Reflections on Beltane: Preparing for Our Soul Flame Retreat
Beltane is the time of the Bright Fire, the gateway into Summer with heightened activity and long days. The Beltane Season (Calendar: May 1 and Lunar: Full Moon in Taurus) is still a few months away, but it’s never too early to feel the songs of youth awakening into the lover’s realm. We make space in our hearts, minds and bodies to remember the times of youth.
As women now, we can open our hearts to the vigor and angst of maidenhood that are carried in our codes even now. What was forgotten? What was left behind? What was broken? What was burned? What was freed? What was revealed? What was blooming? What was bleeding? What was hoped and dreamed and dashed and picked up again?
We invite you, All of you.
The invitation here is to open to all that fires you up, then to let that fire activate the healing power of life moving in you - in the most glorious and painful of ways. Re-member. Reawaken. Revitalize. Open your eyes to the gorgeous blossoming of the Earth. Open your ears to the hum of birds and bees. Open your innate power as a woman.
Now is the time.
Now is the time for You. Now is the time for alchemy. Now is the time to heal the wounds of youth and to weave your magic into the world. Now is the time to stoke that wild tender power within. Now is the time to honor and respect all stages of becoming, discovering, transforming and awakening. Now is the time to be brought down to our knees in reverence, awe, and compassion. And now is the time to rise up in true power, confidence, and grace.
The long winter of silence and separation is over - separation from your heart- body- mind- spirit- soul; separation from your beloved, separation from your children, your parents, your ancestors, your hopes, dreams, longings, passion, desire, power, strength. The fires of summer are burning, ready to alchemize it all -- to melt and re-form it into pure gold. Are you ready? We are ready to welcome you here, home to the soul flame of your heart.
With the vitality of youth, we will leap over the fires into the green fields of Life, enchanted once more by the fullness of life. And in that enchantment is integration of all your gifts - where you are brought face to face with your true nature and most essential self.
And also this: Beltane’s alchemy does not end with the golden awakening of your soul, for: “As above, so below; as within, so without; as the universe, so the soul.” It’s about you, us, All.
Father Sun shines brightly
Warming Mother Earth
Joining in Creation
And this, too:
“Even after all this time, the Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me." Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky” (Hafiz).
Shine like that.
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March 16-19, 2019