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!