Smoking The House Clean

A good, interesting read… Enjoy and share far and wide.

The Weekly Druid

RauchpfandlNow that even the calendar that is based on the Romans’ reckoning of the year has let us know that a new year is upon us (Celts and others may have celebrated that already at the Winter Solstice), we are all busy with resolutions and plans for the time to come.

But before we venture out to try this new diet, to really go running every day, to hunt down the all-promising job, or to finally take on this home improvement project, we could stop for a moment and contemplate how to clean the house – literally and figuratively. Let’s clear out the old clutter from the past year, all that stuffthat may hold us back, even make us give up on our resolutions.

Fortunately, our ancestors came up with some ideas already in ye olden days, and we don’t have to re-invent the wheel. In the Alps, our…

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Wishing Stone Ritual on New Year’s Eve

A New Years Ritual started by a mother and son in ireland. thought I would share here. Enjoy!

SOCIAL BRIDGE ~ Jean Tubridy connecting with you from Ireland

New Year’s Eve is looming so the casting of wishing stones is very much on my mind. Many of you will have read about this ritual that son, Harry, and I started a good few years ago now out at Newtown Cove here in Tramore.

We wanted to say goodbye to the old year but let the sea, which is so precious to us, know of our wishes for the coming year. It was a magical occasion, picking our stones by torchlight; they had to be stones that were the right shape, colour/s and texture for us; and than throwing them with all our might into the waves. We didn’t share our wishes ~ these were between us and the ocean.

cropped-s21 Newtown Cove, Tramore, Co. Waterford

Over the years, it’s become part of our New Year’s Eve and we like to share it with people who would like us to cast a wishing…

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Atlas Obscura: Read the Tree Leaves, With an Artist’s Invented Tree Font

Note 1: Thank you to Atlas Obscura for the article.

Note 2: Please be aware that this article was published on the Atlas Obscura website on May 19, 2016.

 

Read the Tree Leaves, With an Artist’s Invented Tree Font

We Carry the Great Lake Inside — Philip Carr-Gomm

This is a wonderful meditation on the power and importance of water – stunning filming and beautiful words. The River – A Deep Ecology Visual Poem from Last Leaves on Vimeo. The original post is titled We Carry the Great Lake Inside , and it came from Philip Carr-Gomm .

via We Carry the Great Lake Inside — Philip Carr-Gomm

Wishes and blessings

Could not have said it better myself!

Walking the Druid Path

It is that time of year when I spend a lot of time reflecting on what I wish for others. So here goes; I wish you all a happy day whatever you are celebrating whether it is Christmas or some other festival.

I wish you peace and joy;

I wish you the joy of sharing with your friends and family;

I wish you the joy of giving and the joy of receiving;

I wish you the gift of compassion and understanding;

I wish you the joy of counting your blessings;

I wish you the joy of helping others who are less fortunate;

I wish you the gift of strength to follow your truth and your path;

I wish you the gift of strength to stand up for your beliefs;

I wish you the gift of positivity;

May you be strong in adversity, healthy in body, mind and spirit, caring and…

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