"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Spring is here !!

this morning - an early wander through my garden, in the light drizzle of rain... to see if my snail barriers had worked on my beans (yes, they did!!) ~ first day of spring and it is raining... but it is the light springtime rain, with no hint of coldness that our winter rain had this year... just that delicious spring fresh smell, rain that lightly waters the garden, helping the seeds to burst forth. And you know, this rain was also helping my soul to burst forth, helping my soul to connect with Earth once more. And I loved it!

I did a little spring cleaning today.. only one room. Seeing as my home is probably much larger than my ancestors homes, I need to pace myself with the Spring Cleaning and do one room at a time... so now the Sacred Healing Room is done for the year.... smudged, blessed and some new witches balls and prayer flags hung over the door and windows. I have started back at doing healings - not alot but a few people have requested it.. I get so nervous, wondering if I am doing it 'right' - but I know i have to trust - remembering that it is not me doing the healing.. but I still get nervous...

I took a walk around my garden to talk with the flowers - calendula - brightening me day each time I walk outside my back door, thankyou for the brilliant orange that balances my sacral chakra... Bluebells- as I look at them I feel balanced, peace & comfort. Tiny pink geraniums, touched my heart.. they looked exactly like a chakra flower, five petals with deep pink stamens... what a wonderful way to balance chakras..with flowers. I wonder if that is what Hildegarde of Bingen did.. I read once that she healed with things from nature...

"One who is oversensitive to the remarks of others is constantly irritating the heart. Concentrating on materialistic rather than spiritual matters, such as money-making or money-losing, creates turmoil instead of peace. Confront anger and other negative thought patterns. Release your negative energy and develop a spiritual attitude. And take the parsley-honey wine!"
.. so I did a search for parsley-honey wine, I think I might make some, I have plenty of parsley and I can buy organic honey at the co-op. I love making things like this, it makes me feel like I am a true wise woman.. healing myself with things of nature:
To make parsley wine
combine 10 - 12 large sprigs of parsley with 1 quart of red or white wine and 2 teaspoons of white-wine vinegar.
Boil for 10 minutes then add 9 ounces of honey. Strain the mixture and pour into bottles.
Take 1 Tbsp. Three times a day is said to keep the blood circulating

I really do feel the energy of Spring! Have a blessed and magickal day... and I hope your day is full of fripparies... cause it sure sounds like a spring word to me!


Something from nothing said...

It's nice to see you posting again. I've lurked a long time in all your blogs and emailed you once or twice. You may remember me as Tosh. *waves*.

I just wanted to delurk and thank you for the interesting reads you have given me all this time. We have a lot of similar interests so I like what you have to say.

Gemma said...

Wishing you a beautiful spring Robyn. I have missed you...but realize we all need our time in nature and away from technology.
I try to balance it....such as these days of equal sunlight and dark. Sometimes though it's one or the other. So glad you mentioned balanced chakras...especially now.
Love you!

Sacred Suzie said...

Beautiful Robyn! I love the idea of making parsley honey wine, that must be so healthy for you too. I'm glad spring is stirring where you are. Enjoy it!

Fire Byrd said...

spring is a very far away thing right now.
but we have the Indian summer going on with hot days and cool nights.
Which after our summer is a blessed relief.
The trees are just starting to change from their green summer frocks into their warm russet tweeds!

peppylady said...

I don't think there a right or wrong way to a ritual, prayer or healing as long as your heart is in the right place.

I been doing some fall project.

I never heard of parsley wine.

The coffee is on

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Robyn and HAPPY EQUINOX! I'm hoping for a burst of spring energy and perhaps a little direction in my life! Not too much to ask for is it?

solsticedreamer said...

you sound so joyful and happy today dear robyn :)
i cant wait for the day i can go into my garden and feel such joy~its such a mess right now as iit's previous tender did not care for it at all. fingers crossed for it by the time of your visit :)

peppylady said...

I'll have my fall/mabon post up tomorrow the 25th for me and 26 for you.

Coffee is on

Cat said...

Happy Equinox!

linda may said...

G'Day Robyn,
I always learn something nice in your pages. And if you boiled the honey wine it would take the alcohol out of it wouldn't it. Di yours taste good or is it still maturing?

Pam said...

Wishing you a happy weekend Robyn in your Spring garden.Flowers and herbs are certainly amongst the most uplifting of influences. My parsley and spinach are both doing beautifully at the moment.Good luck with the parsley honey wine!

tinker said...

I'm intrigued - I do love parsley, but not sure about it combined with wine and honey...trying to imagine what that will taste like - let us know how it turns out?
Happy spring to you, Robyn!

Anonymous said...

I'm enjoying Spring as well ... getting outside again and communing with nature.


Rapunzel said...

Funny thing is, even though it's autumn here in Florida, I always do "spring cleaning" at this time of year! I think it's related to Samhain and new beginnings.

Good to see you posting again, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for your sweet words. I do sincerely hope that spring is magickal for you and full of every bit of sweetness you so deserve. Much love, Nic xox.

Monique said...

Thanks for the recipe, it sure sounds great.
Hilegard von Bingen was a very wise woman. I saw a documentary about her life a while ago and was amazed !!!
Have a great day !!