On the wheel of the year today is called Lammas or Lughnasadh. It is a time to reflect, honor, and celebrate the first fruits and the coming harvest. This day serves as a reminder to take a look at the seeds planted earlier in the year, assess their growth, notice the transformations, maybe give a bit of extra tending, and offer a deeper blessing of gratitude.
Yes, I encourage you to take a few moments today and glance back over your year. Do so as an observer; no judgement, no discouragement, no over enthusiasm. Simply observe your gardens, fields, and orchards with kind, loving, tender eyes and an open, gracious heart.
Look at the seeds you planted this year and the orchards you’ve been tending. What has sprouted and what has not? What has grown out of control or in a different, unexpected, or odd twist? What has been produced so far? Are there areas that need additional weeding? Are there places which are ready to be plucked or needing to be pruned? Are there seeds you might not plant again? Are you inspired to plant others?
Let the observance continue for as long as comfortable for you, as long as you want. Journal any insights you may have received, even if they seem incomplete, remember the full harvest isn’t upon us just yet. Then, be sure to whisper a blessing of gratitude for the plenty you have and the ever unfolding abunDance.
NOTE: After writing this, I pulled this card from Awakening to Your Divine Self deck; Unfolding (Surrender, Flow, Dance, Movement, Permission).This card, with her dancer, has colors of the Summery sun and ripening Autumn. It is an unfolding dance. A reminder to trust where we are, right now, to listen to the body, your own and Mother Earth. All things, including each of us, is unfold in their due time, ah, timing. We can’t rush the seed, can we? Part of the card’s beautiful message says, “This card is about giving yourself the time to be still and listen, even as you move imperceptibly, intuitively, like a flower seeking light.”
Seek the light dear ones xox
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