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Expanding Roles

As July starts to have form, the clash for survival between mind and heart is becoming stronger, the one increasingly aggressive and the other intent upon emergence.

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The Longest Solstice Light

The energy of long Solstice light woke me early today on this the longest day, along with the pre-dawn song of early blackbirds and the chatter of bats returning to their roosts in the cedar shingles under my windows.  It feels momentous, infinite, rich and transitory, a day to remember but which in the human passage of time I am likely to forget.  It does not matter.

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An Easter Moon of Life and Death

I write to you as the Easter Full Moon prepares to comes into its climax this weekend and as the memory of a powerful March Equinox swirls around us still. 

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The Lemurian Way

All over my garden, wars are erupting over ownership.  Ducks, owls, stock doves and squirrels are arguing over the use of a barn owl box (the owl is winning) while blackbirds squabble about territory and dunnocks like many birds fight over mates and the best nesting place.  There is much noise, much activity and within it all a respect for the natural hierarchy of nature and of life which brings, ultimately, acceptance and settling.

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Wildflower Equinox

In September I try to cut back the patches of meadow that have grown unchecked throughout the spring and summer in my wildlife garden, when most of the wildflowers are spent, preparing the ground for the year to come.

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Carpe Diem

Every day, red kites and buzzards fly around an old tree stump in my garden, looking to see if there is food for them to take.  Often there is: besides (safe) scraps that may be left, death is a fact of life in a wildlife garden, and here a vole or any creature that is found dead is placed upon the stump, respectfully, and given the chance of new life through natural recycling. 

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Symbols of Renewal

In recent days a young heron has been visiting my ponds, hunting in the shallows waiting for a frog or newt to appear.  It is a shy, beautiful creature, a bird of the water and so of feminine emotion and of Spirit.

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Black and White

At the time of last week’s solstice the tectonic plates of the lower dimensions shifted, exposing and enabling great shafts of energy from the planes beyond to stir our human world into self-revelation and a final choosing. The energies released were, distinctly, dark and light, and it was as if millions of black and white balloons had been released for each of us to choose one in the colour of our choice.

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Coronavirus and Kale

Some years ago a kale plant in my garden self-seeded and I found two stray plants growing alongside roses in container pots in the kitchen yard.  Side by side they have flourished.  I left the kale alone as they got woodier by the year, rarely harvesting the leaves and intending to remove them altogether but not getting round to doing so.  I took them for granted.

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COVID-19 and being Selfish

Although it has been affecting humans for some three months now, COVID-19 is a virus that has much mystery.  Despite intense efforts by scientists and doctors we do not know for sure how it is transmitted, how long it is incubated, at what stage it is infectious, what is the likelihood of re-infection, or how far it has penetrated the human or animal population.  There is no known cure or antidote, and no-one knows how long the pandemic will last nor what the long term impact will be.  It is not an easy situation.

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