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ONLINE: Full Moon Meditation for Peace
The Greenlake Grove welcomes you to the monthly Full Moon Meditation for Peace--online. Dial in from anywhere in the world. All are welcome regardless of experience or affiliation. Please join us online for a time of simple chanting and stillness.
Druid Prayer for Peace: Deep within the still center of my being, may I find peace. Silently within the quiet of the Grove, may I share peace. Powerfully, within the greater circle of humankind, may I radiate peace. May there be Peace throughout the whole world.
Bring your Intentions: As is consistent with the OBOD tradition, we gather for a Full Moon Meditation on or around the Full Moon each month--for this 30 minute stillness meditation. Nicole hosts and Ruth assists. We hope to see you there!
Join Online via GoToMeeting: Full Moon Meditation. It's easy to join meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Art by Tino Rodriguez
'Las Hijas de la Luna' (The daughters of the moon)
Please join the Greenlake Grove outside at North Greenlake to celebrate the full rite of Beltane. All those of good intention are welcome regardless of experience or affiliation. You may Rsvp to our Facebook event to receive any notifications of changes: https://fb.me/e/18lIFL3Eq
From the Order of Bards Ovates and Druids:
It is thought that the ancients only recognized two seasons, these being Summer and Winter. Beltane is the time when the Earth is literally buzzing with fertility. Life springs forth in all of its richness, and the land is covered with beautiful flowers; the freshly opened leaves of the trees are a quality of green that they only show at this time of year. At Beltane the Lady of the Land takes the hand of the Horned God. Some celebrate Beltane on the dates given above, whilst others look to the flowers of the May tree as their signal that Beltane has, at last, arrived.
Beltane (Beltaine, Belltaine, Bealtaine, Beltain, Beltine, Bealteine, Bealtuinn, Boaldyn), meaning ‘bright fire’ or ‘lucky fire’ is held on May 1st (May 15th in Scotland) and celebrates the start of summer, the crop and pasturing season. Although scholars are non-commital, many of us believe Beltane honors the ancient continental Celtic sun and healer God, Belenus.
At Beltane, we open to the God and Goddess of Youth. However old we are, Spring makes us feel young again, and at Beltane we jump over the fires of vitality and youth and allow that vitality to enliven and heal us. When young we might use this time as an opportunity to connect to our sensuality in a positive creative way, and when older the mating that we seek might well be one of the feminine and masculine sides of our nature. Integration of the male and female aspects of the Self has long been seen as one of the prime goals of spiritual and psychotherapeutic work, and Beltane represents the time when we can open to this work fully, allowing the natural union of polarities that occurs in nature at this time the opportunity to help us in our work – a work that is essentially alchemical.
More information can be found at: https://druidry.org/druid-way/teaching-and-practice/druid-festivals/beltane
LOCATION AT NORTH GREENLAKE:
* Stone Avenue North & West Green Lake Drive North.
* South of the parking lot.
* East of the tennis courts (on the other side of the Greenlake Trail).
* Find the west side of the parking lot, and then walk south--and then left--up the small hill into the oak grove.
You may bring a poem, song or story for after and food or drink. Looking forward to seeing you there. With the blessings of the Oak, Yew, and Silver Birch!
- Ruth Oskolkoff
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