gaia, the earth mother, rests. This feminine darkness holds us, soothes us and is a sacred and safe space if we allow ourselves to fully embrace it. The coming months are for going inward, to acknowledge the power and wisdom that lies deep within us.

So, let us take time to relax, reflect and honor the earth as she sleeps, gathering energy, ready to awaken, renewed, in spring.Image may contain: 2 people

Mabon is a wonderful time to practice gratitude, to connect with a Goddess that calls you, or to create affirmations or cast spells for protection, prosperity and wisdom. It is the time to go within. To explore our own deep knowing and power. Walk outdoors, amongst the trees, admire their ever changing beauty as they prepare to let go. Absorb the wonderful colors of autumn into your very being, allow the earthy browns, deep reds and golden orange and yellows to ground you and bring an energy of warmth and joy into your body and soul. Look for the gifts Mother nature offers us as the seasons change. Apples, pears and plums for baking into pies, elderberries and rosehips for cordial and winter tonics. Pine cones, acorns, twigs. If you are gifted something accept it with gratitude and place it somewhere where the sight of it will light you up.

Yesterday I was gifted this beautiful triple conker from my horse chestnut tree. Isn’t  it beautiful?

 

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I have created an Altar dedicated to the Equinox. I love it. It makes me happy and thankful whenever I see it. Create one yourself if you feel drawn to. It can be as simple as an apple, a leaf and a candle on the corner of a shelf or the whole corner of of a room filled with things that make you feel abundant and grateful. Anything goes with an altar but I always include something gifted from nature. I have conkers and apples from the trees in my garden and a lovely rose shaped pine cone from a cedar tree. Have fun. Involve the kids. Find acorns. Leaves. Twigs. Celebrate the harvests. 

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A poem for Mabon.

A leaf,

Floating on the breeze,

Is but a whisper to the living,

A gentle distraction,

to those people,

Passing by.

 

A leaf,

Falling softly on the cobbles,

By my feet,

Makes me stop.

Appreciate its delicate beauty,

Borne of letting go….

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Mabon Magic and Bright Blessings to you all.