Counting our Blessings

Blessings come in many forms, and at this critical time in our world history it helps to remember that amidst the uncertainties and challenges confronting us every day much is happening that is good.

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A Winter Spring Equinox

 

Tomorrow is a special day as the planet celebrates her total balance in light with the advent of the Vernal Equinox, a day welcomed by many in the northern hemisphere as the harbinger of warmth, sunshine and rebirth. This year, unusually, the icy fingers of winter grip my world and that of many others still, reminding us to take nothing for granted particularly where nature is concerned. Surprise is the keyword in these unpredictable times.

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The Deepest Winter Darkness

Even in the deepest winter darkness, all weather is good because everything created by the forces of nature must be right.

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At the Mercy of the Elements

 

Like you, perhaps, I have been separated from the world forcibly this weekend, because of snowstorms that have isolated my home in a way I have never known before.

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The Importance of Rhythm for Well-Being

 

The 7th Ray is about magic, about order, about ceremony and organisation, and about ritual – all descriptions that have different connotations depending on your viewpoint. Essentially, however, it is about rhythm.

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Preparing for Spring

My preparations for Spring are almost done. The nest boxes have been cleaned, repaired and new ones put up; the lawn mower is in for servicing; wild flower seeds are growing in the warmth of the Conservatory; the hedges have been trimmed; and the ponds have been cleared of old lilies and other pond plants. It is very satisfying.

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Getting Gifts from Birds

One of the most popular stories on the BBC Website today is about a girl from Seattle who feeds crows in her garden and receives gifts from them in return.

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A Ram, and Compassion in Farming

I was reminded of the need for compassion in farming, and how far animal welfare sometimes is forgotten, twice this weekend.

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