by Earth Spirit and Shokti
Evening time by Earth Spirit
He who sees also hears
Bring onto me the babe in arms
Heal the wounds of the past
For they bring only sadness to thee
Five of one half a dozen of another
One wrong or two right
Hold in your heart the journey of life
Love the thunder and the cloud
They all bring a message
Open your heart sit and be still
Float with the thoughts
Centre your actions
The river flows deep, wide and inside
As you stand on the bank
In awe of it’s destruction and with the voice of alarm
Hold each others hands or face extinction
Have love in your heart always
It will bring satisfaction
Share if you can, don’t worry if you can’t
Others will carry the flag between them
Have faith and hope, never doubt your connection
Life holds fulfilment as well as disappointment.
Dreamtime 2020 by Shokti
The shift of gear and climate from Summer to Autumn was sudden this year. Mid-October and it’s looking like it might be a long winter ahead of pandemic regulations and a lot of solo time for many! The personal retreat energy that many of us felt in the Spring is on again!
We had planned to hold our regular October Samhain Gathering at Featherstone Castle this month, but alas, for the first time since we started meeting there in 2006, this year we will not gather anywhere at all. As we enter the time of inward focus during the Autumn and Winter seasons I would like to encourage every faerie to release any sadness that this situation is causing and turn our thoughts to the potential in this collective downtime, this Dreamtime.
Let’s Dream of future gatherings, heart circles, drum circles and more. In Dreamtime we can turn some of our mental energies to creative visualisation, to imagining future events and, crucially, the emotional energy of those occasions, that we wish to see manifest in the coming years. The magic works when we Dream from the place of abundance and joy, not of lack, and not only see the vision – feel it, hear it, smell it, internally touch it too.
The world is going through a massive transformation. Much pain is coming up for healing, many people are going through huge shifts. We are healers, and we are needed. Our circles will meet again. Let’s Dream them into being.
At our Samhain gatherings we honour the ancestors, celebrate the summer just passed and prepare ourselves for the inner healing journey of winter. We return home from the gathering with our hearts full, knowing we have the support of tribe behind us and the love of tribe within us. Even this year we can conjure this spirit, this connection, this comfort. We do not have to feel alone. The internet connects us, but so do the subtle vibrational fields of love, compassion, joy and magic. When we cannot assemble for collective ceremony, we can spot that the Goddess may be calling us to do personal ritual during the Samhain season, to expand our own magical practice and sense of connection to other worlds, and to all the beautiful places within ourselves,
Radical Faeries may not have held physical gatherings this year, but our cyberspace efforts have been groundbreaking. Through Heart Circles, No-Talent Shows, even online Gatherings, we have been communicating as a tribe at a global level. Our presence in the world as a community of creatives, healers, magicians and lovers has a real, positive impact on many lives and shines as an example of queer love-in-action to the rest of the world.
The dark half of the year is here, but when there is darkness outside it’s the time to turn up the light on the inside, and Dream.
Gong Bath reflections on climate change by Earth Spirit
We are all equal whatever you think
We are of one creation and one unity
The thirst that you feel is only a reflection
Of life held too tight and full of restrictions
You feel trapped and frustrated
But this is only the beginning
There will be much more in your inner being
In case you have fear, please believe in divine intervention
You are not alone in this situation
Because this is a global institution
Hold out your hands for the gifts that will come
Answers to questions and reasons for discussion
They are not blind, they just need you to see
Beyond today and this mission
Life will go on, whatever you think
This planet and world are not ready to sink
They have plans and contingencies inbuilt in their systems
The world is made of magic, this you must believe
It can hold and heal itself, beyond your imagination