• A summer prayer

    A blessed Solstice to all!

    May your life be filled with warmth and light.  May your heart be filled with laughter and joy.  May you find magic in moon-filled nights, the twinkling of firefly light, and the beautiful colors of the land around you.

    Wherever you may be, and whatever has been happening to you….I hope that you can find a piece of joy, a moment of relief, a breath of air, community, and healing.  May the sun’s light embrace and hold you safe.

  • Beltane

    Ah Beltane….that wonderful time of the season.   When the trees are budding and many spring flowers have spread their petals wide.

    The soil has been tilled, and the seeds started, with the hopes for summer crops to come.

    For some it is a time of shared connection, of couples and community.  For others it is a deepening between the Solitary and the land itself.  A closeness, a connection, and the digging of spiritual roots deep into the earth.

    May you find sustenance.  If lonely, may you find connection.  May you drink in the sun and the rain, and be filled with a vibrancy that lifts you, fills your world with color, and helps you fly on winds of magic and delight.



    p.s   Additional thoughts regarding the season of Beltane.  Not everyone has a partner or community in which to celebrate this holiday, which can increase a sense of loneliness and isolation.  John Beckett recently addressed this in a Patheos article  titled   Beltane – a Solitary ritual.


  • Visiting Merkaba Sol

    So, I finally visited the shop Merkaba Sol.  They’ve been open for 5 years, and life has kept me so busy that I couldn’t get to this wonderful shop in Augusta Maine.

    Very nice, I must say.  David, Bishop, and their guardian Ripley have  a wonderful shop, with lots of space, light, and good vibes.  Not only do they have merchandise on the bottom floor, they have an upper floor available for a variety of events, including services and classes (see their website and definitely sign up for their online newsletter).

    Lots of soothing energy, with Ripley at the door ready to greet you.  David was very helpful regarding any questions I had, as well as offering to look into things if I needed specific items.

    You can find candles, incense, jewelry, books, tapestries, plaques, tools of various sorts, gorgeous crystal singing bowls, beautiful items to adorn your home or gift to friends, as well as lots of salt-crystal lights, and a ton of gemstones…carved and loose.  It’s a full space, but not overcrowded.   I found hidden treasures everywhere, as well as very reasonable prices.   I really want that large obsidian mirror, darn-it, but will have to wait a little longer.