This dressing includes the spring blooms of apple blossom, tulips, Dicentra, Akebia quinata, spirea, Clematis montana, anemones and violas; fronds of fern, nigella and Tellima grandiflora, sprigs of ash; the fresh foliage of hawthorn (May blossom), hazel, Kilmarnock willow and the tiny leaves of oak, welcoming the opening and warmth of summer …
“In fact, I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than love. Real unconditional love… there is no mistaking love. You feel it in your heart. It is the common fibre of life, the flame that heats our soul, that energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our lives. It is our connection to God and to each other –”from The Wheel of Life by Elisabeth Kubler Ross
Many Paths. The light upon the path that inspires so many of our companions and visitors at Chalice Well. The honouring of the many paths of spiritual devotion and development we each follow. Each perhaps informed by our history, our community and our choice as to where we feel we belong, our story.
One Source: Love. Compassion. Kindness. The willingness to reach out gently to steady someone when they stumble upon their path if that is needed. Acceptance and forgiveness, especially of ourselves.
“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?”from Emile: Or, On Education by Jean Jacques Rousseau
This time of Flowering/Beltane is a moment to celebrate love. Yes, romantic love; and love of the land. And all forms of love that help us to take care of one another and our world…
Thank you for the love you have sent and brought to the Well over this last year, for your understanding and support. Thank you in particular for those moments of holding and accepting each other, just as we are, in this breath. Thank you for being you who are.
“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty”Albert Einstein (in a letter, 1950)
Let us hope for easier, brighter times ahead…
With love, gratitude & blessings,
Many thanks to Julie & Tim for their help with the photos