Blessings of love to you all!
What a wonderful week I have had celebrating and spending time with some of my favourite people doing things I love.
When I last wrote, Summer Camp beckoned - an annual treat at the nearby Kits Coty Glamping Site a few minutes walking from the remains of our local long barrow that I love so much. Arriving on what felt like the hottest day ever, I was greeted like an old friend by the lovely Steve, the very same first person I had spoken to last year. Expertly setting up my home for the nest two nights, all was going well until a brief electric pump disaster where my batteries somehow got wedged in, then it wouldn't turn off and was getting hotter and hotter before we finally managed to prise them out with a kitchen knife (don't try this at home Girls and Boys) which left me with a half inflated mattress and a surrounding aura of chaos... 'I'm here everyone!'
|Sunset Over Camp|
Everyone took a part in creating the beautiful sun wheel, weaving flowers into the greenery with whispered prayers to the Goddess and the Gods and tied on little scrolls that held our requests safe before it was cast onto the fire at the end of our sundown ritual. Tent dramas forgotten, as the wind started to pick up we all chatted round the fire, new friendships being forged, tales and experiences being told and shared as well as discussing the activities for the next day. A wonderful and eclectic list of topics that babbled and flowed around my delighted ears included healing, ghosts, angels, children, the countryside and of course sex!
|Beautiful Lilac and Purple Poppies|
After just 4 hours sleep, yawning and bleary eyed we gathered the following morning to watch the sun come up and welcome the longest day in with a simple ritual. I found a couple of quiet moments to ground myself, to call in my Goddess and generally ask for a bit of help with my talk which was getting ever nearer. Heading off to the stones before it got too hot, it was 24 degrees at 10 o'clock, that's pretty damn tropical in Kent, surrounded by children running and jumping through the flower filled meadow and adults already wiping their faces and huffing and puffing!
On the way up I spotted this beautiful
|An Offering To The Ancestors|
I've included this link - the full notes I typed up on Kits Coty and also posted it as another the walkingwithmygoddess post - I know the lovely Neene at work was asking bless her. It will help you sleep if nothing else....
Before we left for the lower stones further down the track, I asked the children to give the remainder of the unused flowers from the sunwheel to the ancestors as an offering, a link between the past, the present and the future which felt important and also natural.
Back at the camp and after several thanks
|Ribbons On The Wishing Tree|
Sat in the craft area blending our incenses, making woollen sunwheels and weaving prayers and magick into ribbons to hang in the wishing tree that we started last year and the owners loved so much they have kept and added to, mine was pink, blue and white and represented love and healing for the world, talk turned to the healing tent and who was happy to offer what. I sat listening in awe of the abundance of peoples skills and all this fabulousness around me, asked what healing I did, I confessed my sorry state of nothing, laughing that words and writing were more my style. The fabulous Carmel who I had been regaling of my paranormal adventures earlier, looked up at me and said I bet you could, laughing I said it would probably be dangerous, when Remi joined in and agreed, both of them agreeing that with all the energy coming
|The Crystals I Used|
It must have been the sun or the lack of sleep that made me say yes. Either way a few hours later I found myself standing over the very brave Carmel, who I had joked should sign a disclaimer in case I put her in hospital, sweating through heat, stress and concentration grounding myself, calling on my ancestors to help me work with Carmel, thinking if I'm honest that it had disaster written all over it. Doing as I had been shown, I scanned her body with my hands, with amazement I felt a huge difference over her knees, all I can describe it as is a hot
|Green Aventurine |
For Heart Rhythms
If I lived to be 150 I'm never going to explore everything around me.
An awesome camp was topped off with another fabulous evening round the fire, full of love and laughter, everything and anything discussed, new words created, new meanings for some too and so many you-had-to-be-there in jokes to make us giggle for years, new friendships well and truly forged. What a beautiful way to celebrate.
Have a Blessed Week x x