Life! We celebrate life today, especially life’s growth and evolutionary diversification. We see the resurgence of life around us, and for me, this reminds me of the surge of life over the all of Earth’s history. An now, with scientists around the globe working hard to develop a vaccine for coronavirus (Covid-19) as quickly as possible to save as many lives as possible, we can see both our naturalism and Paganism reflected now.
Some of the ways many of us are celebrating were published a few weeks ago, and at least for my family, our CUUPS Beltane ritual is coming up this weekend. Beltane also reminds us of the symmetry of life and death, – as Glenys does here. And did you see the Edinburgh Beltane Fire Festival? Wow – 12,000 people celebrating Beltane! I’d love to make it to that some year – but not this year of course, with no traveling during the pandemic. For some of us, the celebrations will be later this week – the actual midpoint between the Equinox and the Solstice is May 5th, and the online celebrations I posted earlier are on both May 1st and 2nd. And of course, for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, Happy Samhain! However you are celebrating, may your be celebration be blessed.
This is an updated version of our annual Spring Equitherm post.
For those who are celebrating at home — or even if you are out in the woods with an internet connection — here is a guided meditation (audio file) I recorded for Beltane:
It’s about 16 minutes long. This meditation should be appropriate for any time in the next week or so.
Wishing health, happiness and a blessed Beltane to all,